The Hopping Match

The Hopping Match

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Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Hopping Match, 'The Hopping Match on Clapham Common. Jackson, the Runner exhibiting his agility'. On 6th October 1876, William Jackson agreed to hop against Richard Roberts for thirteen pounds a side. Jackson won. Image taken from P. E.'s Anecdotes of the turf, the chase, the ring, and the stage embellished with thirteen coloured plates, designed from nature, and etched by T. Lane. Originally published in London, 1827.

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Keywords: britain, british, clapham, common, england, english, historical, history, london, ordinary, p e'ss anecdotes of the turf, the chase, the ring

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