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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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  16. HertsRacer

    Corona virus

    A lot of towns are setting up community groups of volunteers who will get shopping, medicines etc for the elderly. Try phoning your local council to see if they can give you a phone number for one near you.
  17. HertsRacer

    Speedway Museum...anyone visited?

    Both are well worth a visit. You'll have a great day out believe me.
  18. HertsRacer

    Possible Odsal news

    Looks like the same article that is in this weeks Speedway Star.
  19. HertsRacer

    Hoskins 1933 in North America

    Think it was after this tour that Hoskins and Frank Arthur formed a company to run speedway and cars at the Sydney Royale. Jack Ormston took 1933 off to run the family butchers business, returning to Halls Green the next season. Ray Tauser was recovering from a bad injury I think.
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    Riders who stayed on in the UK

    His Instagram account says he lives in Somerset. Don't know when that was posted though.
  21. HertsRacer

    Riders who stayed on in the UK

    Could this have been Max Rech who was Polish and rode for Fleetwood and St Austell in the early 1950's. I read somewhere that he settled in England after retiring from speedway.
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    Riders who stayed on in the UK

    How about Danish rider Arne Pander ? Know he died in a nursing home in Kings Lynn.
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    Riders who stayed on in the UK

    Sandor LevaI remained in England until 1989 when he sold his business and returned to Hungary. He died there in 2009.
  24. HertsRacer

    Swindon v New Cross..1960

    Go onto Speedway Researcher website under team by team, Swindon, all the details are there. Briggo scored an 18 point max that night.
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    2020 teams

    Thought I read years ago that one of the conditions of the grants received to help build Northside was that professional racing was not allowed. Has that changed or was I just imagining it?

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