From the Mitcham Youth Handbook of 1949
MITCHAM ATHLETIC CLUB
This nationally famous Athletic Club, numbering many Olympic and international athletes among its members, has a considerable youth section. It gives coaching to young athletes and runs a scholar-ship scheme by which promising youngsters are given free membership of the Club for a year. During the summer meetings are all out-doors at the News of the World track on Tuesday, Thursday and alternate Monday evenings. During the winter meetings are held on Thursday evenings from 8.0 to 10.0 p.m. in Bond Road School. The Club organises games activities as well as athletics and enters a team in the Youth Council netball league. Club members assist at nearly every sports meeting held in the area. Enquiries to the Secretary, Mr. L. E. Oliver, 33 Burleigh Avenue, Wallington.
Source: Local Studies Centre, Morden Library, Civic Centre, Morden.
Reference: L2 (369) MIT
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ATHLETE MARRIES ATHLETE
Miss Dorothy Proctor, of the Middlesex Ladies’ Athletic Club, and British quarter mile champion in 1827, was married on Saturday, at St. George’s Church, Headstone Middlesex, to Mr. Norman Gunn, who was half-mile champion of Surrey last year. Mr. Gunn is a brother of Miss Muriel Gunn, now Mrs. Cornell, of the Mitcham Athletic Club, the women’s long-jump champion of the world.
Source: Shepton Mallet Journal – Friday 21 December 1928 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)