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Welcome to 1983
Welcome to 1983 Hackney Fixtures
 
 
Waterden Road, Carpenters Road, Rothbury Road and White Post Lane in June 2015
Carpenters/Rothbury/Waterden Road E15
 
 
Programmes covers of Hackney Speedway
Front Covers
 
 
Badges of Hackney Speedway
Badges from pre-war to 1996
 
 
Welcome to 1968: 15th March to 25th July
The Hawks season, day by day
 
 
Welcome to 1968: July 26th onwards
 
 
London Riders Champions
Speedway riders who have won the London Riders Championship
 
 
DAVE LANNING: WHEN HE GOT ON HACKNEY'S WICK
 
 
A Real Miss Hackney Speedway
 
 
Hawkeye's View on the GP's
Hawkeye's View on the GP's
 
 
IN MEMORY OF ZENON PLECH
 
 
In Memory of Bryn Williams
The thoughts of Birdbrain
 
 
In memory of Kathy Pope
In memory of Kathy Pope
 
 
In Memory of Jane Pavitt
 
 
Hawkeye Say's Step Forward.......Ted Sear
 
 
Hawkeye Says Step Forward Dave Erskine
 
 
Hackney Wick Wolves 1935-39
A brief pre-war history
 
 
A Tale of Two Stadiums Clapton and Hackney Stadiums
Clapton & Hackney Stadium
 
 
PRE WAR STUNTMAN PUTT MOSSMAN
 
 
PRE WAR HACKNEY HERBERT 'DUSTY' HAIGH
 
 
PRE WAR HACKNEY HERO MORIAN HANSEN
 
 
THE COST OF RUNNING HACKNEY SPEEDWAY IN 1986
 
 
Hackney Speedway Shop
 
 
Hackney Speedway Chat
A place for all speedway fans to chat...
 
 
Guestbook
A place to leave a message in the guestbook
 
 
In Memory Of Billy Newland
In Memory Of Billy Newland
 
 
A tribute to Colin Pratt by Tony Hurren
 
 

A tribute to Colin Pratt by Tony Hurren

All at Hackney Speedway are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Colin Pratt at the age of 82. He was a man who devoted the vast majority of his life to the sport we all love. He died peacefully after battling illness for a year. He was the WSR president in 2012.
Despite his failing health, Colin always put on a brave face and until recently, he was pleased to receive visits from many of his speedway friends at his King's Lynn residence.Colin Pratt put far more back into speedway than hetook out of it. His riding career stretched from 1957 when he was cutting his teeth as a junior at Rye House to Cradley Heath in 1970, when his career was cut short by the mini-bus Lokeren road crash, where Colin was seriously injured.
His riding career will be best remembered for the six seasons he spent as Hackney's captain between 1964 and 1969 where in each season he topped The Hawks' score chart.
When Colin's riding career was over he didn't walk away from speedway and had countless successful seasons as a promoter and team manager at domestic level; and joint manager with Eric Boocock of the Great Britain team that won the World Team Cup in 1989.
In his role as a team manager he led his clubs to a combined total of a dozen league titles and knockout cup successes. He was at ease with both junior riders and World Champions.
Colin served on the British Speedway Promoters' Association management committee for many seasons. He also played an ambassadorial role as a trustee and committee member of the World Speedway Riders' Association. During his time in office he was able to create a strong and friendly link between the BSPA and the WSRA.
All at ‘The Wick send their sincere condolences to Colin's family. RIP dear friend. It was a privilege to have known you. 
Leading the 1969 Hackney team (left to right) Jack Biggs, Graeme Smith, Des Lukehurst, Dave Erskine team manager, Les McGillivray, Jimmy Gooch and Tommy Sweetman

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