British Pathé 1960s British Strongman

My love of old British Pathé footage aside, the above video marks a rather remarkable insight into the still existent world of strongmen training in 1960s Britain. Harold Cope, our Derby lifter shown here, is still doing many of the strongman feats found at the beginning of the century.

What impressed me most about this video however was Cope’s determination to exercise without access to a gym reminds me to keep lifting!