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Bernard Hieatt

Reading 1909 - Weybridge, Surrey, Brooklands racing circuit 1930
English air pilot who became famous for his exploits in motorcycle racing, where he achieved several world records in the sport
artist unknown
c. 1930

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Statue of a smiling Hieatt in full racing gear with in his right hand a helmet.

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to the proud and
beautiful memory of
air pilot
the beloved eldest son of
who was suddenly called
away in his hour of victory
on may 3rd 1930,
after creating two world
records in the two hundred
miles Motor Cycle and Sidecar
race at Brooklands
aged 21 years.

"a bitter gief a shock severe
to part with one we loved so dear
our loss is great we'll not complain
but hope in heaven to meet again".


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Locatie (N 51°27'11" - W 0°56'36") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbse185; Photograph: 20 March 2019
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