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  1. HertsRacer

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    One could be Ellis Perks.
  2. HertsRacer

    Scam Warning

    You can laugh but last year I received a phone call telling me that one of my long lost relatives had died without leaving a will and they had traced me as a beneficiary of his estate. Thought it was a scam and gave the poor caller some heavy abuse. Turned out it was all true and am now awaiting a rather large cheque to arrive.
  3. And this is speedway's main problem. Once a track goes, thats it, there is nowhere out there to replace it. In the old days if a track closed there was plenty of stadiums available to introduce a new team, but one by one the stadiums have all gone, leaving the sport with just the bare bones.
  4. HertsRacer

    Mildenhall 2021

    Don't know if this is the same person, but there was an Ian Peel who was a Kings Lynn junior in the late 1970's. He appeared at Mildenhall in the Suffolk Junior Championship in 1978. He may have appeared in some second halves there as well, I don't know. He did make four appearances for Boston the following season. All I know of his background is that he was born in 1960 in Spalding.
  5. HertsRacer

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    AZ were the only manufacturer to approve the 12 week gap. Initial data from Israel who are providing AZ with their post jab medical data suggest that the vaccine actually works better after a longer gap between doses.
  6. HertsRacer

    First meeting-how many riders still alive.

    August 2019 in Australia.
  7. HertsRacer

    First meeting-how many riders still alive.

    Yarmouth v Norwich 'B' in 1961. Yarmouth - Johnny Fitzpatrick, Roy Trigg, Ivor Brown, Geoff Pymer, Ken Last, Ron Bagley, Jim Chalkley. Norwich - Clive Featherby, Peter Atkins, John Debbage, Terry Betts, Harry Edwards, Cyril Crane, Trevor Hedge. As far as I know Roy Trigg, Terry Betts and Trevor Hedge are still with us, but sadly Ivor Brown, Geoff Pymer, Ron Bagley, Clive Featherby and Harry Edwards have all passed away.
  8. HertsRacer

    Who will help with nationality?

    Andy Nichol was a regular at Marine Gardens, Edinburgh in 1929, so was probably Scottish as well.
  9. HertsRacer

    BSPL AGM

    There's a Facebook site called Bring back Southampton Speedway, run by a supporters group who have ambitions of bringing back speedway to Southampton. Not much information about how or where this may happen however.
  10. HertsRacer

    BSPL AGM

    Do you mean Tyburn Gallows who I believe was as undertaker. He used to tell people he was a former Hangman's Apprentice. A real character.
  11. HertsRacer

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Won't account for all of them, but no daily death figures reported by NI between 24th and 28th Dec, or Scotland between 25th and 28th Dec.
  12. HertsRacer

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    I think you are right. Two weeks ago we were hoping our area would go down to tier 1 from tier 2. Now we find ourselves in tier 4 even though our rate of infection is and always has been less than the national average.
  13. HertsRacer

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    The new regulations on support bubbles for Tier 2 (which I assume Swindon is) introduced on Dec 2 allows an individual, under certain circumstances, to form a bubble with another household of any size providing that household is not part of another bubble, so two seperate couples from different houses could not meet, but if three were from a single household and the other from another then yes they could under some circumstances.
  14. HertsRacer

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Certainly pubs have a duty to inforce the rules which apply to them. Big fines if they don't. Our local authority has written to all the pubs explaining the rules, so no excuses. As for bubbles, that's more for the individuals. The landlords can't be held responsible if people lie to him unless he knows they don't meet the criteria, in which case he should refuse to serve them. Otherwise if found out the individuals face a fine. I assume the same rules apply to cafes which are a single household/bubble indoors and a maximum of six from mixed households outdoors per table.
  15. HertsRacer

    The earliest speedway meeting 1928

    The meeting was also heavily advertised in the Daily Mirror the week leading up to the meeting. If you have access to the British Newspaper Archive website they also published some terrific photos after the event showing both singles and sidecar action during the day.
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