Marilyn prided herself on her swimming abilities – twice she had swum St George’s Channel – so when Daphne down at the White Swan challenged her to swim Dickerson’s pond she treated it as a bit of a joke. “You can’t be serious!”
But Daphne was serious, and Marilyn accepted – though with a haughty flourish.
“What’s that disgusting smell and that scum?” Marilyn asked on the day.
“Oh, that?” Daphne made a gesture of irrelevance. “That’s just leakage from Dickerson’s piggery.”
The photos taken of the… non-event, along with a report, now grace the walls of the White Swan bar.
Note: The featured pond is at Brooke, in Norfolk, UK; the film on the water is only pollen