Defunct Speedway Tracks

 


 
Glasgow Speedway
(White City)
White City Stadium, Paisley Road West, Ibrox, Glasgow speedway started 1928 and ran off and on until 1968.  The stadium was demolished when the M8 was built.  Argh says John my daughter borrowed my car and wrote it off on the M8!
 
Glasgow Badges  Junior Bainbridge
 
Opening Meeting 1929 
 

Courtesy of Jim Henry
 
If you can name any rider in the above picture please email me here John
 

 
 
Douglas Mounted Riders
 
Courtesy of Jim Henry
 
If you can name any rider in the above picture email me here John
Jim says: Billy Galloway in the white jersey, Ivor Creek is number 5 and Norrie Isbister is at far right
 

 
 
Billy Galloway Australia
 
Picture courtesy of Jim Henry
 
 
1929 Norrie Isbister (Left) & Billy Galloway
 
Courtesy of Jim Henry
 

 
 
Sheffield v Glasgow 1931
 
Jim Henry has sent the following Sheffield newspaper cutting of Glasgow's visit to Yorkshires Steel City.  The Scottish side had a meeting to forget but Jim won't let Glasgow forget this resounding defeat!
 
 
 
 
Front of Jims book
 
 

Courtesy of Jim Henry

 

Back cover of Jims book

 

 
 
 Ibrox / Govan Area Of Glasgow
 
 
Jim Henry says: Hi John, The view is looking northwards over the Ibrox / Govan area of Glasgow. White City is the one below (or south of) the gasometer. The stadium immediately east (or to the right of) the gassometer is the Albion Greyhound Stadium. There are no records of this ever being used for speedway. The stadium immediately east of Albion is Ibrox Stadium which is the home of Rangers F.C. The road to the west of White City (or left of) is Helen Street and somewhere just off that street was the Glasgow Govan training track. Jim
 

 
 
1939 Glasgow Lions v Newcastle Diamonds
 
 
Billy Lamont, Maurice Stobart, Kid Curtis and Norman Hargreaves. Behind are Colin Watson, captain of the Glasgow team, and Phil Bishop". A very healthy crowd of 15,000 watched this match.
 
This is Newcastle at Glasgow in 1939.  The Glasgow side were known as the Lions hence the riders sporting a rampant lion on their race jackets.  I don't suppose anyone will be able to put names to the riders pictured but if you can, please email me here John
 
Peter Colvin says: Re the above photo I paid a visit this morning to the Mitchell library in Glasgow which has indeed proved fruitful. The photo was not in either the Herald nor the Evening Times but appeared in a slightly wider format in the Daily Record dated Monday May 8, 1939. The photo in the paper showed all six Newcastle riders, rather than just the four in the photo shown in the archives and on your website. The newspaper caption said, "The line-up for the parade of riders at the first speedway meeting of the season at the White City, Glasgow, on Saturday night. Left to right are George Pepper, Rol Stobart, Billy Lamont, Maurice Stobart, Kid Curtis and Norman Hargreaves. Behind are Colin Watson, captain of the Glasgow team, and Phil Bishop". So this was the first speedway meeting at White City since the last one on 7th July 1931. A crowd of 15,000 watched Newcastle beating Glasgow 23-31 with Colin Watson unbeaten on 9 points. They must have  liked what they saw because 20,000 came the following Saturday!
 

