Wembley Speedway

 
Wembley has had 3 circuits. This page is concerned with "The" Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Middlesex off and on 1929-1981 
 
Freddie Williams   Bill Kitchen   Tommy Price  George Wilks  Split Waterman   Bruce Abernathy   Bronco Wilson  Bronco Dixon  Eric Gregory 
 
A Panoramic View of our Once National Stadium 
 
 
 
 My only visit from my north east home. I was there amidst a massive crowd of 70/80 thousand, in 1975 when my ex Newcastle hero Ole Olsen was crowned world champion. 
 

 
British Champion of the 1929 Star Championship 
 
 
 

Roger Frogley won the British championship title of the 1929 Star Championship. He is shown aboard a Harley Peashooter.

   
   
   
1929  Harry Whitfield 1929   George Greenwood
   
   
   
1929  Jack Jackson 1929  Wally Kilmister
 

 
1929: George Greenwood on a Douglas
 

 
1929: Charlie Barrett
 
 
1929 The correct spelling of Charlie's surname is Barrett he came from West Hartlepool and was captain of his local side Middlesbrough before moving to Wembley.
 

 
Wembley 1929 Team
 
 

 
Wembley 1931
 
 
Daily Mail Trophy winners. Back row: Cliff Parkinson, Col Stewart, Wally Kilmister, Lionel Van Praag, Charlie Shelton, Jack Jackson.  Front Row. Buster Frogley, Norman Evans, Colin Watson (capt) Johnnie Hoskins, Jack Ormston, George Greenwood, Harry Whitfield.  The mascot is Ian Hoskins.
 
 

 
Gordon Byers
 
 
 
Gordon from Sunderland is at the time of writing this (2008) the oldest (96yr old) living ex rider
Update! Sadly Gordon died aged 97.  I had the honour of looking after him at a Newcastle reunion, he was living in the Gosforth area of Newcastle upon Tyne.  He was frail but had an active mind and regaled me with a lot of his memories.  I hoped then that he would reach 100 yrs and was very upset when I heard he was no longer with us.
God bless Gordon..John
Wembley's North East England Riders
 
My friend Colin Greenwell from Middlesbrough has sent me a short list of Wembley team members who were brought down to Wembley from "The cold, grey, industrial north east" :-)
 
Norman Evans. Middlesbrough
Harry Whitfield. Middlesbrough
Cliff Parkinson. Middlesbrough
Charlie Barrett. Middlesbrough.  (Hartlepool I believe.)...near enough.
Gordon Byers. Sunderland
Jack Ormston. West Cornforth. County Durham.
Bert Fairweather. Middlesbrough
Jack Bronco Dixon The North East
 


 

  Ginger Lees

 
 
 

 
The Best Sports Stadium in the UK
Wembley Stadium
 

Courtesy of Fred Pallett

 


 
Wembley Action 1934
 
 

Terrific first bend action from 1934, the guy at the back is showing track skills by cutting back to the inside line. I bet he didn't finish last. I have no idea who the riders are, do you? John

 

 
 

L-R Dicky Smythe, Vic Huxley, Jack Parker  and Eric Langton, pre war at Wembley

 

 
Jack (Bronco) Dixon
 
Pic from Colin Greenwell
 
Jack "Bronco" Dixon ( I have also seen him named "Broncho") rode for Wembley in 1935.
Colin Greenwell says: Jack may have been from the North East of England
Fred Pallett says: Dixon rode at various times for Middlesbrough, Sheffield, Belle Vue, Wembley, West Ham and Hackney Wick. His spells with Wembley were in 1934 and 1935.
John says: Wembley were to sign a post war rider with the same nickname, namely Bronco Wilson
 

 
Stenners 1947/48
 
My eyes are drawn to the ridiculously tall cup in the above picture.  It was for the Scottish Open Championship, won by Wembley rider Harry Whitfield.  The rider doing a headstand was Norman Evans.
 

Harry Whitfield

 


Courtesy of Colin Greenwell

Harry Whitfield with an extremely large trophy he won in 1930 at the Edinburgh Marine Gardens track. The trophy is 3 feet 6 inches in height and Harry was allowed to keep it plus the 100 prize money!  Is there a taller trophy in speedway?

