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Vale Tommy Grant – Professional Cyclist

Vale Tommy Grant

From The Northern Advertiser, Feb 13, 1953, page 7:

A leading State professional rider, Tommy Grant, died last Saturday morning as a result of injuries he received in a fall in the aces 5-mile scratch race at Midland Junction the previous Saturday night. He had not regained consciousness and, after an operation on Friday, contracted pneumonia.

A gloom was apparent among the cycling fraternity on Saturday at York sports, for which [the] deceased had nominated. Prior to the start of the programme all riders assembled and observed a period of reverent silence for the late rider who; aged 24, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Grant, of Marmion-st., East Fremantle. Riders also wore tokens of mourning.

The memorial as photographed in the Fremantle Cemetery was erected as a tribute to Tommy Grant from his fellow members of the Fremantle Professional Cycling Club. Rest for ever in peace Tommy Grant.

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The Lighthouse and the Photographer – Out and About in Fremantle

The Lighthouse and the Photographer

One from March 2016. I was down on South Mole heading to the end of the mole to photograph the departure of the Costa Luminosa when I took this photograph of a photography heading towards me. The South Mole is a great spot for fishing, viewing the harbour and generally chilling out on a beautiful summer evening.

Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 lens – f/5.6 1/320 150.0mm.

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Spinway in Fremantle: Celebrating Cycling the Freo Way

Spinway in Freo

Spinway WA bicycle hire vending machine located at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle.  Spinway WA is a bike hire vending machine business based on the very popular bike share systems currently running around the world.

Due to Western Australian law and our commitment at Spinway WA to bike safety all bike stations are located near a customer service counter so that bike helmets and locks can be borrowed free of charge with each bike.

 

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