WANDSWORTH 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 greyhound track in the Wandsworth area of London was situated at 0° 11' W 51° 27' N and first opened for racing in 1953. London was blessed with greyhound tracks at West Ham, Wembley, White Ciry and Walthamstow, and the track at Wandsworth was no exception. Like all of its illustrious neighbours it has now closed.

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After many successful years as an NGRC run track it finally closed its gates on 4th June 1966.
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Track Records, as of 1947, are shown below together with an indication of how fast the time is in comparison to other tracks, both for currently open and defunct tracks, in the UK. Ratings are between 0 and 100, where 100 is an extremely fast time and reflects the speed of the track, tightness of the circuit and quality of greyhound visiting the tracks. I am extremely grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINT (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Wandsworth Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 440 yards Ballynennan Moon 25.27 secs Rating 3 2nd August 1942
DISTANCE 600 yards Dante II 34.57 secs Rating 21 19th July 1947

I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html?txtXCoord=525593&txtYCoord=174331

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.

Wandsworth 1939RE.JPG (11162 bytes) Wandsworth 1956DC.JPG (26649 bytes) Wandsworth 1956RE.JPG (21026 bytes) Wandsworth 1957DC.JPG (24988 bytes)
Wandsworth 1957RE.JPG (22210 bytes) Wandsworth J.JPG (17477 bytes) Wandsworth GC.JPG (12543 bytes) Wandsworth GC2.JPG (14459 bytes)

If you have rare Wandsworth badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net