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Professor Walter Beaumont
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'Professor' Walter Beaumont was a professional diver, he gave regular diving exhibitions from the pierhead in Llandudno and, from 1895 to 1909, gave spectacular underwater displays in a glass sided tank in the Eqyptian Hall (part of the Pier Pavilion building). He was also Licencee of the Kings Head pub from 1898-1911.

In May 1903, the town council presented him with an illuminated scroll, to mark his bravery in assisting with the rescue of 113 people off Llandudno beach.

His daughter Alice, who joined the act when she was only 6, married Belgian violinist Henri Verbrughen, from the Pier Orchestra. On 16 May 1964, their daughter Gabriel Woodward, of Las Vegas, returned to Llandudno aboard the luxury cruise liner Kungsholm, for a 6 month holiday with her aunt, Maud Deacon at St Margaret's Drive, Craig Y Don, Llandudno.

He is buried in St. Tudno's Church, Great Orme, Llandudno.

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