Post by Donald MacDonald on Sept 24, 2009 14:26:32 GMT
The grave of Steve Hislop at Chesters. Hizzy won the Isle of Man TT 11 times and also the British 250cc Championship in 1990 and the British Superbike championship in 1995 and 2002. He died in a helicopter crash in 2003.
Hizzy is buried with his father and brother. All 3 were all bike racers and all 3 died young:
In Hawick there is a museum which has rooms dedicated to Steve Hislop and the 1930s bike racer Jimmie Guthrie:
A couple of Hizzy's bikes:
The No.1 plate that 2001 British Superbike Champion John Reynolds presented to Hizzy (on loan!):
Some of Hizzy's medals:
Some of Hizzy's trophies:
Hawick Museum also has an exhibition for 1930s motorbike racer Jimmie Guthrie famous for 19 motorcycle Grand Prix wins and 3 victories in the North West 200 and 6 wins at the Isle of Man TT Races. He died in a crash in 1937.
One of Jimmie Guthrie's bikes:
A trophy presented to Jimmie by Adolf Hitler:
The Museum grounds has a statue of Jimmie Guthrie:
And a statue of Steve Hislop:
In Hawick there is also a statue of a man wrestling a bull!
Thanks for the great pictures Dave. Always lovely to see photo's out of that area I love those typical English churches. That's one of the reasons that I love to watch Midsomer Murders But that's filmed in another part of the UK.
What wonderful photos, I dont live too far away from Jedburgh or Lindisfarne so if you ever do the journey again I would love to meet you and make you a nice cup of tea before you head further North. That offer applies to all Boglies.