I am preparing a biography of A. V. (“Ebby”) Ebblewhite, Brooklands famous handicapper, and would be most grateful if any of your readers who either knew “Ebby” or have personal recollections of his activities both at the Track and away from it, would write to me. I am also interested in the loan of photographs of this man.
London, NW 2 KEVIN M. DESMOND
(It is incredible that “Ebby”, the inexhaustible handicapper and time-keeper, not only at Brooklands but at many other cycling, aviation and motoring venues, has had scarcely more than a few words written about him. Letters can be forwarded to our correspondent if any are received but in my experience, nothing seems to be known. The closest I got was when I was shown a large collection of Ebblewhite photographs which had been lent to the late Roland King-Farlow some years ago. -Ed.)