Wakefield Clarion 1936

July 26, 2012 Richard_calder 2 comments
Until the 1950s, we were Wakefield Clarion. 
Calder Clarion was the name used by all racing members of Clarion Sections in the Calder Valley when they entered races.
In the 1950s, when Wakefield was the last Calder Valley section still in existence so they decided to rename the section as Calder Clarion.

The following details have been kindly provided by Michael Walker.
YORKSHIRE CLARION CYCLING CLUB UNION Established 1905
YORKSHIRE CLARION CYCLING CLUB UNION 1936
Sec: J.R Huggins 19 Elmwood Grove, Mount Street, Batley
Auditors: George Smith (Halifax) E. Sugden (Halifax)
Annual Dinner & Prize distribution Clarion Club House Menston
Sporting Events
April 26 – Union 25 mile
June 21- Union 50 Mile
Sept 13 – Union 100-7 Realiabity Ride
Oct 4  – Union Hill Climb
Prize for fastest 100 mile ride in 1936 season
Yorkshire Union Affiliated Clarion CyclingClubs 1936
Barnsley, Bradford, Brighouse, Crofton, Dewsbury,Dudley Hill, Earlsheaton, Elland, Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Meltham, Mexborough, Newmillerdam, Normanton, Ossett & Horbury, Poppleton, Shipley, Wakefield,Wombwell, York,
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WAKEFIELD CLARION CYCLING CLUB 1936
Sec:  G. Speak, 37 Quebec Street Wakefield
President: W. A . Forrest
Sports Sec: G. Pesterfield
Captain: P. Sowden
Runs start from st michaels at 8:30am during months of April to october the remainder at 9am
March 1936
Almscliffe Crags
York YUM (Yorkshire Union Meet)
Little Ouseburn
Ashopton
Mattersey
April 1936
Cawthorne YUM
Chester – National Easter Clarion Meet
Coxwold
Dob Park
May 1936
Selby YUM
Malham
Holme on Spalding
Wycoller
Ripon inter meet
June 1936
YUM
Wessenden valley
Stamford Bridge
Brimham Rocks
July 1936
Askern YUM
Kilnsey Crag
Fountains Abbey
Byland abbey
Aug 1936
Beverley
Bolton by Bowland
Castleton
Burnsall
Sep 1936
Shipley
Sherwwod Forest
Valley of Desolation (Bolton Abbey)
Nont Sarah’s
Oct 1936
Leeds YUM
Howden
Illkley
Bills-o Jacks
Nov 1936
Ossett YUM
Bronte country
Captain’s run
Floating light
Carlton Towers
HALIFAX CLARION CYCLING CLUB 1936
Sec: Miss R. Howarth 8 Beech Ave, Sowerby Bridge
Pres: Mrs E Hamer
Captain: F. Brown
Sub Captains: H. Squires and F. Tyson
Sports Sec: J. Bell
Meetings held second Wednesday in Friendly and Trades Club, Halifax
Halifax Clarion runs for 1936 start from Lister Lane Bottom
(Note: President Halifax Clarion for following year 1937 H. Hannan)
HUDDERSFIELD CLARION CYCLING CLUB 1936
Sec: A. Wilkinson 11 Birchencliffe Hill Road, Lindley
Pres: George W Dove 135 Hall Cross Road, Lowerhouse
Sports Sec: j. Haigh 322 Ley Moor Road, Golcar
Captain E Heap
Sub Captain : J. Wood
Huddersfield Clarion runs for 1936 start from Lord Street 8am
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CLARION 1939
Wakefield Clarion Sec: G. Speak 41 Quebec street
Halifax Clarion Sec: Miss D. Abbey 127 Lister Lane halifax
Huddersfield Clarion Sec: A.K. Eastwood “Cartref” Hall Bower Lane, Newsome
Yorkshire Clarion Union Sec1939 D. Coleman 83 Northfield Gate, Northowram, Halifax
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CLARION 1951
Official Clarion Cycle Repairers
E.Bradley 114 Lingwell Nook Lane, Lofthouse
C. McCracken 50 Park,Gate Berry Brow, Huddersfield
Edgar Shaw, King Cross, Halifax
NOTE
Michael Walker Source Clarion Handbook 1936

2 Comments on “Wakefield Clarion 1936

  1. HI Martyn;

    All I can tell you is that Earlsheaton Clarion were affiliated to The Yorkshire Clarion Assiciation from 1936 and probably earlier, until the early 1950s.

    We have a member who was in Horbury and Ossett Clarion in the 50s. I will talk to him.

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