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Aberdare Class Minesweepers.  Photos and history of the minesweepers of the Aberdare Class, World War One.  HMS Aberdare, HMS Albury, HMS Alresford, HMS Badminton, HMS Caterham, and all other ships of the Aberdare Class.
Aberdare 1917 Sold in 1947.
Abingdon 1917 She was beached at Malta after taking heavy bomb damage from Italian aircraft on 5th April 1942. Scrapped in 1950.

Albury

1917 Sold in 1947.
Alresford 1917 Sold in 1947.
Appledore 1917 Sold in 1920.
Badminton 1917 Sold in 1923.
Bagshot 1917 Became depot ship named Medway II from April 1945- February 1946 until she was sold in 1949. She was mined while in tow on 1st September 1951.
Barnstaple 1917 Sold in 1921.
Banchory 1917 Sold in 1922.
Blackburn 1917 Sold in 1922.
Bootle 1917 Sold in 1923.
Bradford 1917 Sold in 1920.
Burslem 1917 Sold in 1928.
Bury 1917 Sold in 1923.
Caerleon 1917 Sold in 1922.
Camberley 1917 Sold in 1923.
Carstairs 1917 Renamed Dryad in 1924 before being sold in April 1935.
Caterham 1917 Sold in April 1935.
Cheam 1917 Sold in 1922.
Clonmel 1917 Sold in 1922.
Craigie 1917 Sold in 1922.
Cupar 1917 Mined and sunk on 5th May 1919.
Derby 1917 Sold in 1946.
Dorking 1917 Sold in 1928.
Dundalk 1917 Mined 16th and sunk on 17th October 1940.
Dunoon 1917 Mined and sunk on 30th April 1940.
Elgin 1917 Sold in 1945.
Fairfield 1917 Sold in 1920.
Fareham 1917 Became depot ship St Angelo II from 1944-45 before being sold in 1948.
Faversham 1917 Sold in 1927.
Fermoy 1917 Bombed and sunk on 4th May 1941 while at Malta. Raised and scrapped.
Forfar 1917 Sold in 1922.
Fitzroy 1917 Completed as a survey vessel she was converted to minesweeper in 1939 but was mined and sunk on 27th May 1942.
Ford 1917 Sold in 1928.
Forres 1917 Sold in 1935.
Gaddesdon 1917 Sold in 1922.
Gainsborough 1917 Sold in 1928.
Gretna 1917 Sold in 1928.
Harrow 1917 Sold in 1947.
Havant 1917 Sold to Thailand and renamed Chow Phraya in August 1922.
Huntley 1917 Sank after coming under fire from aircraft on 31st January 1941
Instow 1917 Sold in 1920.
Irvine 1917 Sold in 1923.
Kendal 1917 Sold in 1928.
Kinross 1917 Mined and sunk on 16th June 1919.
Leamington 1917 Sold in 1928.
Longford 1917 Sold in 1923.
Lydd 1917 Sold in 1947.
Marlow 1917 Sold in 1928.
Mistley 1917 Unknown
Monaghan 1917 Sold in 1920.
Mallaig 1917 Sold in 1927.
Malvern 1917 Sold in 1928.
Marazion 1917 Sold in 1933.
Munlochy 1917 Sold in 1922.
Nailsea 1917 Sold in 1927.
Newark 1917 Sold in 1928.
Northolt 1917 Sold in 1928.
Pangbourne 1917 Sold in 1947.
Penarth 1917 Mined and sunk on 4th February 1919.
Petersfield 1917 Wrecked on Tung Yung Island on 11th November 1931.
Pontypool 1917 Sold in 1922.
Prestatyn 1917 Sold in 1923.
Repton 1917 Sold in 1920.
Ross 1917 Sold in 1947.
Rugby 1917 Sold in 1927.
Salford 1917 Sold in 1920.
Saltash 1917 Unknown
Saltburn 1917 Sold in 1946.
Selkirk 1917 Unknown
Sherborne 1917 Sold in 1928.
Shrewsbury 1917 Sold in 1927.
Sligo 1917 Sold in 1922.
Stafford 1917 Sold in 1928.
Stoke 1917 Sunk by aircraft on 7th May 1941.
Sutton 1917 Sold in 1947.
Swindon 1917 Sold in 1921.
Tiverton 1917 Sold in 1938.
Tonbridge 1917 Sold in 1928.
Tralee 1917 Sold in 1929.
Tring 1917 Sold in 1927
Truro 1917 Sold in 1928.
Wem 1917 Sold in 1921.
Wexford 1917 Sold in 1921.
Weybourne 1917 Sold in 1928.
Widnes 1917 Took heavy damage from aircraft on 20th May 1941 and beached at Suda Bay in Crete. She was repaired and refloated by the German Navy - renamed UJ2109 but sunk on 17th October 1943.
Yeovil 1917 Sold in 1928.
 

