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Boston Speedway
 
Boston Sports Stadium, New Hammond Beck Road, Boston Lincolnshire.  This is the only home of speedway in Boston.  Speedway was presented here between 1970 and 1987
 
Boston Badges
 
Courtesy of Steve Cummins
 

 
 
1971 Boston v Ipswich

Courtesy of Wattie
 
Courtesy of Wattie
 

 
 
Boston v Coatbridge 1974
 
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Admission
Rain-off Ticket
 
 
A familiar item from all speedway tracks
 

 
 
Boston Badges
     
     
Year Unknown   Year Unknown  1978 
     
    
Year Unknown   Year Unknown  
   
Year Unknown    Year Unknown    
   
     
Such a pity Boston has no viable successor to the New Hammond Beck Road track.  The 'Cudas would have been fierce rivals of Scunthorpe in northern Lincolnshire
1973  
 

 
 
Boston's Last Ever Meeting
 

 
Boston's last ever meeting at New Hammond Beck Rd. took place on August 1st 1987



The last ever race was won by Andy Buck
 

 
 
Boston Sports Stadium
 
 
 
 
These 4 pictures courtesy of Pat Megginson.
 

 
If anyone cares to supply a potted history of Boston Speedway please get in touch John
Update: Mike Moseley writes: Boston started life by taking on the King's Lynn Starlets fixtures, and staged their first meeting at New Hammond Beck Road in the August of 1970, defeating local rivals Peterborough in a challenge match. They continued with a fair degree of on track success until the conclusion of the 1984 season, when the promotion were forced to shut the doors due to conflicting business interests. They did reform in the spring of '86, but crowd levels began to fall at an alarming rate, and speedway ceased for ever on the 1st August 1987 with a lack-lustre display against Eastbourne.
 

 
 
Boston Badge
 
Scan from Russell Earle
 

 
 
Ann Robinson's Photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
1984: Rob Hollingworth and Jim Ryman
 
 
Jim Ryman
 
Courtesy of Kevin George
 

 
 
Boston 1984
 
Cudas v Scunthorpe
 
 
 
 
The following images came from Boston 1984 programmes
 
 

 
 
Pete Chapman &  Guy Wilson
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
Very popular lesser lights in the Boston team.  Every team had riders like Pete and Guy.  The gave their all, sometimes they struggled for points but entertained the crowd  sometimes more than the star men. 
 

 
 
Rob Hollingworth
 
1984
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Cudas 1986
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
A Boston Brave
 
 
Steve Baker says: This is Sam Martin.
 

 
If you can scan any of your pictures, programmes or badges send me an email John
 

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