Tag Archives: Maud Watson

History of Sport: 1883 and 1884

1883 George Fordham rides his seventh winner of the 1000 Guineas Classic. FA Cup final – Blackburn Olympic 2–1 Old Etonians (aet). This is the first time that the FA Cup is won by a professional team and by a … Continue reading

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British Hall of Fame 1908

Four more additions to my British Sports Hall of Fame. Jamie Anderson (Golf) – Winner of the Open golf championship in three consecutive years from 1877 to 1879. Was also runner-up twice (1873,1881). John Jarvis (Swimming) – Won two gold medals at … Continue reading

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