Younger Acme members may be unaware of the successful racing background of the club since its inception and just how good were some of the older members sitting amongst them at the annual dinner and prize presentation last weekend. Did you realise you were being applauded by Welsh champions for track pursuit, 12 hour and hillclimb? We will try to showcase these from time to time and begin by showing a selection of pages from two handbooks among the collection held by Dave Roberts. Young Ross who used to be brought to watch club events by his grandad, Nev Yeo, will no doubt be proud to see Nev’s name in the lists.
Life member, Tony Gammon, who will celebrate his 81st Birthday on 1st January, has dug up some black and white negatives from the 1950’s. Tony does not feature in the photos because he took them but he certainly captured an exciting period in the Club’s history. Cars were a luxury in those days and two wheels was the means of spreading your wings and seeing new places.
Tony says ” I cannot remember all the names in the photos but amongst them are Dai Plaza (Runs Captain), Jack Sheppard (Chairman), Marilyn Hammond (married Graham Jenkins), Bronwen Derham, Billy Jones, Ken Williams and Ann Watkins (who married and emigrated to Australia), Lyn Clark, the Brooks brothers and Jimmy Morris whose family owned a butchery business in Pentre.”
More of Tony’s pictures can be seen in the Photo Gallery. Perhaps our older members will be able to identify some of the riders who include a young Gwyn Humphreys in racing mode.