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Name him if you can

Postby Guest on Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:40 pm

Name the player who walked hundreds of miles to attend the Scottish Championship in Victorian days. He did not win this tourney but won the English Championship years later.

Re: Name him if you can

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:09 am

Allan Hynd!

The legend says, he and his brother, who was also a master player, went all the way from Manchester to Aberdeen to attend a Scottish Ty., and both went out in the first round.
Some even claim, they swam back round the English Island...

But like all legends, this is only supposed to be true, yet it is just a story.
Both did not play at the Scottish Ty, when it was held in Aberdeen, and the distance he walked might be "slightly" exaggerated.
Later this legend was ascribed to different players, one of them being Bill Edwards, but maybe Lindus could tell the truth behind the story concerning his father...

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Name him if you can

Postby liam stephens on Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:48 am

Hi Ingo,

I always thought it was Percy Crabbe, of London.
(though possibly not in Victorian days - lol)
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Re: Name him if you can

Postby Guest on Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:10 pm

Correct answer by Liam Stephens.
Percy Crabbe was about eighty years old when he played in the 1948 English Open and was a very young man when he walked from London to Scotland and back. I assumed therefore that he did so in Victorian days.

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Postby Lindus Edwards on Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:08 am

You are right Ingo about that great swim of my late father. He was exhausted after it :lol: :lol:
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