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 Somerset town of Taunton is renowned for its association with a range of sports, particularly cricket and horse racing, but it has also had at least 2 greyhound tracks in the past. The earliest track was situated at 3° 5' W 51° 1' N and was built around the outskirts of the local rugby club ground at Priory Park. The independently run track held its inaugural meeting on 26th December 1947, but only survived for about 3 years. It regularly held standard races over 485 yards and distance races over 650 yards, but finally closed on 5th December 1950.
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I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

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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 Taunton racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email johnslusar@fsmail.net