SP Kilmister.JPG (22032 bytes) PETERBOROUGH PANTHERS

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 has taken place at a number of venues across Peterborough, with early grass meetings taking place in the mid 1940's at Eastfield Stadium. By 1970 the team were looking for a new home and chose the East of England Showground. The first meeting was held on 12th June 1970 and, in front of a crowd in excess of 3000, the Panthers defeated Rayleigh by 51 to 27. Starting off in the British League Division Two, the team eventually reached the Premier League in 1995 and have been members of the Elite League since 1999.

View an early programme

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PT1970.JPG (17372 bytes) The team won the Knockout Cup in 1992, 1999 and 2001and were also League Champions in 1992, 1998 and 1999. PT1971.JPG (18894 bytes)
SP Key.JPG (26705 bytes) Greyhound racing has taken place in Peterborough, at the Fengate track, for some considerable time and, prior to moving to their East of England Showground venue in Alwalton, the speedway enthusiasts had hope to move to Fengate. SP Milne.JPG (23608 bytes)
PT1973.JPG (19168 bytes) Throughout its history the professional team has been known as the Panthers, although the Conference and amateur teams have been nicknamed the Thundercats and the Pumas. PT1977.JPG (17392 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.peterboroughspeedway.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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PT1988.JPG (24745 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1970-90     1991-96

1997-98    1999-2000

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

If you have rare Peterborough Panthers badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com