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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 24th May, 2014)

Close Racing


Close Racing
Three Sisters. How many bikes and riders can you see? Look closely, there are 3.

Photo: Edward Porter  (Canon 350D, EF-S 250Lens )
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Comment by: Mick on 24th May 2014 at 00:03

If you hadnt have said I would have thought he was riding pillion

Comment by: Ken R on 24th May 2014 at 00:03

Reminds me of the "dirt track" riders at Poolstock, the smell the excitement, the "hoos and haws". A long time ago. GREAT.

Comment by: Abramer on 24th May 2014 at 00:11

3 riders but only 2 bikes.

Comment by: Harry C. on 24th May 2014 at 08:46

2 bikes 2 riders 1 pillion rider?

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 24th May 2014 at 10:34

WOW!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 24th May 2014 at 21:18

Off topic I know but had to say.....its hubbies birthday tomorrow and one of our grandsons bought him a bag of "uncle Joe`s mint balls......memories for me to the Santus stall in the old market hall in the late 40`s.Today the sweetie is about 3 times smaller than it was then and it hasnt got that thick sugary coating on it ..but it still tastes good.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th May 2014 at 21:31

Ken R; It was in 1947 when Wigan Speedway was at Poolstock.
Did you see Laurel and Hardy at one meeting?
My grandparents lived in Poolstock Lane and after watching the speedway my Father and I visited them for supper!

Comment by: Ken R on 25th May 2014 at 18:37

Ernest. Some vague stirring of memories, were Laurel and Hardy playing the Hippodrome at the time?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th May 2014 at 21:07

Ken R; Put `laurel and hardy in wigan` in Google.
One website:-
http://full-frokkul.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/wigan-speedway.html
Extract:-
"Laurel and Hardy came to watch the racing in 1947. They were speedway fans and were appearing in nearby town, Bolton."

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