Luke J Harris

Passion Points: 245

13 Jan 2019

Luke Harris - historian

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Tags: luke harris Historian 

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10 Nov 2018

W.W. Alexander's

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'One of the worst cases of fouling I've ever seen': W.W. Alexander's reflections on the 1908 Olympics'

 

Article link:

http://www.playingpasts.co.uk/articles/one-of-the-worst-cases-of-fouling-that-i-have-ever-seen-w-w-alexanders-reflections-on-the-1908-olympics/

Passions : History & heritage

04 Nov 2018

Perry Barr Greyhound Racing Track was originally Birmingham’s athletics venue

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Tags: 2022withyou Birmingham Sport Commonwealth Games 2022 History and heritage 

Birmingham’s only remaining greyhound Stadium in Perry Barr was firstly the home of Birchfield Harriers Athletic Club.This was opened as the ‘Alexander Sports Ground’ and was named after W.W. Alexander, an instrumental figure in the clubs history.In 1977, Birchfield Harriers left and moved to the Alexander Stadium, one of the key venues for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Passions : History & heritage

04 Nov 2018

Jack Price: Birmingham's First Marathon Champion

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Tags: 2022withyou Birmingham History Birmingham Sport Commonwealth Games 2022 History and heritage 

Jack Price, who ran for Small Heath Harriers won the first ever Marathon race to take place in the Midlands in May 1908. This race acted as a trial race for the 1908 Olympics held in London. After being selected for the British team, Price withdrew from the race after 15 miles in extremely hot weather.

Passions : History & heritage

04 Nov 2018

Birmingham's bid for the 1992 Olympic Games

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Tags: Commonwealth Games 2022 

In October 1986, Birmingham went up against five other cities for the right to host the 1992 Olympic Games. The overwhelming favourite to win the bid was Barcelona, which won in the third round of voting. If Birmingham had been successful, it would have seen many new stadiums constructed, including a new athletics stadium built upon the site of the NEC.

Passions : History & heritage

30 Oct 2018

1867 National Olympian Games held in Birmingham

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Tags: Commonwealth Games 2022 

1867 National Olympian Games held in Birmingham

Passions : History & heritage

23 Oct 2018

Birmingham's Bid for the 1992 Olympics

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Great 'did you know' sports facts relating to Birmingham.

Passions : Sport & leisure

23 Oct 2018

Jack Price - Birmingham's First Marathon Champion

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Great 'did you know' sports facts relating to Birmingham.

Passions : Sport & leisure

23 Oct 2018

1867 National Olympian Games held in Birmingham

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Passions : Sport & leisure

08 Oct 2018

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