Ellen King blue plaque in Bristol

Ellen King MBE 1896-1968. Headmistress of Bristol's first nursery school which stood next to this 13th century hall. In recognition of her tireless work on behalf of the local community.

Ellen Elizabeth King (later Pearson, 16 January 1909 – February 1994) was a Scottish swimmer who competed at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics. In 1924, although ill, she finished sixth in the 100 m backstroke event and, aged 15, was the youngest participant. In 1928 she won two silver medals, in the 4×100 m freestyle relay and 100 m backstroke events.In the late 1920s King held the world records in the 150 and 220 yard breaststroke. At the 1930 British Empire Games she won a silver medal in the 100 yard freestyle and a bronze medal in the 200 yard breaststroke. As a member of the Scottish relay team she won her second bronze medal in the 4×100 yard freestyle competition.Ellen King swam for the Warrender Baths Club in Scotland and was a swimming teacher at Edinburgh schools for forty years until her retirement in 1974. In 2002 she was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

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