SP Lees.JPG (24030 bytes) WIMBLEDON DONS

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 racing first came to the Wimbledon area of London in 1928. The first meeting held at the Plough Lane venue was on 28th May of that year and was to prove successful for Frank Arthur in taking the Golden Helmet.

After an initial bout of Open racing the team entered the Southern League in 1929 but by 1937 they had made National League Division One.

Further successes followed, including an amazing period of success from 1954 to 1961. The team were in British League Division One in 1991but then had a spell in the Conference League from 2002-2005.

The final event took place on 5th October 2005.

View an early programme

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WIM1933.JPG (20468 bytes) The team have been Knockout Cup winners in 1962 and 1968-70and were League Champions throughout the period 1954 to 1961, with the exception of 1957. WIM1955.JPG (19843 bytes)
SP Kilmister.JPG (22032 bytes) Greyhound racing first took place at the famous Wimbledon track on 19th May 1928 with the very first race being won by World of Roses. The track has hosted some of the most prestigious races in the calendar, including The Laurels, the Puppy Derby and, when White City closed, the Greyhound Derby.

View Liam Devlin cards GRAY, PARKER, MARDON

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WIM1966.JPG (16136 bytes) Throughout their illustrious history the team has been known as the Dons. WIM1967.JPG (13903 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 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

Speedway in London (Paperback)

by Norman Jacobs  ISBN-10: 0752422219

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WIM1974.JPG (24325 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1930-95

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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 Wimbledon Dons badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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1931 1932 1933
1934 1934 1935
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