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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?

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.

Rodbourne Rockets Team Photo

Group Photo Info – Back row L/R Brian Cosway, Ron Skeates, Stan Homes (Secretary), Mick Fisher, Barrie Telling

Front row  L/R – Fred Garrat, Alan Kennett, Herbie Spurr, Mick Webb

ID Number – 123.23

Image No – img031

Subject – Team Photo

Date – 1952

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – ?

Location – ?

Additional Info – This seems to be one of those tinted photos in the early days of colour film.

Rodbourne Rockets Team Photo

Group Photo Info: L/R Back Row: Ron Skeates, Roger Brookes, Barrie Telling, David Jones

Front Row, L/R: Alan Kennett, Herbie Spurr, Mick Fisher, Mick Webb

ID Number – 123.22

Image No – img030

Subject – Rodbourne Rockets Team

Date – 1950

Donor – TellingBarrie

Street – ?

Location – ?

Additional Info – You can now see that all the team members are wearing leather breastplates with the Rodbourne Rocket’s legend. For an example of one of these please click on BREAST PLATE

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