You Too Can Lift Weights! or Yet Another Amazing British Pathé Video "To Be Known as a Weightlifter is to Enjoy at Least Local Prestige" There is something rather wonderful about old British Pathé clips isn't there? I have actually lost count of the amount of videos that have been posted onto this website. This video isn't groundbreaking or revealing but it is just simply nice.... Continue Reading →

Harold the Champion Nail Breaker! (British Pathé, 1963) Continuing my love of old British Pathé videos is today's post on Harold 'the Champion Nail Breaker'. Based in Derbyshire, Harold's feats of strength and not only impressive but also shine a light on a by then disappearing trend in health and fitness. By the time of this video (1963), fewer and fewer individuals... Continue Reading →

Strength! Featuring Saxon Brown (1930)

Born in England in the early 1900s, Saxon Brown (real name Henry Brown) was briefly lauded during the 1930s as 'Britain's strongest youth' & 'the world's strongest young man'. Though his time in the physical culture spotlight was short lived, Brown's strength was immortalised thanks to the below British Pathé footage. Featuring a number of... Continue Reading →

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