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Nigel Devereux
August 18, 2019

Dear CR
Yet another great mag (#198 July/August) and the where and when picture did indeed get me thinking, so many cross issues to note.

To start, the two Nortons made me think 1973 but then Ago is on a Yamaha so it has to be 1974 (and Sheene without his number 7!), but when in the season?

Well, Peter Williams had his big accident at Oulton Park on the August bank holiday, so it has to be earlier than that.

Paul Smart, number three, had his big crash in the race of the year meeting in September, so ditto. Also 1974 was Percy’s last year on the Triumph Three before his Yamaha move.

Is that the Lincoln Imp Steve Machin (22) sitting behind Peter Williams? Steve was killed in the accident at Cadwell in 1974, so to make a stab at it, I would say the year is 1974.

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Nigel Devereux

Nigel Devereux is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, working in the School of English and Journalism. He has worked within the print publishing industry for 38 years. Nigel was editor of his hometown newspaper - The Horncastle News - from 1998-2001. Nigel is currently the Production Editor on The Railway Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling magazine for railway enthusiasts. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating several websites across the Mortons portfolio. 01507 529529 |

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