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British athlete Dorothy Tyler competes in the javelin event during the championship meeting of the Mitcham Athletic Club, south London, 28th May 1938.
May 28, 1938
Credit: H. F. Davis


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Obstacle Jump After Dorothy Odam And Dick Tyler’s Wedding In Mitcham, London in 1940.
April 27, 1940
Credit: Keystone-France


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British Olympic high jumper Dorothy Tyler (Odam) jumping over the washing line at her home in Mitcham, Surrey. Dorothy Tyler (Odam) won silver medals in the 1936 and 1948 Olympic Games high jump.
July 09, 1948
Credit: George Konig


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Olympic athlete Dorothy Tyler (nee Odam) with her sons David (left) and Barry, 1st July 1948. She came second in the 1936 Olympic high jump event, and again at the 1948 London Olympics.
July 01, 1948
Credit: Reg Speller


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British athlete Thelma Hopkins (right) accepts the trophy at the Women’s Amateur Athletics Association Championships, 6th July 1957. With her are fellow Olympic athletes and high jump record holders Dorothy Tyler (left) and Sheila Lerwill (centre).
July 06, 1957
Credit: Terry Fincher



Mrs. Edith Cornell, the British woman long jump champion, who excels in other sports, won the women’s shot put championship of the Mitcham Ladies’ Athletic Club, at Mitcham.
January 26, 1931
Credit: Planet News Archive


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British long jumper Muriel Cornell of the Mitcham Athletic Club.
March 22, 1931
Credit: J. Gaiger



Fraulein Martel Jacob, Germany’s champion all round woman athlete, and Mrs Muriel Cornell, England’s champion hurdler and runner (nearer camera) practicing the javelin throw on Mitcham sports ground.
April 05, 1931
Credit: Planet News Archive


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British long-jump champion Muriel CORNELL trains for the amateur female track and field championship at Mitcham on April 15, 1934, as daughter Lorna (left) watches.
April 15, 1934
Credit: Keystone-France



Miss Ada Stone, putting the shot, in the Mitcham Ladies’ Athletic Club contest at Mitcham.
January 26, 1931
Credit: Planet News Archive



Miss D. E. Brown in action in the Throwing the Discus event in the Middlesex Ladies Athletic Club championship meeting at Mitcham, London.
September 28, 1930
Credit: Planet News Archive



The first annual National Junior Track Championships and Open Meeting of the Women’s Amateur Athletic Association took place at Mitcham.
August 27, 1938
Credit: Planet News Archive



Miss Olive Hall set up a new world record for women in the 800 metres when the first annual National Junior Track Championships and open meeting of the Women’s Amateur Athletic Association took place at Mitcham. Her time was 2 mins. 18.7 sec. Miss Hall is a member of the G.E.C. Magnet Harriers.
August 27, 1938
Credit: Planet News Archive



Paavo Nurmi, the famous Finnish runner, outpaced five other companions who were preparing for the British Games at Stamford Bridge, at a trial held at Mitcham, Surrey
May 24, 1931
Credit: Planet News Archive



Miss Kitty Tilley winning the putting the shot event with 32 ft 8 and 1/2 in. in the Mitcham ladies athletic championships at Park Place, Mitcham, London.
July 29, 1933
Credit: Planet News Archive


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Miss O Hall of Magnet Harriers broke the world’s 880 yards record in a time of 2 minutes and 19.6 seconds at the Women’s Amateur Athletic Association championships at Mitcham, London.
August 29, 1938
Credit: A. Hudson


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Des athlètes féminines britanniques s’abritent sous des ombrelles durant les épreuves de sélection le 30 août 1936 à Mitcham, Royaume-Uni.
August 30, 1936
Credit: Keystone-France


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