Search found 157 matches

by Handson
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84281

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Jack Starz Wrestler & Powerlifter.jpg Hi Peter Glad you liked the Ivy Russel article, a powerful woman for her day. Guilty as charged m'lud over the Antiques Roadshow. So much of the 40 minutes filming cut away though. I mentioned buying the set for £5 -equates to about £100 today from a fellow lif...
by Handson
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Octogenarian update
Replies: 72
Views: 77575

Re: Octogenarian update

Inspirational indeed.
Lateral delts look good.
See also the YouTube video of his 209lb ‘cold’ bench press at AAU meet at age 91.
Handson.
by Handson
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Are Forums a dying breed?
Replies: 36
Views: 32181

Re: Are Forums a dying breed?

Hi All I’m glad someone has broached this subject. Taking just one example, I’m incredulous that of the roughly 5000 viewings on the Pullum barbell article only 0.1% of viewers have made any comment of any sort and these seem to be the ‘faithful few’ regular commentators. These statistics seem typic...
by Handson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Octogenarian update
Replies: 72
Views: 77575

Re: Octogenarian update

Hi Peter

I noticed this article online just now.
Moral of this tale?
Don't mess with octogenarian powerlifters!

Regards

Handson
by Handson
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Health and Strength League
Replies: 26
Views: 26480

Re: Health and Strength League

DannyBoy wrote:Great find Richie. Now I'm wondering who Charles Patrick Bunce was.... :)
Hi Danny

The Bunce clan appear in the 1939 census.
Here is a Genealogy site taster.
Regards Handson
by Handson
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: 'Pon My Sole!
Replies: 7
Views: 8911

Re: 'Pon My Sole!

Hey Handson, I've never seen any of those before, but they certainly are some interesting looking contraptions. The first photo actually made me think of The Time Machine with Rod Taylor, lol. The other two just look awkward and uncomfortable. Where'd you find these photos? Hi Danny Online -I think...
by Handson
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: 'Pon My Sole!
Replies: 7
Views: 8911

'Pon My Sole!

What's it all about, Alfie?
Answers on a Penny Black S.A.E.
Handson
by Handson
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Bending Iron Bars : The Theory and the Practical
Replies: 35
Views: 38757

Re: Bending Iron Bars : The Theory and the Practical

Hi Handson, sorry to hear about that.Us old war horses have our shares of dings and dents, and as you say it means finding the best ways to work around them and soldier on. The problem with the surgery,besides the cost that is, is that there is never a guarantee that you will be any better or maybe...
by Handson
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Bovril
Replies: 5
Views: 7804

Re: Bovril

Hi Danny

Bovril is fine so long as you don't drink it when at a Scottish football match.

Check this out in full, courtesy of Billy Connolly.

Youtube Billy Connolly -Football Violence.

Regards
Handson
by Handson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell
Replies: 68
Views: 84281

Re: W. A. Pullum Patent Barbell

Hi Peter Regarding Stan Pullum, I was in touch with a descendant of the family some time ago -that's how I was aware of his army service and malaria. I'll see if I can find out more. He was certainly active when he was 16 -see small attachment with further details of his lifts at that time. He seems...