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Snook, Williamlocked

(1861–1916)
  • Wilfred Morgan

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Snook, William (1861–1916), athlete, was born at Belle Vue, St Julian, Shrewsbury, on 3 February 1861, the son of George Snook, a road surveyor, and his wife, Mary, formerly Corfield. He was educated at Admaston College, Shropshire, and began competing in sprint handicap races at the age of sixteen, but soon found he was better suited to longer distances. It is said that he once ran ...

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