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When debate takes place in regard to speedway films, it usually involves 'Once A Jolly Swagman.' In 1951, there was another speedway film 'There Is Another Sun' featuring Maxwell Reed and Laurence Harvey. The topic is currently underway on

 

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

The main thrust of the debate is 'were the action shots taken at Walthamstow'?

 

I have been told that the action scenes for the film 'There Is Another Sun', as was the case with 'Once A Jolly Swagman' were shot at New Cross. Personally, I don't recall this but in the years 1950-1952 I was doing RAF National Service far from London and did not have much time to keep in touch with speedway in those years. As response is now dragging on, it would seem the matter will remain one of speedway's great mysteries.

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Looking for winners of the New Cross-staged 'Tom Farndon Memorial Trophy' on

 

 

Only known winner is Peter Craven (Belle Vue) in either 1960 or 1961.

Hmmm....

 

1960: Ronnie Moore

1961: Jack Young

 

(Actually Peter Craven won it in 1959)

 

Jack Milne was the first winner in 1936.

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Hmmm....

 

1960: Ronnie Moore

1961: Jack Young

 

(Actually Peter Craven won it in 1959)

 

Jack Milne was the first winner in 1936.

 

 

I cannot find the years but I am certain that in the post-war seasons when I went to New Cross, it always seemed that Ron Johnson was the winner.

 

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

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There are now details of London team squads from 1929-39 (except) for 1930, and many similar lists from 1946 onwards to be found on

 

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

Also listed are items regarding the World Championship, The Star Riders Championship, British Riders Championship, many local track championships, test match details (in process of updating) and much other matter regarding the sport in London from 1928-2005.

 

A lot of the material on the site is being constantly updated, But if you ever followed a London club or the sport in the capital, there's hopefully something of interest for you. And, like all discussion type groups, input from speedway followers is always welcomed.

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It now seems incredible that at one time, as shown in the preceding comments, there was so much interest and comment in regard to speedway activity in London. Sadly all is now no more than fond memories of speedway's golden era.

And of current concern, as I see it much of what happened to speedway in London in past years is now repeating itself at national level.

However, the basic reason for my research on this thread was to find more on the tiny 'two riders at a time on track' circuit at Chiswick. There is scant refrrence to it in preceding comments. Can anyone give more data about the place please?

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On 3/22/2009 at 4:24 PM, speedyguy said:

When debate takes place in regard to speedway films, it usually involves 'Once A Jolly Swagman.' In 1951, there was another speedway film 'There Is Another Sun' featuring Maxwell Reed and Laurence Harvey. The topic is currently underway on

 

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

The main thrust of the debate is 'were the action shots taken at Walthamstow'?

I know it`s old(2009 question)  but it was Walthamstow Speedway as they are credited in the opening titles of the film which is in full here 

 

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On 3/28/2009 at 9:59 AM, speedyguy said:

 

I have been told that the action scenes for the film 'There Is Another Sun', as was the case with 'Once A Jolly Swagman' were shot at New Cross. Personally, I don't recall this but in the years 1950-1952 I was doing RAF National Service far from London and did not have much time to keep in touch with speedway in those years. As response is now dragging on, it would seem the matter will remain one of speedway's great mysteries.

 

21 minutes ago, racers and royals said:

I know it`s old(2009 question)  but it was Walthamstow Speedway as they are credited in the opening titles of the film which is in full here 

 

I have found this Link in regard to the film 'There Is Another Sun': 

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/thread/544/film-another-sun-1951

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16 minutes ago, racers and royals said:

Who is(or was) this Speedguy chap ? or shouldn`t i ask ?  Why was he banned ?

I am POSITIVE that you know speedyguy was me! I was indeed rightly banned for having several BSF registration member names some years ago. After more than a year the BSF moderation allowed me to return and I chose the name gustix.

That return must have been nearly three years ago. Since then I have endeavoured to make Posts within the accepted guidelines of the BSF and think I have met them. Does that satisfy you racers and royals? Now can we resume debate in regard to 'London History Site'?

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2 minutes ago, gustix said:

I am POSITIVE that you know speedyguy was me! I was indeed rightly banned for having several BSF registration member names some years ago. After more than a year the BSF moderation allowed me to return and I chose the name gustix.

That return must have been nearly three years ago. Since then I have endeavoured make Posts within the accepted guidelines of the BSF and think I have met them. Does that satisfy you racers and royals? Now can we resume debate in regard to 'London History Site'?

I solve a 10year old mystery and all i get for my trouble is a load of abuse !!!!!

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1 minute ago, racers and royals said:

I solve a 10year old mystery and all i get for my trouble is a load of abuse !!!!!

Was my response abusive racers and royals? You asked who speedyguy was and I gave a straightforward background to that. In what context was my response abusive to you? How else could I have replied?

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On 4/30/2009 at 5:44 PM, speedyguy said:

Looking for winners of the New Cross-staged 'Tom Farndon Memorial Trophy' on

 

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

Only known winner is Peter Craven (Belle Vue) in either 1960 or 1961. I am certain that Ron Johnson (NX and Australia) must have won it a few times.

 

On 4/30/2009 at 8:12 PM, norbold said:

Hmmm....

 

1960: Ronnie Moore

1961: Jack Young

 

(Actually Peter Craven won it in 1959)

 

Jack Milne was the first winner in 1936.

 

On 4/30/2009 at 9:24 PM, speedyguy said:

 

 

I cannot find the years but I am certain that in the post-war seasons when I went to New Cross, it always seemed that Ron Johnson was the winner.

 

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

This Link tends to deviate from the theme in places but I think does eventually provide some needed data in regards to winners of the Tom Farndon Memorial Trophy.

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/thread/349/tom-farndon-memorial-trophy

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On 2/13/2009 at 9:51 PM, speedyguy said:

 

 

Many thanks for this reply which has been posted on http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

speedyguy

 

On 2/14/2009 at 1:21 AM, DK Rides Again said:

 

It might be good if you made your forum easier to access.

 

I don't want to register as a member until I know what kind of site I'm registering on; I may (or may not) be able to make a valuable or interesting contribution to your forum, but I don't know if I can, because I don't have the opportunity to find out if it's the kind of site I might like.

 

 

On 2/15/2009 at 4:31 PM, speedyguy said:

I don't see any problems. If you don't like a site, after you register you can always leave it.

 

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

 

Who knows - you'll probably find something of speedway historical interest.

As the last quote says - if you register then don't like the forum, one just cancels membership. There's no problem in that so far as I can see

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgi

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On 4/30/2009 at 5:44 PM, speedyguy said:

Looking for winners of the New Cross-staged 'Tom Farndon Memorial Trophy' on

http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/index.cgiOnly known winner is Peter Craven (Belle Vue) in either 1960 or 1961. I am certain that Ron Johnson (NX and Australia) must have won it a few times.

18/09/1935: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - ERIC LANGTON
30/09/1936: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - JACK MILNE

          /1937: FARNDONMEMORIAL TROPHY - BLUEY WILKINSON
12/10/1938: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - BLUEY WILKINSON
02/10/1946: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - MALCOLM CRAVEN
08/10/1947: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - JEFF LLOYD
28/10/1948: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - HOWDY BYFORD

           /1949: FARNDON MEMORIALTROPHY - WILBUR LAMOREAUX
09/08/1950: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - GRAHAM WARREN
11/07/1951: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - JACK YOUNG
23/09/1959: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - PETER CRAVEN
24/08/1960: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - RONNIE MOORE
06/09/1961: FARNDON MEMORIAL TROPHY - JACK YOUNG

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