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12 hours ago, steve roberts said:

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

Yes, correct, steve. The man in the bow tie is Jon Stevens

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And today marks 44 years since the passing of Tommy Jansson.

A true Wimbledon legend that had so much ahead of him to achieve.

 

 

 

 

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44 years..unbelievable that so much time has elapsed.

Does anyone recommend the Tommy Jansson book? I've just seen a link to it on eBay and was tempted to get it.

 

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Hi pardons if you are on about the book 'Tommy Jansson The Legend Who Died Young' then I do have and read this extremely interesting and informative book about Tommy that I would highly recommended to anyone that remembers him racing.

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Yes I've also read the book...well worth it.

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Thirded! I thought it was a great read and very moving.

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From the early 1950s: Ronnie Moore, Norman Parker, Cyril Brine, Ernie Roccio.

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Stu Towner is much respected as a 'back room' boy at Wimbledon. Hopefully this FACEBOOK link will give an interesting insight into into his activities over the years:


https://www.facebook.com/stu.towner?__tn__=%2CdC-RH-R-R&eid=ARB0k75l1UlvnoMt20vzylm3oGnX79DQll1mS_KXNelEHfTdV-TGD00IKL_9a6AZbbXxKMKcZIB4btCB&hc_ref=ARTsEIHoHdtx_cXBB-8tO0YPcWsERnEK5IdoY0vIb3PfLnoRbGWlMjTlwcqe_qUAkgE&fref=nf

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2 hours ago, gustix said:

Stu Towner is much respected as a 'back room' boy at Wimbledon. Hopefully this FACEBOOK link will give an interesting insight into into his activities over the years:


https://www.facebook.com/stu.towner?__tn__=%2CdC-RH-R-R&eid=ARB0k75l1UlvnoMt20vzylm3oGnX79DQll1mS_KXNelEHfTdV-TGD00IKL_9a6AZbbXxKMKcZIB4btCB&hc_ref=ARTsEIHoHdtx_cXBB-8tO0YPcWsERnEK5IdoY0vIb3PfLnoRbGWlMjTlwcqe_qUAkgE&fref=nf

Doesn't really. All I get is a photo of I guess him and his wife in a sidecar (liked by terry Mussett, I see), another photo of a rider in a Dons body colour and then the date he was born. Not really that interesting, but thought I would post, as either you have done something wrong or there isn't much there, or it is just for friends to look at, and as such, they will have looked, I guess

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Then go to Photos, that's me in the Dons body colour. Stu

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26 minutes ago, iris123 said:

Doesn't really. All I get is a photo of I guess him and his wife in a sidecar (liked by terry Mussett, I see), another photo of a rider in a Dons body colour and then the date he was born. Not really that interesting, but thought I would post, as either you have done something wrong or there isn't much there, or it is just for friends to look at, and as such, they will have looked, I guess

An interesting point. There is some glitch on the forum and this just might be what it is.

 

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9 hours ago, gustix said:

Stu Towner is much respected as a 'back room' boy at Wimbledon. Hopefully this FACEBOOK link will give an interesting insight into into his activities over the years:


https://www.facebook.com/stu.towner?__tn__=%2CdC-RH-R-R&eid=ARB0k75l1UlvnoMt20vzylm3oGnX79DQll1mS_KXNelEHfTdV-TGD00IKL_9a6AZbbXxKMKcZIB4btCB&hc_ref=ARTsEIHoHdtx_cXBB-8tO0YPcWsERnEK5IdoY0vIb3PfLnoRbGWlMjTlwcqe_qUAkgE&fref=nf

 

6 hours ago, iris123 said:

Doesn't really. All I get is a photo of I guess him and his wife in a sidecar (liked by terry Mussett, I see), another photo of a rider in a Dons body colour and then the date he was born. Not really that interesting, but thought I would post, as either you have done something wrong or there isn't much there, or it is just for friends to look at, and as such, they will have looked, I guess

 

5 hours ago, stutowner said:

Then go to Photos, that's me in the Dons body colour. Stu

The FB forum now appears in order but you may need to join it. But have a try at this revised Link: 

https://www.facebook.com/stu.towner

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25 minutes ago, gustix said:

 

 

The FB forum now appears in order but you may need to join it. But have a try at this revised Link: 

https://www.facebook.com/stu.towner

Yes that works. Great. I’ll have a gander

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Does anyone have any memories of the legendary Ronnie Greene who was Promoter between 1937 - 1970?

I’ve read that he was respected (and feared!) by many other riders and Promoters, but he certainly had the Midas touch leading the Dons to 7 National League titles and umpteen cup successes.

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