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Dinnie, Donaldlocked

(1837–1916)
  • Grant Jarvie

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Dinnie, Donald (1837–1916), athlete, was born on 8 July 1837 at Balnacraig, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, the eldest of ten children of Robert Dinnie (1808–1892), a stonemason, and Christine Hay. He left school at fifteen and won his first prize for wrestling one year later in 1853, when he turned professional. During the Victorian period the issue of professionalism was handled in a variety of ways by different sports, and ...

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