 
 
Derek Close Receives a Trophy
 
 
Mike Page has sent me the above photo image and he would like to know the identity of the rider.  Mike says the other guy is Johnnie Hoskins and I would second that.  We don't know the rider, the girl or the year and occasion so any help will be greatly appreciated John
Nigel Bird says: Hi John, Name the rider part 2, the Mike Page photo which includes Johnnie Hoskins. The race bib is a clue, England and Wembley aside the only other team to have a Lion rampant as their emblem was Glasgow 1939 promoted by Johnie Hoskins. Should think Jim Henry can identify the rider Regards, Nigel
Reg Fearman says: The rider  receiving the trophy, with Johnnie Hoskins is Derek Close
 

 
 
1946 White City Programme
 
 

 
 
1946 Glasgow v Sheffield
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 
Glasgow Badges
 
 
1930 Reissue.  1937 Reissue 
 
1967
 
1968
 
1968
  1964
   
The White City Workshop
 
 

 
 
Junior Bainbridge
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
John says: Junior Bainbridge is a name I can remember although I cannot recall anything but his name!  Please supply any info you can find John
 
Courtesy of Steve Baker
 
Steve Baker says: Junior Bainbridge rode for Glasgow from 1947 to 1953, and Ipswich from 1954 to 1957. See the above scan for details.
 

 
 
Glasgow Team 1
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
John says: looking for names and the year.  John
Steve Baker says: Glasgow Team 1, White City, 1953, back row l to r, Doug Templeton, Bob Sharp, Peter Dykes, Don Wilkinson.  Front, l to r, Larry Lazarus, Ken McKinlay, Junior Bainbridge and Tommy Miller.
 
Glasgow Team 2
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
John says: looking for names and the year.  John
Steve Baker says:  Glasgow Team 2, White City, 1950 or 51, not sure. I can't name all the team but middle of back row  in the helmet is Norman Lindsay and far right is Frank Hodgson.   Front row l to r, Alf McIntosh, Gordon McGregor (possibly?), Ken McKinlay and Tommy Miller.
Col Greenwell says: Next to Frank Hodgson is his brother Jack.

Richard Hodgson says: Hi John, Hope you are well. In your name that rider 3 in the item Glasgow 2 it is in my opinion 1951 and the riders are back row l -r Jim Blythe  ,Norman  Lindsay, Frank Hodgson, Jack Hodgson, front row Alf McIntosh ,Junior Bainbridge? ,Ken  Mckinlay, Tommy Miller. 

 
 
More Glasgow
 
 
 
Left: Norman Lindsay Right ?  Can you name the other guy and say what track and year they rode there John 
Steve Baker says: The other rider from Glasgow White City pictured with Norman Lindsay is Jim Blythe from 1951.
 

 
 
Glasgow v Coventry
 
14th April 1954
 
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 
Glasgow v Edinburgh
 
21st April 1954
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 
Glasgow v Edinburgh
15th April 1964
 
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop 
 
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop  
 

 
 
Junior Bainbridge & Gordon McGregor
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 
Joe Crowther (Left) &
Tommy Miller
 
 
 
Ken McKinlay (Left) &
Gordon McGregor
 
 

 
 
Terry Stone
(Left) &  
Lars Jansson
 
 
 

 
 
Bob Lovell
(Left) &
Peter Dykes 
 
 
 

 
 
Glasgow Team
(Probably 1966?)
 
 
 
Graham Gleave says: The Glasgow Team Jim McMillen, Charlie Monk, Manager Trevor Redmond, Unknown and another Unknown at the back.  Chris Julian  Maury Mattingley and Unknown at the front right hand side
George Sheridan says: missing riders are  Bruce Ovenden and Terry Stone at back and Jack 'Red' Monteith at front
 

 
 
 

 
 
Scotland v Russia 1966
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
 
So how were Scotland allowed to use Australian rider Charlie Monk.  Did he have scottish blood in his veins!
 

 
 
1965 Glasgow v Sheffield
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
1966 Glasgow Team
 
 

 
 
Glasgow v Coventry
15th April 1966
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
Bill McMillan
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

Jim McMillan
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop

Charlie Monk
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop

Glasgow v Wimbledon
18th August 1967
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
1967 Glasgow Team
 
 

 
 
Glasgow v Prague 1968
 
 
 

 
 
Glasgow v Newcastle
6th Sep 1968
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Glasgow Open Championship
27th September 1968
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

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

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