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Bernard Baldwin, Barry / Mountain Ash - Athletics

Born in Barry, 1925 Bernard Baldwin was steeped in the athletic scene from childhood.

In 1943 he was Welsh A.A.A. junior men's mile champion and a cross country international, soccer in the Welsh League teams Tynte Rovers, Abercynon and Penrhiwceiber showed his overall command of sport and this participation was to compliment his all round knowledge when administration became his means of involvement.

It started in 1949 but it was when he became secretary of Welsh AAA and British Olympic Association (Wales)-1966-175 that his ability was rewarded.

Having lived in Mountain Ash since 1950 he used his knowledge and aided the famous Nos Galan Road Races there, which started in 1958 and saw some of Britain's best athletes compete. His efforts in athletics saw him rewarded in 1971 with the MBE.