Sandy Hall: Retired but still researching

This post launches a section about retired and former news librarians.  It will be used to catch up with them and learn what they are doing now.

Sandy Hall, an occasional NewsLib poster, might be retired from a news library but that hasn’t stopped her from doing research.  She is now a surfing historian.  Two recently published articles used her research.

The first article ran in The Times (of London) with the headline “Britain’s original beach boys” and was written by Andy Martin. It was published on April 9, 2012.  Sandy said it is about two famous Hawaiian Princes surfing in the North Sea of Great Britain in 1889.

The second article published in the Guardian on April 4th.  Written by Robert Booth, the article had this headline:

The Prince of Waves: new UK surf museum unveils sport’s noble roots
How UK surfing flowed from upper-class pioneers such as Agatha Christie and Edward VIII riding reshaped Cornish coffin-lids to the mass sport it is today

Sandy said that article describes the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) two visits to Hawaii in 1920.  He surfed and the article includes a photo.

Both articles coincided with the opening of the British Surfing Museum in Devon.


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