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Captain Matthew Webb was a British merchant captain who became a sporting legend. Born in Dawley, Shropshire in January 1848 he achieved fame as the first recorded person to swim the English Channel for sport without the use of artificial aids. In this article we are going to take a look at his family history, life and the events that led up to his demise.
The convenience of electricity is something we take for granted, and its everyday use owes much to the scientists who experimented with, and tamed, this natural phenomenon. But perhaps the strangest result of any historical experiment was observed by Andrew Crosse (1784–1855) of Somerset.
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