Ripple Road, Dagenham, Essex. The team took the
nickname "Daggers" for obvious reasons. The track operated
1932-1939 when the second world war interrupted things! They
reopened and ran 1946-1947. I do not know if any efforts to
reopen came after closedown in 1947.
Fred Quick was a great name for a speedway rider and I
also like "Snowy" Blackman, but surely he should have been known as
Hi I'm emailing regarding unknown rider 123. I've been doing
some research into my family history and jve got a journal of
my great great grandfather Herbert macKechnie. I believe
the photo you have is of him from the speedway in 1936 ive
attached a photo so you can see the resemblance.
John says: I have put Phillip's photo of
his great great grandfather and also one of my unknown riders pics
which may or may not be of Bert.
1936: Frank Hodgson. Frank was "King of
The Daggers" in those days.
The 1937 Dagenham Cup Winner
6th August 1939. The Second World
War was just a few weeks away and speedway was put on hold whilst
we dealt with Hitler
Scan from Russell Earl who says:
Dagenham badge, sorry not an original but a 2003 re-issue.
The Genuine Article
Tony Pearce says: Hi John, please find attached a scan of my
original 1939 Dagenham Badge. Feel free to use on your
The Oldest JAP!
Bikes like this specimen may have been used at Dagenham from 1932.
It's restoration budget needed to have catered for a pair of new
tyres and maybe a spoke or two! I think this model was nicer
looking than later JAP designs until the Rotrax JAPs came along
about 20 yrs later.
If you can scan any
Dagenham pictures, programmes or badges send
me an email John