|NEWTON ABBOT RECREATION GROUND 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 West Country town of Newton Abbot, so often associated with the start of the National Hunt season, has had 2 greyhound tracks in the past, the first of which was located on the Recreation Ground and situated at 3° 36' W 50° 31' N. The independently run track first opened in 1929, running sprints over 250 yards and standard races over 450 yards.|
|The track operated successfully for 5 years before closing in 1934.|
I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track
|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.
If you have rare Newton Abbot badges and artefacts for sale then email firstname.lastname@example.org