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WIGAN v NEW ZEALAND 20/06/52
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 32376
Front cover of the programme for the WIGAN PANTHERS v NEW ZEALAND Speedway fixture at the WODDHOUSE LANE track 20th June 1952. Which Wigan won 43-41.
If anyone has any Wigan Speedway Programmes, or memorabilia. I'll pay the going rate for anything you want to sell. I am in the process of putting together a "TALK" on the "History of Speedway in Wigan" which I will be giving to the Local History Society when we get back to some sort of NORMALITY.

Comment by: Mick on 19th May 2020 at 14:41

Maybe a good idea would be to ask this question in New Zealand, email one of the radio stations.
They dont have a lot of news going on and love talking about the UK

Comment by: RON HUNT on 19th May 2020 at 18:02

I don't think anyone in new Zealand would have any Wigan Speedway Programmes. It appears that people living in Wigan don't have any..<g>

Comment by: Philip G. on 19th May 2020 at 21:21

Ever taken one of those things around a proper track Ron? Vroom! Vroom!

Comment by: Mick on 19th May 2020 at 22:26

The New Zealand riders and mechanics might have kept stuff because they were on a overseas trip.

Comment by: AH on 20th May 2020 at 07:47

RON;when did wigan speedway move to poolstock greyhound track;as a young boy I would sometimes go to watch on Friday night.[late 50s early 60s]?

Comment by: RON HUNT on 20th May 2020 at 19:56

AH As the WARRIORS, they were at Poolstock on two separate occasions. 1947 and for a very short time in the early 1960's. In between in 1952 as WIGAN PANTHERS they were based at the Woodhouse Lane track

Comment by: AH on 21st May 2020 at 21:52

Thanks for that ron;[I used to live in poolstock]

Comment by: RON HUNT on 22nd May 2020 at 12:29

AH. YOU SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE PROGRAMMES AND BADGES..

Comment by: Philip G. on 22nd May 2020 at 16:51

I take it that you haven't had a dekko on one of those things, Ron.

Comment by: Denise on 20th June 2020 at 22:36

I have a few, but they were my grandfathers & too sentimental to sell. He’s put notes in of the race who won etc. I can send pictures if you like?

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