EDMONTON GREYHOUND STADIUM

This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for helping to construct this page.

The greyhound stadium of Edmonton opened in the early 1930 and was a flapping track. The track was situated at 0° 3' W 51° 37' N. I am grateful to Patrick Molloy for pointing out that Edmonton greyhound track was located in Eastbonia Avenue, rather than Tramway Avenue in the Tudor Road area of the city. The track at Tramway Avenue was merely a training circuit situated on waste ground. Approximately a mile away from this training ground was Eastbonia Avenue, which is now covered by a housing estate and the Barrowfield Green allotments.┬áNearby is the Jewish cemetery.

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The area became derelict after the track closed in the late 1950s. Patrick fondly remembers the old Greyhound Stadium stand, being saddened when it was deserted in the mid to late 1950s, and ruing the day it was demolished in the early 1960s.

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If anyone has a photo of the Edmonton Grandstand or Greyhound track, any Edmonton greyhound programmes, or any images of the final meeting held at the great White City track then contact him at
patrickmolloy@live.co.uk

I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html?txtXCoord=535011&txtYCoord=193289

This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced by the track 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

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21 where further reading can be undertaken.

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If you have rare Edmonton badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net