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8 minutes ago, gustix said:

Thanks norbold but I have no idea who any of those in the photo are or when, where and why it was taken!

I think that may be Tommy Jansson's Brother, Bo, on the right?

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13 minutes ago, gustix said:

Thanks norbold but I have no idea who any of those in the photo are or when, where and why it was taken!

You REALLY have no idea who ANY of them are?

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Please tell me why you are confused, John...

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5 minutes ago, chunky said:

Please tell me why you are confused, John...

please tell me he wasn't covering speedway!

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1 minute ago, stevehone said:

please tell me he wasn't covering speedway!

Please tell me he can read...

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The Speedway Corps

From left to right, famous speedway riders Stan Greatrex (New Cross), Nobby Key (Wimbledon) and Geoff Pymer (Wimbledon) are included in the corps of motorcycle dispatch riders for the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) of the London Fire Brigade in South London, World War II, 3rd October 1939. Mr Cecil Smith of New Cross, and Mr Ronnie Greene of Wimbledon, were given the task of forming the corps. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

https://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/from-left-to-right-famous-speedway-riders-stan-nachrichtenfoto/1053503088?adppopup=true

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1 hour ago, chunky said:

You REALLY have no idea who ANY of them are?

REALLY!!!

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5 minutes ago, gustix said:

REALLY!!!

You scare me... NORBOLD TOLD YOU ONE OF THEM IN THE CAPTION!!!

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2 minutes ago, gustix said:

Time for me  to forget speedway for a while. I will be on Facebook. You can find me here - but I doubt you will! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1128250810570567/

Here we go again... We just want you to pay attention and think before blurting out the first thing that comes into your head.

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So, back to speedway...

Here is twice (pre-war)World Finalist, Alec Statham, who rode for Wimbledon from 1948 to 1950. Statham was the London Riders Champion in 1949.

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Syd Jackson rode for the Dons from 1933 to 1937. In 1932, Jackson won the first Midland Riders Championship while representing Leicester.

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Reg Vigor, who lost his life at Plough Lane on July 27, 1937.

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Eric Collins leading Joe Abbott.

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3 hours ago, chunky said:

So, back to speedway...

Here is twice (pre-war)World Finalist, Alec Statham, who rode for Wimbledon from 1948 to 1950. Statham was the London Riders Champion in 1949.

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Statham was I think the record transfer at the time he signed for the Dons, but doesn’t really figure in greatest English riders. Did he never really get going or was it just a sign of the times ? Big crowds and big money ? Bit of a mystery man for me

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Ernie Roccio a superb American rider who only had two and a bit seasons for the Dons 1950 /52 until his untimely death.

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