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David Pipes has supplied this card set.  David says: Hi John, This is a set of 52 cards from the Kiddy's Favourites Co of  128 Hope Street Glasgow.
This collection is 1 card short of a full set.  Card no. 23 Johnny Biggs. is missing.  Please send me an email if you have the missing card John
 

 
 
Card 1 British
Eddie Rigg
 
 
I believe Eddie was in the race in Australia in 1951 that claimed the life of Ken le Breton.  Eddie was in no way responsible for Ken's crash

 
 
Card 2 Canadian
Bill Matthews
 
 

 
 
Card 3 British
Frankie Lawrence
 
 

 
 
Card 4 British
Bill aka Willie Gilbert
 
 

 
 
Card 5 British
Howdy Byford
 
 
Howdy like Frankie Lawrence (also in this set), was a prisoner of war.  Happily both guys survived their ordeals and later got to do something (speedway) that they loved.
 

 
 
Card 6 Australian
Johnny Arnfield
 
 

 
 
Card 7 British
Les Lawson
 
 

 
 
Card 8 British
Cyril Brine
 
 

 
 
Card 9 British
Sam "Split" Waterman
 
 

 
 
Card 10 British
Joe Bowkis
 
 

 
 
Card 11 British
Ray Moore
 
 

 
 
Card 12  British
Jackie Freeman
 
 

 
 
Card 13 British
Alex Gray
 
 

 
 
Card 14 Scottish
Bill Baird
 
 

 
 
Card 15 British
Peter Lansdale
 
 

 
 
Card 16 Australian
Ken Le Breton
 
 

 
 
Card 17 British
Dent Oliver
 
 

 
 
Card 18 British
Charlie May
 
 

 
 
Card 19 British
Johnny Myson
 
 

 
 
Card 20 British
Eddie French
 
 

 
 
Card 21 Australian
Charlie Watson
 
 

 
 
Card 22 British
Richard Howard
 
 

 
 
Card 23 Johnny Biggs Missing
 
Card missing - email please if you have it John and I will add it here
 

 
 
Card 24 British
Bill Wilson
 
 

 
 
Card 25 British
Benny King
 
 

 
 
Card 26 British
Jeff Lloyd
 
 

 
 
Card 27 Canadian
Eric Chitty
 
 

 
 
Card 28 British
Jack Parker
 
 

 
 
Card 29 British
Norman Parker
 
 

 
 
Card 30 British
Malcolm Craven
 
 

 
 
Card 31British 
Bill Kitchen
 
 
 

 
 
Card 32 British
Alex Statham
 
 

 
 
Card 33British
Tommy Price
 
 
The artwork has captured Tommy's features, namely his ears.  This card is unmistakably Wembley Tommy
 

 
 
Card 34 British
George Wilks
 
 
 

 
 
Card 35 British
Ron Clarke
 
 
 

 
 
Card 36 Australian
Vic Duggan
 
 
 
The card artist has captured Vic's features well. Vic was obviously a high earner as he owned a track in Sydney
 

 
 
Card 37 Australian
Aub Lawson
 
 
 

 
 
Card 38 Australian
Bill Rogers
 
 
 

 
 
Card 39  Australian
Bill Longley
 
 

 
 
Card 40 Australian
Ron Johnson
 
 

 
 
Card 41 Australian
Frank Dolan
 
 

 
 
Card 42 Australian
Ray Duggan
 
 

 
 
Card 43 British
Frank Hodgson
 
 

 
 
Card 44 British
Lloyd Goffe
 
 

 
 
Card 45 British
Oliver Hart
 
 
 
My Uncle Georgie Ince a Newcastle fan says Oliver was his favourite rider.  He was great to watch, a leg trailer.  Uncle George and his friends started a cycle speedway team and called themselves the Newcastle Harts.  A pun on Newcastle "Diamonds" and using Oliver's name, their hero.
 

 
 
Card 46 British
Mike Erskine
 
 

 
 
Card 47 British
Geoff Pymar
 
 

 
 
Card 48 British
Tommy Crooms
 
 
I am not certain that a rider by the name of Tommy Crooms existed?  I wonder if the surname is misspelt and should be Croombs.  I know Tommy Croombs existed!
 

 
 
Card 49 British
Tommy Allott
 
 

 
 
Card 50 British
Les Wotton
 
 
Les was often called "Smiler" Wotton
 

 
 
Card 51 British
Les Price
 
 

 
 
Card 52 British
Joe Abbott
 
 
This card set was provided for us all to see by David Pipes.  There is just 1 of the 52 cards missing.  It is
Card 23 Johnny Biggs
If you have the missing card please help by scanning and emailing it to me.  I will put it on this page and let David Pipes know if you want me too John
 
 

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