One of the threads at this blog is the history of athletics in South East London, including my club the Lewisham-based Kent Athletic Club. Larry Garnham, who is researching Kent AC history, has found this club photo from the 1950s. He has provisionally identified many of the faces, but has quite a few unknowns.
If you recognise any of the faces, or have any memories of the club and its runners in this period (or at other times), do let us know in the comments and we will pass on to Larry.
Back Row: JIM SAMPSON (Thrower), PAT JAMES, PETER MACDONALD, UNKNOWN. RALPH DODKIN (400 hurdles).
Middle Row: UNKNOWN, NORMAN FOX, UNKNOWN, JOHN WHALL (Jumper), UNKNOWN, BRIAN LINES, LES WITTEY, DENNIS MILLGATE (Sprinter), UNKNOWN, ALAN DARVILLE (High Jumper), JOHN COOKE, JIM TREGUNNO (Treasurer)
Front Row: UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN, ARTHUR WHIFFEN, TOM WALKER, FRED LANE (President), FRED TREGUNNO (Secretary), UNKNOWN, EDDIE BABBS, DEREK WALLS, UNKNOWN.
(Dennis Millgate, in the middle row, went on to be Secretary of Kent County Athletics Association from 1965-1974 and 1978 to 1985).
(John Whall, born 25/6/1934 is on the UK all-time lists for a 7:52 long jump at Erith in April 1960; he also won the triple jump at the 1959 AAA British Athletics Championships)
(Fred Lane features in another 1950s photo featured here previously, acting as a starter at Kent AC's Ladywell track, see: http://go-feet.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/friday-photos-16-ladywell-running-track.html)
See previously on Kent AC history:
Herbert Cowper Scard (1865-1931): Lewisham and Blackheath Cross Country Champion
Notes on the history of Kent Athletics (1908)
AJ Lock, 1920s Kent AC Miler