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25 August 2008

Mark Weston (1906 - ?) shot-putter and javelin thrower.

Mary Edith Louise Weston was England’s best female shot-putter 1924-1930 and the best javelin thrower in 1927.

In 1936 Mary became Mark after two operations by Lennox Broster at Charing Cross Hospital. Broster said: “Mr. Mark Weston, who was always brought up as a female, is male, and should continue life as such".

Two months later Mark married his close friend, Alberta Bray, in Plymouth.

His younger sibling, became Harry a few years later.

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