Martha Gunn (1726-1815)

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To Brighton came he,Came George III's son.To be bathed in the sea,By famed Martha Gunn.(Old English rhyme, author unknown)Martha Gunn (1726-1815) was possibly the most famous of the dippers, certainly the most famous in Brighton. She lived at 36 East Street, Brighton, in a house that still stands. She is buried in St Nicholas' churchyard in Brighton.The Morning Herald described Martha Gunn as "The Venerable Priestess of the Bath"

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