SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) NEATH WELSH DRAGONS

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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Records show that speedway racing has taken place in the Neath area of West Glamorgan since 1962. It was a brief, short lived period of action.

The venue was the Neath Abbey Stadium and the inaugural meeting was held on 28th April 1962.

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Nea60.JPG (19149 bytes) The Welsh Dragons began with a victory against Sheffield and the future seemed bright. A crowd in excess of 3000 attended but their joy was short lived. Nea60a.JPG (31540 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) The team entered the Provincial League for its one and only year in 1962.

The final meet was on 1st September with speedway never to return.

 

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Nea61.JPG (20041 bytes) The track length was 375 yards. Nea60b.JPG (34852 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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Nea62.JPG (18394 bytes) FACT

Throughout their all too brief history the team were known as the Welsh Dragons.

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

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