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Well it wasn't Jack Young, Freddie Williams or Bob Oakley.

 

I guess it would be a fairly well-known name, someone like Ronnie Moore (although I think he would have been higher - I know he finished 4th in 1951), Split Waterman or Arthur Forrest, rather than a one-off finalist.

 

I'll guess Arthur Forrest.

 

And two can play it this game Norbold - who finished 10th in 1986?

 

All the best

Rob

No idea, Rob, but I didn't say it was my specialist subject!

 

By the way, the answer is Split Waterman.

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No idea, Rob, but I didn't say it was my specialist subject!

 

By the way, the answer is Split Waterman.

Not "Charles" Waterman? :rofl:

 

Steve

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I got 11- now if they had asked who the tallest ever speedway rider was (sorry Norbold) or the Oldest Surviving World Finalists I would have got a couple more FFS!!!

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No idea, Rob, but I didn't say it was my specialist subject!

 

By the way, the answer is Split Waterman.

 

Fair enough. :D

 

Oddly enough that would have been my second (complete) guess after Arthur Forrest.

 

Given your specialist subject of British Speedway 1945-1965, which team finished sixth in the 1951 National League Division Two? :wink:

 

All the best

Rob

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Easy - Halifax. (You are allowed to take Martin Rogers' "The Illustrated History of Speedway" to the famous chair with you, aren't you?)

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Easy - Halifax. (You are allowed to take Martin Rogers' "The Illustrated History of Speedway" to the famous chair with you, aren't you?)

 

I'm sure they wouldn't mind. :D

 

All the best

Rob

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Those were the two that got me! What really p*ssed me off was the fact that I have only recently read norbold's "Speedway in London", and should have known the New Cross one... I'm so dreadfully embarrassed!

 

Steve

Me too but please don't tell Norbold, seeing as how I said what a great book it is!

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New Cross Speedway was of course, next door to the old Millwall football ground.

 

 

Too late now but would it have been feasible to put a speedway track around the pitch at the New Den for a New Rangers team? It worked at the old Wembley and continues to work at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

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New Cross Speedway was of course, next door to the old Millwall football ground.

 

 

 

Too late now but would it have been feasible to put a speedway track around the pitch at the New Den for a New Rangers team? It worked at the old Wembley and continues to work at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

...remember a few years back walking around the recreation ground where New Cross Stadium used to be and looking at the demolition taking place at The Den (?) Millwall Football Ground.

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...remember a few years back walking around the recreation ground where New Cross Stadium used to be and looking at the demolition taking place at The Den (?) Millwall Football Ground.

....and me, c1990, the entrance, including the workshop and terracing were still intact, I've still got my souvenir bricks.

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Think after a Millwall game a lot of people ended up with a souvenir brick or two!!! :D

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