GLYN CHANDLER

 

Biography...

Full name: Glyndwr, Westley, Chandler
Birthplace: 
Swindon, Wiltshire
Birthdate:
8th March 1937


Statistics...
Year Mat Rid Poi Bon Total Aver
1964 35 120 84 22 106 2.80
1965 1 3 1 0 1 1.34
1970 4 8 3 1 4 2.00


Statistics taken fro the Cradley Speedway Database and include all matches

 

   


Profile...

Glyn's racing started in 1955 at Ringwood in the Southern Area League, born in Swindon he got the speedway bug as a track grader at Blunsdon when he was 18 years old. He had a year at this level with Ringwood and Eastbourne before joining his home town club Swindon in 1956. He stayed with the Robins for three years with limited success before joining Trevor Redmond at Neath in 1962. He stayed with Trevor in the Provincial League moving to St Austell in 1963, these were some of Glyn's best years in the sport.
He joined the Heathens in 1964 with moderate success but after just one match in 1965 at Monmore Green he was replaced by John Edwards. He moved to Exeter later that season and again had just one match before linking up with Oxford for the rest of the season. He decided to retire when the British League was formed but was talked out of it in 1969 by Long Eaton.
He had 16 matches for Long Eaton in 1969 in BL2 and re-joined the Heathens in August 1970, he decided to retire at the end of the 1970 season and went to run a garage in Bilbury near Cirencester.
In 1976 he moved to Alderney, Channel Islands where he ran his own garage before moving to The Alderney Electricity Company.
 


Update...

Sadly Glyn was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulminary disease in 2013 and was given just a few years to live
Glyn's wife Sally managed to get Glyn over to Swindon to meet up with nine of his old team mates late in 2014 which he really enjoyed, he then wanted to go to France one last time.

He sadly passed away while visiting France on 1st September 2014.
Following his death Sally took his ashes to Swindon and scattered them on the Blunsdon track as he wanted.

On behalf of all Heathens fans we send our condolences to Sally on her sad loss.  Rest in peace Glyn, thanks for the memories.

Our thanks to Sally Chandler for the information to update  Glyn's profile


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