Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Nelly Ridge-Jones

The Fourth of July 1908 saw women grace the new Brooklands track for the first time as Miss Muriel Thompson won the Ladies Bracelet Handicap from Mrs Locke King. Trailing at the back of the field on her brother Arthur's 17.5 horse power Sunbeam came Miss Nelly Ridge-Jones, daughter of London Welsh surgeon Thomas Ridge-Jones. Now Nelly may not be the most talented Welsh woman to take part in a motor-race but she must surely have been the first!

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