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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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British Sports Hall of Fame 1936: Jackie Brown, Tich Freeman, Fred Perry and Elisha Scott

The inductees to my British Sports Hall of Fame for 1936 are: Jackie Brown (Boxing) – one of the finest British boxers of the 1930s.  In October 1932 he won the world flyweight title from Young Perez who was retired from … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1935 – Marjorie Barrett, Joe Childs,Tom Newman and Ian Smith

My four nominations for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1935 are: Marjorie Barrett (Badminton) – winner of the All-England women’s singles title at badminton five times between 1926 and 1931, which included three successive titles from 1929 to … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1934: Nancy Cave, Tommy Hampson, Jack Hobbs and Joe Thompson

My choices to enter the Hall of Fame for 1934 are: Nancy Cave (Squash) – together with her sister Joyce she dominated the squash world for women in the early years of the sport. Each sister won the British women’s … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1933 Ronnie Cove-Smith, Fred Covey, Wilfred Rhodes and George Thomas

  My choices for the British Hall of Fame for 1933 are: Ronnie Cove-Smith (Rugby-Union) – The captain of the British Lions who toured South Africa in 1924.  He was a lock-forward for England and played 29 times for his country, losing only … Continue reading

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