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


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

Name:
Tony Carroll

Comment:
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.

Date:
31-Aug-2012

Email:
oldgent@gmail.com

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