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Championship Collection

Background imageChampionship Collection: Rugby at Murrayfield stadium, Scotland

Rugby at Murrayfield stadium, Scotland
Scotland triumphs over England in the Calcutta Cup championship, during the opening match for the newly built Murrayfield stadium which was inaugurated in March 1925. Date: 1925

Background imageChampionship Collection: The Dempsey-Carpentier Fight, 1921

The Dempsey-Carpentier Fight, 1921
Photograph showing the 100, 000 strong crowd at the fight between Georges Carpentier and Jack Dempsey for the Heavyweight Championship of the World held at Jersey City, USA, on 2nd July 1921

Background imageChampionship Collection: Crabble Cricket ground, Dover

Crabble Cricket ground, Dover
The lovely Crabble cricket ground at Dover, Kent, which was used by Kent County Cricket Club from 1907 to 1976. The match in progress is between Kent and Yorkshire

Background imageChampionship Collection: Three lady golfers, 1914

Three lady golfers, 1914
Famous female golfers who fought a strenuous battle for the Cheshire Ladies Championship at Wallasey in April 1914. From left to right, Miss Gladys Ravenscroft (American champion)

Background imageChampionship Collection: Poster, Le Mans 24 hour rally 1962

Poster, Le Mans 24 hour rally 1962
Poster, Le Mans 24 hour rally, 23-24 June 1962. Date: 1962

Background imageChampionship Collection: A Jaipur Allegory

A Jaipur Allegory
Look Out, The Elephants Coming! An artists impression of the dominant Jaipur Polo team. Having won the Indian Polo Association Championship in December 1932

Background imageChampionship Collection: The Yorkshire County Cricket Team, 1912

The Yorkshire County Cricket Team, 1912
Photograph showing 13 members of the Yorkshire County Cricket team for the 1912 season. Yorkshire were winners of the County Championship that year. Top row, left to right: Sir A.W

Background imageChampionship Collection: A Baseball Game

A Baseball Game
Grand match for the championship at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken, New Jersey

Background imageChampionship Collection: Leyton Cricket Ground

Leyton Cricket Ground
Essex host 1902 champions Yorkshire in a County Championship cricket match at the Leyton Ground, East London. Essex are in the field, with Denton and Wilkinson batting for Yorkshire

Background imageChampionship Collection: Black Dyke Mills Band

Black Dyke Mills Band
Representatives from the Black Dyke Mills Band proudly showing off their National Championship, Crystal Palace, 1000 Guinea Trophy won on 29th September 1928. Their conductor was William Halliwell

Background imageChampionship Collection: Walter Hagen at Muirfield 1929

Walter Hagen at Muirfield 1929
American golfer Walter Hagen plays a left handed shot from a difficult position on the ninth hole at Muirfield, Scotland, his ball too close to a stone wall to hit in his usual right handed manner

Background imageChampionship Collection: Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910

Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910
Photographic montage showing Jack Johnson (1878-1946)(left) and James J. Jeffries (1875-1953), the heavyweight boxers who fought for the World Championship in 1910

Background imageChampionship Collection: Poster for the world motor boat championships 1938

Poster for the world motor boat championships 1938
Poster for the world motor boat championships in Geneva from the 6th-8th August 1938

Background imageChampionship Collection: Sayers V Heenan 1860

Sayers V Heenan 1860
English champion Tom Sayers fights the American challenger for the belt. Unresolved, the fight is stopped by the police

Background imageChampionship Collection: Digging Golf Bunker

Digging Golf Bunker
Men busy preparing the 8th bunker at Princes golf course, Sandwich, Kent, in readiness for the Open Championship in June

Background imageChampionship Collection: The Great Fight for the Championship

The Great Fight for the Championship

Background imageChampionship Collection: Pigeon racing at Crystal Palace, London

Pigeon racing at Crystal Palace, London
15, 000 birds from all parts of England and Scotland are released from Crystal Palace, south London, at the start of a championship pigeon race

Background imageChampionship 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 imageChampionship Collection: Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungarian Grand Prix
Rudolf Caracciola for Mercedes at the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. He took the first championship title in 1935 and again in 1937 and 1938

Background imageChampionship Collection: Centre Court, Wimbledon

Centre Court, Wimbledon
Overhead view of the famous Centre Court at Wimbledon - the Lawn Tennis Championships being one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar. Date: 1927

Background imageChampionship Collection: Walter Hagen, American professional golfer

Walter Hagen, American professional golfer
Walter Charles Hagen (1892-1969), American professional golfer, seen here at Royal Lytham St Annes golf course on 24 June 1926. Date: 1926

Background imageChampionship Collection: Wimbledon / Semi-Final 81

Wimbledon / Semi-Final 81
Lawford versus Renshaw in the fifth round of the all-comers match at the Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon

Background imageChampionship Collection: Jess Willard

Jess Willard (1881 - 1968) World heavyweight boxing champion, known as Pottawatomie Giant, photographed after the knock out of Jack Johnson in 5th April 1915 for the heavyweight title. Date: 1915

Background imageChampionship Collection: Yvon Petra playing tennis

Yvon Petra playing tennis
Yvon Petra (1916-1984), French tennis player, winning the Mens Singles World Championship in 1946 at Wimbledon. He defeated the Australian Geoffrey Brown in the finals

