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Wombwell Speedway

South Yorkshire Sports Stadium, Station Lane, Wombwell South Yorks   Racing off and on between 1929 -1965

Wombwell Colliers 1947
The Colliers are candidates for the oddest nickname along with Liverpool Chads, Yarmouth Bloaters and California Poppies.

Wombwell Riders
1947 Riders:-
L Tupling, H Pike, R Hamley, J Bishop, B Thomas, A Elliot, K Allick, Gerry Williams, S Hodson, H Modral, S Bearsdsall, S Marsland, B Tennant, R Challenger, B Lacey, C Crothers, P Dargue, (another guy from Middlesbrough) F Schofield, R Horne, F Wright, Yates.
1948 Riders: -
H Pike, H Welch, S Beardsall, R Hamley, H Saunders, J Bishop, L Tupling, S Mitchell, J Baxter, C Oates, K Allick, P Palmer, B Thomas, H Modral, Gerry Williams, B Waddell, J Winstanley, B Thorpe, A Parker, S Hickman, Stan Smith, J Higham.

Wombwell 1947 Best Pairs
Wombwell Team
Photo Courtesy of Colin Greenwell
Col says its Harwood Pike at far left and Len Tupling in the centre and the guy third from the left could be Ken Allick but we don't know the others, can you help John
Mike Kemp says: - Harwood Pike, Unknown, Ken Allick, Red Hamley, Len Tupling, Jeff Bishop, Bernard Thomas,  Sammy Marsland and Gerry Williams
John Bishop says: The guy 6th from left slightly at the back and with a big grin was my father Jeff Bishop. Sadly dad died in 2000. Hope this has been of some help.

Match Reports

Wombwell v Hanley

So! Wombwell Speedway.  Can you email me any images of the track, rider pictures or programmes/badges John

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