SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) FLEETWOOD FLYERS

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 came to the Fleetwood area of Lancashire in 1948. The venue was Highbury Avenue and the inaugural meeting was held on 13th April of that year. It was not to be a successful start as the team were defeated by Edinburgh 49-34.
SP Kilmister.JPG (22032 bytes) SP Byers.JPG (21937 bytes)
Fle49.JPG (23190 bytes) The track length varied between 325 yards and 336 yards. Fle50.JPG (20373 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) The team contested the second tier of the British League for the four year period from 1948.

 

SP D Case.JPG (24416 bytes)
Fle49a.JPG (36575 bytes) Although initially the crowds had been large, they could not sustain them and their final match was held on 3rd September 1952. Fle49b.JPG (36760 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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Fle49c.JPG (39279 bytes) FACT

The team were known, at various times, as the Flyers and the Knights.

Fle52a.JPG (30135 bytes)

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/

With grateful thanks to Debs Hinde for the rare scans.

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

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