An action finish
In 1948 and 1949 Preston College held their sports day on the cricket ground and cycle track in Preston Park. In 1950 it was held in the Hove Sports Stadium. My first race was the boys 100 yards sprint, Fred Tompsett was waiting at the end of the track hoping to get an action picture. In fact Fred got more action than he bargained for, as on finishing the race, I ran straight into him and we both crashed to the ground. I went to hospital for a check up and that was the end of my sports day.
Sports Day in Preston Park
This photo was the Girls 100 yards handicap race held in Preston Park in 1948. Read from left to right:- Doreen White (aged 9 yrs), not known (this girl always wore long sleeves and dark tights, as seen in the photo, we think she had some sort of skin problem), not known, Rosemary Hough (age 11 yrs), Maureen Simpson, Yvonne Millin.