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  1. BOBBATH

    ARTHUR FORREST

    I've greatly enjoyed this thread and again thanks for the videos of Arthur-tip of thehat to BL65 for figuring out the marriage stuff-I would expect no less from you-always impressed by your knowledge and research.
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    ARTHUR FORREST

    Thanx for posting this iris123-this is the only time I have heard Arthur's voice-do you know when this interview took place and how long it was before Arthur's passing-he certainly looks fighting fit there.. I think Arthur married the sister of another speedway rider- Jack Hughes? Arthur Wright? and joined that family's thriving business. Not sure though
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    ARTHUR FORREST

    I think Arthur died at a relatively young age.
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    Swindon 1957

    Wow, 29 was very young for Brian Brett to retire-was that about the same age as Brian Crutcher quit or was he even younger??
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    Swindon 1957

    Hi guys was interested in Norbold's post- particularly poor old Brian Brett having an average of 1.4. When I arrived on the scene in 1964 Brian Brett was an NL star- I think he led the qualifiers to the British Final that year- was regarded as a cert to make the World Final, and indeed had a chance of being British Champ. However not to be-there is a famous photo of him (was it in Speedway Post-I am thinking here of a glossy monthly publication associated with Speedway Star I think) flat on his ass after falling in his first ride. The blurb said he could still have qualified but obviously he was un-nerved. I was glad to see he rode with distinction in the 1965 World Final ( i woz there as Max Boyce would say). Any memories of Brian-maybe retired too early , died quite young, could have been a contender (as per Marlon Brando in "On the Waterfront'). Saw him ride for Newcastle in 65 and then (I think) CH in 1966-could be wrong though. Comments welcome.
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    Atomic

    Lots of interesting stuff here mates, but hang on for a minute-getting back to Atomic Tommy what do you reckon was the reason for his precipitous decline after Glasgow. He was like a shining comet that fell to earth.
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    Hard Riders Of The Past Any Thoughts?

    Sorry to see Alan Wilkinson passed away recently-indeed an honourable entry into the "hard riders" thresd
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    Atomic

    Sorry BL65- my mistake-misread the thread, you are quite right.
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    Atomic

    And don't lets forget Teo Teodorowicz
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    Atomic

    Interesting comments BL65, George was the first real top star of the Prov. League that I saw, for Monarchs when they visited Newport in 1964-very impressive. Wondered if he could ever make a World Final, but never seem to do well in big qualifying memories e.g. the 1966 European Final at Wembley-nerves maybe or motivation or just not good enough at big occasions. However being involved in the fatal Peter Craven crash didn't seem to affect his later riding as it might have for some other riders.
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    Atomic

    This is exactly why I love this forum-so much interesting stuff and you get to find out so many interesting things-thanks for starting this thread iris 123. BTW how did you come up with that moniker-also how would you folks rank the following in order- McKinlay, Miller, , Bainbridge. While different eras would anyone like to compare George Hunter to Tommy.
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    Atomic

    Sorry, just got to the link BL65 posted and that answered some of my questions-should have looked there first. I did see he died at the very young age of 51 -that's awful young even for that era.
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    Atomic

    I am interested in Tommy also- I got the impression he may have flamed out a bit too soon, wasn't he a heavy drinker? Toured Oz a few times, not sure if he came close to a World Final spot (can anyone tell me anything about how close he ever came to qualifying?) How would speedway historians compare Tommy to say Junior Bainbridge another White City rider. Think Junior kept going longer. Also didn't Tommy die at a youngish age?
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    Swindon 1957

    Was interested to read your post chunky about Ernie Lessiter and Swindon-anybody know when Ernie retired. I wonder if he had continued to 1960 he could have graced the Prov. League as his old "oppo" Alby Golden later did.
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    Swindon 1957

    Most interesting chunky, thanks for the post. I had a lot of respect for Streety -brought far more to a team than simply his riding skills. Reckon he continued to do so throughout his long career both as a rider and in coaching and management..
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