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EARLY WOMEN'S ATHLETICS: Statistics and History

EARLY WOMEN'S ATHLETICS: Statistics and History


Message from Graham Thomas :

I recently got a letter from Eric Cowe, the athletics historian and ATFS member. He enclosed a copy of his new work 'EARLY WOMEN'S ATHLETICS: Statistics and History'. It is the first in a projected series and this volume includes:

  • A Survey of British Women's Athletics before 1921
  • British Women's Year Lists to 1930 inc. year by year summaries and results of WAAA Championships
  • British Progression Lists 1921-8
  • International Matches 1921-1928
  • Feature on early Irish athletics

Though it mainly concentrates on British athletics, this publication is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of women's athletics. Statisticians will be impressed with Eric's detailed lists.

The 160 page work is a quality A5 softback book including original photographs and illustrations. It represents years of painstaking research and is available from the author at: 4 Preston Tce, Crossflatts, BINGLEY, West Yorkshire BD16 2SE, ENGLAND

Price (inc postage/handling) 12 (for UK) DM 38.00 FF 125 $20 (US I think) 37,000 Lire. Remittance by cash (to nearest practicable amount) in above currencies or by cheque drawn on a UK bank.

Limited number s of Eric's excellent earlier work 'International Women's Athletics: 1890 to 1940 (deep All-Time lists as at 1 January 1940 plus progression recordsd from 27 countries) available at only 3 (DM 9.00 FF 30 $5 9000 Lire)


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