Nellie Batson Loines was also an avid road walker and was co-founder of the first British international road walking team. In 1959 they travelled to Copenhagen to successfully represent England against the Danish national team. Amongst her papers can be found the itinerary for the visit, hosted by the Dansk Gangforbund, a member of the Danish Sports Federation (Central Association of Physical Training).After twelve years of regular competition, Nellie decided to retire from track to, in her words, ‘take things easy’. Following her retirement from athletics, she worked as a clerk at Wilsdon and Company until her death on 13 January 1995.
In 1960 Nellie Batson Loines was elected a lifetime member of the Small Heath Harriers and the collection attesting to her athletic achievements can be found in Archives, Heritage and Photography at the Library of Birmingham.
Kevin Roberts, Archivist Nicola Crews, Archivist