SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) KINGS LYNN STARS

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 first took place at the Norfolk Arena, on Saddlebow Road in 1965. That initial meeting was held on a shale track on 23rd May 1965. The venue quickly became very popular and the team went from strength to strength. At the outset it had a team in the British League in 1966 and 67 but rose through the ranks and by 1991 had joined British League Division one. It was in the Premier League in 1995 and the Elite League in 2000-02. Since 2002 it has been a member of the Premier League.

View an early programme

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KL1966.JPG (13930 bytes) The team were Knockout Cup winners in 1977, 2000 and 2005 and were Premier Trophy winners in 2006. KL1967.JPG (14289 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) The first greyhound meeting took place on the Saddlebrow Greyhound Racetrack on 27th August 1951 and early speedway meetings did take place at the track, including one on the 7th September 1952. SP Pymar.JPG (26265 bytes)
KL1970.JPG (20336 bytes) At various times the team has been known as the Stars, the Knights and the Silver Machine Knights. KL1972.JPG (21864 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.kingslynnstars.e-fans.net

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

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

Speedway in East Anglia (Paperback)

by Norman Jacobs   ISBN-10: 0752418823

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KL1978.JPG (21417 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1966 - 1989   1990 - 2000

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

If you have rare Kings Lynn Stars badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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