SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) LEEDS LIONS

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 racing has taken place across at least two venues in the Leeds area of West Yorkshire. The first recorded meeting was in 1928 at Post Hill in Pudsey, close to Leeds. That initial meeting took place on 9th April 1928 and racing continued at this venue for 2 more years.
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Lee38.JPG (11499 bytes) The Stadium in Elland Road was beaten to host the first meeting by the Pudsey track, but held its first meeting on 13th October 1928. Open racing continued throughout that year but the next year was spent in the English Dirt Track League.
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) The Fullerton Stadium was home to greyhound racing from 1927 onwards. It held its first meeting on 4th October of that year making one of the very earliest.

 

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Lee38a.JPG (27268 bytes) Periods in the Northern League and National League Division 2 followed. Time was called on 13th October 1938.
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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FACT

Throughout their brief history the team have been known as the Lions.

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 Leeds badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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