Newport Harriers Athletic Club and Newport Athletic Club

Scope and Content

Newport Harriers Athletic Club photographs, 1907-1914, and Jubilee Brochure, 1946; Newport Athletic Club annual reports, 1951-1954, photographs, 1905-1909, and photographs and ephemera relating to the Rugby team, 1896-1954; International Cross Country Championships programmes, menu cards and photographs, 1909-1951; Welsh Cross Country Association and Welsh Amateur Athletic Association programmes, 1900-1957; miscellaneous athletics related photographs and ephemera, 1893-1954.

Administrative / Biographical History

Newport Harriers Athletic Club was formed in September 1896 in Newport, Monmouthshire. The Club's inaugural treasurer, Frank Liddington Johns, was instrumental in the creation of the International Cross Country Championships, first held in 1903. Newport Athletic Club was formed in 1875 as the Newport Cricket, Athletic and Football Club; in 1884 the name was changed to Newport Cricket, Athletic, Football and Tennis Club, and in 1895/6 it became Newport Athletic Club.


Arranged into the following: Caerau Harriers Athletic Club; Newport Harriers Athletic Club; Newport Athletic Club; International Cross Country Championships; Welsh Cross Country Association; Welsh Amateur Athletic Association; miscellaneous photographs; miscellanea.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr W. Cook, Newport, 1980.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, List of photographs and printed ephemera Newport Harriers Athletic Club; Newport Harriers website (, viewed 20 May 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names