Kilvert was appointed Vicar of Bredwardine in Herefordshire in 1877.On 20th August 1879, Frank Kilvert married Elizabeth Rowland.While thus fettered I was seized and flung down by a heavy sea which retreating suddenly left me lying naked on the shingle from which I rose streaming with blood.After this I took the wretched and dangerous rag off and of course there were some ladies looking on as I came up out of the water." Robert Francis Kilvert was born near Chippenham in Wiltshire in 1840, the son of Rev. After studying at Oxford, Francis ('Frank' Kilvert) became ordained as a clergyman. Kilvert served as a curate in rural parishes near the Welsh borders before becoming the Vicar of St Harmon in Radnorshire in 1876. Kilvert kept a series of diaries, in which he described his daily activities and recorded his observations on rural life.The founder members included George Brown, John Henry Camp, Charles Hindley, J. ] Les Nageurs ("The Swimmers"), a French print from the Napoleonic period showing a mixed party of young men and women swimming together from a boat.Mixed bathing was commonly practised in France and so it was customary for men to wear brief bathing trunks called "calecons" when in the presence of women.outside their club-house at No..231 King's Road Arches in March 1891 ( In 1893 the arches on Brighton seafront were re-numbered and the address of headquarters of the Brighton Swimming Club was changed from No. The be-whiskered gentleman who sits in the middle row wearing a light-coloured coat and soft, felt hat is George Brown.
Away from the gaze of women, men preferred to wear as little as possible when swimming.
By 1862, Benjamin Botham had acquired a new photographic studio at 43 Western Road, Brighton. 33 Clarence Square provided a rear entrance to his studio in Western Road).
Benjamin Botham worked as a professional photographer in Brighton from 1861 until 1868.
The founder members included George Brown, John Henry Camp , Charles Hindley, J. John Henry Camp (1826-1875), another founder member of the swimming club, was a celebrated one-legged swimmer, having had his left leg amputated some years before.
When the census was taken on 7th April 1861, Benjamin W.