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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

London East: Plaistow Pirates

About the team

New track was built in the Winter of 1967/68.

Track was in Cypress Place(Generally known as 'The Ferndown' due to being opposite the pub of that name.), East Ham E6.

All of this has now disappeared in the Docklands regeneration programme.

Team Manager: Mr Albert Philp(known as Pa Bear) because he was a great bear of a man.

Raced in the Home Counties League Div 2(1969).

The riders are from 1968 - 1970, with the club finally disbanding in 1972.

Riders

  • D. Abel
  • N. Allum
  • David Bond
  • J. Bradford
  • A. Calmichael
  • R. Courtnell
  • S. Cousins
  • D. Curtis
  • R. Drewitt
  • N. Finch
  • B. Gash
  • P. Gash
  • John Goodfellow
  • Steve Goodfellow
  • John Gray
  • D. Hagger
  • P. Hagland
  • Ken Harris
  • B. Hawkins
  • S. Hawkins
  • W. Hawkins
  • B. Humphrey
  • Martin Jarvis
  • D. Johnstone
  • Allen Jones
  • M. Knell
  • Dave Malyon
  • Jim Malyon
  • P. Morgan
  • J. Owen
  • J. Philp(Pa Bears son)
  • Geoff Pointing
  • R. Revell
  • S. Savill
  • J. Smart
  • J. Standford
  • B. Stringer
  • John Tyler
  • R. Venour
  • K. Warner
  • D. Wildash
  • B. Young
  • D. Young
  • W. Young