Monthly Archives: November 2018

The History of Sport 1923: First Wembley FA Cup Final, The First Le Mans Endurance Race, Suzanne Lenglen’s fifth successive Wimbledon title, Johnny Kilbane loses his world boxing crown after eleven years

Some of the notable events in sport in 1923 FA Cup final – Bolton Wanderers 2–0 West Ham United at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London. The match, known as the “White Horse Final” because a white police horse helped to clear … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1947: Benny Lynch, Marjorie Pollard, Herbert Sutcliffe and Joyce Wethered

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1947 are: Benny Lynch (Boxing) –  a brilliant flyweight with a devastating punch who was world champion from 1935 to 1938.  He won the NBA version of the title by … Continue reading

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