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Florence Ilott, Westminster Bridge Sprinter, Remembered In Touching Twitter Thread

By George Bowden

Florence Ilott's remarkable 1934 achievement has been memorialised in a heartwarming Twitter thread.

A man’s memorial to his late grandmother has captured the hearts of thousands.

Author Scott Pack used a series of tweets on Friday to share a story about his nan, Florence Ilott, who enjoyed fleeting fame in the 1930s for a remarkable feat.

The Twitter thread, since shared almost 7,000 times with close to 21,000 ‘likes’ as of Saturday morning, is here in full:

I want to tell you about a remarkable woman that you almost certainly haven’t heard of.

Her name is Florence Ilott and, in 1934, she became the first person to run across Westminster Bridge within the twelve chimes of Big Ben at noon.
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