Pho­to­graphic mem­ory?

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There was I, try­ing to pro­mote the Greeves cham­pi­onship which we’d been given the low-down on at Northamp­ton Clas­sic Club Ltd’s Woodford meet in April, and be­ing out of the of­fice I surfed our on­line ser­vice www.mor­ton­sarchive. com for a suit­able pic, which was all well and good un­til it went wrong.

“Let’s use a pic which hasn’t been seen be­fore…” went the think­ing and surf­ing for Dave Bickers up came an im­age of the leg­end at Shrub­land Park on Au­gust 4,1958. So far, so good.

The ar­chive web­site uses unique codes for all the im­ages, how­ever trust­ing to mem­ory, (big mis­take), the code I used for the mag­a­zine brought up a pho­to­graph of Fran­cisBar­nett rider John Clay­ton, in al­most ex­actly the same spot.

Apolo­gies to ev­ery­one con­cerned and also Greeves team man Alan Clough who pointed the er­ror out to me at Ken­dal Re­vival. Above is the photo which should have ap­peared.

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