SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) EASTBOURNE EAGLES

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 racing has taken place at 2 venues in the Eastbourne area since 1929, although one has predominantly been used as a training ground. The first event at the Arlington Stadium took place on 5th August 1929 and proved to be a success for Len Ashdown.

After a prolonged period in the Southern League from 1954 until 1957 they returned to the Open scene. There was a brief period from 1966-68 when no racing took place in the area, but they then began climbing the league structure to reach their current lofty position.

View an early programme

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Est1969.JPG (18934 bytes) They have been Knockout Cup Winners on 9 occasions between 1975 and 2002, and have won the Premiership in both 1995 and 1996 Est1970.JPG (18775 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) Operating initially in Open race competition, they joined National League Division 3 in 1947; were in British League Division 2 from 1969-74; Division One from 1991-94 before gaining promotion to the Premier League in 1995. Since 1997 they have been Elite League members. SP Pymar.JPG (26265 bytes)
Est1973.JPG (18657 bytes) The team has almost always been known as the Eagles, although in 1991 they had a year of being the Dons, and in 1996 Starlets. Est1974.JPG (26220 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.elite-eagles.com

and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

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

75 Years of Eastbourne Speedway (Paperback)

by Norman Jacobs  ISBN-10: 0752437518

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Est1979.JPG (21108 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1947 - 87      1988 - 2000

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

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

1937 1938 1946
   
1947