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Re: THE BRITISH GOLIATH
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 11 January 22 21:14 GMT (UK) »
Re the British Goliath George Robinson
This post was up some time ago George was my dad's uncle and I have probably the same photo you have,dad always said he went to America but not much information on him

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« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 11 January 22 21:58 GMT (UK) »
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 11 January 22 23:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much for info very interesting didn't know George had children dad never said,and it is the same photo of George


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Re: THE BRITISH GOLIATH
« Reply #21 on: Friday 14 January 22 15:55 GMT (UK) »
GEORGE ROBINSON MARRIED MY GRAN  JANE BAILEY ABOUT 1922  BUT LEFT AROUND 1925 WE THINK HE WENT  USA .

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« Reply #22 on: Friday 14 January 22 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Do you have any further information?  A middle initial for George?  An exact birth date for either of the pair?  Did George have any profession other than strongman?  Did they have any known relatives or friends in the United States?
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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« Reply #23 on: Friday 14 January 22 19:47 GMT (UK) »
Sorry I haven't got any information dad passed away last year but I can contact my auntie and see if she can shed any light on this ,thanks

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« Reply #24 on: Friday 14 January 22 22:43 GMT (UK) »
Acromegaly does increase height ,foot and hand size,jaw development .
However sufferers are often very tall but not muscular ,plus the condition has other effects eg eg blood sugar levels .I think also it affects the sex hormones.
If you can bring to mind the statue of Akhenaten ,he was also rather effeminate- round tummy and well developed “ chest” .
Not sure if someone with the condition would be really strong .
Correct me if I am wrong .
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« Reply #25 on: Friday 14 January 22 23:07 GMT (UK) »
I don't think there's any reason to think that this person had acromegaly; that was mere speculation on Trystan's part.  The photograph of the 'Young Samson' does not suggest that he had any unusual characteristics other than bulging biceps and a fondness for chains.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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« Reply #26 on: Saturday 15 January 22 00:04 GMT (UK) »
I have not seen the photograph .
As I said however ,it is unlikely that someone with acromegaly would be strong , rather the opposite.
I was describing a condition that did not match the speculation as the  post was about a very strong muscular man, so unlikely to be acromegaly .
So why was there need for your post ?
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