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London South West: Clapham Panthers

About the team.

Club formed about 1948.

Track was on the corner of Poynders Road & Clarence Avenue SW12.

Raced in the Surrey & South London League.

Club Manager: C.J. Malynon, 29 Zennor Road SW12.

Club Secretary:  Mrs Jean Shillibeer, Cathles Road, Balham SW.

News Report(News of the World Sept 30th 1951):

'SKID KIDS' Call On The Duke.

Two "Skid Kids" from Clapham, London--Cycle Speedway riders--were received at Clarence House by the Duke of Edinburgh's personal secretary. They are Tom Gregory, aged 18, of Union Grove, and Johnny Pullen, aged 20, of St Alphonsus Road, and they took the Duke a photo of their team, the Clapham Panthers, signed and inscribed, as well as a letter wishing the King a speedy and full recovery "on behalf of thousands of cycle speedway supporters". A former shipmate of the Duke, Mr George Kirby, aged 31, of Chesterton Road, Ladbroke Grove, London, wrote to Clarence House appealing for aid in the team's struggle to get a track and the National Playing Fields Association, of which the Duke is president, is helping the campaign.



  • Ernie Black
  • Eric Cooper
  • John Cooper
  • George Davies
  • Ted Glover
  • Tom Gregory
  • Keith Morgan
  • Johnny Pullen
  • Sam Quigley
  • Sid Savill
  • Terry Tullis