Brandon Stadium and the Bees

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    skybluetony176 Well-Known Member

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    The stadium's not looking good atm though. Will it stay up long enough to see a resolution?
     
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    Structurally I believe it’s sound. It’s just all the glass, side panels, roof and seats are vandalised, in state of poor (no) repair etc
     
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    My father took me to watch stock-car racing and occasionally speedway racing (anyone remember Nigel Boocock?) there years ago.
    God knows how we got there since my parents never owned a car. Went on the bus I guess.
    What struck me most was the horrible noise and how very dangerous it all looked.
     
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    I certainly remember Nigel Boocock! In the days before he started wearing blue leathers, his equipment was not top class; Ken McKinlay was looking at his bike, shook his head and said "If he can score the points he does on that thing, imagine what he could do on a bike!"
     
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    I really hope they come back as I always said I would go to watch them with my good friend Frank Smith the ex bees rider but didn’t get round to it
     
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    Back in the day, I loved going to Highfield Road on a Saturday afternoon, then to the Brandon stadium in the evening.
     
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    And then to Hillfields later on still.
     
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    Never on a Saturday, I left that until the Sunday when it was quiet.
     
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    Tommy Knudsen is the name I always associated with the Bees.
     
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    Knudsen and Kelvin Tatum, both Bees legends.
     
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    for me it was Ole Olsen
     
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    Ron Mountford.
     
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    Only ever went once - around 1975/76. Dad's family treat (none of us had ever been before) They raced against Hackney Hawks. I think the bees won. Never been back since and not a fan of any motor sport but there can be no question that they are a genuine sporting institution - Hope they can be resurrected somehow.
     
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    I never went to speedway more than about a dozen times but remember about this time we had a rider called Ian Hindle and he nearly always finished last.
     

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