Aberdare Class Minesweepers HMS Sutton (near), HMS Albury and HMS Ross (far), with Anchusa Class Sloop HMS Harebell.

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HMS Albury

HMS Albury.

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HMS Albury pictured c.1930s. 

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HMS Albury, 1919.

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HMS Albury, July 1935.

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HMS Alresford

HMS Alresford, 1919.

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HMS Alresford

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HMS Alresford, 1934.

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HMS Alresford, 1934.

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HMS Badminton

HMS Badminton an Aberdare class minesweeper

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HMS Burslem

HMS Burslem, 1925.

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HMS Carstairs

HMS Carstairs, 1932.

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HMS Caterham

HMS Caterham, 1932.

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HMS Clonmel

HMS Clonmel, 1918.

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HMS Dunoon

HMS Dunoon

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HMS Dunoon, 1934.

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HMS Dunoon, May 1938.

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HMS Fareham

HMS Fareham, dismantled, February 1948.

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HMS Fermoy

HMS Fermoy, September 1938.

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HMS Forres

HMS Forres.

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HMS Huntley

Some of the crew from the Aberdare class minesweeper, HMS Huntley at Malta in 1925.

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HMS Lydd

HMS Lydd, July 1935.

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HMS Marazion

HMS Marazion, 1923.

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HMS Newark

HMS Newark.   

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HMS Newark, October 1923.

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HMS Northolt

The crew of HMS Northolt. 

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HMS Pangbourne

HMS Pangbourne (with HMS Renown), 1934.

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HMS Petersfield

HMS Petersfield, wrecked on Tung Yung Island, November 1931.

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HMS Ross

Aberdare Class minesweeper, HMS Ross, built by Lobnitz in 1917 and sold in 1947.

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HMS Saltash

HMS Saltash, July 1935.

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HMS Saltburn

HMS Saltburn, January 1937.

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HMS Selkirk

HMS Selkirk.

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HMS Selkirk, July 1935.

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HMS Sutton

HMS Sutton.

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HMS Tiverton

HMS Tiverton, July 1935.

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HMS Tiverton.

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Albert Ball in his Nieuport 17 having just shot down a German LVG.  His aircraft, A134, was distinctive in having a bright red spinner.  He was the first Royal Flying Corps pilot to score a hat-trick (3 kills on a single mission) and, in the course of his career, scored another two on his way to his outstanding 44 victories.

Albert Ball by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Equipped with the experimental <i>Monica IIIE</i> detection device, Hawker Tempest EJ535 was deployed to the Fighter Interception Unit at Newchurch for evaluation in July 1944.  Originally developed as the AN/APS 13, <i>Monica</i> had been intended as a rear-looking device to warn crews of attacks from behind.  Now modified to face forward, it became a valuable aid in the battle against Hitler's terror weapons, notably the V-1 Flying Bomb.  In the hands of the Fighter Interception Unit's then Commanding Officer Joseph Berry, this became a winning combination with no fewer than 52 <i>Doodlebugs</i> falling to Berry's guns – on one occasion, seven V1s being shot down by Berry in a single night.

