|Description||Miscellaneous collection of athletics programmes, results and magazines formerly belonging to Ted Clifford. Programmes cover events held between 1936 and 2004 including various international athletics meetings held at the White City Stadium during the late 1930s; the 'British Commonwealth Games' in Edinburgh, 1970; and programmes relating to sports meetings and track and field meetings held in Leamington Spa. The papers also include results for the World Veterans' Marathon held in Coventry on 15 August 1976; various medals awarded to officials as mementos from events; and two issues of athletics magazines: 'Athletics', Volume II, Number II, January 1946; and 'Athletic Review', Volume 4, Number 11, March 1951.|
|Administrative History||Ted Clifford was one of the founder members of the Leamington Cycling and Athletics Club. He was General Secretary from 1938 to 1957, was made a Life Member in 1955, and was Club President from 1960 to 1989. Originally joining as a cyclist, Ted rapidly established a reputation in both sports. He became a well-known and well respected personality within both cycling and athletics circles. This was locally and nationally through his serving the two sports for many years as a Timekeeper at many events. Ted became President of the Warwickshire AAA and was honoured as a Life Vice President of both Midland Counties Amateur Athletics and Midland Counties Cycling Associations. He was team manager for Warwickshire AAA for 21 years and received a certificate commemorating his 60 years’ membership of that Association.|
His wife, Doris, also played a very active role in both sections of the Leamington Cycling and Athletics Club. She held the position of President of the Warwickshire Womens AAA during the years that this was a separate association. The Ted and Doris trophy was first presented in 1992 to commemorate and applaud the invaluable service given to our Club in particular, and the two sports in general, by them both.
Source: Leamington Athletics Club webpage accessed 28 April 2022 via https://leamingtonathletics.club/leamington-athletics-club/
|Custodial History||Papers originally deposited with the West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League prior to transfer to the University of Birmingham.|