News and Updates

July 25, 2017

I’m continuing to chip away at the updates that have been sent to be during the period the site was inactive and had also been working on some new files in the meantime. The files from from 1928 and 1929 are ones that I have done but I am happy to remove them if anyone has any better ones. I have used the files already on the site plus some old magazines that I have and there are now new files for Manchester White City, Stamford Bridge, West Ham, London White City, Wimbledon and Wolverhampton (1928) and Birmingham, Birmingham Hall Green and Bolton (1929).

Also available are updates for Ringwood (1952, 1953 and 1954), Long Eaton (1954), Exeter Exwick (1945), Hastings (1948), Stoke (1948), Hull (1948 and 1949), Leicester (1949) and California (1954 and 1955).

August 8, 2017

The main addition to the site today is some fantastic work by Keith Corns who has found new information about Tamworth. We already knew about the Mile Oak track that operated before the war and the track at Fazeley which hosted league speedway in the late 1940s. However, Keith has uncovered a second track at Fazeley on a different site about half a mile from the Deer Park track. This track was situated on the A4091 north of the junction with Watling Street. I have therefore decided to split the Tamworth files as the old Fazeley track and the Mile Oak circuit operated in the same years. The two Fazeley tracks are under the Tamworth Hounds button whilst the Mile Oak track has its own button. Hope this makes sense!!

There are new files this week for Tamworth Fazeley (1932 and 1933), Tamworth Mile Oak (1932, 1933 and 1934), Bristol (1929), London White City (1953 and 1954) and Rye House (1991).

Updates are available for Middlesbrough (1947), Ringwood (1954), London White City (1957 and 1958), Fleetwood (1948), Wolverhampton (1952), Rye House (1952), Tamworth (1948, 1949 and 1950), Wembley (1955) and Wigan (1947 and 1952).

I am catching up with all the submissions gradually and have now cleared the backlog up to mid March. There are new files and updates still to come, so please bear with me and all will be up to date as soon as possible.

August 17, 2017

I’ve  now caught up with all the submission up to the end of June, so if anyone has submitted any files since then and they have not appeared yet, they are on the list and will be uploaded as soon as I can. The rebuild is not yet complete and takes me a couple of hours every time I update the site. This will hopefully be resolved soon, making updates quicker and easier but thank you for your patience in the meantime.

There are new files today for Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Doncaster from 1929, an A to Z of riders to have ridden at Sheffield between 1946 and 1964 and a file from Robert Browne for Wimbledon (2008).

Updated this week are the files for Middlesbrough (1948), Sheffield (1948), Tamworth (1947), Wombwell (1947 and 1948), Yarmouth (1948, 1952 and 1957) and Wimbledon (1976 and 1977).

August 25, 2017

New to the site this week are files from Stuart Staite-Aris for Coventry (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996), and Mark Aspinell’s Rye House Raiders file for 2002. Also included are new files for Droylesden and Halifax for 1929 and an A to Z of riders who have appeared at Wigan.

There are also updates this week for Stoke (1960), Belle Vue (1956, 1960), California (1956), Exeter (1952), Rye House (1991), High Beech (1948), Norwich (1946),  and Wigan (1960)

September 4, 2017

Thank you for new files today to Nigel Nicklin who has given us Cradley Heath (1969 and 2016) and Keith Corns who had given us a previously unknown meeting for Stainforth in 1932. Also new this week are Harringay, Huddersfield and Lea Bridge (1929), Melton Mowbray (1950), and an A to Z of riders to have appeared at Walthamstow.

Updated this week are Rye House (1949 and 1950), Liverpool (1960), Belle Vue (1950), Fleetwood (1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952), Birmingham (1955), Eastbourne (1929 and 1946), Stainforth (1930)

October 8, 2017

Stuart Staite-Aris has submitted new files for Coventry and Coventry Juniors for 2016 - hopefully not the last of the seasons for the Bees - and Keith Corns has completed new files for the two missing seasons at Portsmouth in 1935 and 1937. There are also new files this week for the 1929 season for Leicester, Leicester Super, Leeds, Liverpool, Long Eaton and Middlesbrough. There is also part 3 of Joe Wake’s brilliant review of the league history of Newcastle.

Updated this week are Tamworth (1950), York (1931), Wigan (1960), West Ham (1946), Rye House (1950), Fleetwood (1950), Norwich (1950), Glasgow (1964), Halifax (1950) and Wombwell (1931).

November 3, 2017

Thanks to those who pointed out that the button for the new Liverpool file for 1929 wasn’t activated. I have remedied this and there are also new files from Keith Corns for Bell End (1929), Mark Aspinell for Berwick, Canterbury and Newport (1974) and an A to Z of riders to have appeared at Tamworth from Jim.

There are also updates for Luton (1935), Tamworth (1948), Glasgow (1982), Mansfield (1928), Hackney (1964), Wolverhampton (1961), Rye House (1951) and Portsmouth (1937).

November 29, 2017

Some great work recently by Keith Corns has meant that we now have more complete files for those little known venues, Mansfield Woodhouse and Dublin Harold’s Cross from 1928 and some more information on the very early years of Birmingham, Birmingham Hall Green and Wolverhampton. I have been doing some research into the 1929 season as well, whilst Jim has been busy with his A to Z of riders to appear at certain tracks in the post-war era. We therefore have new files for the 1929 season for Greenford, Manchester White City, Newcastle, Newcastle Gosforth Park, Pontypridd, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, Stamford Bridge, Stoke, Thorne, Tredegar, Warrington, Wembley, Whitley Bay, White City (London), Wimbledon, West Ham and Wolverhampton. The new A to Z files are for Fleetwood, Halifax, Middlesbrough, Plymouth, Swindon, Wombwell, Cardiff and Stoke.

We also have updates for Birmingham Hall Green (1928 and 1929) Birmingham (1929), Bolton (1929), Crystal Palace (1929), Harringay (1929 and 1949), Lea Bridge (1929), Leicester Super (1929), Leicester (1929), Audenshaw (1929), Fleetwood (1950, 1951 and 1952), Tamworth (1947 and 1948), Cradley Heath (1951), Bristol (1951) and Dublin Shelbourne Park (1951). Thanks as ever to all our contibutors.