SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) SWINDON ROBINS

This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.

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Speedway has taken place in the Swindon area since 1928. At least two main venues have been used, with a third being used for training purposes. The first match was held at the Swindon Autodrome on 4th August 1928 and proved to be successful for C.Harman. This circuit saw only Open racing and finally closed in 1930.

The new venue at Blunsdon was used for the first time on 23rd July 1949 with a crowd of 8000 seeing the Swindon team being beaten by Oxford by 45-39.

The team gradually rose through the League ranks, reaching the Premier League in 1995 and finally making the Elite League in 2004.

View an early programme

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SW1949.JPG (16775 bytes) The team were Knockout Cup winners in 2000 and League Champions on 3 occasions in 1956, 157 and 1967. SW1960.JPG (13614 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) The Abbey Stadium, at Blunsdon, welcomed NGRC greyhound racing for the first time in April 1968. The main event was the Silver Plume run over 685 metres, an event transferred from Knowle Stadium once it closed. SP D Case.JPG (24416 bytes)
SW1971.JPG (12387 bytes) The team has been known as the Rockets, the Sprockets and the M4 Raven Sprockets in its history. SW1969.JPG (19485 bytes)
SP Key.JPG (26705 bytes) This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced for the team 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

www.swindon-speedway.co.uk

and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21   especially

Swindon Speedway: The Definitive History (Archive Photographs S.) (Paperback)

by Robert Bamford  ISBN-10: 0752435523

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SW1974.JPG (24683 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1949 - 1984      1985 - 2000

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More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis

If you have rare Swindon Robins badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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