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  1. In the early 1970's there were very few football matches played at Wembley after the FA Cup Final. The charity shield was not a regular Wembley event when the lions rode there. The league matches in the 70's were not the best racing wise, but the sense of occasion seemed to compensate for that.
  2. 1987 Malcolm Simmons testimonial

    No thanks. I needed the info to put the names to a couple of race jackets from the meeting. I went to most of the meetings at the wick in 87, but missed the simmo testimonial.
  3. I did sid, I wanted to go with my dad in 69, but he said I was too young. The world finals needed to be shared around the world, to develop the sport globally.
  4. 1987 Malcolm Simmons testimonial

    Thanks a lot.
  5. A Speedway Housing Estate!

    There's been a speedway housing estate on the site of West ham's custom house stadium for over 40 years. I still get a tear in my eye on the rare occasion I drive past it!
  6. 1987 Malcolm Simmons testimonial

    Sorry, I can't access the link
  7. Memories good and bad.!!

    Good 1.) My old man taking me to Wembley and West ham for league racing on a regular basis. 2.) My four all time speedway heroes. Olle nygren, Ronnie Moore, Christer lofqvist & Tommy Jansson. 3.) Speedway every night of the week in the south east 4.) England v USA at Wimbledon in 1980. My best ever meeting. 5.) Seeing peter Collins and Chris Morton win the world pairs final at Lonigo in 1984. Bad 1.) Tommy Jansson's death in 1976. The last of my speedway heroes. 2.) The demise of speedway in London. 3.) Being present at three fatal speedway crashes. 4.) The closure of wimbledon speedway twice in 1991 & 2005. 5.) The immnent demolition of Wimbledon stadium. The flame will finally go out for my beloved Dons.
  8. Can anyone help me with the bulldogs team line up, in numerical order from Simmo's big day.
  9. Farewell Brandon - A Video Fly By

    A very sad and touching film that many of us ex fans of defunct clubs can relate to.
  10. Lakeside 2018

    More likely to turn up in their hundreds. It will be interesting to see how many of the rye deserters return to the fold.
  11. THINGS DON'T CHANGE

    Wembley was never a great track for racing in my era, far too narrow and difficult to pass. Although peter Collins was the most entertaining rider I've seen there. I went to most of the league matches at wembley in the early 1970's, big crowds at a historic venue. As a kid it all seemed fantastic in those days!
  12. Norwich Stars Remembered

    The West ham football programmes of the early 1970's used to carry an advert previewing the following Tuesdays speedway meeting at custom house. Can you imagine such a thing nowadays!
  13. Norwich Stars Remembered

    I was a mere toddler when the firs shut!
  14. Rye House 2018

    Any news on the rye race night for next season.
  15. Until speedway overcomes the problem of staging meetings in wet weather, the fans will never come. There are far too many reasons for riders not wanting to race. How can you market the sport as 'high risk" when the bikes are put away if the sun is too bright!
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