Monthly Archives: November 2017

William Wavell Wakefield – the Water Hen

1st November 1918… Shortly after laying anchor at Scapa Flow a 20 year-old flying instructor arrived on the HMS Vindictive in advance of a special mission.  As a schoolboy William Wavell Wakefield had assisted his uncle in his efforts to … Continue reading

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150 Years of Wasps Rugby

By Barney Burnham How do you go about condensing 150 years of history into a book which will fit onto the average coffee table?  That was the question I began to consider about three years ago, when a few people … Continue reading

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Did Webb Ellis pick up the ball? Who Cares! by Dai Richards

‘Understanding the Origin and Evolution of Sport’ by Dai Richards is out now. Here Dai gives us a taste of what’s inside. There’s no finer sight than a man who’s picked up pace, running hard with the ball in hand, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW – Wade Dooley

As the years pass, so the distance covered by Wade Dooley for his third try against Wales on a memorable March day in 1992 increases.  “It gets longer every time I tell the story,” he says of the day he … Continue reading

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