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 Brian Stanford Hewson

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Brian Stanford Hewson Famous memorial

Birth
London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England
Death
13 Sep 2022 (aged 89)
South African National Tuberculosis Settlement, OR Tambo District Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
243592259 View Source

European Athletics Champion. He started his running career in grammar school at Mitcham Grammar School, where he won the schools championship in the quarter mile. As a result of his outstanding running ability he was offered a scholarship to Mitcham A.C where in his junior year he won the 880 event in a record time of 1:55.3. In 1955 at the British Games Meeting in London, he became only the fourth man in the world, at that time to run a sub 4 minute mile at a time of 3:59.8. In 1955 at the Men's 1500 metres event at The European Championships in Stockholm he won the gold medal that year. After retiring from running in 1960 he went to work for Simpson's of Piccadilly, London tailor shop. He eventually opened up his own tailoring shop in the east end of London. He was married 3 times and had 3 children with his 2nd wife.

European Athletics Champion. He started his running career in grammar school at Mitcham Grammar School, where he won the schools championship in the quarter mile. As a result of his outstanding running ability he was offered a scholarship to Mitcham A.C where in his junior year he won the 880 event in a record time of 1:55.3. In 1955 at the British Games Meeting in London, he became only the fourth man in the world, at that time to run a sub 4 minute mile at a time of 3:59.8. In 1955 at the Men's 1500 metres event at The European Championships in Stockholm he won the gold medal that year. After retiring from running in 1960 he went to work for Simpson's of Piccadilly, London tailor shop. He eventually opened up his own tailoring shop in the east end of London. He was married 3 times and had 3 children with his 2nd wife.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Alan
  • Added: 16 Sep 2022
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 243592259
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/243592259/brian-stanford-hewson: accessed ), memorial page for Brian Stanford Hewson (4 Apr 1933–13 Sep 2022), Find a Grave Memorial ID 243592259, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Burial Details Unknown.