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Speedway Ladies

Dot S Cowley

John Hyam has kindly submitted this collection of clips and photographs of some of speedway’s lady riders.

Eva Ashquith - sometime spelt as Asquith - think this woman is one of the better known of the female speedway riders

The above clipping shows on the left Gladys Thornhill and to the right Dot Cowley

Above publicity photo of Fay Taylour, probable the best known female speedway rider, may be because she was particularly good at publicising herself and, of course, her book.

You can see her profile here and details of her book are in the Book section.  


On the left a clip of Sunny (Sonny) Somerset - the photo was accompanied by the news that she, Sunny Somerset, was to meet Eva Askquith to Wembley on Thursday evening.

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