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    John Mills

    As you know John Mills has sadly passed away after emigrating to Australia-he was in the first meeting I ever saw in 1964-much missed. You should be proud of him!!

    Once A Jolly Swagman

    Finally got to see it on youtube, as close as I will ever get to New Cross!! Enjoyed it but not enough speedway-thought Bill Fox was crazy to give up his career for a bird-nice to see Thora Hird as Dirk Bogarde's mum, also Bonar Colleano and Bill Owen-worth watching and the speedway stuff brought back great memories-amazing to see full stadiums

    Allan Kidd

    Very sorry to hear this Roger, but thank you for posting. Do you know where was Allan residing when he passed-think he lived in London, On. but not sure?

    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Sadly gustix, I think that Arthur Wright has passed, so of course has Ronnie Moore-any updates to the famous list e.g. Henry Long who is hopefully still around- I know Dick Bradley is and he must now be just behind Split Waterman

    Rider Rivalries

    From Provincial League days-Ivor Brown and Ivan Mauger

    BBC Sports Personality Stitch Up

    I can never understand why some political party doesn't make an election commitment to eliminate the license fee-despite upsetting the luvvies no end, bet most people would vote for it and they'd be elected. Last time this was suggested I think it was The Monster Raving Loonie Party headed by Screamin' Lord Sutch (R.I.P). Dave Sutch was a great character, I recall him asking the question "Why is there only one Monopolies Commission?"

    BBC Sports Personality Stitch Up

    Typical BBC elitist(Grade et al)-I feel sorry that you Brits are forced to buy TV licenses to support that crap channel. If a political party promised to drop the TV license tax -I reckon they would win in a heartbeat. Recently dropped BBC World News from my TV package here in Canada because it is so clearly left wing biased as to be unbalanced and I refused to buy it.. Only people who would lose out if BBC was voluntarily supported would be all the Oxbridge luvvies who would be unemployed and would finally have to work for a living!!

    Simmo how is he remembered?

    Gotta say Sid and Steve Roberts that Reg is a gent, an honest businessman and whose handshake was a word of honour that he always lived up to. I think his comments re Simmo and Poole are the god's honest truth. If I had to choose someone to manage my finances honestly and the choice was Simmo or Reg I would pick Reg every time.

    Simmo how is he remembered?

    For another to take on Malcolm Simmons-read Reg Fearman's great book "Both Sides of the Fence"


    Hard to believe 14 years have passed. Alby was a great guy, he won the first race of the first meeting I ever saw(June 1964)-broke the track record at Somerton Park also in that same race!!

    Kelvin Mullarkey R.I.P

    What will happen to Hazal now?

    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Actually I just realised I missed out Eric Boothroyd -26/4 /1927-he's in his nineties too. He slots in at #5 between Chum Taylor and Derrick Close who moves to #6, so now there are 7 riders in their nineties who have made the list. We now have 14 of the 16 names for the oldest all time Final-would Ove and Briggo round out the last two spaces-they must be getting up there!!

    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Were there any World Finalists born in 1932 who still survive??, Ronnie Moore was born in 1933 so he might be #14???

    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Actually Norbold, on double checking , I realise I've only seen 5 ,I never got to see Svensson or Sormander.

    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Well since no-one else seems interested , thought I would give it a go based on the last list in 2015. 1. Split Waterman d.o.b 27/7/23 2 Arthur Payne 30/8/24 3 Dick Bradley 28/11/24 4 Chum Taylor 4/4/27 5 Derrick Close 13/5/27 6 Henry Long 26/7/27 7 Billy Bales 6/6/29 8 Olle Nygren 11/11/29 9 Rune Sormander 29/11/29 10 Jack Geran 10/12/29 11 Ian Williams 4/8/31 12 Per Tage Svensson 16/10/31 13 Peo Soderman 29/10/31 I think those are the survivors of the previous list of 2015-some others are now in the top 16 (18-with two reserves)-not sure who they would be but think Ove and Briggo would now qualify-any thoughts . BTW -oldest 6 are now in their nineties. Sadly I got to see only 7 ride-Bradley, Taylor, Bales, Nygren, Sormander, Geran and Soderman. Did any forumlanders see all of them ride???-thought this emoticon best represented Split!!

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