Athletes and events
Osward Groenings A versatile exponent of England’s enterprise:
James (“Jem”) Sherdon the mystery miler of the Victorian era.
Walter Beavers why was he denied Olympic selection?
Bob Birrell another Birrell brother becomes the best in Britain
Robert Hawkey, The North-East’s forgotten Olympic triple-jumper
Leslie Pinder, the mystery all-rounder
Jack Potts, “The Gateshead Clipper”, the North-East’s neglected hero
Walter Rangeley, –one of the great Northern sprinters of byegone times
Frank Cross – Lancashire’s World-leading half-miler of the 1880s
Sandra Dyson The elegant Lancashire lass whose World record paved the way for Sally Gunnell
Harry Webster Harry Webster, champion race-walker of the 1870s. But was it “unfair going”?
Douglas Lowe, Swing Lowe, but the greatest champion of all said “No!”. A literary mystery
Harold Wood, Wigan miner, World-ranked marathon runner
Walter Henderson stalwart of the high jump and hammer and a discus international at 43
Alice Woods: one of the first British women sprinters of renown