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Metre Gallery

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Choose from 46 pictures in our Metre collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Lord Burghley engaged to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott Featured Print

Lord Burghley engaged to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott

David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905 - 1981), Lord Burghley, athlete, sports official and Conservative party politician pictured at the time of his engagement to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott (1904-1984). Burghley won a gold medal in the 400 metre hurdles at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. As an athlete, Burghley was a very keen practitioner who placed matchboxes on hurdles and practised knocking over the matchboxes with his lead foot without touching the hurdle. In 1927, his final year at Magdalene College, Cambridge, he amazed colleagues by sprinting around the Great Court at Trinity College in the time it took the college clock to toll 12 o'clock, inspiring the scene in the film Chariots of Fire (whose character Lord Andrew Lindsay is based upon Burghley) in which Harold Abrahams accomplishes the same feat. Lord Burghley did not allow his name to be used in the film because of the inaccurate historical depiction in the movie. There was never a race upon which Harold Abrahams beat Lord Burghley in this feat as the movie depicts. Burghley is also said to have set another unusual record by racing around the upper promenade deck of the Queen Mary in 57 seconds, dressed in everyday clothes. Burghley later served as president of the Amateur Athletic Association for 40 years, president of the International Amateur Athletic Federation for 30 years and as a member of the International Olympic Committee for 48 years. He was also chairman of the Organising Committee of the 1948 Summer Olympics. Date: 1928

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Monsieur Coulon and his amazing beard Featured Print

Monsieur Coulon and his amazing beard

Monsieur Louis Coulon (b.1826 in Vandenesse, France) - a Mould-maker of Montlucon, who had a record-breaking beard (3.3m) - pictured here being held by two children, possibly his Grandchildren or indeed his Great-grandchildren?

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

1905, 33, Beard, Beards, Breaker, Breaking, Cap, Children, Coulon, France, Girl, Hair, Historical, History, Length, Long, Louis, Metre, Monsieur, Montlucon, Peaked, Record, Toilet

Ufos/Santos / Brazil Featured Print

Ufos/Santos / Brazil

Moyses Santos, of Belo Horizonte, is visited by six 1.2 metre aliens, who float clumsily round the room, bumping into furniture, then exit through the wall

© Mary Evans Picture Library

12, 1970, Aliens, Belo, Brazil, Bumping, Clumsily, Exit, Float, Furniture, Historical, History, Horizonte, Metre, Moyses, Room, Round, Santos, Summer, Ufos, Visited, Wall, Who