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Belle Vue Gardens. Newiss Collection
Belle Vue Gardens. Newiss Collection
This collection was a kind gift from Eunice C Dodgeon, whose scrapbook also features in this collection. The collection contains material originally collected by Syd Newiss, who was a Speedway racer for Salford, born in 1909. Newiss started riding in 1923 and his first public appearance was in Audenshaw. He has been described as a 'consistent rider' by local newspapers. This collection mostly includes photographs, newspaper cuttings, programmes and guidebooks, as well as Syd Newiss' own scrapbook and autograph book. Most of the material is related to the Speedway tour of Buenos Aires that departed on 26th September 1929.
Chetham's Library, Manchester
Postcard containing a photograph of a Speedway racer on his bike on tour in Buenos Aires in 1929.
Scrapbook made by Eunice C Dodgeon containing images and newspaper cuttings linked to Speedway and various other things. The images and cuttings are from the years 1946-1950.
Syd Newiss' scrapbook that contains photographs of himself and his team mates whilst on tour in Buenos Aires in 1929.
Autograph book belonging to Syd Newiss containing photographs of all Speedway team mates with their autograph next to the picture. The book was created whilst on tour in Buenos Aires in 1929.
A photograph booklet from the Buenos Aires tour in 1929. The booklet contains pictures of famous monuments in each country that they went through and also contains photographs of the interior and exterior of the ship.
An issue of Dirt Track Bladet magazine, a Danish Speedway magazine about the tour to Buenos Aires containing photographs, interviews, articles, results and fixtures about Speedway races whilst the racers were on tour in 1929.
Albion Speedway, Salford official programme for Monday 22nd April 1929. Contains results, fixtures and hand written notes that could be from Syd Newiss.
North Manchester Motor Club Programme for Wednesday 23rd April 1930 containing results and fixtures and hand written notes, possibly by Syd Newiss.
A photograph booklet of the Royal Mail Line: Brazil and Europe ship that transported the Speedway racers to Brazil for their tour in 1929. Contains photographs of rooms aboard the ship.
Postcard from Bully-Les-Mines in France containing pictures of Hotel Moderne. Speedway racers could have stayed at this hotel during one of their tours.
Postcard containing a picture of Arthur Franklyn posing on his bike. He is described as 'the most successful rider on the White City Track'. The postcard also declares that he is writing an article for the Evening News.
Speedway programme for 4th January 1930 in Buenos Aires where the Speedway racers were on tour. Programme for an event including news, fixtures and results and a Dunlop advert on the back page.
Speedway programme for 28th December 1929 in Buenos Aires where the Speedway racers were on tour. Programme for an event including news, fixtures and results and a Dunlop advert on the back page.
El Grafico, an Argentinean newspaper cutting from p. 12 of an unknown date. Information in Spanish about the Speedway team on tour in Beunos Aires in 1929. Includes a photograph of some of the Speedway racers.
El Grafico, an Argentinean newspaper cutting from p. 38. Information in Spanish about the Speedway team on tour in Beunos Aires in 1929. Includes a photograph of some of the Speedway racers.
Belle Vue Speedway Illustrated Programme from Saturday 27th June 1959. Contains news, results and fixtures, adverts and pictures.
Belle Vue Bulletin from the 29th June 1929. Containing news about the Zoological Gardens, Speedway results and fixtures, cartoons and pictures.
Belle Vue Speedway Illustrated Programme from Saturday 4th July 1959. Contains news, results and fixtures, adverts and pictures.
Newspaper cutting from Argentina that Syd Newiss collected in 1929 whilst on tour in Beunos Aires. The newspaper is written in Spanish but is about the Speedway racer's visit to Buenos Aires.
Newspaper cutting of an advert for Belle Vue Speedway racing in 1929. Mentioning Syd Newiss and admission fees.