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|Speedway racing took place at The
Stadium in Ellesmere Port from 1972 under the promotion of Wally Mawdsley, of Canterbury,
Bristol and Arena -Essex fame.The first recorded meeting was held on 28th March 1972 and
resulted in a 39 all draw with Sunderland.
The team rose through the ranks with periods in the British League Division 2 from 1972-4, the National League from 1975-82 and again in the final season of 1985.
|The team were Pairs Champions in 1976, 1978 and again in 1985, and were also League champions in 1985.|
|The final meeting at the venue took place on Boxing Day 1985 when a 39 all draw suited both parties in the Past and Prest team match. Greyhound racing and speedway seem to go hand in hand, but on this occasion the speedway circuit was replaced by a greyhound track.|
|Throughout their time the team raced at just the one venue in Thornton Road and were always known as the Gunners.|
|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
and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to
|To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:|
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.
For all Speedway enthusiasts, John Somerville’s website should always be your first port of call:-https://www.skidmarks1928.com/v/photos/john-somerville-collection