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Many hours of good reading through this history thread but I see no mention of Battersea Grammar School (strangely named as it was in Streatham)!

In the sixties they had a fine four lane track and it was two notable members who both went onto be pro musicians, Gary Fletcher and Steve Gurl that introduced me to this venue. They held over a few years the "Southeast Schoolboy Championship" which I fondly remember as I won the 1/32 saloon championship at the age of 15 beating the legend to be Ian Jensen, I should have hung up my controller and retired there and then as such feats never happened again!

Two brothers at the school, John and Peter Mark in my distant memory seemed to run the show to a large degree and their claim to fame was getting the track transported to the BBC where it was showcased on Blue Peter with John Noakes trashing one of their beautifully prepared Chapparels

I can only recall John Edwards and John Eldridge also contesting the Championship event, if anybody else has memories or better still pics I'd be chuffed to see them.
 

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Exploiting the rules and brushing with authority, traits that would follow you for the rest of your slot racing days. Good to see you here you old lag.

I had entirely forgotten that the events were held in Bromley and not at BGS, would have been home ground for John Edwards, I think he was a Bromley boy? That part of London had so much slot racing going on in the sixties.
 
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