 

 
Wembley 1937 Team
 
 
Wembley 1937 Wally Kilmister, Lionel Van Praag, Tommy Price Cliff Parkinson Alec Jackson Frank Charles Eric Gregory Ginger Lees & Wally Lloyd
 

 

Eric Gregory 1937

 

 

Sally Helvey says: My grandpa has just died aged 96 and I have found amongst his stuff two b/w postcards photos of Eric Gregory. Both are publicity shots....one of him on his bike on the Speedway track at Wembley and another head and shoulders shot sporting a tan and his big moustache, with a racing bib on.and another head and shoulders shot sporting a tan and his big moustache, with a racing bib on.
No doubt his descendants would be delighted to see these pictures, if indeed they don't have a pile of them already!
Would you like me to scan and send them to you?
No catches, no cost - i would just like them to end up where they belong.
I don't think my grandpa supported Speedway particularly, but since these must be dated around 1937, they might have been given to him by Eric if/when they spent time together as POWs during WW2.
You might be able to shed light on this.
I have contacted you because by Googling his name, I spotted Eric on your existing website photos.
They've come out well, haven't they?
Do let me know if you manage to track down a member of his family. I did notice a Jim (I think it was) Gregory on the website photos, so maybe he is his son?
I am intrigued, especially if it turns out he was a POW with my grandpa. His name was Ralph Cager
Sally Helvey
John Skinner says: Thank you Sally for sending the scans.  If anyone has anything to add I will post it on here
 

 
 
Wembley's Tommy Price leads in the Lions v West Ham meet. Eric Chitty is about to be unseated by Wembley's Bob Wells


The 1939 - 1945 War
 
Wembley like most of the other speedway clubs in the UK were brought to a standstill by the second world war.  I believe Belle Vue managed to run during the hostilities, correct me if I am wrong!
John Skinner says: Yes in 1939, my team, Newcastle were sitting pretty, top of their league. We were heading for the clubs first major trophy.  Then Adolf Hitler "spitefully" dashed the Diamonds hopes of glory by invading Poland and consequently starting World War Two.  Due to the war, Newcastle's top man Canadian George Pepper took to the skies (not only a speedway rider, George  was also a pilot) and he lost his life due to the war, when his plane crashed on a training flight.
 

 
Wembley Post War
 
The Empire Stadium started speedway again in 1946 as members of the National League.  Wembley became the nation's home venue for world championship finals.
 

 
Memories
 
Professor David Cheeseman says: As a schoolboy I used to attend the Speedway at Wembley Stadium where my father would often be on duty as a member of the British Red Cross Society.

Accidents were frequent and needed BRCS attention. I remember an occasion (I was not actually there that night) when a rider fell and was trapped with his head under the gravel board at the foot of the safety fence. My recollection is that it was Bronco Wilson, but I cannot be sure. I wonder if you can confirm this.

On a separate point I think you will find that BAOR stands for British Army of the Rhine, not as printed.

There was an aero modelers' shop at Wembley Triangle (a few hundred metres from the Stadium) during and a little after WW2 named after Wally Kilmister but we boys could never get the delightful lady who ran it to explain the
connection.

I was a pupil at Wembley Hill School destroyed but not demolished by a doodle bug (V1) in 1944. By then I had left to go to Willesden Tech.

Kind regards, Professor David Cheeseman
 

 

Fred Pallett's 1946 Team Photo 

 
 

Wembley team 1946 (left to right: Tommy Price, Charlie May, Tommy Barnett (Chief mechanic), Roy Craighead, Bill Gilbert, Alec Jackson (Team manager), Alf Bottoms, Bronco Wilson, Bob Wells, George Wilks, and Bill Kitchen (Captain) on bike.

 

 

Fred Pallett's 1947 Team Photo 

 
 

Wembley 1947: Tommy Barnett (Chief mechanic), Tommy Price, Bill Gilbert, George Wilks, Charlie May, Alec Jackson (Team manager), Alf Bottoms, Split Waterman, Roy Craighead, Bob Wells, Bronco Wilson, and Bill Kitchen (Captain) on the bike.

 
Aub Lawson 1947
 
Colin Greenwell
 
This photograph goes up on my wall as one of the best speedway pics of all time!
 
Charlie May
 
 
Fred Pallett says: Hello John, The above image is another Wembley rider for your website. It is Charlie May, who rode for the Lions in 1946 and 1947. I believe the image dates from 1947. It should measure 6" x 4", although it looks larger than that on my new iPad!
John says: The image has just the resolution I like.  I have posted it above, quite large and doesn't it look great!
 

