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Small Heath Harriers

Laurence Breakwell

knowlegable brummie
I cannot see a thread for Small Heath Harriers so I thought I would start one and would be glad to hear any stories etc.
My Dad Reginald Breakwell ran for them in the late 1940s. The club later amalgamated with Solihull Athletic Club. The solitary runner was my father.
 

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JohnWish

master brummie
Wow fame at last. I am in a photo at BHF (photo 2). I was probably 13/14 then and it was the only time I did cross country running. Instead of running over wet rough muddy countryside I found playing rugby on a wet rough muddy field preferable.
My father must have been disappointed. He was in the club by 1922. The club photo for that year is attached, he was 17. According to his membership card, the Club HQ was at the Small Arms Inn Muntz street isnt that where SH alliance had its ground ?). Its training quarters were the Bull Head, Coventry Road where I think the photo was taken.shh22b.jpg
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmy
Looking at the year 1922 it looks like the Annual Meetings were held in October, and their "annual" in April.

There is a mention in November of the Bull's Head, Yardley being their HQTS.

There are details of the Annual Boxing Day Run.


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JohnWish

master brummie
Looking at the year 1922 it looks like the Annual Meetings were held in October, and their "annual" in April.

There is a mention in November of the Bull's Head, Yardley being their HQTS.

There are details of the Annual Boxing Day Run.


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Thank you. In 1922 their HQ was Small Arms Inn, Muntz Street but their Training Quarters were the Bulls Head. I have my father's membership card.
 

Ken Cooper

New Member
My mother was a member before the second world war, and I am trying to find out more information about her and the club as it was then.

My mother was Phyllis Archer and she was a member of the road walking team from 1936 to 1940, their record in the British AAA championships was 1936 1st, 1937 1st, 1938 1st, 1939 2nd, 1940 2nd. She also threw the Javelin and was selected for the 1940 Olympic Games, unfortunately cancelled because of the war. I have a list of her awards and copies of photographs of her taking part. Her coach was Mr C Lewis.

I can't find any further details of the club at this time.

Can anyone provide more help please.
 

Janice mcevilly

New Member
My Grandad was in small heath harriers
His name was Albert Owen
He was a member in the late 1800’s early 1900’s.
He won several medals/ watches but unfortunately sold them ( he didn’t want his children arguing over them )
I would love to know where they are ?
 
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