Elijah Scott (1869-1940): The Dearne Valley’s Forgotten Champion

Join local historian Stephen Miller as he delves into the life of Elijah Scott, the champion cyclist from the Dearne Valley

Dates

Start Date: 27th March 2019, 19:30
End Date: 27th March 2019, 21:00

Event Info

Scott was born in Mexborough and spent most of his life living and working in Darfield and Barnsley. He lead a dual life as a coal-miner and champion cyclist, winning over 300 titles in an illustrious career. Having once been the Dearne Valley’s most famous son he is now almost totally forgotten.

On the 150th anniversary of his birth come and find out more about this complicated and controversial character.

The talk is being given on behalf of the Mexborough & District Heritage Society.  Visit their website for information about the forthcoming event. https://mexboroughheritage.wordpress.com/category/forthcoming-events/

This project is supported by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership’s community grant scheme http://discoverdearne.org.uk/projects/grant-programme-related-dearne-activities/

Address

Concertina Club Dolcliffe Road Mexborough South Yorkshire S64 9AZ

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