Vic Duggan left and Bill Kitchen at Wembley

 

Courtesy of Archie Cooper


 

Fred Pallett's 1948 Team Photo 

 
 
Wembley 1948: Tommy Barnett (Chief mechanic), Bill Gilbert, Fred Williams, Unknown (possibly Kemp), George Saunders, Roy Craighead, Bruce Abernethy, George Wilks, Bob Wells, Wilbur Lamoreaux, Tommy Price, Split Waterman, Alec Jackson (Team manager), and Bill Kitchen (Captain) on the bike.
 
 
John says: Fred Pallett was a fully paid up member of the Wembley supporters club from 1948 to 1954 inclusive.  I am showing here an example of the cards he has saved all this time.
There are more of Fred's cards down the black column to the right of this page
So if there is a mathematical genius reading this! How much was 1/- (5p) worth in 1948!
 

 

Fred Pallett's 1949 Team Photo 

 
 
Wembley 1949: Tommy Barnett (Chief mechanic), Fred Williams, Jack Gates, Alec Jackson (Team manager), Bruce Abernethy, Den Cosby, Alf Bottoms, Bob Wells, Bill Gilbert, Tommy Price, Buster Brown, Split Waterman, and Bill Kitchen (Captain) on the bike.
 

 

Fred Pallett's 1950 Team Photo 

 
 
Wembley 1950: Tommy Price, Jimmy Gooch, Alf Bottoms, George Wilks, Bob Wells, Duncan King (Team manager), Bruce Abernethy, Eric Williams, Jack Gates, Fred Williams, Den Cosby, Bill Gilbert, Tommy Barnett (Chief mechanic), and Bill Kitchen (Captain) on the bike.
 

 

Fred Pallett's 1951 Team Photo 

 
 
Wembley 1951: Jimmy Gooch, Eric Williams, Bob Oakley, Duncan King (Team manager), Tommy Price, Bruce Abernethy, Fred Williams, Unknown, George Wilks, Den Cosby, Tommy Barnett (Chief mechanic), and Bill Kitchen (Captain) on the bike.
Bob Cross says:  Hi John, Just seen your web site, it is very interesting.  In the Wembley section you have a photograph of the 1951 team.  The unknown rider between Fred Williams and George Wilks is my father, his name is Denis Cross. He rode at New Cross then Wembley and after rode for Southampton.  Hope this is of help to you. Regards Bob Cross
 
Fred Pallett says: In the 1951 Wembley team photo, the man in the white coat on the right is Tommy Barnett, who was the team’s chief mechanic.
Fred also says:  the caption for which states that the fourth person from the right is Rune Sormander. I have my doubts about this, as my recollection is that he was a British Wembley junior rider, but I cannot recall his name. Stenner’s Annual for 1952 does not include Sormander in the list of Wembley riders for 1951. In his book “Speedway in London”, Norman Jacobs states that Sormander joined Wembley in 1953. Stenner’s Annual for 1954, in reviewing the 1953 season, states that Wembley “bought 18-year-old Brian Crutcher from Second Division team Poole for 2,500. A week later, with George Wilks temporarily out of action, they ‘borrowed’ Swedish rider Rune Sormander”. It seems clear, therefore, that the mystery guy in the 1951 Wembley team photo is not Rune Sormander, as the photo was taken two years before he arrived at Wembley.
Fred Pallett says: In the 1951 photo, the fourth person from the right was unknown to me at the time (I had previously disputed the claim by someone else that it was Rune Sormander). I have researched this further and can now tell you that the unknown person was Dennis, or possibly Denis, Cross.  Cross never made it to Wembley’s first team, but represented the Lions in various Junior League races during that year, invariably partnered by Den Cosby. Poor Dennis never made the grade and I believe that he was not retained by Wembley at the end of the 1951 season. As far as I am aware, apart than those who appeared in the team photo for 1951, no other rider was on Wembley’s books for that year.
 

 
 
Bill Kitchen
 
 

 
Fred Pallett's Memories
 
Fred says: As a teenager, I was an avid Wembley supporter from about 1947, until 1952 when I was called up for my National Service. Although then living on the opposite side of Greater London at Bexleyheath, I travelled the 25 miles to the “twin towers” stadium by public transport every Thursday evening for Wembley’s home matches, not returning home until after midnight. Additionally, I followed the Lions to most of their away matches in London which, at the time, boasted five tracks. Consequently, I could be found at Wimbledon on a Monday, West Ham on a Tuesday, New Cross on a Wednesday, or Harringay on a Friday – although not all in the same week! It was fortunate that Wembley’s colours were red and white, so I was able to use my scarf and rattle for Charlton Athletic, of which I am still an active supporter.
 

