Articles with the tag: Sport


The “King of Clubs” William James Henri Lawton (1871-1964)

The “King of Clubs” William James Henri Lawton (1871-1964)

Born in Warwick in August 1871, small in stature (5ft 4½ in) and slender in build (9st 3lb), Henri Lawton nonetheless became a renowned gymnastic, boxing and fencing instructor, the author of 2 small books on exercise and fitness, and in 1895, World Champion Indian...
Bertram Saxelbye Evers

Bertram Saxelbye Evers

Bertram Saxelbye Evers, “B” Company, 9th [Service] Battalion [Prince of Wales’s Own] West Yorkshire Regiment, 32nd Brigade 3 November 1891-14 September 1916 Bertram Saxelbye Evers was born on the 3rd November 1891 in Aldborough, North Yorkshire, the...
Randolph Adolphus Turpin, the ‘Leamington Licker’

Randolph Adolphus Turpin, the ‘Leamington Licker’

Randolph Turpin’s life was a classic rags to riches story that should have had a happy ending.  As it turned out, it ended in bankruptcy and tragedy.  Born in 1928 in a rented basement flat at 6 Willes Road, Leamington he was christened Randolph Adolphus.  His...
George Henry (‘Daddy’) Green

George Henry (‘Daddy’) Green

  Leamington’s Greatest Footballer G H Green, Capt, 1st left, front row.  c 1934 George Henry Green was born in Leamington on May 2nd 1901. As his mother died giving birth, he was brought up by his grandmother in Eagle Street. His father George (...