Day: April 20, 2015

YOUTH CULTURE IN POST WAR BRITAIN – CYCLE SPEEDWAY.

A sport called ‘CYCLE SPEEDWAY’ that began in Britain post World War 2 from the remains of the bomb sites that struck the island. The sport gripped the youth of the time, and became a cultural hit!

“The riders might only have been aged 16 and 17, but many became minor celebrities in their local area.”

Joe Foster, now 79, who raced for the Bermondsey Greyhounds and Lynton Lynx said:

“It was exciting – it would be absolutely chock-a-block, quite an atmosphere with people cheering you. I’d say there were more than 3,000 people sometimes,”

I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HAVING A READ AT THIS ARTICLE. QUITE A REMARKABLE STORY.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31013387

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