BRIEF HISTORY OF BRITISH SPEEDWAY

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Greyhoundderby.com was initially designed to chart the history of greyhound racing in England, with particular emphasis on the English Greyhound Derby. As the publics interest in greyhound racing grew there became a need to make greater use of the tracks and stadia for them to become financially viable. Speedway provided the perfect partner to greyhound racing. I am indebted to John Somerville for the invaluable support he has given in forming the brief history of each of the tracks shown below. He owns possibly the finest collection of speedway negatives in the world and has been a rich source to tap into.
AINSDALE ALDERSHOT SHOTS ARENA ESSEX HAMMERS ASHFIELD GIANTS ASHINGTON
BALLYMENA BARNET BARNSLEY BARROW BOMBERS BELLE VUE ACES
BERWICK BANDITS BIRMINGHAM BRUMMIES BOLTON BOSTON BARRACUDAS BOTHWELL
BOURNEMOUTH BRADFORD DUKES BRAFIELD FLYING FOXES BRISTOL BULLDOGS BURNLEY
BUXTON HI-EDGE HITMEN CALIFORNIA CANTERBURY CRUSADERS CARDIFF DRAGONS CARLISLE
CASTLEFORD KINGS CAXTON CHAPELIZOD COVENTRY BEES CLAPTON SAINTS
COATBRIDGE TIGERS COWDENBEATH LIONS CRADLEY HEATH HEATHENS CRAYFORD KESTRELS CREWE KINGS
CRYSTAL PALACE GLAZIERS DAGENHAM DARVEL DONCASTER STALLIONS DUBLIN EAGLES
DUNMORE EARLS BARTON EASTBOURNE EAGLES EDINBURGH MONARCHS ELFIELD
ELLESMERE PORT GUNNERS EXETER FALCONS FELTON FLYERS FLEETWOOD FLYERS FOREST FLYERS
GLASGOW TIGERS GREENFORD HACKNEY WICK WOLVES HALIFAX DUKES HANLEY POTTERS
HARRINGAY TIGERS HASTINGS SAXONS HIGH BEECH FORESTERS HOLBEACH HULL VIKINGS
IPSWICH WITCHES IWADE KINGS LYNN STARS LEA BRIDGE LEEDS LIONS
LEICESTER LIONS LINLITHGOW LIGHTNING LIVERPOOL CHADS LONDON WHITE CITY LONG EATON INVADERS
LOWESTOFT LUTON LYDD FALCONS MANCHESTER WHITE CITY MIDDLESBOROUGH
MILDENHALL FEN TIGERS MILTON KEYNES KNIGHTS MOTHERWELL EAGLES NEATH WELSH DRAGONS NELSON ADMIRALS
NEW BRIGHTON NEWCASTLE DIAMONDS NEW CROSS RANGERS NEWPORT WASPS NEWTON GRANGE ROCKETS
NORTHAMPTON NORWICH STARS NOTTINGHAM OUTLAWS ODSAL BOOMERANGS OXFORD CHEETAHS
PAISLEY LIONS PETERBOROUGH PANTHERS PLYMOUTH DEVILS PONTYPRIDD POOLE PIRATES
PORTSMOUTH PRESTON RAYLEIGH ROCKETS READING RACERS RINGWOOD
ROCHDALE HORNETS ROMFORD BOMBERS ROTHERHAM RYDE ISLANDERS RYE HOUSE ROCKETS
SALFORD SANTRY SCUNTHORPE SAINTS SHEFFIELD TIGERS SITTINGBOURNE CRUSADERS
SKEGNESS BRAVES SMALLFORD SOUTHAMPTON SAINTS STAMFORD BRIDGE PENSIONERS St AUSTELL GULLS
STOKE POTTERS SUNDERLAND STARS SWINDON ROBINS TAMWORTH HOUNDS TEESSIDE TEESSIDERS
WALTHAMSTOW WOLVES WARRINGTON WEMBLEY LIONS WEST HAM HAMMERS WEYMOUTH WILDCATS
WHITLEY BAY WIGAN WARRIORS WIMBLEDON DONS WOLVERHAMPTON WOLVES WOMBWELL COLLIERS
WORKINGTON COMETS YARMOUTH BLOATERS YORK