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Local boy who never rode for local team

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13 minutes ago, BOBBATH said:

That might be stretching it re Taffy Owen , Iris, Taffy was born in Anglesey -much closer to Manchester than any of the Welsh speedway tracks that operated in Taff's era-thinking of Neath and Newport-the other end of Wale snot sure of any Welsh riders who rode for them- Fred Powell maybe? Probably someone in forumland will know though.

Brian Woodward rode for Newport I recall.

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1 hour ago, BOBBATH said:

That might be stretching it re Taffy Owen , Iris, Taffy was born in Anglesey -much closer to Manchester than any of the Welsh speedway tracks that operated in Taff's era-thinking of Neath and Newport-the other end of Wale snot sure of any Welsh riders who rode for them- Fred Powell maybe? Probably someone in forumland will know though.

I understand that Fred Powell was born in England. Two Welsh riders who rode for Newport in the 1960s come to mind, Bob Hughes from Anglesey and Cyril Francis from Newport.

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2 hours ago, BOBBATH said:

That might be stretching it re Taffy Owen , Iris, Taffy was born in Anglesey -much closer to Manchester than any of the Welsh speedway tracks that operated in Taff's era-thinking of Neath and Newport-the other end of Wale snot sure of any Welsh riders who rode for them- Fred Powell maybe? Probably someone in forumland will know though.

Bob Hughes?

edit. Sorry didn't see the other replies

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Two more Welshmen to appear for Newport were Graig Gough (handful of meetings in 1999 and 2001), and Pete Rodger, who had a sole outing in 1975. Both were Newport-born.

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On 7/8/2020 at 11:42 AM, iris123 said:

Steve Hone who came from Merton. None rode for the Dons. Any other strange cases out there ? 

born in Wimbledon and lived Raynes Park, New Malden, and Chessington while i rode but despite going for a chat with Maido during my lunch breaks from work at Copper Mill Lane, i never fancied riding for Wimbledon, i knew too many people and that made me conscious of being under those lights. anyway, i had offers off Arena Essex & Canterbury in '86 and not Wimbledon, i didn't get on with Eddie James (Wimbledon Jrs manager) for some reason.

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8 hours ago, BOBBATH said:

That might be stretching it re Taffy Owen , Iris, Taffy was born in Wales.

Not stretching it at all. Just the thread went off in a little tangent and nothing wrong with that

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I was born in Hackney but never rode for them.....mind you, that may be because I was never a speedway rider.

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8 hours ago, iris123 said:

Not stretching it at all. Just the thread went off in a little tangent and nothing wrong with that

Sorry Iris, you are quite right-apologies.

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2 hours ago, norbold said:

I was born in Hackney but never rode for them.....mind you, that may be because I was never a speedway rider.

 

2 hours ago, norbold said:

I was born in Hackney but never rode for them.....mind you, that may be because I was never a speedway rider.

Well Norbold I was born in Cardiff and never rode for them-my excuse is I was only 7 when they closed!!!

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Thanx BL65 re Bob Hughes and Cyril Francis-how could I  forget. Cyril was indeed a local boy and still lives in Newport. I met up with Ian Terrar a couple of years ago. He is still in touch with Cyril, he still lives in Newport. Sad to say he's not been that well has a touch of dementia

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3 minutes ago, BOBBATH said:

Thanx BL65 re Bob Hughes and Cyril Francis-how could I  forget. Cyril was indeed a local boy and still lives in Newport. I met up with Ian Terrar a couple of years ago. He is still in touch with Cyril, he still lives in Newport. Sad to say he's not been that well has a touch of dementia

I think Cyril sadly  passed away a couple of years ago 

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1 hour ago, Seymour Dix said:

I think Cyril sadly  passed away a couple of years ago 

You are correct. May 9th, 2018.

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Sorry to hear that-it was in 2017 that I met up with Ian. R.I.P. Cyril

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