The collection relates to: American outdoor sporting events, 1911-1956; sport in American universities, 1900-1957; Australian Championships, 1890-1956; British regional athletics, 1903-1957; British Services and Police athletics, 1868-1957; club athletics, 1896-1956; international sports, 1914-1957; National athletics, 1891-1957; professional athletics, 1897-1956; road races, 1879-1957; road walking, 1880-1957; British schools athletics, 1838-1957; Scottish events, 1897-1956; British University and Inter University Athletics, 1899-1957.
Joe Binks Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 150 JB
- Dates of Creation1838-1957
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description22 boxes
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Joseph (Joe) Binks (1874-1966), former holder of the British mile record and athletics correspondent of the News of the World for 54 years. He set the British mile record in 1902 at 4 minutes 16.8 seconds, only broken in 1921 by Albert Hill.
Reference: The Times (31 Jan 1966).
The collection is arranged alphabetically within the subjects described above.
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Further deposits are not expected.