MEMORABILIA: Balham CC 100 miles Standard medal made in 1931

The club has just acquired a Standard medal for its collection. The medal was given to RA Raxworthy for his efforts in the 1931 Balham 100. In pristine condition, the mark reveals it is sterling silver and made in Birmingham in 1931 (Anchor, Lion, Letter G). The maker D&D is currently unidentified. The medal has a familiar design for Balham CC races of the period with a number of features we first examined here

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Balham 100 medal of RA Raxworthy
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The mark on the right shows an anchor, a lion and the letter G

The time is recorded in a list of Standard winners in the 1932 Handbook

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CORRECTION: 8 DECEMBER 2019 Copy changed to reflect identification of the medal as a Silver Standard not for a race as previously described


Your Help

Have you or any family members got any club memorabilia from the Balham years? Can you shed any further light on RA Raxworthy? Email me at balhamcyclingclub@btinternet.com or drop me a line in the comments box. I would love to hear from you.


Sources

The Silver Marks website

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