Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages
Kent: Welling Wings
About the team
Formed in 1948 by Fred Pallet and his friends.
Raced in the Kent League from 1950-1954.
1st Track: South West corner of Danson Park, off Danson Lane, Welling, on site of former world war two anti-aircraft gun battery. Now occupied by Bexley Grammar School.
2nd Track: The Rear of the "Green Man" public house, Wickham Street, Welling. Now occupied by Poets Corner Housing Estate.
3rd Track: On open land between Avenue Road and Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, on South side of railway line. Site now occupied by the "William Camden" public house and a public car park to the rear.
1949. Track was 104 yards. Track Record was 53.0 seconds(four laps).
Club/Team Manager: Ronald Syndercombe(1949/50). He was a signwriter by trade, and designed all the breastplates.
Team Manager: Norman West(1951).
Raced in the South London League 1955 onwards.
Club Manager/Secretary: N.R. West, 10 Little Heath Road, Bexleyheath.
Club Secretary: Vic Duffy, 19 Exning Road, Canning Town, London E16(1960s).
1949 won the Senior Kent County League.
1953 won the West Essex, Kent and Woolwich & Bexley League, runners up Beckton Panthers.
1953 won the League Knock-out Cup, beating Beckton Panthers.
- Ralph Ambrose
- Don Baldry
- Ed Barrett
- C. Beagle
- Derek Brown
- John Brown
- Fred Channon
- Vic Duffy
- Jack Ellis
- Billy Forsyth
- Paul Gamble
- .... Gregory
- Fred Grove
- Colin Haine
- Roy Harvey
- Brian Hogger
- David Hoit
- Derek Keeling
- Brian Lucas
- Terry Lucas
- John Lumley
- M. McDougal
- Mick Mould
- Fred Pallett
- Ron Perfect
- Tommy Sackman
- N. Smith
- Geoff Stark
- Colin Thompson
- Mike Tottle
- Bob Warner
- Ian Welch
- Roy Welch
- Barry West(capt)
- John Whiting
- Ron Wills
1949(Wings at Danson Park). L/R: Colin T...
1949(Wings at Danson Park). L/R: Derek B...
Welling Wings 1949. L/R Roy Harvey-Mick ...
Welling Wings 1950. L/R Don Baldry - Jac...
Welling Track. Les Morgan(East Ham Stars...
1951(Wings at Whipps X Comets Track).Bac...
1951(Wings at Goddington Park, Orpington...
Welling Wings. Vic Duffy on bike.
1951 Don Baldry.
1951 Fred Pallett.
1951 Colin Thompson.
1951 Derek Brown.
1951 Barry West(capt).
1951 Mike Tottle.
1951 Roy Welch.
1951 Bill Forsyth.
2007 Wings Reunion. L/R: Don Baldry-Roy ...