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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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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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