Archive | September 11, 2018

Sheffield steel. “Jem” Sherdon, the mystery miler of the Victorian era

A weekly newspaper which was entitled “Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle” provides athletics historians with the most detailed accounts of the races run by professionals during the years of its publication, from 1822 to 1886. It was founded by Robert Bell, a London-based printer and publisher, but was very soon sold to the […]

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