When I was a young lad I used to go to Nelson Speedway. My memories are very vague now but I do remember the smell of the bikes, and ducking down hiding from the gravel spit out whilst the bikes went around the corners. Happy innocent days long before health and safety took the fun out of it for us!
After the races we used to go to a shop close to the track and get a drink of pop which if my memory serves me well was named Bulls Blood! They also sold sarsaparilla and dandelion and burdock. On looking back I wondered if it was owned by a company called Mr Fitspatricks? They opened temperance bars in Nelson and Burnley now long gone I am afraid. I am researching the history of the business (Mr Fitzpatricks) and wondered if anyone visiting this website knew anything about this shop or anything regarding the business. As I say I know it is a long shot but having found this website I was hoping this may be a good place to start.
I would appreciate any time anyone could give to reply me to let me know either way.
A memory shared byon Feb 8th, 2011.
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