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Newcastle Diamonds
The 1960s
 
John says: Newcastle Diamonds got into the Cigarette Card act and produced their own card set and not a cigarette in sight!  Well done Newcastle Speedway.
 
A series of 24 cards featuring Newcastle Diamonds from The 1960s   Cards are shown courtesy of the John Skinner collection. 
 

 
 
Card 1 British
Maurie Robinson
 
 

 
 
Card 2 British
Jack Winstanley
 
 

 
 
Card 3British
Allan Butterfield
 
 

 
 
Card 4 Danish
Ole Olsen
 
 

 
 
Card 5 British
Peter Kelly
 
 

 
 
Card 6 British
Dave Schofield
 
 

 
 
Card 7 British
Sid Sheldrick
 
 

 
 
Card 8 British
Don Wilkinson
 
 

 
 
Card 9 New Zealander
Ivan Mauger
 
 

 
 
Card 10
New Zealand/British
Dave "Giffy" Gifford
 
 
Dave has dual nationality he was borne in Kent England and emigrated with his family to New Zealand.  Strangely Giffy was guided to Newcastle by his love for Newcastle Brown Ale!
 

 
 
Card 11 British
Mike Watkin
 
 
I was surprised to read that Mike was born in Cumbria.  I always thought he was from Newcastle.  I remember Mike in one ride at Brough Park when he defeated the reigning world champion Barry Briggs, the race brought the house down when Mike took the chequered flag ahead of Briggo!
 

 
 
Card 12 New Zealander
Murray Burt
 
 

 
 
Card 13 British
Brian Craven
 
 

 
 
Card 14 British
Gil Goldfinch
 
 

 
 
Card 15 New Zealander
Bob Duckworth
 
 

 
 
Card 16 New Zealander
Ivan Crozier
 
 

 
 
Card 17 British
Russ Dent
 
 

 
 
Card 18 New Zealander
Goog Allan
 
 

 
 
Card 19 New Zealander
Bill Andrew
 
 

 
 
Card 20 British
Milton Caisley
 
 

 
 
Card 21 South African
George Glen
 
 

 
 
Card 22 Scottish
Gordon Mitchell
 
 

 
 
Card 23 Australian
Garry Middleton
 
 

 
 
Card 24 British
Alan Knapkin
 
 
If you are interested in Newcastle Speedway check out my "Newcastle Speedway History" website by clicking on this link:- Newcastle Speedway History Website
 

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