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This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.

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Ainsdale speedway team were based on Ainsdale Sands in Lancashire. They operated as a training track in the 1948-49 season and as an Open team from 1950-53. The programme shown below is one of their earliest as an Open Team.
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  Colin Meredith first rode on Airndale Southport sands prior to racing for Belle Vue amongst other teams in the 1970's.
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The track had a length of 380 yards. 

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  It switched to being a Training track again from 1954 to 1958 before one more Open season in 1959.
SP Key.JPG (26705 bytes) This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21   especially

Complete History of the British League: Speedway

by Peter Oakes  ISBN-10: 0948882077

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FACT

Not surprisingly, the team was nicknamed 'The Gulls'.

More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis

If you have rare Ainsdale badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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