The following is a plea from James Vaughan who lives in Cambridge and is a keen cyclist.
This is a long shot but I am trying to find out about my great grandfather (pictured) and wondered if anyone could help? (tried Googling etc but no luck)
I think he was called John Holgate and our family is from the Yorkshire area – my Grandma was born in Featherstone. The photograph is from around 1900 I believe and the clock trophy is mine – I remembered a story from when I was a kid about him winning it in a competition and where we used to live in Leeds is a grass racing track at Roundhay Park.
I noticed the photograph mount shows it’s from a shop in Altofts, Wakefield.
I’m a keen cyclist myself competing in mtb events and the odd time trial and came across this photo purely by luck – and recognised the clock! I really want to find out more as cycling appears to be in the blood!
The trail then stops…….
Hope someone can help?