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Champions Collection

Background imageChampions Collection: Four Greyhound Derby winners

Four Greyhound Derby winners
A parade of the last four Greyhound Derby winners at White City in 1932. From L to R 1931, Seldom Led; 1929-30, Mick the Miller; 1928, Boher Ash; 1927, Entry Badge

Background imageChampions Collection: Frank Riseley

Frank Riseley
Frank Lorymer Riseley (1877 - 1959), British tennis player. Date: 1904

Background imageChampions Collection: Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers

Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers (1878 - 1960), English tennis player and seven time winner of the ladies singles title at Wimbledon between 1903 and 1914

Background imageChampions Collection: Champion Six-horse team of Wilson & Co. Meat Packers

Champion Six-horse team of Wilson & Co. Meat Packers
The Internationally acclaimed Six-horse Champion Clydesdale team of Wilson & Co. Meat Packers, Chicago. The team appeared in every performance of the Wings of the Century pageant at A Century of

Background imageChampions Collection: The famous St Hilda Colliery Band

The famous St Hilda Colliery Band, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England - World Champions in 1912, 1920, 1921 and 1924. Date: 1924

Background imageChampions Collection: Aston Villa F. C in 1894

Aston Villa F. C in 1894
Team photograph of Aston Villa in First Division champions in 1894. Formed in 1874 by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Aston, Birmingham

Background imageChampions Collection: Newcastle United Team

Newcastle United Team
NEWCASTLE UNITED. League Champions of 1905

Background imageChampions Collection: James Figg, Boxer

James Figg, Boxer
Generally regarded as the earliest of Prize Ring champions, Figg was also a expert in the use of swords, cudgels and quarterstaffs

Background imageChampions Collection: Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody

Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of tennis champion Helen Wills Moody and her opponent Mrs L. A. Godfree (Kitty Godfree) just prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

Background imageChampions Collection: Miss Lucy Pocock, sculling champion

Miss Lucy Pocock, sculling champion
Miss Lucy Pocock, the winner of the Thamesside Water Womens sculling championship. She came from a family of boat builders and sculling champions

Background imageChampions Collection: Some English lawn tennis players

Some English lawn tennis players
A group of English tennis players. From left at top: E. d S. H. Browne, Rev. J. T. Hartley (Wimbledon Champion 1879, 1880), C. W. Grinstead, Miss Maud Watson (Lady Champion, 1884), H. F

Background imageChampions Collection: The Champions

The Champions

Background imageChampions Collection: Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing

Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing
Advertisement for the services of the champion boxer James Figg - teaching gentlemen the use of the small backsword and quarterstaff, at home and abroad

Background imageChampions Collection: England World Cup winners, West Ham players

England World Cup winners, West Ham players, Martin Peters, Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, with the Jules Rimet Trophy. Date: 1966

Background imageChampions Collection: Yorkshire, The Champion County Cricket Team 1919

Yorkshire, The Champion County Cricket Team 1919
The champion county cricket team of the 1919 season. Date: 1919

Background imageChampions Collection: Four world boxing champions

Four world boxing champions (left to right): Jack Dempsey, Gene, Tunney, Joe Louis, James J Braddock

Background imageChampions Collection: Douglas DC-3S N1R

Douglas DC-3S N1R (msn 4129) of the BROOKLYN DODGERS (Brooklyn National League Baseball Club), marked with Dodgers World Champions just behind the entry door

Background imageChampions Collection: Liverpool Footlball Club - Team

Liverpool Footlball Club - Team, English League Champions 1922-23 Date: circa 1923

Background imageChampions Collection: Lord Hawke signs an autograph

Lord Hawke signs an autograph
Lord Hawke, captain of the Yorkshire cricket team, signs an autograph for a young admirer during the match between county champions Yorkshire

Background imageChampions Collection: Four famous Kentucky Thoroughbreds

Four famous Kentucky Thoroughbreds: Diomed, Boston, Lexington and Glencoe

Background imageChampions Collection: Boytons Water Show / Race

Boytons Water Show / Race
A race between Wallace Ross and George Bubear, American and British sculling champions, at Captain Boytons World Water Show at Earls Court, London

Background imageChampions Collection: James & Marie Finney, exhibition swimmers at Hippodrome

James & Marie Finney, exhibition swimmers at Hippodrome
James Finney and his sister Marie, champion exhibition swimmers, appearing at the newly-opened London Hippodrome in 1900. Date: 1900

Background imageChampions Collection: Everton FC team, 1932

Everton FC team, 1932, winners of the League Championship and Division Two Championship (1931) in successive seasons. Date: 1932

Background imageChampions Collection: Kid Chocolate, Boxer

Kid Chocolate, Boxer
Eligio Montalvo (1910-1988) the Cuban super featherweight boxer was known by his nicknames Kid Chocolate and The Cuban Bon Bon. Date: circa 1933

Background imageChampions Collection: Delf Defiance, Show Dog

Delf Defiance, Show Dog
Delf Defiance, a show dog of the Sealyham Terrier breed, facing the press at the Kensington Society Dog Show. Date: 1933

Background imageChampions Collection: John De Forest with Golf Trophy

John De Forest with Golf Trophy
John De Forest (1907-1997), winner of the Open Amateur Golf Championship at Muirfield, with his trophy. Date: 1932

