SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) HIGH BEECH FORESTERS

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 town of High Beech in Essex as early as 1928. The venue was at the Kings Oak Hotel and that inaugural meeting was held on 19th February 1928. A massive crowd reported to be in excess of 30000 witnessed that first meeting.
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High21.JPG (40970 bytes) The team contested Open races initially but then Joined the Southern League in 1930. High28.JPG (25486 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) Periods of Open racing and training then followed without further League contests, although contests did cease during the War years.

 

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High28a.JPG (48409 bytes) The track reopened in 1948 but racing then stopped for good in 1950. High37.JPG (22604 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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High37a.JPG (43187 bytes) FACT:

The team were known at various times as Foresters and Rabbits.

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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/

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

1928 1929 1930
1931 1932 1937
1938 1939 1949
   
1950