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Wombwell Speedway

 
 
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.
 
 
 
1947 Programmes
Collected by the late Alan Sykes
Of Bingley, West Yorkshire
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
The Wombwell v Eastbourne programme 27th June 1947 has an interesting piece about choosing the Colliers song from 4 finalists.  Can anyone remember the chosen song?
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 

 
 
Tupling & Pike
 
Courtesy of John Spoor
 
   Wombwell stars Len Tupling (left) and Harwood Pike (pictured here in Leicester colours).
 

 
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
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Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
   
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
   

 
 
1948 Programmes
Collected by the late Alan Sykes
Of Bingley, West Yorkshire
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
   
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
   
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
   
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
   
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
   
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
 
 
Courtesy of Kay Kirkham
John says: I have scanned the 11 programmes sent to me by Kay.   They enhance the website imo. 
Kay says: I think my late husband who lived in Wath upon Dearne must have collected them as a teenager. He died aged 90 at the end of August 2020.
 John says: RIP Alan
 

 
 
Wombwell
Match Reports
 
 

 
 
Wombwell v Odsal Jnrs
 
Courtesy of Jon Skidmore
 
Courtesy of Jon Skidmore
 

 
Wombell Autographs
 
 
Courtesy of Jon Skidmore
 

Jon Skidmore says: Hi John, I have found an old Wombwell speedway programme, which has the autographs of the 1947 team signed inside. Please see pictures attached to add to your website. John says: I have added Jon's photos above.

 

 
 
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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