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September 1948

South Yorkshire Times September 25, 1948

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Quite a story for a Thurnscoe girl. Muriel Pletts of Airedale Harriers, who ran in the 100 m for Great Britain at the Olympic games, was competing in the recent 100 yards handicap at Stocksbridge Works Social Services Athletic events — but it was a Thurnscoe girl with almost the same name (Platts) who stole the thunder.

Freda gave two yards and a sound beating to Nellie Bishop, among others in her heat; Muriel was beaten in her heat and Thurnscoe’s 15 years old runner was the ultimate winner. Freda was 15 in May.

Most recent successes have included two seconds at Brodsworth and at Bolton, and a third in the Yorkshire schoolgirls’ 150 Yards championship at Bridlington.

Freda has been in good hands. A member of Hickleton Main Youth club
been trained by Club, she has been trained by Mr W. Glover, colliery overman, who looks after this side of the club’s activities. The club have secured 44 prizes, in all this year at open events.

They also Won the Salisbury Cup (Dearne District championship) for the third year in succession, Freda has been school Captain at the Hill School and led the athletic team to three trophy successes.

The youth Club are now affiliated to the N.C.W.A. and the N.C.A.A.