During the first half of the 20th
century, Wolverhampton became famous for its many
motorcycle manufacturers, whose products successfully
competed in all kinds of sporting events. Names such as
A.J.S. and Sunbeam were well known throughout the
country, as were a number of their riders.
One of them was Tommy Deadman who
became a legend in his own time, skilfully riding his
motorcycle over spectacular hill-climbs, dashing around
speedway and grass tracks, and successfully competing in
the once-popular sport of motorcycle football.
Tommy in action with Cyril Page.
Courtesy of June Hussey.
Tommy will always be remembered by
motorcycle enthusiasts for his spectacular racing career
and his many triumphs during the early years at Monmore
I would like to thank June Hussey,
Tommy’s daughter, and Ray Jones for their help in
producing this article.