The Club received this email from Mike Thorpe the other day – shows you the power of the internet! We have already put Mike in touch with Maurice, if anyone else out there remembers Mike, drop him an email and say hello.
From: Mike THORPE, email@example.com
My name is Mike Thorpe. I am 71 years old. I live in Perth Western Australia. I came out to Australia in 1965 when I was a 22year old. Prior to leaving for Australia I lived on the Hawksworth estate Leeds. I was a member of the Horsforth & District Motor Club for about four year prior to leaving, I was riding trials. I am still riding trials and am a life member of the AJS club of Western Australia. www. AJSMOTOTRIALS.com Recently I was looking at the Trials Central website and saw the results of the Novice and Beginners trial you ran at Deer Park. Listed in the results was a rider by the name of Maurice English. I used to ride with a guy with that name before I came here. I came back to the UK in 1977 and caught up with him then but over the years have lost contact. If it’s the same guy he would be my age. I wonder if you could either forward this email on to him or let me have his email address. I still remember fondly riding my Greeves with the HDMC. Names I still remember from those days are, Bill and Mick Bancroft. Peter Edmonson, Peter Gaunt, Barrie and Ronnie Fairburn, Fred Pickles, Tony Marsden, Tony Cook sadly some of those people would be no longer with us. I can’t believe that after all these years you still have the use of Swaine Woods. Hope you can help. Regards Mike.