Five years ago today, when the Hooting Yard website was in its infancy, I posted this quotation from The Daily Telegraph Book Of Obituaries. It still makes me laugh.
Sir Atholl Oakley (1900-1987) was a champion wrestler, an impresario of giants, organiser of “rugged holiday cruises” and an authority on Lorna Doone. His wrestling career began after he was beaten up by a gang of thugs. He built up his physique by drinking eleven pints of milk every day, a regimen designed by the giant wrestler Hackenschmitt, who later told Oakley that the quantity of milk prescribed was “a misprint”.