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  1. iris123

    Speedway's future IMO

    Good golly miss molly !!! I doubt even dear old Johnnie Hoskins himself went that long without paying to get into a speedway meeting !!! You must be a record breaker gustix
  2. iris123

    New Cross track

    You should have just referred to this item on the much linked to Defunct Speedway Site written by a certain John Hyam( you might know him ?) which mentions the size of the track http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/New Cross.htm Also a good reference often linked tohttp://www.speedwaymuseumonline.co.uk/n tracks.html
  3. iris123

    New Cross track

    Very surprised that a veteran and ex journalist should get confused about the size of his first and favourite track !!!
  4. iris123

    Other Museums

    Anyone know if the museum is still there ? Looked a great place, but the link is now dead and I can’t seem to find a new link or reference to the museum on the Torun Plaza site. Strange
  5. iris123

    Ted Hubbard RIP

    Remember him as one of the top riders in the old BL2 from those championship meetings at Plough Lane in the 70s Sad news RIP
  6. iris123

    Split Waterman RIP

    Exactly criminals partake in crime and someone always has to be the victim. This rubbish about some good criminals from the old days, ignores the fact there were victims if you rob, cheat, ask for protection money and use violence....
  7. iris123

    Split Waterman RIP

    Seems quite strange that someone who has left the country has taken a dig at the changing population and asks ‘where have the white working class gone?’ As if it is ok for them to move to Canada, but not for others to move I had a small discussion with someone on a South London group, who said without really getting to the point they meant ‘Tooting has gone downhill from the 1960s’ my reply was that Tooting was never ‘uphill’ to go down, just the faces have changed
  8. iris123

    Split Waterman RIP

    Well after a bit of a delay, it looks like Wikipedia have accepted that Split is no longer with us, thanks to the Star obituary
  9. iris123

    California name debate

    Yup. In one town in the early 1900s I think there was around 80 German language newspapers !!! Might have been Baltimore. The Heinz ( of baked beans, ketchup etc fame) used to speak german and annually visit the place they originated from, until WWI when they cut off ties.. Love all this stuff Of course Hamburg was one of the main ports to emigrate to America from. Hapag-Lloyd came about from shipping people to the US. Hapag stands for Hamburg- America-Packet-AG (ie company)
  10. iris123

    Split Waterman RIP

    I have already posted the reason given...
  11. iris123

    California name debate

    California was definitely in use in England before the US State took the name. Went to the emigration museum here in Hamburg and they have a map of the US and a button with a few place names. Hamburg, Hannover and one or two others in North Germany. You press the name and all the places in the US which share the name light up. Quite amazing how many Hamburgs or Hannovers there are Looks like California does originate from the Spanish ?
  12. iris123

    Split Waterman RIP

    I guess giving the person the benefit of the doubt, there does seem to be a previous incident of announcing his death prematurely or at least a false rumour
  13. iris123

    Split Waterman RIP

    Did anyone see the message ‘stop adding claims of death until someone can source it properly’ ? Also some semi-protection template has been added, whatever that means https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/921175239
  14. I always prefer to wait for the reason, but I know others like to jump to conclusions. Not that I am going, but I hope the Danish side isn’t too strong. Chance for a few youngsters to show themselves to the UK fans
  15. iris123

    California name debate

    I don’t think I ever went into Tom’s tbh. Not sure what was going on, but I always had to wait in the car while my dad popped in to see him. But knowing my dad it was some dodgy deal

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