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Wigan Speedway   Views: 659
LAST EVER MEETING PROGRAMME   Comments: 10
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30491  
 
LAST EVER MEETING PROGRAMME
 
  THIS PROGRAMME ALREADY APPEARS ON THE SITE UNDER ANOTHER HEADING BUT I'VE ONLY JUST REALISED THAT THIS WAS IN FACT THE PROGRAMME FOR THE LAST EVER SPEEDWAY MEETING IN WIGAN AT THE POOLSTOCK STADIUM. BETWEEN WIGAN WARRIORS AND BRADFORD PANTHERS. WIGAN WON 52-20. WITH LEGENDARY RIDER JACK WINSTANLEY WINNING THE LAST RACE.  

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Comments by Owd viewer, 1st May 2018  
My dad was on duty as he was with St Johns ambulance,he would take me I'm sure we got a stick of Wigan rock when you went in

Comments by RON HUNT, 1st May 2018  
Owd Viewer, yes sticks of rock were given to the kids Have you still got it<g>. or any of the programmes?

Comments by Jarvo, 1st May 2018  
Brilliant stuff.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 1st May 2018  
Ron.
Photos show the Poolstock meetings to have been well-attended, but if dwindling attendances for the 1960 meetings had been foreseen, then perhaps programmes for those meetings had also become fewer; making the programme shown here to be more of a rarity.
Have you seen the colour photo of Jack Winstanley's Wigan racing jacket, on 'Defunct Speedway Tracks'? - it's in a terrible state.

Comments by RON HUNT, 2nd May 2018  
Yes Philip Ive seen it There was a Wigan Panthers racing leather on Ebay a few years ago and to my regret I didn't bid on it...

Comments by Philip Gormley., 2nd May 2018  
Ron. So you hadn't bid on the racing leather, more's the pity. You might even have looked quite dashing in it, striding along through Wigan's nightlife ('it would have needed a bit of Dubbin, though').

Comments by Owd viewer, 2nd May 2018  
Ron after my father died in 1967 i moved and went to live with my aunty and most of my personal items including the programme was lost.

Comments by RON HUNT, 3rd May 2018  
I asked my grandson if he dubined his football boots. He had no idea what I was talking about. I don't know how he plays football in them, he never cleans them Just takes them off and throws then under the stairs He knows he will get a new pair when these are knackered... Not like in the old days when one pair of boots had to last you a few years until you grew out of them. I loved the smell of Dubin. and religiously always cleaned my boots and my 'Casey T Ball' when I brought them home. after playing with them. Young uns today don't know they're born <g>

Comments by Philip Gormley., 3rd May 2018  
That's right, Ron, some of them aren't too-bothered. I picked up a sports bag that had been left behind ('presumably by a pupil') at a bus stop, some years ago, which contained pairs of shorts socks and football boots - I left them there. The good old 'T' ball, eh? Footballs used during my first year (1960) at Up Holland Sec' were 'very' large and spent more time in the air than on the ground. But the introduction of the 'spanking' brand-new, and smaller, orange Tom Finney balls, made our matches much more enjoyable. I remember the moment I first touched one: As I trotted on to the pitch at the start of a Games lesson, our Sportsmaster, Mr Peet, rolled one towards me, and then waited for my response. And after rolling it underfoot a few times, I 'probably' responded with something on the lines of "It's alright", but I do, also, recall moving along with it soon afterwards - soon knocked the shine off it I did. A great little day.

Comments by felly, 15th May 2018  
My mate Billy molyneaux was with St. John's ambulance, l went with him to a meeting,Billy who was only sixteen at the time ,attended one off the riders who had injured his town halls, l said to billy as we left, do you think it will end is career , he said no but hit,s ended mine

 
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