29 Oct 1951

Len Silver signed Barry Thomas from Canterbury in 1970 after becoming British Junior Champion. He went on to become the skipper at Hackney. Rode for Hackney for 20 years when he came back with the Kestrels and had two testimonials !

Has ridden for the British Lions in Australia, New Zealand and Poland.

Made an appearance for a Hackney Hawks side on May 5th 2001 at Rye House to help get Hackney reformed and back at Waterden Road. It was his first race in 12 years !!