A photograph of my great uncle, Jack (John) Earl who was a child of his father’s second marriage (his step brothers all came from the West Hartlepool area) riding a penny farthing.
Jack Earl was born in 1901 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. I do wonder whether he might have had some affiliation to the Stockton Cycling Club? It would be wonderful if we could find out more about our “Old Time Crack Racing Cyclist”, can anyone help?
On the reverse side of this photograph the following has been handwritten:-
“Still on the Road. Jack Earle, the well known old time crack cyclist, of Middlesbro’, snapped while performing a few of his tricks at Wolviston. Photograph taken by Mr R. W. Elder
111, New Arlington St., Stockton-on-Tees”.