'A collection of BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF CELEBRATED ATHLETES OF THE NORTHERN RING'

taken from 'NORTH COUNTRY SPORTS AND PASTIMES' published in 1893

William Jameson

 

William Jameson was an accomplished all round athlete. He lived in Penrith. In his early athletic career 'as a mere stripling' he was an excellent pole vaulter, but as his weight increased to 16 stone, whilst still managing to clear 10 feet in the pole vault, he concentrated more and more on his wrestling.