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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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The Arrows speedway team were based at Portland Park Stadium in Ashington, Northumberland. The opening meeting was held on 5th April 1972 when the home team were defeated 45-33 by Birmingham Bullets.
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 The Arrows operated as an Open team throughout 1972 but only held one more meeting after their April meeting, closing on 17th May 1972. Fortunately both of their rare programmes are shown below.

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  As was customary with speedway venues, it also operated as a greyhound track and held its first meeting on 3rd October 1936 and continued to race until 1964
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

The track length was 400 yards.

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

A further great source of information is provided on John Skinner's excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/Ashington.htm

If you have rare Ashington badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net or john.somerville@blueyonder.co.uk

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