SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) ALDERSHOT SHOTS

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 has taken place in the town of Aldershot in Hampshire at two separate venues since 1929. The first track was at the Aldershot Sports Stadium situated in Boxhall's Lane and that first meeting is recorded as having taken place on 3rd July 1929.
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Ald50a.JPG (39085 bytes) That first venue was short lived and lasted only 8 meetings before closing on 5th August 1929. Ald50b.JPG (41141 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) It was to be fully 21 more years before speedway returned to Aldershot, this time at the Stadium on Oxenden Road. The inaugural meeting was held on 10th April 1950 and the team then joined the third tier of the National League.

 

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Ald50c.JPG (44913 bytes) The club made little progress up the league structure and became members of the Southern Area League in 1952. Open racing followed in 1960 and by August the club had held its final fixture. Ald50d.JPG (36929 bytes)
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 visit

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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Ald60.JPG (15508 bytes) FACT

The team at various times have been know as the Poppies and the Shots.

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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/Aldershot.htm

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

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