Tommy Jameson

In a recent post, On Appro, I referred to my grandmother’s brother, Tommy Jameson. My Bellew grandfather was listed in The Field magazine among the best 150 shots in an article celebrating 150 years of that magazine’s publication. He represented both England and Ireland shooting clay pigeons and was a fine sporting shot. However, his brother-in-law was a greater sportsman as his obituary in Wisden in 1965 shows. Continue reading Tommy Jameson

Ladies’ Day

Jesus College, Cambridge, Crew to compete at Henley for the Ladies' Challenge Plate. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 29 June 1901.
Jesus College, Cambridge, Crew to compete at Henley for the Ladies’ Challenge Plate. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 29 June 1901.

The Ladies’ Challenge Plate has been competed for at Henley since 1845 but ladies are not eligible for this event. The Coffee Room at many London clubs is the only room where coffee is not served. So I wanted to see if there would be any ladies at Ladies’ Day at Cheltenham this week. Continue reading Ladies’ Day