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Pre-war history - an appeal


The Speedway Researcher web site carries the heat details for many many speedway meetings with the core period being the National League era 1946 - 1964.  This era has a great number of gaps to fill and these are catalogued on the web site.  Work has been ongoing for the period 1965 to date for some time thanks to Steve Wilkes and Gary Done. 


Bob Ozanne, Brian Collins, Roger Beaman and Mike Terran have done a fair bit on the pre-war era over the years. Activity on the pre-war era front has recently been stepped up thanks to Keith Corns who is taking the lead role assisted by Matt Jackson and Jim Henry, with Graham Gleave weighing in with some superb research into contemporary newspapers which has allowed vast upgrades to the Salford, Rochdale and Bolton files.


There are a number of collectors who are providing a great deal of help and their assistance is greatly appreciated. 


However, if you are a collector who has any marked pre-war programmes for meetings not shown on the web site we would love to hear from you.  Whilst we can acknowledge sources on the site, should you desire it, your contribution will be treated in strictest confidence.

If you can help, please contact Jim Henry  on 0131 664 7185 or email jamesjhenry@yahoo.co.uk

June 11


New Files

1934 - Birmingham Hall Green, Harringay, Lea Bridge, New Cross, Plymouth, Walthamstow, Wembley

1935 - Wimbledon

1936 - Rye House

1940 - Rye House

1979 - London White City, Season results (not fully complete)

1980 - London White City

1981 - London White City

1982 - London White City

1983 - London White City


Updates

1929 - Warrington

1932 - Plymouth

1934 - Plymouth, Wimbledon

1935 - Liverpool

1936 - Bristol, Harringay, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Wimbledon

1937 - Dagenham, Harringay, New Cross, Wimbledon

1938 - Wimbledon

1939 - Oxford

1948 - Poole

1949 - Hull

1951 - Long Eaton

1974 - Coatbridge

1975 - Coatbridge

1976 - Coatbridge

1977 - Coatbridge, Glasgow

1978 - Glasgow

1981 - Glasgow


Thank Yous

To Dave Allen for the updated Coatbridge and Glasgow files

To Bob Cole for the Plymouth 1932 information

To Graham Gleave for the Warrington update

To Steve Wilkes and Gary Done for the 1979 season file.

To Mick Huggett for the pre-war Wimbledon information.

To Andy Reid for his marked programmes.

To Keith Corns and Jim Henry for their continued work.


The site will be undergoing a bit of a refresh over the summer. There shouldn’t be any interruption to the service but there are some pages that need a bit of a tidy up.

Watch out for a new logo amongst other developments.  

July 16,


This will be the last update of the summer as I am going to tidy up and refresh the site over the rest of July and August. We have been absolutely inundated with new files and updates over the last few weeks and special thanks to all those involved - Keith Corns, Jim Henry, Bob Ozanne, Allen Trump, Mick Huggett, Graham Gleave, Dave Allen, Graeme Frost, Robert Browne, Andy Reid and if I have forgotten anyone in the midst of the amount of files I have received, I am truly sorry and your efforts are much appreciated.

New Files

   

1934 - Catford, Norwich

1935 - Hackney, Harringay, New Cross, Wembley, West Ham

1936 - West Ham Hawks

1939 - Wimbledon

1955 - White City

1965 - Wembley

1966 - Wembley

1967 - Wembley

1968 - Wembley

1969 - Wembley

1971 - Leicester, Scunthorpe, Swindon

1972 - Birmingham, Cradley Heath, Leicester, Swindon, Wembley

1973 - Cradley Heath, Ipswich, Swindon

1974 - Wembley, Wimbledon

1975 - Wembley

1976 - Wembley

1978 - Wembley

1979 - Wimbledon

1981 - Wembley


Updated Files


1929 - Barnet, Warrington

1930 - Stamford Bridge, Warrington

1933 - Crystal Palace, Lea Bridge (Clapton), Sheffield, Wembley, West Ham, Wimbledon

1934 - Birmingham Hall Green, Harringay, New Brighton, New Cross, Nottingham, Plymouth, Wembley, West Ham, Wimbledon

1935 - Liverpool, Wimbledon, ACU Cup, National Trophy, Test Matches, London Cup, Star Championship

1936 - Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Nottingham, West Ham

1937 - Bristol, Hackney, Nottingham, Wimbledon

1939 - Bristol, Dagenham

1940 - Crystal Palace

1947 - Harringay, West Ham

1949 - Sheffield, Walthamstow

1954 - Brafield, Eastbourne, Ringwood, Rye House

1955 - Belle Vue, California, Wimbledon

1956 - Belle Vue, California, Eastbourne, Oxford, Rye House

1957 - Aldershot, Rayleigh

1958 - Exeter

1959 - Rye House

1962 - Poole

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