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Stoke’s Sporting Hall of Fame – We need your help!!

In the 75th anniversary year of Tommy Godwin’s world record breaking ride, we’d like to ask for your help in getting Tommy Godwin entered into Stoke’s Sporting Hall of Fame.

Current members include darts legend Phil Taylor, footballers Stanley Matthews, Roy Sproson and Gordon Banks, cricketers David Steele and Bob Taylor, hockey gold-medallist Imran Sherwani and squash player Angela Smith. Two Stoke-on-Trent cyclists also join this heavyweight sporting elite: Les West and Roy Swinnerton.

We can’t think of anything more fitting and appropriate than for Tommy to be added as the third cyclist to be entered into Stoke-on-Trent sporting folklore, in this 75th anniversary year. In truth, the fact that Tommy has not already been entered into Stoke’s Sporting Hall of Fame is a huge oversight when fully appreciating the extent of his achievements.

The Sentinel newspaper will hold it’s annual Sports Personality of the Year awards on June 5th, 2014. (Coincidentally, June 5th is Tommy’s birthday!)

Please help us to get Tommy entered into the Sporting Hall of Fame by sending an email with a short message with your own reasons why you think Tommy should be considered.


Alternatively, you can phone Chris on (01782) 864164.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday, March 24.

Many thanks.

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