SP Kilmister.JPG (22032 bytes) NORWICH 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 racing first took place in Norwich at The Firs Stadium, on Aylsham Road in 1931. At Aylsham they used to have a horse racing course (see the Closed courses section of this website). The first meeting took place on the dirt track on 13th September 1931, although there had been a couple of occasions during 1930 when racing had taken place on a grass track. That initial race attracted large crowds and resulted in a maiden vicory for Norwich by 33-21 against Staines.

The team enjoyed many Open Race successes in the period 1931 to 1936 before entering the Provincial League and, from there, to the National League Division 2 in 1938.

View an early programme

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NOR 1939.JPG (10583 bytes) The team enjoyed National Trophy success in 1955 and 1963 and were also League Champions in 1950 and 1951. NOR1947.JPG (16994 bytes)
SP Key.JPG (26705 bytes) The team fluctuated between the National League Divsion 1 and 2, and the Northern League until 1964. The final meeting was held on 31st October 1964.

View an early Liam Devlin trade card of BOB LEVERNZ

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NOR1948.JPG (18069 bytes) Throughout its history the team have had just the one nickname of the Stars. NOR1949.JPG (17982 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 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.defunctspeedway.co.uk/Norwich.htm

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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NOR1950.JPG (18487 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1937 - 1995

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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 Norwich Stars badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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