The following has been kindly supplied by Bob Dobson

The following has been kindly supplied by Bob Dobson

photos supplied by Murray Lambden shows Harry above (on right) at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games with son Mick C717 and daughter-in-law Ann. 

Below taken at the 1985 Lugano Trophy weekend on the Isle of Man shows Harry in middle with John Cannell, Mick and Ray Hankin.


It is with deep regret that I report that at the age of 86 Harry Holmes Jnr C303 crossed life’s finishing line.
He died in the evening of Tuesday 18 August and the next morning was found by his son Michael (as he always called him) when paying his daily morning visit to his home where he lived alone.
For many months he had suffered thyroid cancer which was speading to other parts of his body. He was attended by MacMillan nurses and the due diligence of Mick and his daughter in law Ann.
Although offered care in a hospice his wish was to stay in his own surroundings at home.
He became a Centurion in 1960 in the Leicester to Skegness in the colours of Yorkshire Walking Club following in the footsteps of his father Harry Holmes Snr C104 and encouraged his son to follow with Mick C 717 completing a trio of Holmes Centurions in 1982.
Harry was an ever present supporter of the Bradford 50 kms as the race passed his house and with Mick he attended me in my efforts to win this prestigous race.
He was a reliable club man and took great pride in the team successes he had , none more so than his National 100kms team gold with Boundary Harriiers in 1981.
To his family, especially his son Mick and daughter Heather, we send our sincere condolences. Others may like to do so via email to  or Mick and Ann Holmes 27 Midland Rd
Baildon,Shipley, West Yorkshire BD 17  6 AT.

The funeral will take place on THURSDAY 3 SEPT. at  2.40 pm at  NAB  WOOD CREMATORIUM , BINGLEY ROAD , SHIPLEY ,  BD18  4BG  West  Yorkshire.(Tel.01274-584109)

The family have asked for no flowers but any charitable donations in lieu can be sent by cheques made payable to  MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT and sent to Mick and Ann at the above.

Gift Aid forms can be downloaded from the Macmillan Nurses website.

Bob Dobson C786