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Gleave Page
John says: Graham Gleave is a supporter without equal.  I know him as a Belle Vue man but he has an interest that goes way beyond his home team.  For a number of years he has been researching archives etc and turning up copies of newspaper articles and other historical speedway gems, which I have been happy to include "dotted-around" the team pages in the A-Z section of the website.  I am pleased to give Graham his own page as a "thank you" for helping me so much.  Hopefully he will find more items which we can display on this page.
Graham says: my biggest "find" for John was in unearthing the Syd Newiss Photo Collection showing pics from the 1928/29 tour of Argentina.
John says: If you want to see the Syd Newiss collection please follow this link Argentine Tour
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
John says:  I am pleased to have the Graham Gleave page.  There are numerous researchers sending the website the fruits of their enquiries, but non so prolific as Graham.  if you can help him with 2nd half details from Belle Vue 1966-2007 please send me an email and I will forward it to him  John

White City
Opening Day Poster
Vic Huxley Avertisement Feature

Smiler Henstock
Courtesy of Graham Gleave

Salford Riders Working on the Track

Various Match Reports
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
Courtesy of Graham Gleave

Rayleigh 1949
Oxford    1949
Courtesy of Graham Gleave

Courtesy of Graham Gleave

Match Reports Salford, Wombwell (Barnsley)
& Huddersfield
Courtesy of Graham Gleave


Speedway Star

Sheffield v Liverpool
5th May 1960

Courtesy of Graham Gleave
John says: Graham has helped me set up a number of the pages in the A-Z by sending me what evidence he could find e.g. Burnley.  Follow this link to the Burnley page.

Irish Revival

Greenford & Loughton
Page 1
Page 2

Luton v Seaforth
Courtesy of Graham Gleave

Cardiff v Seaforth
Seaforth's Last Ever Meeting
My apologies for the poor quality of the above text.  Try as I do, I am sometimes unable to photoshop some images to improve them and this is one of them.  Maybe I need to upgrade my software!  Send me a voucher for PC World someone!

The Motorcycle Magazine

John says: Graham has helped me set up a number of the pages in the A-Z by sending me what evidence he could find e.g. Preston.  Follow this link to the Preston page.

South Africa
The Springboks
Courtesy of Graham Gleave

Jack Young
Courtesy of Graham Gleave

Liverpool Training Tracks

1949 Speedway Reporter
Newcastle "Magpie" Derek Close
The Rest of the Magpies
John says: I suppose I will have to do a defunct track page for my team Newcastle Diamonds one day but not yet, hopefully someone with more money than sense will come along and rescue us.  Fat chance!
Frank Varey
Cock of the North

I have added Graham's Belle Vue rider but cannot make out what his first name is. Can you help 

Ken Le Breton
Cause of his Death

Lewis Willam Grepp

Blackpool 1951

NZ v Aus v Eng
Triangular Tests

Ken Sharples

American Riders
In Dublin


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