BI1901 17APR19 V SOMERSET (CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD) (2019)
The Romford Bombers raced their first ever meeting at Romford on May 29th 1969. They had originally hope to race at the City Way Stadium, Rochester but the council refused planning permission at the last minute and the Bombers relocated to the Brooklands Stadium, Romford. The Bombers raced at the concrete-fenced Brookfield Stadium for 3 seasons until they were forced to move again, this time to West Ham, where they stayed for just seven matches before they were again forced to move ..... this time to Barrow! It's quite a story and several of the ex-Bombers were brought together to relive those great days including Des Luckhurst, Dave Percy, Mike Vernam and the very entertaining Phil Woodcock! Reading Racers John Hammond and Richard May were also in attendance talking of their memories of Romford. Hear them in their own words describe what it was like to race speedway for the Bombers in thus far off days and see some very rare footage of racing at Brooklands Stadium, Hoddesdon and Custom House. A must for collectors of speedway nostalgia. Running time 90 mins.