|SHIREBROOK 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 Small Nottinghamshire town of Shirebrook, located between its larger neighbours Mansfield and Chesterfield, had a greyhound track which was situated at 1° 12' W 53° 12' N. The independently run track opened on 30th July 1932 and was built around the perimeter of the local football ground. The track ran sprints over 230 and 300 yards, with standard races run over 400 yards. Racing at the track was varied, including handicaps, but possibly a unique feature were 7 dog races. Some tracks have operated 5 dog races, traditionally six is the main number, whilst some have extended this to 8 dogs, but 7 dog races is unusual.|
|The track was well supported and continued to operate for almost 30 years before closing in 1961.|
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 Shirebrook badges and artefacts for sale then email firstname.lastname@example.org