London Marathon bid for Sheffield ‘Nannan of Steel’

London Marathon runner Lindsay Cummings, with brother Calum, who ran the Inverness Half Marathon with her.

London Marathon runner Lindsay Cummings, with brother Calum, who ran the Inverness Half Marathon with her.

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Lindsay Cummings will run up more than £1,000 for the Women Of Steel statue in the Virgin London Marathon - in memory of her ‘nannan’ Mary Curbishley, writes Graham Walker.

Mum of four Mary, who built spitfire parts at Laycock’s factory in Sheffield, died last year, aged 87.

Lindsay Cumming's nannan and Sheffield Women Of Steel Mary Curbishley, who died in 2013, aged 87.
Lindsay Cumming's nannan and Sheffield Women Of Steel Mary Curbishley, who died in 2013, aged 87.

Proud grand-daughter Lindsay, 31, of Inverness, a physiotherapist, was raised on stories about her gran’s Sheffield grit.

 

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