Jack Hatfield won three medals at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm (no other British swimmer succeeded in winning an Olympic medal until 1964)
On returning from the games he was greeted by a crowd of 20,000.
The plaque is erected on the site of the Gilkes Street Baths
This photo was sent to me by Aaron late last year, from Maddison Street / Station Street Shildon.
Radios, Appliances, Electrical Components, Lamps, Fancyware, Toys, Bags, Crockery, Rugs, Mats, General Hardware Dealer, Paraffin.
I suspect it might be gone soon (if not already) as part of the building is already a house and windows have been installed.
Back in 2009 the whole lot was a shell and still had a shop front.