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 the scans of badges on this page.

The greyhound track in the West Midlands town of Willenhall was situated at 2° 3' W 52° 35' N. Willenhall was a popular venue first opening its gates to greyhound racing on 26th March 1932. It was based in Staffordshire and was purchased by Ladbrokes who used it as a successful BAGS track in the late 1970s.

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The track was finally closed on 31st August 1980 and the area was developed as a housing estate.
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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 grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINTS (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Willenhall Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 400 yards Neidins Beauty 23.40 secs Rating 2
STANDARD 575 yards Barnabrow 34.02 secs Rating 2

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 Willenhall badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net