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Old 26th June 2021, 07:59 AM
John King John King is offline
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Default Ilford

After so many changes of ownership it is still surprising that the name still exists. At least it seems that the business vulture 'Venture Capital' companies didn't (so far) get their greedy hands on it.

In 1969 when I was in the army I had a season on our Corps Motorcycle Display Team and one of the displays we put on was for the staff of Ilford at their smallish establishment actually at Ilford in Essex. This it seems was an annual event by the company to show their appreciation to the staff.

I remember it was a stinking hot summers day, as it had been for weeks and the ground we displayed on, was closely cropped, parched grass with the ground underneath like concrete. The bikes were skidding all over the place and the team came away with one rider having a dislocated shoulder and another a broken ankle.
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