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Maxwell Ayrton

Full name: Ormerod Maxwell Ayrton
Gender: Male
Born: 1874 in Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, Great Britain
Died: February 18, 1960
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Related Olympians: Father of Tony Ayrton.


Ormerod Ayrton started his art career at Chester and then moved to London where he studied at the South Kensington Schools of the Royal College of Art. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1920. Ayrton's most notable public buildings were the old Wembley Stadium, a simple structure in reinforced concrete, and the British Empire Exhibition. His exhibit at the 1948 Olympics was entitled - Model for "County Borough of Derby" – and was based on Derby Council’s vision for a new “Wembley of the North”. Ayrton drew up plans in 1946 for the new stadium to replace the existing Municipal Sports Stadium on the outskirts of the city, but the scheme never came to fruition.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Model for "County Borough of Derby"
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