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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).

July 24,

New stuff today includes files for Leicester (1932), Coventry (2003 and 2004), Rye House (2016 and 2017) and a Long Eaton A to Z. Thanks to our contributors for these files.

Also, there are updates for Barnsley (1930), Cradley Heath (1970), West Ham (1965), California (1954), Long Eaton (1954), Bradford (1947), Tamworth (1948), Dublin Santry (1948, 1949 and 1950) and the season files for 1965 and 1976.

It’s also a pleasure to have an updated file for Belle Vue (1930) from Bob Ozanne and George Carswell. Bob and George are working on the early years of the Northern tracks and this is the first result of their collaboration. Look out for further files in the future.

August 28, 2018

Hello again. We have more great contributions this month as the site continues to grow.

For the new files this time, we have results for the two seasons that the Bournemouth Buccaneers competed in the third tier of the sport - 2009 and 2010. Thank you to Gordon Day for these files. Mark Aspinell has given us Rayleigh (1971) and Boston and Workington (1974), whilst Jim has done a couple more A to Z files covering riders that competed at Exeter and Liverpool. Myself and Keith Corns have collaborated on a file for Nottingham (1930) and Dave Allan has been incredibly busy looking at Glasgow. As well as a new file for 1979 there are new files for the club for 1977 and 1987. In 1977 the Tigers moved in mid season from Coatbridge to their new Blantyre track and I have duplicated the file into both locations. In 1987, the Tigers operated out of Workington and the file for that year can be found under the Workington team button.

As for the updates, Dave has revamped the Glasgow files for 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986. These files are top class and many thanks to Dave for sharing them with us. Steve Wilkes and Gary Done have tweaked the season files for 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1976, and there are also updates for Exeter Alphington (1945), Aldershot (1952 and 1957), California (1955 and 1956), Rye House (1956) and Sheffield (1961 and 1962). Thanks to Alan Chapman for the help with the Sheffield updates.

Finally for this time, the Salford file for 1929 is a lot more populated thanks to some valuable information supplied by Graham Gleave. Thanks Graham.  

October 14, 2018

There are quite a few new files today. Dave Allen has given us Coatbridge (1976), from Robert Browne we have Wimbledon (1975) and Keith Corns has completed a file for Oxford (1939). I have done some files for 1930. They are from the information I have and I will be happy to replace them if any of our contributors have more detailed submissions. The 1930 files are for Audenshaw, Blackpool Highfield Road, Bristol, Cardiff, Crewe, Crystal Palace, Halifax, Harringay, High Beech, Leeds, Leicester, Leicester Super, Liverpool, Manchester White City, Motherwell, Newcastle, Newcastle Gosforth, Preston, Rochdale, Southampton, Stamford Bridge, Tredegar, Warrington, Wembley, West Ham and Wimbledon. There are new A to Z files for Hull, Neath and Weymouth.

There are updates for Wimbledon (1976 and 1977), Coatbridge (1974), Hull (1949), Dublin Santry (1950), Brafield (1954), Poole (1957), Rye House (1954, 1955 and 1957), California (1954), Yarmouth (1950), High Beech (1928) - thanks to Andy Reid, West Ham (1929) - thanks to Paul Dunn, and Eastbourne (1957).