Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages
Northamptonshire: Yardley Gobion Aces
About the team
Track was on the Yardley Recreation Ground behind the pub. Built where there used to be tennis courts.
Reg Brown, father of Dudley Brown, was one of the instigaters in building the new track. Two others involved were George Dunkley & Fred Kightley.
Yardley is on the outskirts of Northampton, situated on the A5.
Joined the Northants League 1952.
Team Manager: Mr George Dunkley.
1952 League Champions, runners up Abbotts Way Tigers.
1952 won the "Chronicle & Echo" Trophy plus the "Blind" Cup.
- Dudley Brown
- John Cooper
- L. Horner
- Douglas Horton
- K. Inch
- Arthur Jacquest
- Billy Kightley(vice capt)
- John Kightley(capt)
- W. Kightley
- Albert Prior(capt)
- Alfie Prior
- David Shakeshalt
- Pat Smith
- D. Snaith
- Geoff Warren
Away to Kettering Kangaroos
Yardley Skid Kids 1951/.52. L/R: Pat Smi...
Yardley Skid Kids 1951/52. L/R: Arthur J...
Heading to an away match in the back of ...
Aces v Weedon Whippets - one of the toug...
Starting at the Rec
Doug Horton on bike complete with front ...
David Shakeshaft bites the Dust.
Starting a race at the Gobian Recreation...
Coming a cropper at the rec.
1952 Winners of the "Chronicle & Echo" T...
Yardley Aces Team.
4th Dec 1952 Northants Presentation Dinn...
News Chronicle Certificate
Rules & Racing Licence