SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) BIRMINGHAM BRUMMIES

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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Speedway is known to have taken place in at least 8 different venues spread across Birmingham. The first meeting took place at the Alexander Stadium, Perry Barr on 12th July 1928 in front of a crowd in excess of 6000. It was a popular venue in that first year, with 12 meetings being held, but it was to be a further 18 years before this area winessed further speedway.

It was not until 1946 that speedway was to return when Burmingham were successful against the Norwich Stars by 56-48.

The final meeting at this venue took place on 23rd September 1960 when London were successful by 49-41.

View an early programme

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BI1930.JPG (20928 bytes) The team have been League Champions in 1974 and 1975 and also won the Knockout Cup in 1974. BI1949.JPG (21535 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) Greyhound racing has taken place in Birmingham, notably Hall Green and Perry Barr, since 1932. Hall Green hosts the Midland Flat championship over 474 metres and a number of greyhounds from the track have triumphed in the Greyhound Derby, notably those trained in the 1980's by Geoff De Mulder. Perry Barr dates even further back with a meeting held in April 1928. Its principal race is the Birminham Cup which has been run since 1939.

View an early Liam Devlin trade card of ALAN HUNT

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BI1952.JPG (13225 bytes) The club is well known as The Brummies, but has also been nicknamed the Bulldogs and The Blues in the 1930's. BI1971.JPG (15586 bytes)
SP Sharp.JPG (26500 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 undertake further research we can recommend a visit to www.birminghamspeedway.co.uk

and 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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BI1973.JPG (28012 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1930 - 86

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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/Birmingham%20Hall%20Green.htm

If you have rare Birmingham Brummies badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

1929 Hall Green 1930 Hall Green 1934 Hall Green
1934 Hall Green 1937 Hall Green 1938 Hall Green
 
1929 Perry Barr 1930 Perry Barr