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  1. norbold

    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    And Stan Stevens beating Barry Briggs at West Ham.
  2. Sounds like the name of a good book to me....
  3. I have been inspired to start this topic by something E.I. Addio wrote and also something I wrote. E.I. mentioned how well he still remembered two races between Christer Lofqvist and Reidar Eide at West Ham in 1970 and I wrote about a race I saw at Harringay in 1961 in the Provincial Riders' Championship when Trevor Redmond unluckily lost the title in his last race because he threw a chain on the last bend. Because of the drama of the race , I can still remember the race vividly, even though it is now nearly 60 years ago! So, I was just wondering if there is one race in particular that people can still remember from years ago. It doesn't necessarily have to be the best race they ever saw (like the one in my case), but just a vivid memory.
  4. norbold

    Christer and Reidar

    I was at the meeting and I have just got my programme out to see if I wrote anything on it as I sometimes did if there was anything worth recording. However, the only thing I wrote was on Heat 13 where I wrote, "Christer from behind." I don't particularly remember those races like you do, E.I., but I was always very impressed by Reidar Eide at West Ham. He rode it very well and it was always a bit of a surprise to me that he never quite made it to the big time the same way Sverre did.
  5. norbold

    Harringay Memories

    No, it was won by Reg Reeves. Trevor Redmond should have won as he was easily the best rider on the night. After four rides each, Redmond and Reeves both had 12 points. When they met, Redmond was well in front when his chain broke on the last bend and he finished last. He then beat Maury Mattingly in the run-off for overall second place.
  6. norbold

    Provincial League Riders Championship

    That's the only one I saw as well. Trevor Redmond was desperately unlucky not to win. He was easily the best rider on the night and was well in front of Reg Reeves in their last ride when he shed his chain on the last bend.
  7. norbold

    London History Site

    An application to run speedway at Charlton Greyhound Stadium was made in 1938 and again in 1948. Both were turned down by the ACU. In 1965, Wally Mawdsley, Pete Lansdale and Len Silver made another attempt to enter a Charlton team in the newly formed British League again at the greyhound stadium. They signed up Denis Newton, but nothing came of it.
  8. norbold

    London History Site

    I don't know about Frank Arnold but Croydon Speedways Ltd applied to run speedway on its original site in 1948 and 1950. Both times the local Council turned down permission due to objections by local residents protesting about the noise.
  9. norbold

    London History Site

    Although I never saw speedway at Walthamstow, I knew the stadium very well. My school sports' ground was close by and the start of our route on the dreaded cross country running was to run round the stadium (outside!) before heading off for the forest...
  10. norbold

    London History Site

    Ah, I can beat you there as the only one I missed out on was Walthamstow. Managed to get to all the others!
  11. norbold

    The Name's NOT the Same...

    No, but thanks for pointing that out. I shall have to go in and correct Wiki.
  12. norbold

    The Name's NOT the Same...

    No, the rider who won the World Championship was Bjorn Knutson. However his name was often spelt wrongly with two s's for most of his career.
  13. norbold

    The Name's NOT the Same...

    Bjorn Knutsson/Knutson
  14. norbold

    The name's the same!

    I doubt it very much. Just about the only passages that were accurate were the ones he lifted word for word from my Speedway in London without any thanks or acknowledgement whatsoever.
  15. norbold

    The name's the same!

    Tommy Price - one from the North who rode for Liverpool and Preston and the one born in Cambridge who rode for Wembley and won the World Championship in 1949. As totally confused by Brian Belton in his book, Hammerin' Round!
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