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Hundreds turn out for final farewell to former Speedway legend
1:41pm Thursday 31st May 2012 in News
HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to pay their last respects to former Speedway legend Malcolm Holloway today.
Malcolm, affectionately nicknamed Mad Wellie, died suddenly at the age of 55 at the beginning of the month.
He had recently received treatment for a heart problem.
This afternoon, hundreds attended his funeral at Kingsdown Crematorium with large crowds having to stand outside and listen in through the speakers.
As the coffin arrived, Speedway riders revved their bikes in tribute to Malcolm before Money for Nothing by Dire Straits was played out.
Reverend Geoffrey Gleed led the service and described Malcolm as a 'larger than life' character.
Malcolm rode for Swindon between 1977 and 1983.
After a spell at Reading, he managed the Blunsdon side and rode for Swindon Sprockets in the Conference League into his mid-40s.
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