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  1. HertsRacer

    Has anyone been anywhere yet

    Remember seeing them win the Amateur Cup at Wembley in 1961 against West Auckland Town in front of 100,000 spectators. Great side back then.
  2. HertsRacer

    Corona virus

    Think masks would be a absolute requirement to combat the additional transmission risk in talking above the noise of the bikes. Also I note that one of the suggestions for outdoor music concerts is payment for entry through E Tickets so there is a contact for you in case of somebody attending unknowingly having the virus. Could be that you may need to sign in at the stadium as is required for pubs.
  3. HertsRacer

    Great Yarmouth/norfolk

    Ironic that they got kicked out league prior to the 1954 season because they only wanted to run during the holiday season. Went there for my first ever meeting in 1961, their last season, while on holiday. I remember there was a big crowd watching. I'm sure it would be viable if they could ever get the stadium owners to agree. E
  4. HertsRacer

    geoff penniket

    I remember him riding briefly for the Romford Bombers in 1970. Finished his career at Workington the following year.
  5. Would be a must. The 2m rule has not been scrapped, the wording is that you can be 1m plus, but should take a number of precautions eg wear a mask. Also one of speedway's main problems reopening would be noise. Pubs are now banned from having loud music of any sort so as to prevent customers having to shout above the noise, which is thought to increase the risk of transmission, the shouting that is not the music. So again the only way speedway could overcome a similar obstacle with bike noise would be for masks to be compulsory.
  6. Not so easy. Friend of mine who runs a pub showed me the list (46 pages) issued after the announcement of the reduction as to things he will have to do in order to open. Mind boggling. Cant see any promoter or stadium owner having the cash to make tracks Covid safe for spectators.
  7. HertsRacer

    Odsal hopes

    In fairness to your dad it wasn't West Ham moving down but Romford Bombers using the track as a stop gap. As a Bombers supporter I didn't enjoy going to Custom House either. Didn't feel the same.
  8. Try Speedway Researcher website. Certainly got details of some of the home meeting second half's
  9. HertsRacer

    Corona virus

    I spoke to a friends wife yesterday who is a Death Registrar at a hospital. I asked her the question, if a person was knocked down by a lorry and killed and the autopsy showed they were carrying the virus would he be included as a Covid death. The answer was yes.
  10. HertsRacer

    Former Riders

    Saw him riding for Yarmouth. Also rode for West Ham, Rye House and Swindon.
  11. HertsRacer

    Corona virus

    Well it says cycle, does'n't say how powered.
  12. HertsRacer

    Corona virus

    You are allowed to do that.
  13. HertsRacer

    Corona virus

    Can't comment on Spain, but a large percentage of cases in Italy are from one region, Lombardy. It is already been said that there are more older people in the country. Also Italian families are more closely linked than many other countries, ie they spend more time together, therefore the virus is easily transmitted.
  14. HertsRacer

    Corona virus

    I do agree. The problem is knowing what to believe. There are people who post knowingly false information on social media which gets picked up on and is believed to be true when it isn't.
  15. Sitting in front of my computer doing more research on my Family Tree.

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