Bug Killer by Ivan Berryman.
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 With a final 47 victories to his credit, Robert Alexander Little was one of the highest-scoring British aces of World War 1, beginning his career with the famous No 8 (Naval) Squadron in 1916, flying Sopwith Pup N5182, as shown here. On 21st April 1917, he was attacked and shot down by six aircraft of Jasta Boelke, Little being thrown from the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel on impact with the ground. As the German aircraft swooped in to rake the wreckage with machine gun fire, Little pulled his Webley from its holster and began returning fire before being assisted by British infantry with their Lewis guns. Such was the character of this great pilot who finally met his death whilst attacking Gotha bombers on the night of 27th May 1918.

Captain Robert Little by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 A pair of Focke Wulf 190A4s of 9./JG2 Richthofen based at Vannes, France during February 1943. The nearest aircraft is that of Staffelkapitan Siegfried Schnell. The badge on the nose is the rooster emblem of III./JG2 and the decoration on Schnells rudder shows 70 of his eventual total of 93 kills.

Looking for Business by Ivan Berryman.
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Historic RNAS bombing raid on the German Zepperlin base at Cuxhaven, on Christmas day 1914.

Christmas Surprise by David Pentland. (Y)
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 The Hawker Hurricane powered by the powerful Rolls Royce Merlin engine is shown in combat with Luftwaffe aircraft during the Battle of Britain. The Hurricane played a major role in the aerial victory along with its companion the Spitfire.

Merlin Roar by Anthony Saunders. (F)
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Lancaster CF-X (LM384) of 625 Squadron.  On the Leipzig raid on the evening of 19th/20th February 1944 approx 47 Lancasters were shot down or failed to return, that is over 300 airmen.  Lancaster CF-X (LM384) was taking part in the bombing raids that were a build up to the D-Day landings of June 1944.  Leipzig was seen as a high value target due to its oil and synthetic fuel production.  The Lancaster took off from Kelstern in Lincolnshire just before midnight.  Unfortunately LM384 did not come back as was the case with many others - the aircraft was lost and crashed just outside the tiny village of Bledeln in Germany.  The Pastor of the village, Herr Duncker, kept a diary throughout the war and has an account of the plane crash and the subsequent burial of the crew.  All of the crew died in the crash except one - bomb aimer George Paterson who was interned in Stalag 357 Kopernikus.  The rest of the crew were given a Christian burial and stayed there until the end of the war, when the war graves commission disinterred the crew and reburied them in the Hannover war cemetery.

Last Long Shadow by Anthony Saunders. (B)
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Gerald Coulson said of this painting : <i><br>How very fortunate to be in a position to paint aviation as a result of direct experience.  This aeroplane has been featured in many of my paintings.  The fact that I have flown this machine for years and still do probably has something to do with it.  It is, of course, the de Havilland Tiger Moth, one of the greatest aeroplanes in the world.  Not one of the most comfortable, nor noted for its crisp handling qualities.  It is, nevertheless, a delight in which to be aloft over a sun-dappled landscape.  With the roar of the Gypsy engine, the slipstream singing through the bracing wires and the sun flashing off silvered wing, what more inspiration does an aviation artist require.</i>

Singing Wires by Gerald Coulson.
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 With HMS Warspite keeping a watchful eye off her port bow, the Illustrious class carrier HMS Formidable prepares to recover a Fairey Albacore TB MK1 of No. 826 sqn. following a vital sortie against Italian shipping at the start of the Battle of Cape Matapan in march 1941. Led by Lt Cdr W G H Saunt DSC, Formidables Albacores launched torpedo attacks on the battleship Vittorio Veneto, seriously damaging her, despite coming under intense anti aircraft fire and a splash barrage of 15-inch shells.

HMS Formidable by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The cruiser HMS Frobisher dominates this scene off Houlgate at the Normandy landings of 1944.  The monitor HMS Roberts lies beyond Frobisher with a Large Infantry Landing Ship or LSI (L) unshipping its LCAs on the extreme right of the picture.  In the foreground, a motor launch attends a group of LCP (L)s as they head for the French beaches.  Two Spitfire Mk.IXs conduct sweeps overhead as Operation Neptune gathers momentum.

