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David J Waring

Brian is correct that it was I who was the organiser of that 1993 show, which was to be the last to be held in Bolton, as the venue, the Silverwell Street Sports Hall, was due to be demolished.
Tommy’s son attended with his late Father’s 1928 trophy at my invitation, as he lived a few miles from me in north Cheshire.
In Yowl February 1994, I recorded my experiences surrounding the show entitled “A Week on the Guinness is not a Good Prelude to Organising a Bike Show Stand”.
I still have an album of photos, but have recently given all the show stand posters which I made to Trevor Scott for his museum project.
I wrote a small piece for Yowl June 2003 entitled “Tommy Hatch 75 Years Ago This Month” recording the reports about Tommy in the 1928 Senior TT as published in The Warrington Guardian of Saturday 16th June 1928, Tommy being a Warringtonian. I followed this in Yowl August 2003 with a biography(Tommy Hatch – 75 Years on from June 1928) about Tommy & his motorcycling, that recorded the memories recounted to me by Tommy’s widow, including a photo from the 1993 show of Tommy’s son with the 1928 trophy, and Brian’s TT Replica. Note Tommy’s unusual middle name above.
Pre 1928 Tommy entered trials, including the Scott Trial and grass tracked. Somewhere in my files I have copies of press reports & photos of Tommy competing in speedway, but, at the moment, am too busy to look for them.
In the meantime, a bit more information about Ashley Wright, who is at the root of this discussion, would be useful and for what purpose is his research?