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#1 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 09 June 2022 - 08:36

Need help about some obscure grass-track racing fatalities. A few details, little or no information.

 

- Udo Wunnink, presumably German, killed in June 1992 in an unspecified German track;

- Trevor Heath, British rider killed in the 1970s, possibly at Sevenoaks grass track;

- Vincent Clarricoates, 08 October 1989, Underton (?), brother (?) of speedway ace Trevor Clarricoates;

- William Russell, March 1970, Leicestershire, not sure it was a racing accident;

- Tony Sparling, British rider, no date nor place of death;

- Geoff Crees, British rider killed in the 1970s, possibly at New Romney grass track.

 



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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 09 June 2022 - 19:04

A couple of possible leads - circumstantial based on the info above - from Ancestry.

 

Trevor David Heath, born Dec 26 1946, married 1964 in Cuckfield, died May 11 1976, probate record gives a home address in Hassocks.

 

Vincent Clarricoats - birth registered in Northampton 2nd qtr 1967, died October 8 1989, probate record gives a home address in Wellingborough. Cremated five days later.

 

There's a William Henry Russell whose death, aged about 65, on March 5 1970, was registered in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. Probate records show he actually lived in Banbury in Oxfordshire, although the 1911 census reveals he was also born in Melton Mowbray.



#3 tonyed

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Posted 10 June 2022 - 07:58

Obviously you have been to https://grasstrackgb...uk/remembrance/