 
Wembley v West Ham 1947
 
 

Split Waterman (left) and George Wilks (right), holding off West Ham’s Aussie Cliff Watson (circa 1947).

 

 

Bill Kitchen

 

These 7 photo's are from the collection of Fred Pallett

 
 
   

Bill Kitchen discussing tactics with Tommy Price (1946).

Bill Kitchen
 
 
   
 
One of Englands best: Bill Kitchen
 

 

Tommy Price

 

These 6 photo's are from the collection of Fred Pallett

 
   
   
 
Top English Rider: Tommy Price, the photos span 1946-1951
 

Ken Holbrook says: Can you recommend a book* that I can purchase which has photo’s and stories about The Wembley Lions, and in particular my first ‘Hero’,Tommy Price?

 

Mum & Dad used to take me to watch matches at Wembley, (dad was a school-chum of Bill Slocombe), when I was very young. I remember, to this day, cheering on Tommy (wearing his favourite red helmet), whilst I wore a Red & White suit that Mum had made for me.

 

Dad introduced me to Tommy in person on a Saturday at his work at British & Colonial Concessionaires in St Martins Lane, which sold & repaired all American Cars for those who could afford them, (mostly Showbusiness Stars, and in this instance my personal Hero!) I was speechless, mouth agape, & could barely walk towards him! He ‘ruffled’ my hair saying “Hello Kenny!”. It was like meeting a God.

 

I barely slept that night & could hardly wait to get on my bicycle next day to emulate him, front wheel awry as I cornered on the cinder track at Paddington Recreation Ground. I still have my Wembley Lions Members Badge, which is one of my most treasured possessions.

 

The Wembley ‘Roar’, the smell of ‘Castrol R’, and the memory of Tommy winning again will never leave me!

I am sure that there is a book out there that will re-charge the memories.

 
*Dear John, In response to the appeal by your correspondent, Ken Holbrook, who wishes to purchase a book on the Wembley Lions, the only one that might be suitable is "Speedway in London" by Norman Jacobs. It is extremely unlikely that Ken would find a copy in any high street. However, it is presently available from a large well known Internet retailer for 14.99 post free, or from various other booksellers from 7.67 plus 2.80 postage, through the same Internet retailer. This particular book covers the history of all the London teams. The chapter on Wembley runs to 27 pages and there is a photo of Tommy Price on the cover!

At present, the only book covering Wembley exclusively is "Wembley - The Pre-War Years", but I suspect that it would be unlikely to interest Ken. I was given to believe that a follow-up book on Wembley's post-war years was to be published, but it has not materialised.

Kindest regards, Fred Pallett
 
John says: Hi Ken, great memories and thanks for sharing them with us. My friend Fred Pallett has raised some points about Wembley's Tommy Price and a Liverpool rider also called Tommy Price.  Fred thinks a cigarette card Picture on my site is your guy but the reverse of the cigarette card text refers to the other Tommy Price. Maybe you can help?Have a look at the following: -
 
Two Tommy Prices ?
 
A friend through my website Fred Pallett says: Hello John, In view of the fame and success enjoyed by the former Wembley rider Tommy Price, it might not be widely known that there was another rider of the same name who appeared for Liverpool in the 1930s. In your Player's cigarette card set, displayed on your Defunct Speedway website, Card No 37 purports to be the Liverpool rider, but I have my doubts about this.

The first photo in the Liverpool section of the website shows that team's Tommy Price as it's captain, sitting on a JAP engined bike. His grandson, Nigel Trafford, has confirmed this. Having compared that photo with the card illustration, I fail to see any similarity between the riders. Conversely, I can see a resemblance of the rider depicted on the card to the photo of Tommy Price in the Wembley section of the website, dressed in a Wembley jersey, i.e. the sixth Price photo (taken possibly just before WW2 or perhaps just after it) that follows the group of Bill Kitchen photos. See also Price in the Wembley team photo for 1937, just above the photos of Eric Gregory.

It is my belief that the card illustration is of the Wembley rider and, therefore, that the profile on the reverse is of the wrong rider. Perhaps someone can confirm my suspicions?
Ok Fred I am happy to show all the "evidence" at my disposal to see if we can  confirm your suspicions. Photos etc from my website appear below: -
 
 
 
This is the 1936 Liverpool team with captain Tommy Price on the machine. His grandson, Nigel Trafford, has confirmed this. But! is the rider pictured on the above cig card the same guy as the Tommy Price on the bike in the Liverpool picture?
 
