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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Norfolk: Hellesdon Hammers

About the team

Track was at the Norwich Firs Speedway Stadium.

Club Manager: W.A. Clarke, 8 Riverside Close, Lower Hellesdon, Norfolk.

Racing 1950s.

Billy Bales was the first "Skid Kid" to become a Speedway Star, joining Yarmouth Bloaters at the age of 17yrs(recorded in the Eagle Sport Annual 1952).

Became the Norwich Stars, lost their track at the Firs when the stadium was sold at the end of the 1964 season.

Individual Honours.

1947 Billy Bales & Pete Woodcock won the County Best Pairs.

1947 Roger Bunn won the Norfolk Individual Championship.

Speedway Riders.

Billy Bales rode for Yarmouth.



  • Billy Bales
  • B. Blyth
  • Roger Bunn
  • J. March
  • G. Goodoon
  • T. Russen
  • B. Shearing
  • S. Staniland
  • B. Wilson
  • Pete Woodcock


  • Mike Parkins