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Wigan Speedway   Views: 627
Jack Winstanley   Comments: 8
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30419  
 
Jack Winstanley
 
  Wigan Speedway rider Jack Winstanley  

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Comments by GW., 9th April 2018  
Thanks Ron. Quite the champion was Jack.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 9th April 2018  
He was quite a globetrotter as well GW. There's also a couple of coloured stills of him in his later years, on YouTube.

Comments by GW., 10th April 2018  
Cheers Phil. I'll have a look.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 11th April 2018  
Not much joy when trying to identify this racing jacket Ron, but the jacket of cycle speedway outfit Scottow Horseshoes does have a strong resemblance to it.

Comments by RON HUNT, 11th April 2018  
Philip Jack rode for a lot of Lancashire clubs as well as others in a career spanning 20 years He started at Wigan in 1947 and finished at Nelson in 1968. He also rode on the continent in various countries. I have no idea what club the horseshoe signifies? I'll ask around my Speedway pals. When I next go to Belle Vue If it stops raining <g>

Comments by Philip Gormley., 11th April 2018  
Found it Ron, found it!
I've just had another look at the series of stills that has been put on YouTube, by his son. Amongst the stills is the front cover of a 1949 programme that shows Jack surrounded by a horseshoe. I'll leave the rest to you Ron ... 'Jack Winstanley - speedway', will get you there. Thanks.

Comments by GW., 12th April 2018  
Lucky Leicester. What a fitting tribute from his son George. Thanks again Mr Gormley.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 12th April 2018  
You're 'a man of drive' GW. Thanks.

 
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