HACKNEY SPEEDWAY HOME PAGE
Home of the Hackney Speedway
 
 
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
 
 
Welcome to 1968: 15th March to 25th July
The Hawks season, day by day
 
 
Badges of Hackney Speedway
Badges from pre-war to 1996
 
 
Welcome to 1968: July 26th onwards
 
 
London Riders Champions
Speedway riders who have won the London Riders Championship
 
 
A Tale of Two Stadiums Clapton and Hackney Stadiums
Clapton & Hackney Stadium
 
 
Hackney Wick Wolves 1935-39
A brief pre-war history
 
 
Putt Mossman
 
 
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 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
 
 
Guestbook
A place to leave a message in the guestbook
 
 
Hackney Speedway Chat
A place for all speedway fans to chat...
 
 
Herbert 'Dusty' Haigh
 
 
Hackney Speedway Shop
 
 

In Memory of Jane Pavitt


Jane Pavitt

Tony Hurren writes....
All at Hackney Speedway are saddened to hear the news that Jane Pavitt, wife of the club's former promoter Dave, has passed away after a six month battle against cancer, she was 67.
Dave met Jane at Portslade, near Brighton in East Sussex when he was running a cleaning business prior to his involvement in speedway. She was initially one of his employees before becoming an area supervisor.
Her involvement in speedway began in earnest in 1987 when Dave became the sole promoter at Hackney. She became part of the promotional team, being responsible for the club's administration.
She quickly grew into speedway and travelled with Dave all over the country watching the club, none more so than in 1988 when she attended every meeting home and away. That was the season when The Hackney HL1 Kestrels were crowned  National League  champions and also won the Knock Out Cup.
Jane and Dave had a daughter Donna, as well as children by previous marriages.
Hackney programme columnist Birdbrain knew Jane very well and she often featured in his weekly bulletin. He said: “She was a lovely lady being both quiet and unassuming. I had a soft spot for her.”
I'll show below a couple of Birdie's programme classics where both Jane and Dave were often the target of his somewhat warped sense of humour.

Hackney Speedway acknowledges that some of the above copy is by courtesy of the sport's leading magazine – The Speedway Star


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