Motor Sport - World Speedway Championship Final - Peter Craven - Wembley stadium
Holding his 500 winner's cheque is Peter Craven (far right), of United Kingdom, straddles a tractor at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, after winning the World Speedway Championship final. Behind him, with their plaques, are Barry Briggs (centre), of New Zealand and Southampton, who took the second prize of 200, and Ove Fundin (l), of Sweden, who was third and received a prize of 100. Driving the tractor is comedian Norman Wisdom, who presented the awards.
Olympic Games - London 1948
Mr Alfred Barnes , Minister of Transport officially opened the new road between Wembley Park Station and the Empire Stadium , Wembley . To perpetuate the staging of the Olympic Games , at Wembley , the Minister named the new road Olympic Way . Picture shows Alfred Barnes , Minister of Transport , cuts the tape to open the new Olympic Way .
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Ski Jumping at Wembley
A mesh of scaffolding takes the place of the customary mountain slope as a skier soars through the air on the way down to an arena that's seen rodeos, cup finals and other spectacles but has not, until now, staged a ski jumping contest. For this is Wembley Stadium, London, and the International Ski Jumping and Winter Sport Exhibition. A snow-making machine provides 50 tons of snow for the surface. The scaffolding is 150 feet high.