SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) EXETER FALCONS

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Speedway has taken place across at least 7 venues in the Exeter area since 1929. The main venue has been the County Ground Stadium, where racing first took place on 9th March 1929 on a cinder circuit with a crowd in excess of 11000 witnessing Ron Johnson win the Golden Helmet.

By 1961 they were in the Provincial League, and were founder members of the British League in 1965.

The year of 1997 proved to be an important year, with some teams moving to form an Elite League, but Exeter remained in the Premier League.

View an early programme

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Ex1947.JPG (13236 bytes) They won the Knockout Cup in both 1962 and 1983; were League Champions in 1948, 1974 and 2000, and won the Premier Trophy in 2004. Ex1948.JPG (21113 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) The club began as Open racers and joined the Southern League in 1952. They were in the British League Division 2 from 1954-55 and again 1991-94. They were members of the Premier League throughout the period 1998 to 2005. SP Pymar.JPG (26265 bytes)
Ex1971.JPG (18762 bytes) Throughout their history the team have been known as the Peacocks, the Falcons and the Devon Demons. Ex1975.JPG (20714 bytes)
SP Case.JPG (5768 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.exetermemories.co.uk

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

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

The Story of Exeter Speedway: The Glory Years 1947-1953 v. 2 (Paperback) by Tony Lethbridge ISBN-10: 095151492X

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Ex1976.JPG (22018 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1930 - 83    1984 - 2000

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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/

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

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