Background imageChampionship Collection: Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon 1887

Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon 1887
A page of vignettes from the 1887 Wimbledon Championships in London SW19 including the champion H.F. Lawford, E. Renshaw, C.Cole and that years ladies winner taking centre page, Miss Lottie Dod

Background imageChampionship Collection: A. F. Wilding, Wimbledon Champion

A. F. Wilding, Wimbledon Champion
Photograph of New Zealand tennis player, Anthony Frederick Wilding, Wimbledon Mens Champion in 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913. His championship run came to an end in 1914 when he was beaten by Australian

Background imageChampionship Collection: S. Mure Fergusson

S. Mure Fergusson. Distinguished amateur golfer, twice runner-up in the Amateur Championship and winner of innumerable medals

Background imageChampionship Collection: Luigi Fagioli, Italian motor racing driver

Luigi Fagioli, Italian motor racing driver, runner-up in the European Championship. 1935

Background imageChampionship Collection: Lawn tennis at Wimbledon 1877

Lawn tennis at Wimbledon 1877
Lawn tennis at Wimbledon - match for the inaugural Championship held in July 1877. 1877

Background imageChampionship Collection: Cricket at Hastings

Cricket at Hastings
A view of the Hastings Cricket Ground, with Hastings Castle on the horizon. Sussex, batting, are hosting Kent. Sussex were in with a chance of catching Yorkshire as the County Championship drew to a

Background imageChampionship Collection: Champion goat at the Royal Cornwall Show

Champion goat at the Royal Cornwall Show
A championship goat and its keeper at the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show, which takes place at the beginning of June each year, at Wadebridge in North Cornwall

Background imageChampionship Collection: The billiard monarchs, contestants in the grand national bil

The billiard monarchs, contestants in the grand national bil

Background imageChampionship Collection: Yakovlev Yak-18PM '08'

Yakovlev Yak-18PM '08', at RAF Hullavington for the 1970 World Aerobatic Championship, on 19 July 1970. Date: 1982

Background imageChampionship Collection: Boeing-Vertol CH-47C Chinook MM80822 - E.I.800

Boeing-Vertol CH-47C Chinook MM80822 - E.I.800
Esercito Italiano - Boeing-Vertol CH-47C Chinook MM80822 / E.I.800 (msn B664), performing a task at Castle Ashby, for the World Helicopter Championship. (Esercito Italiano - Italian Army) Date: 1986

Background imageChampionship Collection: Fencing - the Ladies Foil Championship - Miss Hall wins

Fencing - the Ladies Foil Championship - Miss Hall wins
Fencing - the Ladies Foil Championship - Miss M H Hall (right) defeated Miss G M Davis (left) in the fight-off after a tie. Date: 1922

Background imageChampionship Collection: Lewis at a lawn tennis championships, Victorian period

Lewis at a lawn tennis championships, Victorian period

Background imageChampionship Collection: Brown playing lawn tennis, Victorian period

Brown playing lawn tennis, Victorian period

Background imageChampionship Collection: Kodak Fire Brigade, National Fire Brigade Championship

Kodak Fire Brigade, National Fire Brigade Championship
Kodak Fire Brigade, winners of National Fire Brigade Championship, 1914 - real photo postcard Date: 1914

Background imageChampionship 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 imageChampionship Collection: Kodak Fire Brigade win National Fire Escape Championship

Kodak Fire Brigade win National Fire Escape Championship
The Kodak Fire Brigade, winners of National Fire Escape Championship Date: 1914

Background imageChampionship Collection: A Green at Gleneagles

A Green at Gleneagles
The green of the fourteenth hole at Gleneagles golf course, here playing host to the Women's Open championship. Date: 1933

Background imageChampionship 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 imageChampionship Collection: Tennis at Hurlingham

Tennis at Hurlingham
A doubles game being played as part of the Army lawn tennis championships held at Hurlingham. Date: 1931

Background imageChampionship Collection: Helen Jacobs and Daniel Maskell at Wimbledon

Helen Jacobs and Daniel Maskell at Wimbledon
American tennis player Helen Hull Jacobs (1908-1997) with English player and coach Daniel Dan Maskell (1908-1992) who later became a celebrated tennis commentator for the BBC. Date: 1931

Background imageChampionship Collection: Ladies Golf Championship

Ladies Golf Championship
Scenes from the Scottish Ladies Golf Championship held at Gullane. Date: 1931

Background imageChampionship Collection: Wimbledon Exertions

Wimbledon Exertions
Scenes from the 1931 Wimbledon Tennis Championship. Pictured are Fred Perry (1909-1995), Ian Glen Collins (1903-1975), Helene Nicolopoulos, George Patrick Pat Hughes (1902-1997), I

Background imageChampionship Collection: King George V at Wimbledon

King George V at Wimbledon
King George V (1865-1936) and Queen Mary (1867-1953) in the Royal Box at Wimbledon. They are accompanied by, amongst others

Background imageChampionship Collection: Sculling championship won by Edward Hanlan, River Tyne

Sculling championship won by Edward Hanlan, River Tyne
The Sculling Championship won by Canadian Edward Hanlan over Englishman William Elliott, on the River Tyne, 19 June 1879 Date: 1879



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