SJ9494 : Hyde Seal

taken 4 years ago, near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Hyde Seal
Hyde Seal
This statue outside the Hyde Town Hall was unveiled in May 2007 and commemorates the achievements of the Hyde Seal's Water Polo Team who were World Champions from 1904 to 1906.

Hyde Seal's men's team travelled to Paris in 1904 as English champions. They took part in a competition organised by the French newspaper L'Auto and defeated the defending champions, Brussels, 14-2 in a match which was played in the River Marne.

The team included George Wilkinson who went on to captain Great Britain to the Olympic water polo gold at the 1908 games in London and at Stockholm in 1912. Hyde Seal returned to Paris in 1905 and 1906 to retain their title. In the ensuing years it has produced swimmers such as Lillian Preece and Sylvia Platt-Rogers.

The club is currently based in Denton LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 8 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  City, Town centre 
Date (from Tags)
2007  1904  1908  1912 
Person (from Tags)
George Wilkinson  Lillian Preece  Sylvia Platt-Rogers 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9479 9493 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.0662N 2:4.7951W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9480 9491
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Statue  Water Polo 

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