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British Sports Hall of Fame 1949: Raich Carter, Carl Erhardt, Patsy Hendren and Megan Taylor

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1949 are:   Raich Carter (Football) – One of the best forwards in Britain of the 1930s and 1940s.  His career spanned both sides of World War Two and his … 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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British Sports Hall of Fame 1946: Cliff Bastin, Jack Beresford, Jimmy Foster and Sydney Wooderson

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1946 are: Cliff Bastin (Football) – a brilliant left winger who was integral to the Arsenal team which won five English championships between 1931 and 1938. He also won two … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1945: Alf Ellaby, Hughie Gallagher, Peggy Scriven and Hedley Verity

As there was very little sport in the World War II years of 1939 to 1945 I am resuming my Hall of Fame lists for Britain and the World from 1945. Here are my choices for the British Hall of … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1939: Malcolm Campbell, Evie Pinching, Wavell Wakefield and Harold Whitlock

My choices to enter the British Sports Hall of Fame in 1939 are Malcolm Campbell (Motor Sport), – one of the most famous figures in motor sport in the 1920s and 1930s. He set world land speed and water speed … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1938: Edgar Baerlein, Alex James, Gladys Lunn and Gwen Neligan

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1938 are Edgar Baerlein (Rackets and Real Tennis) – winner of the British Amateur rackets singles title a record nine times and the British Amateur real tennis singles title thirteen … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1937: Jack “Kid” Berg, Steve Donoghue, Nellie Halstead and Harold Larwood

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame in 1937 are: Jack “Kid” Berg (Boxing) – one of the best British boxers of his time.  He was a precocious youngster who in a non-title bout aged sixteen beat the … Continue reading

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