Archive | February 1, 2018

Frank Cross – Lancashire’s World-leading half-miler of the 1880s

Britain’s fastest middle-distance runner for almost 40 years from the 1880s onwards was a Lancastrian. Francis John Kynaston Cross, known familiarly as “Frank”, had been born in Eccles, which was then in Lancashire and is now part of Greater Manchester, on 14 November 1865. The Cross family had become immensely wealthy as cotton-mill owners, and […]

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