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Choose from 312 pictures in our Sportsmen collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Golf Clubs & Golfers - Harewood Downs by Mel Featured Print

Golf Clubs & Golfers - Harewood Downs by Mel

The Harewood Downs Golf Club pictured by caricaturist Mel and featuring W. E. Stewart, J. A. B. Davidson, Jock Watt, Sir Herbert Wright, Dr. H. J. Henderson, M.C., A. E. White, Norman Birkett, Ernest Gedge, F. Le Neve Foster, Captain J. A. Ferguson, T.E.H. Birley, Pat Wynne and Paymaster Captain V. A. Lawford, R.N. Date: 1935

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Captain F. O. Grenfell V.C., of the 9th Lancers Featured Print

Captain F. O. Grenfell V.C., of the 9th Lancers

Grenfell was 33 years old, and a Captain in the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed during the Action of Elouges took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 24 August 1914 at Audregnies, Belgium, Captain Grenfell rode with the regiment in a charge against a large body of unbroken German infantry. The casualties were very heavy and the captain was left as the senior officer. He was rallying part of the regiment behind a railway embankment when he was twice hit and severely wounded. In spite of his injuries, however, when asked for help in saving the guns, by Major Ernest Wright Alexander of the 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, he and some volunteers, under a hail of bullets, helped to manhandle and push the guns out of range of enemy fire. The citation was gazetted on 16 September 1914 and read: Captain Francis Octavius Grenfell (1880-1915), recipient of the Victoria Cross. One of fifteen children, and twin brother of Riversdale Grenfell, also in the 9th Lancers who was killed in September 1914. He won his VC for gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnies, Belgium, on 24th August 1914, and for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of the 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, near Doubon the same day. He was killed in action on 24 May 1915 and is buried in the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery. The Tatler quotes the Daily Mail who describe his deed as such: A gallant deed was that of Captain F. O. Grenfell o fthe 9th Lancers. He was hit in both legs and had two fingers shot off at the same time. Almos as he received the wounds a couple of guns posted near were deprived of their servers, all f whom save one man were struck by bursting shrapnel. The horses for the guns had been placed under cover. We'll get the guns back, cried Captain Grenfell, and at the head of a number of his men and in spite of his wounds, he did manage to harness the guns up and get them away. H

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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