HMS Frobisher and HMS Roberts at Normandy by Ivan Berryman
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On Sunday October 25th 1992, HMS Vanguard, the Royal Navys first Trident equipped submarine, arrived off the Clyde Submarine Base, Faslane on the Gareloch. She was escorted by a Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet, the RN shore base at Prestwick Airport, and a mixed surface flotilla, including Defence Police and Royal Marines.

Trident by Robert Barbour.
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Ships of the Falklands Task Force formate following the Argentine surrender in 1982.  Nearest is Leander class frigate HMS Andromeda with RFA Brambleleaf in her wake.  The Type 22 frigate HMS Brilliant is to the left of the picture, with the carrier HMS Invincible dominating the right.  HMS Hermes and her escorts are in the extreme distance.

Victory Parade by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Two F14 Tomcats of VF-1 pass in close formation over the stern of the veteran USS Ranger (CV-61)

USS Ranger by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground.  In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes.

HMS Hermes by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The print depicts the moment as the first Hurricane of 46 squadron of the Royal Air Force, piloted by Sqn Ldr Kenneth Cross, without arrestor hooks or wires approaches the ill-fated carrier HMS Glorious. during the evacuation of Norway in June 1940.  Bing later said <i>We showed them they were wrong</i>. The Fleet Air Arm pilots were delighted saying <i>Marvelous bloody marvelous, now we will get them too</i>.  All had landed safely by 4.30am on June 8th.
Moment of Truth by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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VAR346B.  H.M.A.S. Manoora 1940 by Brian Wood.
H.M.A.S. Manoora 1940 by Brian Wood (B)
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 The Battle of Barnet was fought in a heavy mist, on Easter Sunday 14th April 1471. Due to a misalignment of the opposing armies, all became confusion. The centre of the battle (as depicted here) was fought at close quarters, a mass of struggling knights and men at arms with comrade fighting comrade, their vision of the battle obscured by mist. The Yorkists under the leadership of King Edward IV triumphed, leaving the Lancastrians with hopes dashed. Their champion and leader, the great Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick The King Maker lay dead, cut down while struggling to regain his charger. In the painting Edward IV charges toward the banner of Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter, while in the foreground soldiers of the Houses of York and Lancaster hack and slash at each other in terrified butchery.

Battle of Barnet by Chris Collingwood. (GS)
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The decisive battle of the War of the Roses was fought near Market Bosworth. Richard of Gloucester, the last Plantagenate King of England was to try consequences with Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond. The bloody conflict began in the traditional manner with the opposing armies drawn up in line. facing one another, except for the forces of Thomas Neville, Lord Stanley, as yeyt uncommitted to either side. King Richard, the Third of that name, is seated astride his grey charger in his fine blued harness. He is accompanied by his personal standard and the royal standard, alongside that of Lord Zouch to his right. His herald, trumpet are at his side. To his left Richards Chamberlain and Admiral, Viscount Lord Lovel, sits ready, astride his mount. To the rear we see the rest of the household and choice force of cavalry, kept out of shot to avoid unnecessary casualties amongst the expensive war horses.  After the opening deadly arrow storm, boys hurriedly collect fallen arrows for Richards men to shoot back. In the front line crossbowmen return fire from behind the safety of their decorated pavaises (painted with the suns and white roses of York and the white boar, Richards badge). Close by a gentleman at arms, mortally wounded by an iron ball fired from a hand gonne is dragged from the field by his page. Sir Walter Devereux (Lord Ferrers) accompanied by his standard is encouraging his household (soldiers wearing his livery colours ) to attack.  However, there is a marked reluctance on both sides to join the vicious close quarter combat of handstrokes and only in the centre is there any heavy fighting. Richard is informed by his herald that Henry and his household have been recognised and are now within charge distance. Faced with his armies reluctance to come to grips with the enemy, he decides to force battle himself by leading his own household, the Choice Force, in a desperate charge against Henry seeking to engage him in single combat.  Characteristically leading from the front Richard slays many a knight, including William Brandon (Henrys standard bearer) in his vain attempt to kill his rival. At this crucial moment Lord Stanley decides to join Henrys cause, attacks the choice force and drives it from the field. In the brutal hand to hand fighting the king is unhorsed and though surrounded, fights to the end.  -KingRichard alone was killed fighting manfully in the thickest press of his enemies - his courage was high and fierce and failed him not even at the death which when his men forsook him, he preferred to take by the sword, rather than by foul flight to prolong his life- (Polydore Virgil)

Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, 22nd August 1485 by Mark Churms. (P)
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 The Pak 40 - a hard hitting 75mm German anti-tank gun-seen here mounted on an SPW for greater battlefield mobility was essentially a scaled up version of the PaK 38 debuted in Russia where it was needed to combat the newest Soviet tanks there.  It was designed to fire the same low-capacity APCBC, HE and HL projectiles which had been standardized for usage in the long barreled KwK 40 tank guns.

Pak40 Mounted on SPW Half-Track by Jason Askew. (P)
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 Polish 7TP (Twin Turret) light tank of Captain F. Michalowskis training company breaks out from the street barricade to counter attack German reconnaissance elements.

Warsaw, September 1939 by David Pentland.
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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge.  The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre.  A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 The remnants of the French Grand Army retreat from Moscow back to France in the harsh Russian winter. Only a few thousand reach France from an army of over 137,000.

On the March From Moscow by John Laslett Potts.
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 A lone Jacobite piper plays a last farewell to fallen comrades.

The Lone Piper by David Rowlands. (Y)
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GDHM3019GL. Sergeant John McAulay, 1st Battalion Scots Guards Winning the VC at Fontaine Notre Dame, France 27th November 1917 By David Rowlands.
Sergeant John McAulay, 1st Battalion Scots Guards Winning the VC at Fontaine Notre Dame, France 27th November 1917 By David Rowlands. (GL)
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Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

 Jim Clark in his Lotus-Ford 38 winning in the record breaking 1965 Indianapolis 500 Mile Classic.

Jim Clark by Ray Goldsbrough.
Half Price! - £75.00
 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
Half Price! - £80.00
 Peter Deighan has superbly captured Jimmy White, John Parrot, Stephen Hendry, James Wattana, John Higgins, Ken Doherty, Ronnie OSullivan and of course the centrepiece, a magnificent study of former World Champion Steve Davis as he Ponders his next shot.  A must for all snooker rooms, clubs and players of this wonderful game.

Kings of the Baize II by Peter Deighan
Half Price! - £80.00


Michael Atherton by Keith Fearon.
Half Price! - £70.00

 The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (AP)
Half Price! - £150.00
 England 31 - New Zealand 28. Played at Twickenham, November 9th 2002. England : Robinson, Simpson Daniel, Greenwood, Tindall, Cohen, Wilkinson, Dawson, Woodman, Vickery, Thompson, Grewcock, Johnson, Moody, Hill, Dallaglio. (Subs) Back, Healey, B. Johnson, Kay, Leonard, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Moody, Try - Wilkinson, Try - Cohen, Drop Goal - Wilkinson, 2 Conversions - Wilkinson, 3 Penalties - Wilkinson. <br><br>New Zeland: Blair, Howlett, Lowen, Umaga, Lomu, Spencer, Devine, McDonnell, Meeuws, Hore, Williams, Robinson, Randell, Holah, Broomhall, (Subs) Hayman, Lee, Mealamu, Mehrtens, Mika, Robinsom, So oialo. Scores: 2 Tries - Lomu, Try - Howlett, Try - Lee, 2 Conversions - Blair, 2 Conversions - Mehrtens.

England versus New Zealand - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
Half Price! - £100.00
 Ferrari F310.  1996.
Eddie Irvine by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
 On three occasions since their last Grand Slam in 1995 the England team had come within a whisker of completing another dream.  During this important build up towards the world cup England finally laid their ghost to rest.  After six years under the guidance of Head Coach Clive Woodward England, having beaten the big three from the Southern Hemisphere in a back-to-back series of matches at Twickenham, reached number one in the Zurich world ranking.  This Grand Slam, a wonderful achievement in itself, underlined Englands worldwide dominance.

2003 Grand Slam by James Owen. (Y)
Half Price! - £80.00

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