1948 Olympians

Self-initiated project

1948 Olympians

Celebrating the 1948 British Olympic Team

Touring Exhibition


1948 was the last time the Olympics was held in London. The contrast was stark; London was recovering from war, athletes weren’t paid, were training on rations whilst working full-time and most had to hand sew their own kits….. from 2007 to 2012 Katherine met, photographed and recorded interviews with the British Olympic Team from the 1948 Olympics. The exhibition toured the UK in 2012.

A self-initiated project and exhibition which toured the UK during the 2012 Olympics and was most recently shown at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool as part of A Portrait Of…. (2 August – 29 July 2019).


The project includes: Audrey Beever (Gymnastics), Cathy Brown (Swimming), Edwin Bowey (Wrestling), Jimmy McColl (Football), John Peake (Hockey), John & Dorothy Parlett (Athletics), Tommy Godwin (Cycling), Gordon Thomas (Cycling), Dame Mary Glen-Haig (Fencing), Donald Scott (Boxing), Dorothy Tyler (Athletics), George Weedon (Gymnastics), Roy Romain (Swimming), Ron Cooper (Boxing), Denise St Aubyn Hubbard (High Diving).


The Standard
The Independent
BBC – also includes some oral histories
It’s Nice That
The Guardian



02 July – 30 August 2012
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum


British Library as part of Olympex 2012: Collecting the Olympic Games
25 July – 9 September 2012
The British Library

Hackney Museum
29 May – 20 October 2012
Ground Floor, Technology And Learning Centre

This exhibition was kindly funded by Arts Council England.

21 June – 21 July 2012
Tokarska Gallery | 163 Forest Road | London E17 6HE

22 June – 07 July 2012
The North Light

10 March – 16 June 2012
20-21 Visual Arts Centre

10 May – 21 June 2012
The Hat Factory

Please respect the copyright in these images and only use them with my permission - thank you. Katherine