Thrills and spills at Foxhall as the Witches enter a 48th consecutive season
Ipswich Witches open their 2017 speedway season on Saturday night.
It will be the 48th consecutive season of the bikes roaring at Foxhall throughout the spring and summer months.
It was back in 1969 Joe Thurley and John Berry took over at Foxhall after a brief four-year break.
The first Witches meeting ever at Foxhall was back in 1951 and over the years there have been thrills, heartache and excitement aplenty.
Crowds of more than 20,000 used to flock to Foxhall back in the ‘50s, while the club’s most successful era was in the mid-1970s when Berry’s team, packed with local riders, raced to successive League titles in 1975 and ‘76.
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In 1984 the Witches won the ‘double’ of the league and cup (as they did in 1976), while in 1998 the Witches landed three trophies as their powerhouse six-man team swept all before them.
They will be hoping to lift silverware in 2017. Here’s hoping. See you at Foxhall on Saturday night.
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