Hugh’s Gems 9

The ninth collection of photographs and cuttings from Hugh Barrow is attached.  Previous selections of his from many sources have proved popular and this group should prove no less welcome.  They come from across the generations and mix first class photographs with important historical documents – this first one is from 1904 and is the Edinburgh University team at Anniesland which is followed by a real cracker – Jim Ryun waiting to congratulate Peter Snell when he had finished signing autographs.  Super photo for which credit goes to Mike Faneli.

Ryun waiting to congratulate Snell who is busy signing autographs


Stewart and McCafferty cooling their feet after a hot race


Ibrox Track Construction

Junior Men’s Mile, Floodlit meeting, Ibrox 1962, Result below

This is the original telegram ALF SHRUBB sent on November 5th 1904, less than two hours after breaking 8 “World’s Records” in one race on the track at Ibrox Park, Glasgow! The telegram was sent to his fiancee Miss Ada Brown in North London  (Perhaps Hugh Barrow can identify the Glasgow post office?).  Shrubb thrilled the crowd by running 10 miles in 50mins 40.6secs, which stood as a world best for 24 years and GB best for 31 years!    (This one came from Rob Hadgraft)

Policeman’s Race at Ibrox Sports

Cycle Race

Zatopek in Scotland

Mike Ryan and Willie Fleming at Hamilton

Fleming and Ryan at Hamilton

From ‘World Sports’



Notice of a football match