SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) BURNLEY SPEEDWAY

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 Burnley team operated from Towneley Stadium on the Todmorden Road in Lancashire. They held their inaugural meeting on 30th March 1929 on the dirt track surface.
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  As is customary at these speedway venues, there was also greyhound racing at the track, with the first meeting taking place as early as 3rd September 1927. The final greyhound meeting took place in 1933.
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  The team entered the English Dirt Track league in 1929 and managed to beat Salford 41-22 in their first League match.
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

At one of their final meetings on 29th June 1929 against Leicester they held just 4 races before the meeting had to be abandoned because of excessive dust.

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

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

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