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Edna Sayers Bridge plaque, Longjetty, 1982

Edna Sayers Bridge plaque, Longjetty, 1982
 
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The stories <i>Edna Sayers</i> and <i>the first Canterbury Velodrome</ i> are featured in the "Images with Stories" section of Pictorial Canterbury. To discover other photographs with substantial stories or written histories featured in the "Images with stories" section of Pictorial Canterbury please ~Link-stories-Link~
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Courtesy Lyn Jackson and the City of Canterbury Local History Photograph Collection
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Information source: Lyn Jackson
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Copied with the permission of Lyn Jackson
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Edna Sayers lived in Earlwood until she moved to Budgewoi in the 1970s. Edna held three NSW Women's Individual Unpaced Records for long distance rides in 1936, and was reputed to have achieved better times than many men in the Goulburn-Sydney race. In those days before women's cycling was an established sport, Edna trained and rode with Earlwood Cycling Club, probably on an unofficial basis. Edna Sayers also competed and won cycle races on the first Canterbury Velodrome. To discover more about the first Canterbury Velodrome please ~Link-EdworthyDonCanterburyVelodrome-Link~ In 1933 a New Zealand woman challenged Sydney women to a walking race from Liverpool to Sydney. The race was held on Saturday 8th April 1933 and Edna was one of the thirteen competitors who took up the challenge. By the time they reached Burwood, Edna was in the lead. It was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 10th April 1933 that it was won by Edna Sayers of Earlwood in 4 hours 2 minutes. To read more about Edna Sayers' life please ~Link-SayersEdna4PC-Link~
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Local History Photograph Collection
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DATE
25 September 1982
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Earlwood, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
DESCRIPTION
The Edna Sayers Bridge plaque which was unveilled by Edna Sayers on 25th September, 1982. This cycleway and pedestrian bridge is over Saltwater Creek, Longjetty.
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100354
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Edna Sayers Bridge plaque, Longjetty, 1982

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