SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) MANCHESTER WHITE CITY SPEEDWAY

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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The first recorded meeting at the White City Stadium in the Old Trafford area of Manchester was on 16th June 1928. One of the rarest programmes to survive from that period is shown below and is of a meeting that took place in August 1928.
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  The track had a circumference of 440 yards during the 1928-29 season but was slightly extended by 6 yards for subsequent meetings.
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  The team raced as an Open team in 1928, but joined the Englsih Dirt Track League in 1929 and the Northern League in 1930. The final speedway meeting held at the track was on 5th July 1930 when Manchester White City lost to Manchester Belle Vue Juniors 31-22.
SP Key.JPG (26705 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 read more widely we recommend a visit to

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

Complete History of the British League: Speedway

by Peter Oakes  ISBN-10: 0948882077

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FACT

Speedway did return briefly to the track in June 1958

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 Manchester White City badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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