SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) WHITLEY BAY SPEEDWAY

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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For a brief period speedway took place at Hillheads in the Tyne & Wear town of Whitley Bay. The first meeting was held on 20th April 1929 and resulted in victory for Harry Whitfield in the Golden Helmet.
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  The team operated as an Open team and on 29th May they held their Sixth meeting. Remarkably a programme from that meeting has survived and is shown below.
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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 read more widely we recommend a visit to

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

Complete History of the British League: Speedway

by Peter Oakes  ISBN-10: 0948882077

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FACT

The racing circuit was 440 yards in length

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

A further great source of information is provided on John Skinner's excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/

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

1929