In the years on either side of the Second World War, London was the center of the speedway world at a time when the sport was seriously challenging soccer. This affectionate history looks at Wembley, West Ham, New Cross, Haringay, and all the other famous tracks, and chronicles the sport's development in the city.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 239. Not illustrated. Chapters: British Speedway Teams, National Speedway Teams, Polish Speedway Teams, Speedway Teams in London, Swedish Speedway Teams, Poland National Speedway Team, Polonia Bydgoszcz, Sweden National Speedway Team, Great Britain National Speedway Team, Denmark National Speedway Team, Ks Toru, Stal Gorz w Wielkopolski, W kniarz Cz stochowa, Czech Republic National Speedway Team, Germany National Speedway Team, Ikaros Smederna, Unia Leszno, Hungary National Speedway Team, United States National Speedway Team, Australia National Speedway Team, l sk wi toch owice, Slovenia National Speedway Team, Latvia National Speedway Team, Rkm Rybnik, Ps Pozna, Wts Wroc aw, Poland National Under-21 Speedway Team, Ukraine National Speedway Team, Wimbledon Dons, Austria National Speedway Team, Wembley Lions, France National Speedway Team, Zk Zielona G ra, Finland National Speedway Team, Lokomotiv Daugavpils, Russia National Speedway Team, Denmark National Under-21 Speedway Team, Italy National Speedway Team, Belle Vue Colts, Km Ostr w Wielkopolski, Great Britain National Under-21 Speedway Team, Stal Rzesz w, Dackarna, Lejonen, Start Gniezno, Sweden National Under-21 Speedway Team, Germany National Under-21 Speedway Team, Norway National Speedway Team, Hackney Hawks, West Ham Hammers, Gt Grudzi dz, Czech Republic National Under-21 Speedway Team, Wybrze e Gda sk, New Cross Rangers, Russia National Under-21 Speedway Team, Australia National Under-21 Speedway Team, Slovakia National Speedway Team, London Lions, Finland National Under-21 Speedway Team, Harringay Racers, Germany National Under-19 Speedway Team, Denmark National Under-19 Speedway Team, Croatia National Speedway Team, Slovenia National Under-21 Speedway Team, Masarna, Czech Republic National Under-19 Speedway Team, Croatia National Under-21 Speedway Team, France...
Volume one of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.
The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event. While the Olympics and other sport mega-events have received growing levels of academic investigation from a variety of disciplinary approaches, relatively little is known about how such occasions are experienced directly by local host communities and publics. This ethnography examines the everyday policing of the London Borough of Newham in relation to the London 2012 Olympics. It explains how police defined, monitored, prioritized, contained and investigated ‘Olympic-related’ crime, and how ‘Olympic-related’ policing connected to the policing of Newham. The authors examine how the threat of terrorism impacted on the everyday policing of the 2012 Olympics, as well as the exaggeration of other threats to the Games – such as youth gangs – for political reasons. The book also explores local resistance to Olympic policing, and the legacy of the Games with regard to policing, local housing, demographics and social exclusion. Discussing the lessons that can be learned for the future staging of sporting mega-events, this book will appeal to scholars and students with interests in sport, policing, crime and criminology, mega-events, event management, urban studies, global studies and sociology.
Lemmy’s name was synonymous with notorious excess. His blood would have killed another human being. This is the up-to-date story of the heaviest drinking, oversexed speedfreak in the music business who tragically passed away earlier this year. Lemmy had quickly outgrown his local bands in Wales, and tripped through his early career with the Rocking Vicars, backstage touring with Jimi Hendrix, and his time with Hawkwind. In 1975 he went on to create speedmetal and form the legendary band Motörhead. Motörhead stand firm as conquerors of the rock world, their history spanning an insurrectionary forty years. While the Motörhead line-up saw many changes, Lemmy was always the soul of the machine. In the words of drummer Mikkey Dee, ‘Lemmy was Motörhead.’ White Line Fever has been completely updated post Lemmy’s untimely death in 2016, and offers all Motörhead fans who loved his music a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, highly entertaining ride with the frontman of (what was) the loudest rock band in history. A truly epic finale, and tribute, to Lemmy from those who loved him best.
'Every page is a delight. Every chapter made vivid by a writer who has poured heart and soul into her book'. Val Hennessy, Daily Mail The East End of London - cockneys, criminals, street markets, pub singalongs, dog racing, jellied eels ... it is a place at once appealing and unruly, comforting and incomprehensible. Gilda O'Neill, an East Ender herself shows there is more to this fascinating area than a collection of cliched images. Using oral history and more traditional sources she builds up a powerful image of this community - bringing to us, with wit and honesty, the real story of London's East End