Two photographs of three from the Joan Brown collection (the other can be found here). Top: Club men, wives, girlfriends and friends at The Express Rooms for the 1948 club dinner*. Joan (4th from right eyes closed!), her father Ernie (3rd from right), Jack Osborne (centre) with his arm around his wife. Jack was the first club man to break an hour for 25miles. Also pictured on Joan’s right shoulder is Wally Fluke who was Manager at Claud Butler’s shop in Lewisham.
Bottom photograph is taken at the end of a chilly Balham Rough Riders 25 mile race, February 1948*. Probably on Farleigh Common. Centre front in the cape is Charlie Press. All others as yet unidentified.
Have you or any family members got any photos or club memorabilia from the Balham CC years? Email me at email@example.com or drop me a line in the comments box. I would love to hear from you.
Thanks to Joan for the photographs and information. *Date approximate