|PLYMOUTH BEACON PARK 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, the earliest to open being on Beacon Park, the home of the local Football League team. The track was situated at 4° 9' W 50° 23' N and held its inaugural meeting on 5th May 1928. The track was very popular, particularly after a new team took over the administration of the independently run track. Often they would hold meetings more than once a week and, on occasions, more than once a day.|
|The track closed on 4th July 1931. The ground on which the former track and football ground 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