Trolley Racing - a Memory of Dinnington.

At the age of 11 nothing was more valuable than a set of old pram wheels.
Using a 4-foot plank (this is old money) for the base. To sit on, we fastened a short piece to the back with an axle and 2 wheels, the same at the front but fastened with a bolt so you could steer it. Fix a seat and you were away.
Pull it to the top of the hill and race down. There where only about 3 or 4 cars in Dinnington at that time so it was quite safe. Until Wigmores bus came ,then it was both feet on the ground to stop best we could. That's what we called burning rubber!
Ah! those were the days.

A memory shared by Ramon Fletcher on Oct 2nd, 2008.
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