Tag Archives: Adolf Hitler

How Henie’s Hitler meeting placed champion skater on thin ice

Cinema Ruskin meets once a month, screening old movies and raising funds for the up-keep of the listed Ruskin House. This Saturday, its show includes a film about a long-forgotten star of the 1930s. BERNARD WINCHESTER provides a timely reminder … Continue reading

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Dorothy Tyler: Athletics’ Silver Lady who stood up to Hitler

Sanderstead resident and Croham Hurst golfer Dorothy Tyler was one of this country’s greatest pioneers of women’s sport – two Olympic silver medals and two Empire Games golds as a high jumper demonstrated that. Following Tyler’s death this week, STEVEN … Continue reading

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#WadGate the Movie. Or Mike Fisher: My Part In His Downfall

@ArfurZTowcrate clearly has too few followers on Twitter. This piece of (albeit derivative) brilliance deserves a much wider audience. Do read the sub-titles…

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Daily Mail is lying about Miliband says former Croydon MP

A former Croydon Conservative MP and one-time trusted aide to Margaret Thatcher has joined the growing row over the Daily Wail’s attack on Ralph Miliband, the refugee, Second World War serviceman and father of Ed Miliband, the leader of the … Continue reading

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Sanderstead’s Olympic heroine Dorothy Tyler, homemade pants, Adolf Hitler and her part in his downfall

Tuesday will mark two years until the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. Here, double Olympic medallist Dorothy Tyler looks back more than 60 years to the day she met Adolf Hitler, and to when London last staged the Games … Continue reading

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