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BAYBUTT BROTHERS

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BAYBUTT BROTHERS
Photo: Frank Orrell
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Item #: 31842
Christopher and David Baybutt from Wrightington who were the top motorbike grass track riders in the 1960s/70s

Comment by: DTease on 23rd January 2020 at 23:40

Another cracking set of photographs Frank. I always look forward to your contributions.

Comment by: Frank Orrell on 23rd January 2020 at 23:53

Thanks Dtease, I've not put many on for a while because I'm working on a new book of photographs mainly concerning the 1960s which hopefully will be out at the end of the year. I'll filter a few pics onto this wonderfully nostalgic site throughout the year.

Comment by: Mick on 24th January 2020 at 00:18

Great photos Frank,I remember watching the Baybutt brothers at Roocrofts field, there was another good rider at that time called Chris Pusey , Frank when will your new book of photos be on sale ?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 24th January 2020 at 13:07

Very different from the sober-suited businessmen they became.

Comment by: Frank Orrell on 24th January 2020 at 18:47

Thanks for all your comments. All these pictures will be in a book that I hope to publish later this year concerning mainly the 1960s with a few from other decades.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 24th January 2020 at 19:11

They had a "Flying Saucer" in their garden in Toogood lane.

Comment by: Mick on 24th January 2020 at 21:50

Flying saucer was in Courage low lane

Comment by: Roy on 25th January 2020 at 01:21

Correct Mick, I knew their parents well and had the pleasure of going in the 'spaceship' more than once.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 25th January 2020 at 13:50

Mick you are correct it changed into TOOGOOD LANE further down.

Comment by: James Hanson on 25th June 2020 at 17:02

Dave died last month (21 May 2020)

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