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February 2019: Islay

The Queen of the Hebrides takes some getting to but the effort is repaid a hundred-fold, and if you are hitting the island in the ...More
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Sport History

History of Cricket
As with most of the major team sports that are popular in Britain, the origins of the game of cricket ...More
History of English Football
England canít really lay claim to having invented the game of football, people the world over had been squaring up ...More
History of Rugby League
In 1823 during a game of football at Rugby School , William Webb Ellis famously disregarded the rules by ...More
History of Rugby Union
In 1823 during a game of football at Rugby School , William Webb Ellis famously disregarded the rules by ...More
Hockey through History
Games of a Hockey-like nature have been around for at least 4000 years. It is easy to see how a ...More
The History of Hockey in the British Isles
Games of a Hockey-like nature have been around for at least 4000 years. It is easy to see how a ...More
The History of British Boxing
Boxingís origins lie in the historical willingness of to men to line up face to face, bare knuckle and punch ...More
The History of Athletics in Great Britain
It is hard to be sure when humankind first began to play sports. It is easy to see that organised ...More
A History of British Rowing
Being surrounded by water, it is no surprise that the boat plays a large part in the history of Britain. ...More
A History of Tennis
Tennis had been played in some form for many hundreds of years when, in the late 19th century, the game ...More

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I wouldn't dream of taking life as it comes. It may not be colour co-ordinated - Julian Clary
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Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrimís Progress Published - 1678, Churchillís Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005
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