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Berwick Speedway
Berrington Lough
 
Berwick have had 2 homes and are best known at their current home Shielfield Park.  This page celebrates Berwick's other home, namely Berrington Lough Stadium, Near Ancroft, Northumberland where they operated between 1982-1995
 
Berwick v Newcastle 1982  Berrington Badges  Berrington Programme Covers  2008 Derelict Berrington Lough
 

 
 

 


The above photos are courtesy of  Phil Small
 
Mike Moseley writes: Berwick at (Berrington Lough)
24th April 1982 saw the inaugural meeting at Berrington Lough, with the Bandits emerging victorious against near neighbours Edinburgh 56-40.  The circuit was a little out in the sticks, and when the chance arose to return to their former and of course now current home at Shielfield Park, it was an opportunity to good to refuse.  Stoke were the final team to grace the 253-metre circuit, losing our to their hosts to the tune of 63-42 in what was an Academy League KO Cup Final.
 

 

 
 
Berwick v Peterborough
 
 

 
 
Berwick Down South 1982
 
 
John says:  This photo shows Berwick on their travels.  I can name Rob Grant Snr second from left.  Granty was a big strong guy and he really chucked his bike into the corners and stuck out his left leg like no other rider.  He was great to watch.  Can you say what track this pic was taken at and name the year and the riders John
Steve Baker says:  left to right, Stan Bear(?), Rob Grant, Les Rumsey and Steve McDermott.
Bob Cole says: The riders in the Berwick photo were Bear, Grant, Rumsey & McDermott 
Ht 7 20th July 1982 Result McDermott, Rumsey, Bear, Grant. Time 68.0
Result; 59-37
Weymouth Wildcats Scofield,Yeates, Rumsey,Wigg, McNeil, Bear, Crockett  
Berwick Bandits, Cribb, Collins, Hunter, Grant, McDermott, Thorp, Caroline
 

 
 
Berwick v Ellesmere Port
 
19th June 1982
 
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
 
Berwick v Newcastle
 
10th July 1982
 
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
 
Berwick v Peterborough
 
17th July 1982
 
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Berrington Badges
 
Berwick were at Berrington Lough from 1982 to 1991.  Wattie Dunlop has sent me scans of some badges from that period they are shown below
 
1982 1983 1983
     
     
 
1984 1985   1986
     
     
1987 1988 1989
     
     
1989 KO Cup Winners 1990 1991
     
Berwick moved back to Shielfield Park for 1992 and are still there 
at the time of writing (2016)
   
 
Wattie's great collection of badges from Berrington Lough. 
 

 
 
Berrington Programme Covers
 
The following Berwick programme scan are courtesy of Dave Allan
 
1984 1985 1986
     
No Programme
1987 1988 1989
     
1990 1991 1992
     
1993 1994 1995
 

 
 
Berwick v Mildenhall
 
21st May 1983
 
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Winners At Poole
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Blackie & Mark 1989
 
 

 
 
Berwick v Wimbledon
 
 
 

 
 
Sean Courtney
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Bandits v
'Boro Bears
 
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Mark Courtney
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Berwick v Peterborough
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
2008 Derelict Berrington Lough
 

 

 
 
 
 
These photos of a derelict Berrington Lough were supplied by Marty Hastings, who revisited the site in 2008
 
Marty says: I found Berrington straight away, it was quite emotional seeing it again, I'd seen pics of how it looked but it feels totally different when you see it for yourself, very emotional, I stood on the spot in the pits where I met Hans Nielsen at Rob Grants Testimonial 21 years previously, I stood on same area on the back straight where Steve McDermott used to do his practice starts every week, I even walked round the whole track, I was like a little kid being there again, I'm so glad I went and saw it, great memories of 20 odd years ago and great to be there and see it again!
Hope you like the pics,
All the best,
Marty
 
John says: Thank you Marty for the pics and for sharing your memories.  Berwick (2008) based at Shielfield in the town, are in turmoil with Peter Waite wanting to sell up.  Let us pray that the Bandits find a new owner and speedway continues in the border town.
Update: The Bandits continue (2013) under a new promotion
 
If you can scan any pictures, programmes or badges of the Berrington Lough era please send me an email John
 

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