SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) HULL SPEEDWAY

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Speedway racing took place across at least 5 different venues in Hull beginning in 1930. At that initial meeting, held at White City Stadium on the Anlaby Road, a crowd in excess of 7000 greeted the new venture, which was to prove to be successful for E.Johnson. Racing at this venue was short-lived and it was to be 1948 when the next series of meetings took place at Hedon Stadium.

Further venues included The Boulevard Stadium, first meeting on 7th April 1971; and Craven Park Stadium with the first meeting on 5th April 1995, a venue shared with greyhound racing.

View an early programme

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HU1949.JPG (16030 bytes) The team won the Knockout Cup in 1976, 2001 and 2004, and were League Champions also in 2004. HU1971.JPG (11584 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) Greyhound racing first took place on the oval circuit at Craven Park, Hull, in 1934. The post prestigious races to be held at the meeting are the Jack Lawlor trophy and the Charles Key Memorial trophy. SP Pymar.JPG (26265 bytes)
HU1973.JPG (20349 bytes) At various times the team have been known as the Angels and the Vikings. See the range of badges for further details. HU1977.JPG (18646 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.hullvikings.com

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

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

Hull Speedway, 1930-81 (Paperback)

by Roger Hulbert  ISBN-10: 0752432001

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HU1998.JPG (25281 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1948 - 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 Hull Speedway badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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