 
The Wembley Tommy Price
 
 
The 1937 Wembley team.  I think Tommy is 3rd from the left.
 
John says in answer to Fred Palletts question above.  The Liverpool Tommy Price does not seem to have very prominent ears whereas the Wembley Tommy Price does. The picture on the cigarette card does look more like the Wembley rider.  It has his ears and smile BUT! as the cig card is a piece of art and not a photo maybe it is just a poor sketch of the Liverpool rider?
 
My friend Colin Greenwell highlights a problem with the art works on the old cigarette cards, see the following scans
 
 
And no they aren't twins and not even related.  Sketches are only useful when photographs were not used.  I love the cards but will never take it for granted that a cig card is accurate so Fred is probably right about the Tommy Price card
 

 

George Wilks

 
   
 
These 4 photo's of George Wilks are from the collection of Fred Pallett
 
Mike C says: Hi John, I have just been reading your speedway pages and looking at the pictures. They bought back some memories. The pictures of Geoge Wilks bought back a special memory. Sometime after retiring from the sport he opened a bicycle shop in my old home village of Radlett, Herts. I got my first decent bike from him and some years later he took that bike in part exchange for my first motorcycle. Well, a Binetta moped actually! Everyone knew of George's speedway past (he never mentioned it once) and the kids were all proud to have bought their bikes from him. I remember him walking with a slight limp, presumably from an injury on the track, He was always smiling, always ready to fix anything mechanical. One of natures good guys.  His shop was still there when I finally left. I often wondered what became of him afterwards. Does anyone out there know? Regards,   Mike C
 

 

Split Waterman

 
1947  1949
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These 2 photo's are from the collection of Fred Pallett
   

 
Split Waterman with New Zealander Jack Young
 
Courtesy of the Terry Robinson collection
 
Courtesy of the Terry Robinson collection
 
Split Waterman
 

 

Bill Gilbert

 

These 2 photo's are from the collection of Fred Pallett

 
 

Both from 1949

 

 
Fred Williams
 
Welshman and double world champion Freddie won the titles in 1950 and 1953 he sadly died 20th January 2013 at the age of 86
 
   

The 4 photo's shown above are from the collection of Fred Pallett

 
Fred Williams' grandaughter Harriet has been in touch and has sent the following 5 photo images: -  
 
 
The photo (shown above) is on the front cover of Freds funeral "order of service"  I have permission to show it.
 
 
The photo (shown above) is on the back page of Freds funeral "order of service"  I have permission to show it.  
 
Bride and Groom  
 
 
 
Fred with little Fred
 

 

Eric Williams

 

These 2 photo's are from the collection of Fred Pallett

 
 

Late 40's early 50's

 

 

Bob Oakley

 

These 2 photo's are from the collection of Fred Pallett

 
 
Bob Oakley arrived at Wembley from Southampton in 1951 and made an immediate impact.
 

 

Bruce Abernethy

 
 
 
New Zealander Abernethy had arrived in 1948 and was a dashing and flamboyant rider, and always enjoyed life, as can be seen by the effervescent smile on his face. The shot of him riding in a black and white jumper is rather puzzling and I can only assume that he was representing his country.
 

 

Bob Wells

 

These 3 photo's are from the collection of Fred Pallett

 
 
 

1948/49 Bob Wells. He never established himself in the first team, but he stuck with the club and they stuck with him

 

 
Trevor Redmond
 
 

Trevor Redmond was another New Zealander and joined the Lions, I think, about the time that Bill Kitchen retired

 

 
Alf Bottoms
 
 

2 Pictures of Alf Bottoms from 1949. He died away from speedway, in a racing car accident.

 

 
Jimmy Gooch 
 
 

Jimmy Gooch 1951 ish!

 

 
Jack Gates 
 
 

Jack Gates 1949

 

 
Den Cosby
 
 

Den Cosby 1950 ish

 

 

Buster Brown 1949

 
 

 
Manager Alec Jackson 
 
 

A great portrait of the flamboyant Wembley team manager of 1949: Alec Jackson

 
 

Not sure about the above photo.  Is it genuine or trick photography? John
Terry Stone says this is Alec Jackson of Wembley

 

 

Fred Pallett's Snapshots

 
Fred says: These are the photos shot with my box camera back in 1950 (the fuzzy ones), when the Wembley Speedway management hired a British Railways train to take the Supporters Club and most of the Wembley riders to Southend-on-Sea for the day. This made an early start for me and my fellow Wembley supporting pal Ralph Ambrose, since we had to travel right across London first, by train and underground train, to make the special BR train. All the shots were taken in the Kursaal (some indoors without flash), which was a permanent amusement centre that was more like a glorified fairground, although it had other attractions, including a ballroom. The Kursaal is still there, although only about a quarter of its original size, because the remainder of the site was sold off for a housing development.
 
