Cushing, Thomas James (1899-1958), Harrier, Olympian and greyhound racing judge

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Cushing, Thomas James (1899-1958), Harrier, Olympian and greyhound racing judge

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21 Sep 1899-Apr 1958

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Member of Polytechnic Harriers and of the 1924 British Olympic team. ice-President of the Polytechnic Harriers. Involved in greyhound racing since the Southend Stadium opened in 1933 when he became an assistant to Arthur Hall. He was appointed as a judge at Southend in 1937. When the stadium was closed in September 1940, he transferred to Wimbledon stadium where he was Publicity Manager, Judge and Steward.

His sudden death came as a shock to friends who had thought he was making a good recovery from his stroke of the previous week. Tom Cushing endeared himself to everyone with whom he came in contact not only because of his keen interest in all the work he undertook but because he had the human friendly approach and the desire to help other.

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