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norbold last won the day on March 30 2018

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  1. norbold

    Split Waterman RIP

    Oh yes, the Krays were wonderful people; they loved their mother and didn't at all threaten, torture and murder people to get their own way. A lovely pair of cheeky East End chappies, unlike all those dark skinned foreigners - every single one of them - who have come to London to be specially violent to old foks. Just go away BOBBATH and take your Fascist insights with you.
  2. norbold

    Split Waterman RIP

    Londonistan??? What's that supposed to mean?
  3. Nigel Pearson says Ipswich might get two 5-0s, so you could be ok.
  4. If I wasn't already at home I think I'd go home now....
  5. Krzysztof Kasprzak did!
  6. norbold

    Sandy Powell-Dirt Track Rider

    When did you reach 30, FD? You kept that quiet!
  7. norbold

    Split Waterman RIP

    You don't have to scan in anything and send it to them, you just need to cite the date of the Speedway Star it appears in.
  8. norbold

    Annual Norwich Lunch

    Billy used to be a regular but hasn't been for 2 or 3 years due to his health.
  9. norbold

    Split Waterman RIP

    As far as I understand michig is one of the site's administrators.
  10. norbold

    Annual Norwich Lunch

    I've been to the Norwich lunch every year for the last 15 years or so. As you say, gustix, a lot of former riders normally turn up, though, sadly, they are getting fewer and fewer every year. Amongst the regulars normally are Ove Fundin, Trevor Hedge, Ginger Abigail, Gavin Hedge, Ray Bales, Bert Harkins and Terry Stone. Len Read was also a regular but missed last year, though as he is over 100 now, I think he can be excused. Other well-known speedway personalities, such as the announcer Terry Ripo and "Hawkeye", Tony Hurren, are also regulars. it is a great occasion. The food is always excellent and the company brilliant. It's non-stop speedway chat and nostalgia for about four or five hours! Well worth going to if you can make it.
  11. norbold

    Split Waterman RIP

    As a postscript to the debate about citing a reference to the date of Split''s death, I have just looked up a number of other deceased speedway riders on Wikipedia. Although all of them give the date of death, not one of them has a citation.
  12. norbold

    Split Waterman RIP

    Yes, I've updated many pages before as well. About a year ago I did have the same problem. It was on the page for Stanley Holloway. It was mentioned that he appeared in Concert Party in Clacton when he was first starting out. He actually appeared for three Summer seasons at the West Cliff Theatre, of which I am now Chairman. In our archives we have the old Accounts books for the period 1902-1914. In it, it gives details of how much he was paid each season, so I just thought it might be of some interest to mention how much he was paid on his Wiki Page. So I added it and it was deleted as I didn't source it. So I added the source was the original accounts book in the West Cliff archives. They said that wasn't good enough as it had to be a printed source. Which I thought was very curious as they were willing to accept a secondary source but not a primary soirce.
  13. norbold

    Split Waterman RIP

    Yes, that's the reason they removed mine.
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