 

Wembley Outing (Bill Kitchen (partly hidden) mixing with the fans)

 
 

Wembley Outing (Bill Gilbert, wandering among the fans)

 
 

Wembley Outing (Bruce Abernethy, a female fan, Fred Williams, Jack Gates and Bill Gilbert)

 
 

Wembley Outing (Fred Williams (centre), Bruce Abernethy (right) with a fairground ride, the Waltzer operator)

 
 

Wembley Outing (Bruce Abernethy (left) with Fred Pallett’s pal Ralph Ambrose)

 

 
More Photos From Fred Pallett 
 
Wilbur Lamoreaux 
 
 
Wilbur Lamoreaux - This American came over to ride for the Lions just for 1948, when Wembley were obliged to relocate to Wimbledon for home matches for three-quarters of the season, because of the Olympic Games being held at the Empire Stadium. 
 

 
Bronco Wilson 
 
Name: Horatio Nelson Wilson ("Bronco") Born: 1920 Gateshead Tyneside. Died: August 1947
 
 
Bronco Wilson – The first photo shows him in a Wembley jersey and was taken in 1946, whilst the other shot was taken the following season. Unfortunately, Bronco met an untimely death when he died from injuries sustained in a track accident at Harringay in August 1947. 
Kenny Holbrook says: Thanks for the information.  Since we last corresponded, I have recalled another rider who I believe was 'Bronco' Wilson. My memory might be failing me but I seem to recall his fatal crash at Wembley on the first corner, where he collided with the fence.
John says: Hi Kenny, your memory is playing tricks.  As you can see from my above piece  Bronco's fatal crash was at Harringay in 1947.
Kenny adds: Thanks John. Half right. Dad had taken me & my Uncle to Haringey. I do remember a lady next to us fainting, whilst others were crying.
I have been sent the following: -
 
 
John says: I'll bet Horatio Nelson was happier being known as Bronco!
 

 
Freddie Williams and Split Waterman
 
 
Fred Williams (left) and Split Waterman on their bikes in 1948 or 1949. Fred went on to win the World Championship in 1950 and 1953, whilst Waterman was runner-up to Williams in 1953
 

 
Fred Lang 
 
 
Fred Lang – A young South African rider who appeared for Wembley for one season in 1954. He never rose above reserve status and was not retained. 
 

 
Eric French
 
 
Eric French – This former New Cross rider was signed by Wembley in 1953 when the Rangers closed and stayed with the Lions until Wembley’s closure in 1957
 

 
 Roy Craighead
 
 
Roy Craighead – Rode for Wembley in 1947 and 1948. 
 

 

TC's Programmes Etc.

 
 
 
 
 

 
Ronnie Moore and Bruce Abernathy
 
 

Wimbledon's Ronnie Moore with Bruce Abernethy

 

 

Split Waterman with Newcastle's Derek Close

 
 

 
West Ham's Malcolm Craven and Split Waterman
 
 
The photo has been signed by Split and is dated 1967.  I presume that someone proferred the picture for Split to sign in the 60's?
 

 
Wimbledon v Wembley 
 
 
Ronnie Moore Tommy Price Pete Moore Freddie Williams
Gordon Jack Says: The third rider above is not Pete Moore. I am almost certain that it is Norman Parker 
 

 
 

The list covers 1929 to 1948

 

 
Aub Lawson
 
 
Better known as a West Ham rider but here is Aub in his Wembley days.
 

 
Robert Rogers' Photographs 
 
   
Bruce Abernethy Split Waterman
 

 

Petula Clark

 
 
Fred Pallett says: The photo shows the singer/actress Petula Clark on the rear mudguard; the speedway rider is Bob Oakley, who rode for Southampton, Wembley and Norwich.  We think this pic was taken when Bob rode for Wembley
 

 
Goté Nordin
 
Courtesy of Robert Rogers
 

 

Sverre Harrfeldt and Brian Leonard

 
Courtesy of Robert Rogers
 

 
 
 
Wembley Badge
 
Scan from Russell Earl
 

 
 
 

If you can scan any pictures, programmes or badges send me an email John

 
 
 

 
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