SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) ROMFORD BOMBERS

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 came to Romford quite late in the day and arrived at the Brooklands Stadium in 1969. That first meeting was held on 29th May of that year and was a successful first encounter since the home side defeated Crewe 45-33.
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Rom69.JPG (18144 bytes) Success was short lived and the final meeting took place on 30th September 1971. Rom96.JPG (35688 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) Romford hosted greyhound racing on 20th September 1930. The principal race was the Romford Essex Vase over 575 metres. Dolores Rocket was one of the great greyhounds to win the event with a success in 1971.

 

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Rom69a.JPG (40142 bytes) The track length was 375 yards. Rom70a.JPG (31939 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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Rom70b.JPG (31223 bytes) FACT

The team were known as the Bombers throughout their brief history.

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

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