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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

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

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
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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