SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) BARROW BOMBERS

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 is known to have taken place in at least 4 different venues throughout the Barrow in Furness region. The first recorded meeting took place at the Holker Street Stadium on 21st June 1930, taking advantage of the facilities enjoyed by the Barrow Footbal League team. Much later the team dropped out of the Football League and played in the Conference and Northern Premier League. This first stint was only to last until 28th July 1930.
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Barr30.JPG (22379 bytes) They found a new home for the 1931 season at Little Park in Roose. Barr72.JPG (22090 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) The team did return to its former home at Holker Street for the 1972 to 74 seasons when competing in the British League Division Two. However, possibly their best period of success was when they moved to Park Road Stadium, staging their first meeting on 16th August 1977.

 

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Barr73.JPG (37222 bytes) The team have been known at various times in their history as the Bombers, Happy Faces, Blackhawks and, not surprisingly, the Furness Flyers. Barr74.JPG (21918 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 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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Barr75.JPG (21783 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1930-2000

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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 Skinners excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.

http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/Barrow.htm
http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/Barrow%20Park%20Road.htm

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

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