SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) WEYMOUTH WILDCATS

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 racing came to the Weymouth area in 1954 at the Wessex Stadium on Radpole Lane. The first event took place on 4th August of that year when a Young England side defeated an Overseas side by 48-35. The team initially took part in Open races, but entered the National League Division Two in 1955 and drifted between Open races, training events and second tier leagues for 30 years. The last match took place on 2nd November 1985.

Speedway was resurrected on the 15th August 2003 and have continued to compete ever since.

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Wey1955.JPG (13703 bytes) The team won the Pairs Championship in 1982 and again in 1983, and were Knockout Cup winners in 2005. Wey1974.JPG (20438 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) The Wessex Stadium hosted greyhound racing for the first time in 1954 and shared the venue with speedway for 31 years. SP Pymar.JPG (26265 bytes)
Wey1976.JPG (19058 bytes) The team have been known as the Scorchers, the Royals,the Eagles and the Wizards throughout their history. Wey1978.JPG (20148 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 undertake further research we can recommend a visit to

www.wildcatsweymouth.co.uk

and 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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Wey1983.JPG (21256 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1955 - 93

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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 Weymouth Wildcats badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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