He taught hundreds of children how to swim during the 1960s and 70s and now a plaque has put up in the centre of Falmouth honouring the man many will remember fondly as "Uncle Bill."

The memorial to William Boulton has be put up at Custom House Quay, where he taught huge numbers of Falmouth Swimming Club pupils to swim from the steps on the Trago Mills side of the quay.

It was officially unveiled at a short ceremony involving John Murray - whose parents Pearl and Paddy were also hands on in running the club at that time - and John Kent, who took over from Bill for a while and was heavily involved in the success of the water polo team at that time.

Although none of Bill's family were able to attend, several ex-members of the club turned up.

The plaque reads: "Remembering the local people who gave their support to Falmouth Swimming Club. None more so that William 'Uncle Bill' Boulton, who taught a generation of local children to swim from these steps."

After the ceremony, all those attending raised a glass to Bill's memory in the Waterfront Bar and swapped several stories from that time.

The plaque results from the efforts of club treasurer Andy Richards, who said he had fought a "long and frustrating process" to obtain remaining funds from the dormant bank account of the defunct club.

With a successful conclusion reached, a portion of the funds were used on the plaque, with help from Joe Grimshaw.

The remaining £195 from the account has been given to Falmouth RNLI.

Mr Richards said: "Thanks must also be given to Alice, Stuart, and Lisa Taylor at Lloyds Bank for their help in tracing the funds."