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    Ex Romford, Reading, Sunderland, Wimbledon

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  1. HertsRacer

    Mac Woolford

    Don't remember him ever riding for Romford. He was born in Purton on 1 August 1945, and spent his career which lasted from 1968 and 1971 riding for Swindon and Eastbourne. I do remember seeing him ride for Swindon at Poole when he was just starting out, looping at the gate on his first ride and ending up with the bike on top of him. Looked rather painful. Never quite made it for the Robins but a solid scorer for the Eagles.
  2. HertsRacer

    One Big League - Problem Solved

    Made 4 appearances for Wolverhampton between 1988-1990, 12 for Sheffield in 1991, 6 for Stoke n 1992 and 44 for Long Eaton in 1993.
  3. To be fair the crowds in the last few seasons of the Hammers were pretty poor. As for Romford, they promoted the team as West Ham Bombers which put a lot of people off. Also we knew that we were never going to last the season there, so a lot of the supporters stopped going.
  4. HertsRacer

    Hugh Watkinson

    Brian. I may have a possible lead for you, in a CERA WATKINSON who is the daughter of Hugh's nephew LAURENCE.E WATKINSON, the son of Hugh's brother ERIC. She is now Cera Bulpitt and lives in Ventor, Isle of Wight. If you look at http://www.isleofwightscouts.org.uk/districts/east-wight-district/3rd-ventnor/ she is mentioned as a leader along with her husband Steve. There is a contact page on the site, so you could get in touch with her through that. She may also have better current information, contact wise, of other relatives than I can provide.
  5. HertsRacer

    Hugh Watkinson

    Brian, when is the plaque being affixed? I'm an experienced Genealogist so if there's time I'm more than happy to see if I can find any living relatives, although I probably wont be able to come up with their current addresses. I know that Hugh had three younger brothers.
  6. Agreed. Having noticed last night how close the houses are now to Swindon Stadium, I'm sure the residents would be thrilled to have a water tanker going round the track at 4 O'Clock in the morning.
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    Rye House 2018

    Totally correct. Rye House's support is not local but from all over Hertfordshire etc. Also many work in London and commute by train, and the current rail fiasco is making it impossible for them to get home and get to Rye in time.
  8. HertsRacer

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Think the 1st and 2nd Division teams have been given the option.
  9. HertsRacer

    Any Chance Of A Brafield Revival?

    Can't agree with you there. The last speedway at MK was over 25 years ago. The town has changed greatly since then. As for the Basketball team, The Lions only moved to London after they lost use of their home venue due to proposed redevelopment and no other suitable venue could be found within the town.
  10. HertsRacer

    Bradford To Return ?

    You were very lucky. Looked absolutely terrifying on the television.
  11. HertsRacer

    Rye House 2018

    Totally agree with you re conference system. It always amazes me how the regular baseball season consists of 162 games, and there is still interest as to reaching the play-offs right up to the last game.
  12. HertsRacer

    Bradford To Return ?

    Watched a programme on BT a few days ago presented by Gaby Logan, who was there when it happened. One of the most chilling bits was when they showed how fast the fire spread, from a tiny fire, to four minutes later an inferno engulfing the whole stand. Horrific.
  13. HertsRacer

    Rye House 2018

    The fact that Rye House have pulled the plug is so far based on rumour. If true, and it may well be that they have approached the BSPA with their intention , I suspect there are ongoing moves behind the scenes to come up with a rescue package that will at least enable them to finish the season.
  14. HertsRacer

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Sadly many tracks continue today only because they know that if they were to close they would never get planning permission to re-open again due to noise and the close proximity of houses these days. .
  15. HertsRacer

    Bradford To Return ?

    Not to mention the proposed return of speedway to Barrow.

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