Dick and Zena Smith 10k and 5k Track Races, June 4 at Bury

Our next races will see us contesting the Dick and Zena Smith trophies at the Bury AC Track on Saturday, June 4th, starting at 1.00 p.m.

Dick Smith is number 11 in this photo with John Grocott [17] to the fore. followed by George Lamb [26], Dick Ditchfield [14], Fred Pearce Snr [19], and Ted Sharp [42] close behind. Many thanks to David Lamb – not sure of the year.

As Dave and Pat Evans are unable to attend it would be really helpful if you could let Dave know in advance if you will be there and in what capacity. Lap scorers will be needed! Roy Gunnett will be the day’s Master of Ceremonies, for which many thanks.

Contact Dave at dave.evans08@hotmail.co.uk

Bury Athletics Club, Market St, Bury BL9 9FX

MAP OF THE VENUE

Somewhat wearily I have to report that I won’t make it back – all the more frustrating it being my 75th birthday on June 3rd. At the very least I would have fetched some sparkling wine, some bottles of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord and, of course, the pies! As it is we’re celebrating here on Crete by way of a concert in our garden. Find the invitation below and if by a miracle you can accept, let me know. I’d be well chuffed!

Marilyn’s painting of the entrance to our garden

IN LOVE AND STRUGGLE: TONY’S 75th BIRTHDAY

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th IN OUR GARDEN

A boy soprano in 1957
Up and coming race walker 1969

You are cordially invited to celebrate and/or commiserate with me on my grudging arrival at the grand old age of 75. Well over half a century ago I dreamt of the demise of capitalism, the creation of an authentically democratic society. Today that vision seems far, far away as many seem to be sleepwalking into an authoritarian dystopia.

On a picket line 1979
Speaking in support of JENGbA – Fighting Injustice, Wigan 2015

Yet ordinary life goes on with all its personal highs and lows. Hence I will cease being a curmudgeon and look forward to a delightful early evening of jazz performed by the wondrous Maria Manousakis and the brilliant Hot Club De Grece.

Maria and the Hot Club

On arrival at around 6ish canapes will be served, together with wine as befits our status as middle-class pensioners in exile. If we’d been in Wigan it would have been real ale and pies but you can’t have everything. The concert will kick off at 6.30 after which you will be thrown out to do as you please! No presents but, if you so wish, a bucket donation to Medical Aid for Palestinians gratefully accepted.

LA LOTTA CONTINUA

 Ο ΑΓΏΝΑς ΣΥΝΕΧΊΖΕΤΑΙ

 THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

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APOLOGIES THAT I HAVE NOT CONFIRMED ON OUR WEB SITE THAT THE HORWICH FESTIVAL INCORPORATING THE BRITISH MASTERS 5 KILOMETRES WALK ON SUNDAY, JUNE 19th HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WITHDRAWAL OF SPONSORSHIP. SAD NEWS INDEED.

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3 Responses to Dick and Zena Smith 10k and 5k Track Races, June 4 at Bury

  1. david lamb says:

    I notice in the photo of the start of the Blackpool walk, there is also my dad 26, Dick Ditchfield 14 and just to the right of Dick Smith is Ted Sharp. Do you know what year this is?

    • Tony Taylor says:

      David – Many thanks for the info. I did the post quickly this morning and got diverted. I was just about to go back and add your dad but didn’t recognise Dick Ditchfield. I will add the detail but I don’t know the year. Best.

  2. david lamb says:

    Hi Tony, the man to Dick’s right is Ted Sharp ( number obscured), not to his right as we look at the picture.

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