Image: Mr Hackney Speedway, Barry Thomas
Pictured (possibly outside the Hackney Empire in Mare Street, Hackney) in 1936, tram number 9 is advertising the Whit Bank Holiday Monday meeting at The Wick, Hackney v All Americans. Also advertised on the tram is American Putt Mossman’s Motorcycle rodeo (this was a form of motorcycle tricks and skills) with his troupe of World Champion Motor Cycle Stunt Riders.They performed their tricks and skills after the American team lost 66-27 to Hackney!
More on Putt Mossman and his Hackney meeting can be found here
Picture taken on the terracing, the Hackney track shop on the left and looking down towards the home straight grandstand.
Hackney Stadium’s main public entrance. How many of us passed through those turnstiles I wonder?
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