British Hall of Fame 1901


Marshall Brooks  (Athletics) – In 1876 he was the first man to high jump 6 feet. He improved this  world record mark to 6 feet 2 1/2 inches which remained a British record for 44 years. He also represented England at rugby.

Frank Buckle (Horse Racing) – Between 1792 and 1827 he rode 27 winners in English Classics. This record was only surpassed by Lester Piggott in 1984. He started riding in 1783 and continued until he was 65 in 1831.

Charles Bambridge (Football) – One of three brothers who all played for England. He won 18 caps from 1879-1887 at outside left and is regarded as one of the outstanding players of the era.

William Renshaw (Tennis) – Won a record seven men’s singles titles at Wimbledon (1881-6,1889). He also won five doubles titles with his twin brother. Only lost three matches at singles in ten Wimbledon appearances and is regarded as one of the founders of modern tennis.

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