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Memories of Ipswich Witches Legend John Louis Testamonial in 1979

PUBLISHED: 21:00 16 October 2018

Ipswich Witches fans came to witness John Louis testimonial at Foxhall Stadium in 1979

Ipswich Witches fans came to witness John Louis testimonial at Foxhall Stadium in 1979

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Pictures from Ipswich Witches Legend John Louis Testamonial at Foxhall Stadium for his service to the club

Did you attend John Louis Testmonial at Foxhall Stadium in 1979?Did you attend John Louis Testmonial at Foxhall Stadium in 1979?

In 1979, Ipswich Witches legend John Louis was honoured with a testimonial as riders and fans alike saluted the rider at the event at Foxhall stadium.

Can you name the Ipswich Witches riders from 1979?Can you name the Ipswich Witches riders from 1979?

Plenty of great pictures were captured on the day.

Plenty of fun was had at the John Louis Testmonial at Foxhall Stadium in 1979Plenty of fun was had at the John Louis Testmonial at Foxhall Stadium in 1979

Louis made his debut in 1970 and by the following year topped the national Second Division averages, before Ipswich gained admission to the top flight in 1972. Louis spearheaded the Witches team, making his World Final debut at London’s Wembley Stadium in 1972, finishing in 5th place.

He retired from riding in 1984 and is now the promoter of the Ipswich WitchesHe retired from riding in 1984 and is now the promoter of the Ipswich Witches

He went on to represent his country, achieving success in pairs and team events and also rode for Newport, West Ham, Oxford, Wembley, Halifax and King’s Lynn during his career.

Did you take part in the many events at the Testominal over 30 years ago?Did you take part in the many events at the Testominal over 30 years ago?

He retired from riding in 1984 and is now the promoter of the Ipswich Witches alongside his son Chris Louis who was Great Britain International and rider for the Witches.

John Louis shakes riders hands during his Testmonial in 1979John Louis shakes riders hands during his Testmonial in 1979

Did you attend the event over 30 years ago or can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery?

John Louis Testmonial at Foxhall Stadium in 1979 John Louis Testmonial at Foxhall Stadium in 1979

Share your memories with us by emailing ross.halls@archant.co.uk

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