Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 24th May, 2014)
Photo: Edward Porter (Canon 350D, EF-S 250Lens )
If you hadnt have said I would have thought he was riding pillion
Reminds me of the "dirt track" riders at Poolstock, the smell the excitement, the "hoos and haws". A long time ago. GREAT.
3 riders but only 2 bikes.
2 bikes 2 riders 1 pillion rider?
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.
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!
Ernest. Some vague stirring of memories, were Laurel and Hardy playing the Hippodrome at the time?
Ken R; Put `laurel and hardy in wigan` in Google.
"Laurel and Hardy came to watch the racing in 1947. They were speedway fans and were appearing in nearby town, Bolton."