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The first pic is from the thirties at New Cross. The rider is George Newton and he is wearing the stylized cross which was the emblem of the New Cross team. Over the years riders adapted from the trailing leg style shown here to more of a leg forward shown in the second pic which shows Split Waterma...
- Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:52 pm
- Forum: Member's Short Stories
- Topic: SCHOOL DAYS--REMEMBERED.
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I went to St Francis primary school on Friary Road from 1952 to 1956. Some names that I remember are John Brennan, Mickey Carrol, Paul Uden, Pauline Cochrane, Margaret Reardon, Kathleen Tarrant, Gary and Terry Harrigan twins and Kevin McDermott (as 7-8 year olds we fought a lot but ten years later r...
I was a Speedway fan in my teens when I lived in the UK. My team was Wimbledon but I used to travel to New Cross from time to time. They had a very colourful character that rode for them, Split Waterman. He once came second in the world championship and had some adventures in WW2. He also spent time...
- Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:10 pm
- Forum: Buildings & Streets
- Topic: OLD KENT ROAD.
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Interesting, I only noticed the twins on the poster. I had completely forgot that Charlie was one of the brothers. I did not remember Lew but just looked up his terrific record, 48-8-4 Nice picture of Henry, shame about the Krays,knowing them and Henry personally Henry would cringe at seeing this pi...
- Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:59 pm
- Forum: General Postings
- Topic: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?
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Radiogram. This was part of my entertainment before we had our first TV. I became an Al Jolsen fan listening to LP records on this. I remember staying up very late sitting on the floor by the speaker to listen to the broadcast of the Englishman Don Cockell fighting Rocky Marciano for the heavyweight...