HistoryPoints News

Jul 26, 2012

Drinking a bottle of milk underwater

... was all in a day's work for Walter Beaumont, who held world records and performed stunts in a glass ...
tank at Llandudno's Pier Pavilion. He could hold his breath underwater for almost five minutes, and would pick up 49 coins with his mouth while submerged. An old plaque by the original entrance to Llandudno pier commemorates his prolific life-saving actions - by the age of 12 he'd already saved seven people from drowning - but gives no hint of his amazing stunts. So we've put a HistoryPoints plaque alongside the old plaque. There you can scan a QR code to read a fuller account, which is also available here.