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Arthur John Moorhouse

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Arthur John Moorhouse (c1880-1912)

1903 Married in Bury to Ellen Thornley

1907 Captain of the Manchester M. C.

1911 Living at 11 Deyne Avenue, Prestwich: Arthur John Moorhouse (age 31 born Bury), Branch Manager - Engineering (Lifts). With his wife Ellen Moorhouse (age 31 born Bury) and their daughter Doris Moorhouse (age 6 born Pretwich). Also his Mother-in-Law Mary Thornley (age 60 born Handforth, Ches,).[1]

1911 Third place in the Isle of Man TT race (senior class) on an Indian.

1912 April. World Record. 'Arthur Moorhouse, on a seven-horse power machine, beat the world motor cycle record from two to five hours at Brooklands yesterday. The conditions were perfect. His figures were:— Two hours- 130 miles 1,020 yards. Three hours— 197 miles 1,271 yards. Four hours— 250 miles 1,045 yards. Five hours— 277 miles 950 yards. He was then in trouble with his machine, or would have gone on for the six hours. The record for two hours was 124 miles 258 yards Mr. J. Haswell on a 3.5-h.p. cycle, and the old for the five hours 268 miles 154 yards, by Mr. W. L. Rhys, also 3.5-h.p. machine.'[2]

1912 April 20th. Died at Brooklands when he crashed in to a telegraph pole at 70 mph.[3] See 1912/04/20 Brooklands Race Meeting

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 19 April 1912
  3. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 22 April 1912