Background imageChampions Collection: F. K. Scott and Kay Stammers

F. K. Scott and Kay Stammers
Tennis players F. K. Scott and Katherine Kay Stammers (1914-2005), at a tournament. Stammers went on to become Wimbledon Women's Doubles Champion with Freda James in 1935. Date: 1932

Background imageChampions Collection: Tony Canzoneri, Boxer

Tony Canzoneri, Boxer
American boxer Tony Canzoneri (1908-1959) became a three-division world champion when he defeated Light Welterweight champion Jack Kid Berg in April 1931. Date: 1931

Background imageChampions Collection: A Controversial Tennis Cup

A Controversial Tennis Cup
Tennis players Joan C. Ridley (1903-1983) and Elsie (Mrs J. B.) Pittman (1904-1975) caused controversy when they decided to retire part way through their American Trophy match

Background imageChampions Collection: Helene Madison

Helene Madison
American swimmer and Olympic champion Helene Madison (1913-1970). Between 1930 and 1931 she broke sixteen world records. Date: 1931

Background imageChampions Collection: Miss Dowson, Angler

Miss Dowson, Angler
Miss M. S. Dowson won the ladies competition in a fly and bait casting tournament held at Norwood in London. Date: 1931

Background imageChampions Collection: Cilly Aussem and Hilde Krahwinkel at Wimbledon

Cilly Aussem and Hilde Krahwinkel at Wimbledon
Cilly Aussem (1909-1963) had just won the women's singles final at Wimbledon - becoming the first German competitor, male or female, to win a singles title there

Background imageChampions Collection: Three Swimmers

Three Swimmers
Swimming champions Helen Meany, later Gravis (1904-1991), Sybil Bauer (1903-1927) and Doris O'Mara (b. 1908-?) at an event in St Augustine, Florida. Date: 1925

Background imageChampions Collection: Harry Wills, Boxer

Harry Wills, Boxer
Harry Wills (1889-1958) the heavyweight boxer, who held the title World Colored Heavyweight Champion three times. Although a heavyweight title match with white boxer Jack Dempsey was planned for

Background imageChampions Collection: CORONATION/CHAMPION ENGL

CORONATION/CHAMPION ENGL
The Champion of England, head of the House of Dymoke, Lincolnshire - it was a tradition for him to appear at every coronation until that of George IV in 1821 Date: -

Background imageChampions Collection: Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, or the Seven Champions, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden

Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, or the Seven Champions, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London, with Fanny Leslie as Jack Date: early 20th century

Background imageChampions Collection: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Stovel Co. bowling team champions 1908-09 of the Saratoga (lanes) com bowling league. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageChampions Collection: Royal Engineers Aquatic Sports Champions, Malta

Royal Engineers Aquatic Sports Champions, Malta
Royal Engineers Aquatic Sports Champions, No. 1 Section, Fortress Company, Malta, with trophy and cups on display. 1934

Background imageChampions Collection: Games and Pastimes- Hockey

Games and Pastimes- Hockey
A page from The Bystander relating to games and pastimes in 1911. The photograph at the top shows a hockey international between England and Ireland

Background imageChampions Collection: The Boy and Girl Golf Championships at Walton Heath

The Boy and Girl Golf Championships at Walton Heath
Miss Winifred Sarson and Master Donald Mathieson, competitors in the Boy and Girl Golf Championships at Walton Heath being watched by club professional James Braid. Date: 1921

Background imageChampions Collection: The Open Golf Championships at Prestwick

The Open Golf Championships at Prestwick
The Open Golf Champion James Braid putting at the Turn at Prestwick in the final round of the match, circled by the crowd. 1908

Background imageChampions Collection: Champions Old and New - Ted Ray & James Braid

Champions Old and New - Ted Ray & James Braid
Golf champions Ted Ray and James Braid congratulating winner Percy Allis and runner-up James Adams after the News of the World golf tournament at Stoke Poges 24th September 1937

Background imageChampions Collection: Taming the Charleston

Taming the Charleston
Mr E. Scott-Atkinson, professional tango champion, and Miss Dorothy Cole, the worlds tango champion demonstrate the old way to dance the Charleston - with legs and feet kicking outwards (bottom row)

Background imageChampions Collection: Fall / Border Terriers

Fall / Border Terriers
Border Terriers Champions Portholme Magic and Champion Portholme Manley Boy owned by Mrss Mulcaster Date: 1949

Background imageChampions Collection: May Sutton & Elizabeth Ryan May Sutton & Elizabeth Ryan

May Sutton & Elizabeth Ryan May Sutton & Elizabeth Ryan
American lawn tennis champions, the winners of Pacific States Ladies doubles in 1908. Date: 1908

Background imageChampions Collection: FALL / SAMOYEDS / 1935

FALL / SAMOYEDS / 1935
Ten full champions all of the Arctic belonging to Miss M. Keyte-Perry. Date: 1935

Background imageChampions Collection: FALL / PAPILLON / 1977

FALL / PAPILLON / 1977
A group of four Gerlil champions, owned by Mark and Nancy Hutchings. Date: 1977

Background imageChampions Collection: FALL / PUG / 1959

FALL / PUG / 1959
Three Champions: BENITA AND BENVICTA OF WILLINGFORD WITH PHIDGITY PHYLASTA Owner: Cummimg Date: 1959



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