Item BCA - 2018.1374 - Bampton Bullets, Bampton's Cycle Speedway team in the early 1950s

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BCA - 2018.1374

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Bampton Bullets, Bampton's Cycle Speedway team in the early 1950s

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  • 1952 1953 (Creation)

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pdf of 33 photographs and documents

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Bampton had a cycle speedway team in 1952 which certainly lasted for two full seasons. Someone near the track complained about the noise so it was disbanded. The cycle speedway in New Road, circa 1952/3. The Bampton side was known as the Bampton Bullets. The track was where the fire station now stands.
An away match of the cycle speedway team in the 1950s.
Cycle speedway race in Bampton. Ron Amos was one of Bampton's leading lights in the team. A race on the Bampton track, now built on by the New Fire Station. Note the wooden slatted single-story buildings on the right which preceded 1-6 Manor View now built in stone. These wooden buildings were put up to house the American soldiers during WWII.
Ready to start a race; teams would have lanes 1 and 3 and 2 and 4 etc. Jack Lawrence is in mac in centre of the line-up.
Frank Hudson in 2nd place, Cyril Smith 3rd place. 1952-3 season.
Front cover of the Riders Official Licence notebook of the National Amateur Speedway Association - Three pictures of the 3 inside pages of the National Amateur Speedway Association. Handbook. Rules 1-10 plus the back page.
4 pictures - Front cover of the Four Counties Cycle Speedway League for 1952 fixtures, plus the three inside pages of fixtures from April to August, plus rules
4 pictures - Front cover of the Four Counties Cycle Speedway League fixtures for 1953, plus three inside pages of fixtures from April to August plus rules
4 pictures - Front cover of Cycle Speedway Minutes Book, starting with a general meeting to form the club in 1951. Includes first 3 pages inside
4 pictures - Four invoices for various items for the Bampton Bullets cycle speedway club.
5 pictures - Five invoices for various items for the Bampton Bullets cycle speedway club
2 pictures - Invitation from W.O.S.R. (known as the Signal Camp at the bottom of Weald by locals) to enter a team of 8 plus reserve to take part in a cycle speedway competition along with W.O.S.R and Clanfield at the W.O.S.R. garden fĂȘte on September 20th 1952.
Front and back of the letter of invitation
2 pictures - Two pages of accounts for the Bampton Bullets cycle speedway club for 1953

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