News and Updates

June 4, 2017

Most of you will have noticed that there hasn’t been any updates on the site for several months now. The reason for this is that the software that the site used for many years became obsolete and stopped working and there was no way of contacting the company that produced it. I had intended to do a gradual rebuild on new software anyway and this forced my hand a bit.

I found some new software to use and all was going well until I was about 75% of the way through and the whole thing crashed and I lost the lot. This had taken me a couple of months and made me so mad that I had to keep away from it for a week.

I started again and, finally, with a few hitches along the way, the site is up and running again. It is in pretty much the same place as it was but is now possible to update again. I have got dozens of new files and updates to put on and I will be doing this over the next couple of weeks, so if anyone has submitted anything, it will be on the site soon.

Apologies for the long time the site has been on hold but it has been largely due to circumstances beyond my control allied to a bit of naivety on my part having not had a back up file.

June 26, 2017

There have been a few teething troubles with the site and thanks to all who have pointed out the links that were not functioning properly. It has taken some working out why, but we think we have solved it and things should be better from now on. As I go along there will be other bits that I will sort out - I am aware that the Southampton page has the Somerset blurb  - and some of the icons are not lined up properly etc.

Anyway, for now there are updates on the site for Norwich 1957, Ipswich 1957, the Norwich needs page, Wigan 1952, Fleetwood 1948 and 1950, Stoke 1950, Belle Vue 1949, Walthamstow 1949, Walthamstow needs page, Wolverhampton 1952.

More to follow later this week…

June 30, 2017

New files today from different eras. From the 1928 season, there are new files for Bristol, Cardiff, Chalton, Dublin Harold’s Cross, Greenford, Harringay, Huddersfield and High Beech. From the more modern day Mark Aspinell has completed the 1990 file for Rye House.

There are also updates today for Leicester 1950, Fleetwood 1950, Liverpool 1950, Glasgow 1945 and 1946, High Beech 1948 and Oxford 1952. The needs files for Ipswich, Wolverhampton are updated as well as the information required for 1955, 1963 and 1964.

There will be further updates in the next few days.

July 9, 2017

I am continuing to wade through the last six months worth of submissions and trying to update as regularly as I can. There have been a few teething troubles and that is why I am doing the files gradually.

Updates are available today for High Beech (1949), Leicester (1954), St. Austell (1960), Middlesbrough (1946 and 1948), Rye House (1948), Exeter (1964), Belle Vue (1962), Glasgow (1949) and Aldershot (1953).

July 16, 2017

More small progress this week. On the Newcastle page you will find two excellent and informative files from Joe Wake covering the league history of the club from 1929 to 1980. These are a fine addition to the site and thanks to Joe for sharing them with us. There are new files for Crystal Palace, Lea Bridge, Leeds, Leicester and Liverpool for 1928 and the following files have been updated - Aldershot (1952), Plymouth (1952), Liverpool (1950), Belfast (1950), Bradford (1947 and 1956), Melton Mowbray (1949), Tamworth (1947) and Middlesbrough (1948).

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)