|PLYMOUTH BEACON CASTLE 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 coastal town of Plymouth has had at least 5 greyhound tracks in the past, and one of the earliest to open was located on Efford Lane at the Beacon Castle Sports Ground and situated at 4° 6' W 50° 23' N. The independently run track opened its gates for the first time on 22nd October 1931. The track continued to operate successfully for 3 years before closing in 1934.|
|The ground on which the former track once stood is now covered by a housing estate.|
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 Plymouth badges and artefacts for sale then email firstname.lastname@example.org