Dick Gradley

Dick Gradley

DICK GRADLEY in conversation with Meg Warren Before Gymnastics Dick was born on the 6th March 1932 on the Mile End Rd in the east end of London. On leaving school, Dick had several jobs including farming. His dad was an enthusiastic sportsman and boxer and served in...
John (Jack) Pancott

John (Jack) Pancott

JOHN (JACK) PANCOTT by Meg Warren Jack was born in Farnborough Hampshire. At the age of 16 he joined the army. His basic training included gymnastics in the form of floor and vaulting. It wasn’t until he joined the Army School of Physical Training that he started to...
Maggie Bell

Maggie Bell

MAGGIE BELL by herself Many people were to have a big impact on my life, and in later years contributed to my gymnastic success. I returned to Penge, south east London where my old school had moved from Melvin Road into new premises called Rockhills. (Previously I had...
Monica Phelps nee Rutherford

Monica Phelps nee Rutherford

MONICA PHELPS(NEE RUTHERFORD) by herself I  began participating in gymnastics by chance. My P.E. teacher started an after school club at the secondary school which I attended. My Dad encouraged me to join, telling me that he opened the first gym club in Sunderland...
Nik Stuart

Nik Stuart

NIK STUART by Jim Prestidge Company Sergeant Major Instructor Wray Stuart, MBE, alias “Nik” became a gymnastics legend during the fifties and sixties. He first came to prominence quite suddenly during the 1955 British Championships. Favourites in those championships...