Roger Bannister’s Four Minute Mile

Sixty years ago today the runner Roger Bannister, descendant of the Bannisters of Park Hill, Barrowford, achieved the ‘impossible’ by breaking the four minute mile. It was a true landmark of physical human achievement. Today and the rest of this anniversary year we celebrate his wonderful achievement which is being remembered around the world. Here is an interview on the BBC and a report the Washington Times.

This is the film of the run…

Roger Bannister has supported the heritage centre since its inception.

Bannister 1983  Bannister 2003