SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) ASHFIELD GIANTS

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 throughout the City of Glasgow in at least 11 different venues, with separate meetings taking place at 3 venues in 1928. The first recorded meeting took place at Nelson Athletics Ground on 9th April of that year on a dirt track and was witnessed by a crowd in excess of 2000.   A second meeting, just down the road at Celtic Park, took place on 28th April with nearly 4000 people present. Less than one month later a further meeting took place at the Carntyne Geyhound Stadium to, once again, show the strong links between the two sports.

View an early programme

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Ashf49.JPG (27377 bytes) The team has been Knockout Cup winners in both 1993 and 1994 and were also League Champions in those same seasons. Ashf49a.JPG (41451 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) Greyhound racing first took place at Shawfield on 14th November 1932. It has been the home of the Scottish Derby, run each August over 500 metres, since 1972. Another of its principal races is the St Mungo Cup which was first competed for at the track in 1975 having previously been run at the other Glasgow greyhound track of Carntyne. SP D Case.JPG (24416 bytes)
Ashf49b.JPG (41786 bytes) During its long history the team has been known, at various times, as the Lions, the Tigers, the Giants and the Monarchs. Ashf49c.JPG (44356 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 undertake further research we can recommend a visit to www.glasgowspeedway.co.uk

and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

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

Speedway in Scotland (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0752422294

by Jim Henry & Ian Moultray

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Ashf49d.JPG (42862 bytes) FACT:

The first speedway meeting to be held at the Ashfield Stadium was on 19th April 1949 and was to prove a winning one against Walthamstow by 48-36.

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

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

1949 First ever meeting 1953