|ST HELENS (PARK ROAD) 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 Lancashire town of St Helens has had two greyhound tracks in the past, the earliest being on Park Road. The track first opened its gates on 5th November 1932. The track had a circumference of 410 yards and ran sprint races over 275 yards, standard races over 493 yards and distance races over 680 yards.
|The track closed its gates for the final time in 1993 and the town was without a track for a year until the stadium on Houghton Road was opened.|
|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 St Helens Park Road racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email firstname.lastname@example.org