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  1. JohnHyam

    First meeting-how many riders still alive.

    My first speedway meeting was at New Cross in April 1946. Sadly no riders from that meeting are still with us. RIP.
  2. JohnHyam

    Wimbledon Memories

    South African rider Keith Harvey rode for Wimbledon in the mid-1930s. Have any other South Africans ridden for the Dons?
  3. Have you received the answer requested steve povey? From what I see in preceding posts you have not but I could be mistaken?
  4. JohnHyam

    Wimbledon Memories

    In the 1950s rider Cyril Brine's brother Ted (?) was involved in team management.
  5. JohnHyam

    Ireland's Speedway Tracks

    From "Homes Of British Speedway" the following tracks operated in Ireland: BALLYMENA: The Showgrounds (1 meeting - 1982) BELFAST: Windsor Park (1928), Gibson Park (1947, 1949), Dunmore Park (1950) Also the Thomas/Drury Indoor Ice promotion staged a meeting in Belfast at the Ice Rink around 1987/8 DROGHEDA: Lourdes Stadium (1968) DUBLIN: Harolds Cross (1928), Raheny Pony Trotting Track (1946 - 48), Santry Sports Stadium (1948 -50), Shelbourne Park (1950 - 54, 1961, 1970-71), Chapelizod Stadium |(1950 - 52, 1954), JF Kennedy Stadium (1968), Portmarnock Raceway (1970, 1986) Also a beach track at Dollynmount Strand (1952, 1968-69) LISBURN: Lambeg Stadium (1971)
  6. Meetings schedule 2022 season: April 9th - 10th Greenfield TT May 14th - 15th Peterborough MCN festival of motorcycling June 12th Kings Lynn July 16th - 17th Amman Vallay September 17th - 18th Greenfield Oval
  7. JohnHyam

    Wimbledon Memories

    Excuse me for part answering my own query. In the 1950s possibly Dick and Basil Harris?
  8. JohnHyam

    Ukraine

    Interesting comment by you Doug MacFarlane.
  9. Words not necessarily - of wisdom!!! - passed on by Doug MacFarlane.
  10. JohnHyam

    Wimbledon Memories

    Over its many seasons how many brothers rode for Wimbledon?
  11. JohnHyam

    Wimbledon Memories

    Many thanks andout. I repost the question: Who won the first ever race at Wimbledon's opening speedway meeting in 1928?
  12. JohnHyam

    Wimbledon Memories

    Do you have anyone specific in mind as being the victim of BSF bullying?
  13. JohnHyam

    Wimbledon Memories

    Did the immediate post-war Wimbledon teams circa 1946 include any riders from their pre-war sides?
  14. JohnHyam

    Wimbledon Memories

    Who won the first ever race at Wimbledon's opening speedway meeting in 1929?
  15. JohnHyam

    Bernard Slade details please

    More research for Bernard 'Bronco' Slade appears elsewhere in YEARS GONE BY. See an update for EXETER RIDER elsewhere.
  16. JohnHyam

    Bernard Slade details please

    Bernard 'Bronco' Slade was a 1939 Crystal Palace junior. Between 1947 and 1949 he rode for Exeter and was later team manager.
  17. JohnHyam

    Anyone remember Don Hardy?

    Don Hardy was a 1946 junior at New Cross. In 1947 he joined Exeter then in the 1950s moved to Poole. Can any member provide more details about his speedway career please.
  18. JohnHyam

    Anyone remember Don Hardy?

    Am I correct that Don Hardy learned his speedway while in the army from the 1944-45 tracks laid by soldiers in Italy?
  19. JohnHyam

    Exeter Rider

    An update on research for Bernard 'Bronco' Slade appears elsewhere in YEARS GONE BY. See Bernard Slade details please thread.
  20. Yes I was at the 1956 world final. I recall being in the stadium lift after the the final with other pressmen and the top three in the final. I was given what might be termed 'dirty looks' by the other passengers when I shook Ove Fundin's hand to congratulate him.
  21. JohnHyam

    Bernard Slade details please

    Thank you RoundTheBoards. I made my opening query in regard to 'Bronco' Slade to see if any supporters recalled him in his roles at Exeter Speedway and in later years. I am not seeking personal data about him which a message to Mattie Bates may only result in.
  22. JohnHyam

    Ron Walton 1950s rider

    Ron Walton rode at California-in-England, Poole and Southampton in the late 1950s. Any details about him would very much be appreciated.
  23. JohnHyam

    Ireland's Speedway Tracks

    Correction: the rider involved with Belfast was not Wal Morton but Val Morton.
  24. JohnHyam

    Ron Walton 1950s rider

    Many thanks for the update chunky. I now recall the item but sadly the passing years appear to have taken their toll of me. I can only exit this thread carrying an extremely red face!
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