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|Speedway took place for the first
time at Heathersfield Stadium on Whitecross Farm in 1989. The initial meeting, a training
match, was held on 5th August of that year when Hunters Horrors were successful by 30-25
against Prosser's Posers. There followed a number of Open Race years and Training years
The team entered the British League third tier for the 1994 season and the Linlithgow Lightning enjoyed a 42-35 success against Iwade.
|The team were Knockout Cup winners in 1996 and were also League Champions in that same year.|
|After 4 years participating in the leagues the team bowed out of league competition, with their final match on 14th September 1997. Since then they have operated in Conference Leagues and were renamed as Lightning Ashfield Giants.|
|Throughout there brief period of history the team have been known as the Lightning.|
|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
by Jim Henry & Ian Moultray
|To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant
More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis
I am grateful to Tim Beddow for the image shown above.
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