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Britain’s first ever gold medallist


Sunday 21st August. Yet more rain! Apart from earlier in the year, we don’t seem as if we have had much of a summer here in the UK. Every time I get my bike out it starts raining. This weekend was no different, but the sun did come out on Sunday afternoon, which allowed us to get on our bikes for a short, but enjoyable ride.

As usual I took my small pocket camera with me, in the hope of seeing a picture. I always like to take at least one reasonable shot that can be added to my ever expanding picture library.

Whilst cycling through the village of Shapwick (which is situated alongside the River Stour), we noticed a sign by the local recreation field, which gave information about a local man (Charles Bennett) who was

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in a track and field event. He won his gold medal at the 1900 Paris Olympics with a record breaking 1500m run in 4 minutes 6.2 seconds. Its good to know that a world class Olympian can come out of a small village like Shapwick in Dorset.

Author: Mike McEnnerney Photographer

I've had a passion for photography for as long as I can remember and have been running my own photographic business for many years. This also carries over into my personal interests: I love the great outdoors and enjoy nothing better than to be outside taking photos and combining this with my hobbies of cycle touring, camping, backpacking, canoeing and just being out in the wilds, or as the Australians say "beyond the black stump" farther into the outback than the city lights.

2 thoughts on “Britain’s first ever gold medallist

  1. Looks lovely! that mill is amazing!

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