leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Fred Marsh and Nat Thewlis demonstrate their weight-lifting ability.

Fred Marsh and Nat Thewlis demonstrate their weight-lifting ability.
1930s. View of two weight-lifters hailing from Morley, Fred Marsh (above) and Nat Thewlis (on the ground). They often teamed up as "The Hercules Brothers", giving demonstrations of strength and skill. Fred Marsh represented Great Britain in the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin, and Nat Thewlis was a British Champion wrestler between 1930 and 1935, firstly at 9 stones then at 10 stones..

User Comments:

Tony Carroll

Nat Thewlis; What a suprise to see that name. He used to be a friend of my late Father-in-law Jack Murphy. I remember meeting Nat a number of times at Jack's, and being amazed by the stories they swopped about feats of strength they had performed. Jack, who was a well known weightlifter and a weight lifing instructor at the Hunslet/Jack Lane sports centre in the 1960s, always said that Nat was the strongest person he had ever met, as the photograph shows.




Buy a copy of this photograph 2012723_173883

Select the size, finish and quantity of the photograph you require.  If you require sepia toning please tick the appropriate box. Please note the size of the photographs will be as near as possible to that requested, however to avoid distorting the image sizes may not be exact. VAT will be added to the order at checkout.

Please note there is no negative available for this image there is a one off fee of £3.40 to pay in addition to the usual print costs.
Quantity: Sepia Toning (+50%)
Size Matt Gloss
10 x 8 inches £6.67 £6.67
12 x 9 inches £9.17 £9.17
16 x 12 inches £10.84 £10.84
Add to basket