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Remember as a kid going all over the North with The Sheffield United Harriers walking club. The reason for this is that they were taken nearley everywhere by my grandfathers coaches. In fact I was given an inscribed silver tea service inscribed" Presented to G Whiteley Esq in appreciation for his services to the Sheffield United Walkers 1953". I know that they are part of the Hallamshire harriers now.

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Remember as a kid going all over the North with The Sheffield United Harriers walking club. The reason for this is that they were taken nearley everywhere by my grandfathers coaches. In fact I was given an inscribed silver tea service inscribed" Presented to G Whiteley Esq in appreciation for his services to the Sheffield United Walkers 1953". I know that they are part of the Hallamshire harriers now.

Remember Jim Hackwood and Frank Clay, two of the greatest unpaid servants any sport ever had. Also the Holland brothers, lol and Bill Allen, Albert Johnson, and many more.

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Remember as a kid going all over the North with The Sheffield United Harriers walking club. The reason for this is that they were taken nearley everywhere by my grandfathers coaches. In fact I was given an inscribed silver tea service inscribed" Presented to G Whiteley Esq in appreciation for his services to the Sheffield United Walkers 1953". I know that they are part of the Hallamshire harriers now.

Is the Sheffield United Walking Section now a part of Hallamshire Harriers --really?

Incidentally, some intresting stuff on SUH, walkers and famous old local "peds" on Sheffield Indexers. Might be worth getting some of those folks to post some pix on here --though, of course, there ARE some such pix already on other threads re the Star Walk and suchlike.

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Is the Sheffield United Walking Section now a part of Hallamshire Harriers --really?

Incidentally, some intresting stuff on SUH, walkers and famous old local "peds" on Sheffield Indexers. Might be worth getting some of those folks to post some pix on here --though, of course, there ARE some such pix already on other threads re the Star Walk and suchlike.

My father Harry Cooke was a member of Sheffield United Harriers, he was a keen walker.

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Sheffield United Walking Club were part of Sheffield United Harriers , in 1976 the running side of Sheffield United Harriers became part of Sheffield Athletic Club , the walkers remained as a separate unit outside of this .At some time in the last decade Sheffield Athletic Club became City of Sheffield Athletic Club and the walkers rejoined. They were never part of Hallamshire.

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My father Harry Cooke was a member of Sheffield United Harriers, he was a keen walker.

​Remember Harry very well , he was the pilot (cyclist )of all Sheffield United Harriers races and major races that took part 

In the 50's/60's/70's.

 

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tidied up the quote

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My Dad was Bill Abson5a7f246e11512_Sheffwalkers.thumb.jpg.53eaa6894a3ad2dcb7c575ee430610eb.jpg. He is in this picture on lowest standing row, second right in red and white stripes. The man seated just below him was known as 'Toddles'. Other names I remember are Jim Hackwood and Frank Clay but I don't know where they are on the photo. I think there was another Clay - possibly a brother. I don't know when the photo was taken; it was possibly before the war. Dad took part in an England team in Holland in 1938. He emigrated to Australia in 1950 and returned in 1955 but I don't think he competed after his return. He died in 1959 aged 47. I remember travelling a few times by coach to walking races in the mid fifties, certainly to Birmingham, and all the singalongs  on the way home. Also at road races in Sheffield giving out sponges and pieces of orange. I have a few medals of Dad's; one is Eastleigh 50km walk 1945, another is Birmingham 25 miles outer circle 12 July 1930 awarded for finishing in under 4hrs 45 mins. He was 19 at the time.

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Sorry that I made the photo rather big - I couldn't work out how to reduce it back down. JennyT

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Welcome to Sheffield History JennyT

Don't worry about the photo size. It should automatically resize to fit the screen, with the full size version available for viewing with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

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