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    Brandon Update

    Coventry City Council has granted outline planning permission for a residential development of up to 2,400 homes on the west of the city centre. Does this make residential development of the site less likely??
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    Compact Team Performances

    I think when the Russians came over in (maybe) 1965 at Wimbledon - Plechanov and Samoradov scored significantly more than the rest of the team put together.
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    Swindon 1957

    Sorry - I meant plainly obvious that he has age related health issues.
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    Swindon 1957

    I thought that was plainly obvious.
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    Wimbledon Memories

    Do your remember a yard of ale competition - I think Reg Luckhurst took part - around 1969.
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    Corona virus

    OK for riders to go to North Korea then...
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    Wimbledon Second Halfers And Number Sevens.?

    Yes - son of clerk of the course - and ex pusher off person.
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    Wimbledon Second Halfers And Number Sevens.?

    Nigel Rackett rode at the same period as Gordon Kennett - around 1970/71.
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    Wimbledon's final meeting

    Didnt it piiss down with rain?? or was that the previous last meeting??
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    End of season fun

    Penny farthing at Eastbourne - around 1970 - one of the riders broke collar bone falling off.
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    Split Waterman RIP

    Fantastic video - at 22.15 he stops so suddenly - it seems as if he has used a brake.
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    New Forest Training Track 1958-1961

    I think Matchams Park was running - maybe for just a year - around 1970. I visited once.
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    Most friendly, approachable, modest riders

    Not popular to be next to in the pits - I was told...
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    Swindon Stadium

    Under - sounds like non compliance with fire regs.
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    Swindon Stadium

    Have the council done sound tests??
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    Wimbledon Memories

    Could that be Paul Dowdall in white?? whoever it was he owes someone an apology...
  17. I think speedway will become mostly amateur - not by planning or design - but by evolution - that is the extinction of fans and tracks. It will become like motor racing - where the spectators at club events are usually the drivers’ family and friends apart from a few hardcore fans sitting on a grassy bank. Grand Prix meetings will be supported massively.
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    Film just showed on the Talking Pictures channel - but can be found on Youtube - called There is another Sun. Some speedway from Walthamstow - a complete 'race' near the end - 1951.
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Partly true about the characters - In the old days 60s and 70s you could meet the riders in the grandstand bar or the pub after the meeting for a pint and a fag - well at Wimbledon anyway. I remember riders attempting a yard of ale - Im pretty sure that wouldnt happen today...
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    Plan to save the Sport

    Strange that the most important subject has few sensible ideas how to deal with it. Just like saving the planet!
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    Ronnie Moore

    Interviews here...
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    Ronnie Moore

    Class act. Always great team riding with Cyril Maidment at Wimbledon.
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    Well - I trust your knowledge - but I think he RARELY used flash - especially at Wimbledon. Someone told me he used to over expose when taking the picture - then under develop when making the neg (or the other way round) - and he probably played around with the printing. I always noticed the use of flash photography when the Lions went to Australia. Nowadays with better cameras and computer programs - my guess is a better shot could be obtained without flash...
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    Never like photos using flash - it stops the wheels - well the front anyway. Alf Weedon never used it...
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    Bye bye Gate girls?

    It's about time the human race started worrying about more important things - like climate change, ice caps melting, sea levels rising, population growing, plastic in the sea and food chain, fossil fuel pollution. God knows what else - bloody ridiculous.

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