The Wells City Harrier's president set a world record in the long jump 50 years ago - on October 14th 1964 at the Tokyo Olympic Games. That distance of 6.76m is commemorated in the Wells Market Place. Mary was the first British female to win an Olympic Gold medal. At the same games she also gathered a silver in the Pentathlon and a bronze in the 4x100m relay. Short video & biography follows
Mary was appointed Hon President of the Harriers back in 1984 and was awarded Freedom of the City of Wells in 2012 to recognise her achievements.