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Here’s a chance to revisit the re-opening of speedway in Bristol when the Bulldogs began their season at the Eastville Stadium with the Daily Mirror Open Championship.

An exciting field included Ivan Mauger, Ole Olsen, Peter Collins, Scott Autrey, Phil Crump, Dave Jessup and John Davis. The evening also featured the second leg of the Golden Helmet match race challenge between Bristol’s Phil Crump and John Louis of Ipswich.

The meeting took place on Friday, April 29, 1977 and began at 7.30pm.


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This week, we take in an international match at Plough Lane between England and Australia. The home side was captained by Norman Parker and included such stars as Cyril Brine and Tommy Price. Australia included their own big names like Ronnie Moore, (did you not know he was born in Australia, not New Zealand?), Jack Young and Graham Warren. The England team manager was New Cross promoter Fred Mockford. It was a tight meeting but, unfortunately, England lost 52-56.

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1977 Bristol Opening Meeting Daily Mirror Open (small) 2.pdf 1952 England v Australia at Wimbledon.pdf Speedway Programmes

This week’s programme choice features the 1958 World Championship Final from Wembley, in which Barry Briggs took the title with a fine 15-point maximum. Ove Fundin, on 13 points, was the runner-up and England’s Peter Craven came fourth. One of the interesting features of this programme, however, is that it records the only World Final appearance of Sweden’s Joel Jansson, a courageous rider himself who was the father of Wimbledon’s Tommy Jansson. Joel failed to score but this was perhaps understandable since, during the winter, he had severely injured his left arm in an ice-racing accident. The wound itself required 17 stitches but he was still awaiting an operation which was necessary before he would regain full use of the arm. Like Tommy, he rode for the Smederna team from Eskilstuna.

Click the image opposite to open a full PDF version of the 16-page souvenir programme. (The file is large and will take some moments to download).

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