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Princess Anne

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/2
Dates of Creation Jun 1976
Physical Description 1 file

Scope and Content

Two completed Great Britain Olympic Team indemnity form, by Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips, for the Montreal Olympics of 1976. Also completed women’s team self measurement forms for ordering the official team uniform and tracksuits.

Conditions Governing Access

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Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (21st : 1976 : Montréal, Québec)

Richard Beesley, John Gerard Heath Lander, Edward Vaughan Bevan and Michael Henry Warriner

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/3
Dates of Creation 2007
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

“Three men in a boat. Triple birth centenary of Olympic Champions” by James W Bancroft, taken from ‘The Britmag’, no.1, 2007. Article giving brief biographical information on Richard Beesley, John Gerard Heath Lander, Edward Vaughan Bevan and Michael Henry Warriner, who represented Great Britain in the coxless fours at the Paris Olympics of 1924.

Subjects

Olympic Games (8th : 1924 : Paris, France)
Olympians (Olympic athletes)

Personal Names

Beesley, Richard . ( 1907-1965) Olympic rower
Lander, John Gerard Heath. ( 1907-1941) Olympic rower
Warriner, Michael Henry. ( 1907-1986) Olympic rower
Bevan, Edward Vaughan. ( 1907-1988) Olympic rower

Joyce Badcock

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/4
Dates of Creation Jul 1998
Name of Creator Joyce Badcock
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter from Joyce Badcock, remembering her time as part of the Great Britain Swimming team at the 1928 and 1932 Olympic Games.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (9th : 1928 : Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Olympic Games (10th : 1932 : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Personal Names

Badcock, Joyce. ( [1909]-) Olympic swimmer

John Pius Boland

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/5
Dates of Creation [1896-1996]
Physical Description 1 file

Scope and Content

Photocopies of articles, diaries and photographs concerning John Pius Boland who won two gold medals in the tennis singles and doubles for Great Britain at the first modern Olympic Games of 1896. Compiled by Dr Cyril White, Lynn University, Florida and American College Dublin.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (1st : 1896 : Athens, Greece)

Personal Names

Boland, John Pius. ( 1870-1958) politician and tennis player

Geoff Capes

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/6
Dates of Creation 4 Oct 2007
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Article “Action replay…a sprint down memory lane”, giving brief biographical information on Geoff Capes, who represented Great Britain in the shot put in the Montreal Olympic Games of 1976 and at Moscow in 1980. Taken from ‘Athletics Weekly’, vol 62, 4 October 2007.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)

Personal Names

Capes, Geoffrey Lewis. ( 1949-) Olympic shot-putter

Cecilia Colledge

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/7
Dates of Creation 23 Apr 2008
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Brief obituary for Great Britain’s youngest Olympian, Cecilia Colledge, who competed in the women’s single skating competition at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid. Taken from BBC Sport webpage.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Winter Games (3rd : 1932 : Lake Placid, N.Y.)

Personal Names

Colledge, Cecilia. ( 1920-2008) Olympic figure skater

Alan Spencer Danson

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/8
Dates of Creation [2006]
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Brief, illustrated biographical article on Alan Spencer Danson, who competed for Great Britain in the 1,000 metres cycling event at the Melbourne Olympic Games of 1956. Compiled by John Taylor.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (16th : 1956 : Melbourne, Australia)

Personal Names

Danson, Alan Spencer. ( 1928-1988) Olympic cyclist

Arthur Farrimond

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/9
Dates of Creation [2006]
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Illustrated, biographical article on Arthur Farrimond, who competed for Great Britain in the marathon at the Paris Olympic Games of 1924. Compiled by John Taylor.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (8th : 1924 : Paris, France)

Personal Names

Farrimond, Arthur. ( 1893-1978) Olympic distance runner

Gordon Reginald Goodwin

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/10
Dates of Creation 2006
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Illustrated, biographical article on Gordon Reginald Goodwin, who competed for Great Britain in the 10,000 metres walking race at the Paris Olympic Games of 1924. Compiled by John Taylor

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (8th : 1924 : Paris, France)

Personal Names

Goodwin, Gordon Reginald. ( 1895-1984) Olympic walker

Eric Liddell

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/11
Dates of Creation 2007-2008

Scope and Content

Copies of newspaper cuttings and magazine articles on the sprinter Eric Liddell, who represented Great Britain at the Paris Olympics of 1924.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (8th : 1924 : Paris, France)

Personal Names

Liddell, Eric Henry. ( 1902-1945) missionary and athlete

Katherine Long

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Long competing at the 1948 Olympics

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/12
Dates of Creation 1948, [2007]
Physical Description 10 items

Scope and Content

Two black and white photographs showing Katherine Long competing in the javelin at the Southern Counties WAAA and the National WAAA Championships in June 1948; certificate issued by the British Amateur Athletic Board selecting Long to represent Great Britain at the London Olympics of 1948; black and white photograph of Long competing in the javelin event at the 1948 Olympics; 2 luggage tags for the 1948 Games; printed calico athlete’s number (798) from the 1948 Games; typescript list of championships which Long competed in between 1942-1949, [1950]; obituary, [2007].

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).

Personal Names

Long, Katherine. ( 1920-[2007]) Olympic javelin thrower

Ken Jones

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/13
Dates of Creation Aug 2006
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Obituary of Kenneth Jeffrey Jones, who anchored Great Britain’s men’s 4x100 metres relay team in the London Olympic Games of 1948. Written by Jeroen Heijmanns and published in the ‘Journal of Olympic History’, vol 14, August 2006.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).

Personal Names

Jones, Kenneth Jeffrey. ( 1921-2006) rugby player and Olympic sprinter

Fred Norris

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/14
Dates of Creation [2006]
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Illustrated, biographical article on Fred Norris, who represented Great Britain in the 10,000 metres at the Helsinki Olympic Games of 1952 and in the marathon at the Melbourne Games of 1956. Compiled by John Taylor.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (15th : 1952 : Helsinki, Finland)
Olympic Games (16th : 1956 : Melbourne, Australia)

Personal Names

Norris, Fred. ( 1921-) Olympic long distance runner

Alan Pascoe

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/15
Dates of Creation 11 Oct 2007
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Biographical article “A life in athletics” by Mel Watman, on the hurdler Alan Pascoe who represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games of 1968, 1972 and 1976. Taken from ‘Athletics Weekly’, vol 62, 11 October 2007.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)

Personal Names

Pascoe, Alan. ( 1947-) Olympic hurdler

Joseph Reid

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/16
Dates of Creation [2006]
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Illustrated, biographical article on Joseph Reid, who competed for Great Britain in the wrestling event at the Los Angeles Olympic Games of 1932, coming fourth. Compiled by John Taylor.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (10th : 1932 : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Personal Names

Reid, Joseph. ( 1905-1968) Olympic wrestler

Tom Richards

Reference Number(s) GB 2381 BOA/GBO/17
Dates of Creation Jun 2007
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Biographical article “London’s forgotten hero” by Roy O’Donoghue, on Tom Richards who won silver for Great Britain in the marathon at the London Olympic Games of 1948. Taken from ‘Athletics Weekly’, vol 62, 21 June 2007.

Subjects

Olympians (Olympic athletes)
Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).

Personal Names

Richards, Thomas John Henry. ( 1910-1985) Olympic marathon runner