Post by Administrator on Feb 19, 2009 12:35:04 GMT
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Do you remember these Walthamstow Wolves riders
Ted ARGALL 49, Jim BOYD 49 - 50 - 51, Harold BULL 49, Sid CLARK 51, Bert EDWARDS 49 - 50, Harry EDWARDS 49 - 50 - 51, Richard (D) GEARY 49, Jimmy GRANT 50 - 51, Wilf JAY 49, Benny KING 49-50 - 51, Pete LANSDALE 51, Charlie MAY 49 - 50 George NEWTON 50, Bill OSBORNE 49, Reg REEVES 49 - 50 - 51, Richard (D)SHEPHERD 49 Alby SMITH 51 & Archie WINDMILL 49 - 50 - 51.
They finished 6th of the 12 teams in Division Two in 1949, 5th of 15 in 1950, 5th of 16 in 1951, then the team folded prior to the 1952 season getting underway.
(Perhaps they may have carried on if they had been invited into Division One along with the Norwich Stars).
I think there was also a rider named Bruce Gardener, but I do not know if he rode in any League matches for Walthamstow.
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Post by crossedhammers on Feb 19, 2009 12:44:18 GMT
I remember Harry Edwards very well later in his career when he rode for Belle Vue. And that's where Jim Boyd was active in the early post-war seasons.
George Newton was of course best known for his years with New Cross. Wasn't he with Fleetwood before joining Wolves - or did he go there after riding at Walthamstow?
And, as a crossedhammers addict - Benny King was a one-time Custom House starter - with another guy Buddy King at West Ham. Don't think that they were related though. Buddy did most of his riding in Holland.
Dear old Harry Edwards was a Norwich Stars rider after his time at Walthamstow & Belle Vue & I think George thrilled the fans with his legtrailer style at Fleetwoods Highbury Avenue track after his stint at the :stow whilst I remember Benny & Herby King from the second division days mainly in the North of England
Norwich Stars 1930-1964. The memories burn brightly If the Lord invented anything better than Speedway He kept it to Himself