|STOCKTON (BELLE VUE) 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 busy North East town of Stockton on Tees, once famous for its horse racecourse, could also boast at least 3 greyhound tracks at various times in its history, the one lasting longest being located at 1° 18' W 54° 34' N in the Belle Vue area of the town, off Swainby Lane. The earliest recorded meeting at this venue took place on 1st June 1946 and was independently run, with standard races contested over 440 yards.|
|The meeting continued to be successful for almost 25 years before finally closing in 1970.|
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 Stockton racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email email@example.com