SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) NELSON ADMIRALS

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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The Seedhill Stadium was the venue for the first speedway to be held in the Lancashire town of Nelson. It was held in 1967 and at that inaugural meeting on 5th August Goog Allan was to gain success.
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Nel70.JPG (24073 bytes) The team enjoyed Open racing in its first year but then joined the Second Division of the British League. Nel70a.JPG (46584 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) The brief period of success was to end in 1970 when the team had to move to Bradford to complete any fixtures.

 

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Nel71.JPG (15006 bytes) The track length was 300 yards. Nel70b.JPG (38861 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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Nel72.JPG (14642 bytes) FACT

Appropriately in respect to Lord Nelson the team have always been known as the Admirals.

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

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