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Walter Kimberley's World War One Prisoner Experience, and Beyond
We have seen in the previous article that Walter’s war experiences had seen him endure great hardship. Alas, that was not to improve. With the conditions in the camp, it ...
Walter Kimberley Gets Taken Prisoner in World War One
Walter’s wartime fighting experience was brief. It was merely months into the war, when he was taken prisoner on 9th September 1914 at Maubeuge, after the French surrendered. He had ...
Coventry City Footballer Walter Kimberley, and World War One
Walter Kimberley’s wartime experience is one of hardship, effort, determination… and ultimately death, though not by any bullet wound. His is a story that shows war can claim casualties away ...
Maud Watson, First Wimbledon Ladies' Champion
It’s natural, when looking at Warwickshire’s place in tennis histories, to focus on the achievements of the Renshaw brothers. Their dominance of early tennis is well-logged, including on this site. ...
Graham Obree (born 1965), known to cycling fans as the ‘Flying Scotsman’, is best known for breaking the World Hour Record on the velodrome twice (1993 and 1994), as well as ...
Tom Wills - From Rugby School to Australian Sporting Pioneer
Tom Wills, educated at Rugby School, Warwickshire, was an Australian sporting genius. He created Australia’s national code of football; and was the central figure in Australia’s most compelling cricket story. Born ...
Turpin is one of Leamington’s more famous sporting sons, famous for his sensational triumph over the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951. This saw him become World Middleweight Champion although ...
William Webb Ellis and Rugby Football
Until Webb Ellis’s definitive act, the game of football allowed the ball to be handled, but the player could not hold it and run towards the opposite goal. Progress forward ...
Wanted! More Photos
Thank you for visiting this page, and thank you for taking an interest in this subject or location. As you can see, we don’t yet have much content about here ...
The London to Manchester Air Race
Drama! Excitement! Derring-do! We take air travel pretty much for-granted nowadays, but it’s not so long since the exploits of magnificent men in their flying machines could capture the public’s imagination. ...
A Certain William and Rugby's Apocryphal Genius
The story of the game we love and play today begins at Rugby School, that much is true. How a boy by the name of William Webb Ellis became so remarkably ...
George Warren. Warwickshire Footballer, WW1 Casualty
I have previously written about Walter Kimberley, a Coventry City footballer who lost his life during World War One. He was not the only former Coventry City footballer to suffer ...
Edward James ‘Ted’ Johnson
Edward James ‘Ted’ Johnson (b. 1879), Moreton Morrell’s first professional, served the club for 65 years. The court’s inaugural match saw a contest between Ted and Peter Latham, five times ...
The Renshaw Twins - the Best British Tennis Players You've Never Heard Of
William and Ernest Renshaw (b. Jan. 3, 1861, Brandon Parade, Royal Leamington Spa) dominated the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club’s tournament in Wimbledon during the 1880s and are credited ...
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