Saturday, 6 August 2016


We have written before about Orcadian Olympic wrestler Tom Ward. He competed as a wrestler 80 years ago at the 1936 'Hitler Olympics.' Here is an extract from the Orcadian announcing his participation:

(We particularly like the description of Tom as a 'fine, lion hearted fellow' and can only hope that we will ever be described in such terms.)

Taken from The Orcadian 16th April 1936

Information taken from Fereday project written by Tom's relation Christy Ward: Orkney Archive reference: D70/12/10

No comments:

Post a Comment

Are you delighted by what you have just read? Are you revulsed and appalled? Do let us know, we'd love to hear from you.