Sheffield Independent – Saturday 01 February 1930
Six-Inch Nails Bent
Conisborough Boy’s Amazing Strength
Extraordinary feats of strength are being displayed by a 17-year-old Conisborough lad, Ellis Ashurst, Braithwell street.
He is member the Mexborough School of Health.
Although only 5ft. in height and 7st 6lb. in weight, he is able to lift 130 lb. over his head and to bend and break 6in. nails
He issues challenge to meet anyone in the county at his age either weight lifting or wrestling.