News and Updates

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.  

February 13, 2018

You will have noticed that there has been a period of inactivity on the site for a few weeks and a few files missing. The reason for this is that the site has reached full capacity and there was no room for any more files. The issue will be resolved next month but please bear with us in the meantime. I have taken off the Information Required files and the back issues of the Researcher to create more space but it is possible that there may still be some missing files. If anyone has any urgent need for a file that won’t load, please e-mail me on mattjackson68@btinternet.com and I fill send the file directly.

If everything loads up ok, there should be new files for Birmingham (1930), Wombwell (1930), Plymouth (1935 and 1937) and Leicester (1937) from Keith Corns and Coventry (1997, 1998, 1999 and 2017) from Stuart Staite-Aris.

Updates for Belfast (1928) - including details of a previously unrecorded second meeting, Birmingham Motordrome (1928), Chalton (1928), Huddersfield (1928), Wolverhampton (1928), Northampton Hannington (1928 and 1929), Northampton Stadium (1929 and 1930) Manchester White City (1929), Wombwell (1929), Rotherham (1930), New Cross (1945), Fleetwood (1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952), Glasgow (1949, 1950 and 1956), Eastbourne (1946 and 1950), Rye House (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1957) Bradford (1951), Stoke (1953), Ipswich (1959), Dublin Shelbourne Park (1961) and Wolverhampton (1961).

March 20, 2018

At great expense, Jim has paid for an expansion to the site capacity. We are hoping that this will resolve the problems we have been having in the short to medium term with files failing to load. Apologies for the interruption in service and let’s hope that all is now resolved…

New to the site this week are files for Smallford for all the four seasons the Hertfordshire track ran between 1936 and 1939 and also Coatbridge and Peterborough (1974). There are updates for Salford (1928), Norwich (1931) and the results table for the 1931 Northern League.

May 8,

Thanks to Stuart Staite-Aris for new Coventry files for 2000 and 2001, Nigel Nicklin for Cradley Heath files for 1970 and 2017, Mark Aspinell for Bradford 1974 and Jim for his latest A to Z for riders to have appeared at Hastings, St. Austell and Wolverhampton.

There are also updates for Birmingham (1928), Wolverhampton (1928), Cradley Heath (1966), Liverpool (1960), Sheffield (1948), Eastbourne (1956), High Beech (1950), Bradford (1947, 1953), Rayleigh (1950), Norwich (1938), Hastings (1949), Brafield (1955), Dublin (1951, 1952), Ipswich (1954), Motherwell (1954), Halifax (1949), Aldershot (1953), Ringwood (1953), Walthamstow (1950), Long Eaton (1950)

May 30,

We have quite a lot of new files today covering various eras of the sport. From the modern day we have a Coventry file for 2002 from Stuart Staite-Aris while Mark Aspinell has put together files for Crewe and Teesside (Middlesbrough) for 1974. Keith Corns has been delving further back and has been really busy these last few weeks so we can now enjoy looking at files for Barrow (1930 and 1931), Birmingham Hall Green (1930 and 1931), Long Eaton (1930), Wolverhampton (1930), Middlesbrough (1930), and Workington (1931). Jim has also produced an A to Z for Hackney.

Updates this week are for Middlesbrough (1947), Dublin Shelbourne Park (1952), Portsmouth (1937), Newcastle Gosforth (1929< Whitley Bay (1929) and Newcastle Brough Park (1929).