Barry Sheene's Childhood


Barry Sheene's Childhood

The childhood home of bike racing legend Barry Sheene.

Location: Queen Square, Holborn

Description: This is where British motorcycling legend Barry Sheene (1950-2003) grew up with his family.

His father was an engineer and worked here in the workshop of the Royal College of Surgeons, living in a four-bedroom flat in the same square that came with the job. In the week he kept the machines running in the College and at the weekend he pursued his hobby of squeezing the best out of racing bikes. He raced the TT five times before retiring in 1956.

Frank and wife Iris had a daughter Margaret in 1945 before Barry joined them in 1950.

It wasn't long before he was railing against authority and once pulled a prank on a friend at school by drinking his fathers liquor cabinet, which resulted in his friend having his stomach pumped and the wrath of his parents and headmaster.

Barry hated school and prospects looked bleak upon leaving. He found jobs as messenger and delivery drivers and at the weekend helped his father with mechanics and engine work, and came to gain a reputation for speed while testing.

The rest is history and the British World Champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer remained as champion from 1977 to 2015. His flamboyance, untamed hair and devil may care attitude made him a natural star.


Themes: SportSport Theme  TransportTransport Theme
Barry Sheene's Childhood

The childhood home of bike racing legend Barry Sheene.

Ranking This Month: 1201/2981

Pages Hit This Month: 12


Credits: http://www.paranormaldatabase.com

Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code: CAPTCHA


Other places nearby:


Cricket in Covent Garden», 0.6km

Fulham's Craven Cottage», 5.3km

Olympics 2012: Basketball Arena», 5.0km

London's Oldest Swimming Baths», 6.5km

Wimble-gone: Plough Lane», 7.0km

Sir Learie lived here», 3.6km

London's Oasis in the Park», 2.0km

The Real Cockney Boys», 6.9km

Hardman Dave Mackay lived here», 7.2km

Olympics 2012: Velodrome», 5.1km

Location Pinpointed: