Local Folk

Brighton & County Harriers c1943/44

By Terry Shorter

In my young days I was a member of the  Brighton & County Harriers. This photo was taken c1943/44 at Preston Park, which was our original training ground.

Eventually we moved out to the Greyhound Stadium in Hove, and changed our name to Brighton & Hove Athletic Club.

I am the middle boy in the front row. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else here? If you do please leave a comment below.

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Photo:Brighton & County Harriers

Brighton & County Harriers

From the private collection of Terry Shorter

This page was added on 17/06/2010.
Comments about this page

Back row: 1st left John Hook, 4th left Dick Webb, 10th left (tall one) Cyril Wingate, 3rd right Alf Palmer, 5th right Tom Heather. Middle row. 3rd left Alan Hill, 4th right Les Kent, %th right Derek Greenaway. These were all around when I joined Brighton Athletic Club in 1956. When Reg Hook gets to see this picture he will name many more (and possibly correct some of mine!)

By Roy Taylor (05/07/2010)

Correction to earlier comment. Derek Greenaway is middle row 5th right. Also back row 9th left John Hay. Middle row 2nd left Malcolm Inns, 1st right Joe Butchers, 2nd right Jack Nicks

By Roy Taylor (06/07/2010)

I was in the photo above taken in 1945 at Preston Park cricket ground. I am the boy in the front row at the furthest right sitting down. I have fond memories of these days in the Brighton and County Harriers and my running days.

By roy tullett (12/07/2015)

My father, Bert Darrington, was a member in the 1930s and I still have his medals and prizes for races he won in about 1932-1935. Is there anyone left who remembers those times? Fay Symes (nee Darrington).

By Fay Symes (19/04/2016)

My Dad (Herbert) Maurice Martin was also a member probably in the 30s.  We had the cups and medals but they have been passed on.

By Val Gabriel (17/07/2016)

Has anyone got any information about Brighton Harriers from its foundation date until 1899? Also does anyone know if Lewes had a harrier club in this time slot. I have tried all the obvious sources and have drawn a complete blank. Many thanks.

By colin kirkham (02/08/2016)

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