Enormous thanks to Roy Gunnett and Dave Evans for pulling together this roster of Blackpool victors. As for the photo of Bobby Bridge found by David Lamb to be seen below. It shows allegedly Bobby passing through Chorley on his way to Blackpool on July 1st, 1928. However, this does not tally with the fact that the 1928 race was held on October 6th and that Bobby lost a leg in a motor-bike accident in 1926!! More detective work is clearly required. In the meantime, I couldn’t resist putting up the wonderful image!
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Looking at the list of winners, John Paddick should be listed in the 3 time winners!
Peter – well spotted. Will correct.
Joyce – good question as to whether a First ‘Ladies’ trophy was included. Will pursue.
Thanks Tony 🤗
I see that R. Wallwork won in 1921 and J. Hopkins won in 1926. I didn’t know thew were so OLD!!
The list of winners takes us through to 2006. My recollection is that there were races in 2007 and 2008 also — in 2008 the race was won by Ray Pitts. Was that the final Blackpool?
What has happened to Andy Trigg
1991 winner? Superb stylist and future International Walker?