SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) LINLITHGOW LIGHTNING

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 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 until 1994.

The team entered the British League third tier for the 1994 season and the Linlithgow Lightning enjoyed a 42-35 success against Iwade.

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LIN1992.JPG (35243 bytes) The team were Knockout Cup winners in 1996 and were also League Champions in that same year. Lin1995.JPG (22845 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) 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. SP Pymar.JPG (26265 bytes)
Lin1996.JPG (29648 bytes) Throughout there brief period of history the team have been known as the Lightning. Lin1997.JPG (29203 bytes)
SP Sharp.JPG (26500 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

Speedway in Scotland (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0752422294

by Jim Henry & Ian Moultray

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Lin1998.JPG (30339 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1992 - 1997

 

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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.
http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/

If you have rare Linlithgow Lightning badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com