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Cycle Speedway Match

Group Photo Info – L/RAll Riders Unknown

ID Number – 123.60

Image No – img067

Subject – Starting line up

Date – ?

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – Unknown Street

Location – ?

Additional Info – Unfortunately due to the photographs poor quality we cannot identify either the Teams or the location. Can you help?

Coach Outing to Southend or Swanage

Group Photo Info – In Bus,  L/RMr Brooks, Herbie Houses, ?, ?, Bill Wheeler

Back row  L/R – Bert Telling, Mr Froud, ?, Stan Holmes, ?, Mrs Webb, ?, ?, ?, ?

3rd row L/R – Mrs. V Telling, Mrs Froud, Mrs Holmes, ?, Barry Webb, Mrs Gabb, ?

2nd row L/R – Philip Telling, Jenny Webb, ? (Children)

Front – George Kennett

ID Number – 123.43

Image No – img049

Subject – Coach Outing to Southend or Swanage

Date – circa 1951

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – ?

Location – ?

Additional Info – We have assumed that this was taken at the usual starting place for these trips which was outside the Shirt Factory (Cellular Clothing Co. Ltd – Morris Street) but looking through the coach windows at the building behind and we can’t confirm this so this might be a watering hole/comfort stop. Can anyone help?

Coach Outing to Southend or Swanage

Group Photo Info – Back row L/RStan Bull, Ron Skeates, Herbie Spur, Dennis Cowley, Barrie Telling, Mick Webb, ?, Mick Fisher, ?, Mrs. Reynolds, June    Wheeler, ?, ?, ?, George Cowley

3rd row  L/R – ?, ?, ?, Jennifer Lusty, ?, ?, ?, Mrs. Gadd

2nd row L/R – ?, ?, ?, ? (Children)

Front row L/R – ?, Lawrence Froud, ?, Mick Clemence, David Poole, Alan Kennett

ID Number – 123.42

Image No – img048

Subject – Coach Outing to Southend or Swanage

Date – ?

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – ?

Location – ?

Additional Info – We have assumed that this was taken at the usual starting place for these trips which was outside the Shirt Factory (Cellular Clothing Co. Ltd – Morris Street) but looking through the coach windows at the building behind and we see a Bass Ales sign so this might be a watering hole/comfort stop. Can anyone help?

Rodbourne Rockets, British Legion Fete Match

Group Photo Info – Back row L/R ?, ? (West End Tigers), ? (West End Tigers), M. Puffitt (West End Tigers), Brian Cosway (Rodbourne Rockets), Barrie Telling (Rodbourne Rockets), K. Jackson (West End Tigers), R. Blunsden (West End Tigers).

3rd row L/R G. Johns (West end Tigers), Alan Kennett (Rodbourne Rockets)

2nd row L/R Mick Fisher (Rodbourne Rockets), Dave Jones (Rodbourne Rockets), Ron Skeats (Rodbourne Rockets), Herbie Spur (Rodbourne Rockets), Mick Webb (Rodbourne Rockets)

Front row  B. Cowley (Rodbourne Rockets’ mascot)

ID Number – 123.38

Image No – img044

Subject – British Legion Fete Match

Date – 1950

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – ?

Rodbourne Rockets, match at Wootton Bassett

ID Number – 123.39

Image No – img045

Subject – Trophy Presentation

Date – 1950

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Wootton Bassett Football Club

Rodbourne Rockets, match with Bedwyn Swifts

ID Number – 123.37

Image No – img043

Subject – Match with Bedwyn Swifts

Date – circa 1952

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Woodborough near Great Bedwyn

Additional Info – The Rodbourne Rockets rider racing Barbara Kent was Mick Fisher.

Rodbourne Rockets Trophies

ID Number – 123.29

Image No – img037

Subject – Barrie Telling holding trophies

Date – circa 1952

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – Morris Street

Location – ?

Additional Info – Unfortunately we can’t identify these trophies so any help would be appreciated. Please send your information via our CONTACT page

Rodbourne Rockets, Trophies

Group Photo Info: L/R Mr Froud, Stan Holmes (Secretary), Barrie Telling

ID Number – 123.28

Image No – img036

Subject – Rodbourne Rockets Trophies

Date – circa 1952

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – Morris Street

Location – ?

Additional Info – Barrie sitting on a more conventional road bike. We haven’t been able to identify the trophies or the exact location in Morris Street. May be  you could help?

Rodbourne Rockets, Practice Day

Group Photo Info: L/R Barrie Telling, Mick Fisher

ID Number – 123.27

Image No – img035

Subject – Rodbourne Rockets Practice Day

Date – 1952

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – Morris Street

Location – Brown’s Field

Additional Info – This photo in the later years of the Rockets shows the improvements to the track in that unlike the early days there is now a concrete inner kerb. It would be near the time when the Rockets would be disbanded due to a large number of their riders being called up for National Service.

Also notice the trees in Morris Street which were felled when the present semi-detached houses were built on Brown’s Field.

Rodbourne Rockets, Best of Pairs Cup & Silver Helmet Cup

Group Photo Info: L/R Herbie Spur, Barrie Telling

ID Number – 123.24

Image No – img032

Subject – Rodbourne Rockets Trophies

Date – 1951

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – ?

Location – ?

Additional Info: Barrie has the Wiltshire Individual Championship Silver Helmet Cup on his knee and the other trophy is the Wiltshire Championship Best of Pairs Cup.

This photo again seems to be one of the tinted photos of the early days of colour photography.

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