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Greenford Speedway

 
 
Greenford Driving Park, Birbeck Avenue, Perivale, Ealing, Middlesex operated 1928-1929 & 1931.  The venue was created in 1919 as a trotting track.  It was at 930 yards, far too big for speedway and I doubt "Long Track Racing" was a phrase that someone had coined back in 1928-1931!
 
 
1928 Programme Cover
 
Courtesy of John Hyam
 
This 1928 programme appears to be in immaculate condition.  The scan was made at too small a size so any attempts to enlarge it causes it to pixelate.
 

 
 
Stan Lemon leading a race in 1931
 
Courtesy of John Hyam
 
Again when I received the photo scan It had been photoshopped.  I have been unable to turn the scan back into a proper photo but maybe you like it like this anyway!
 
Derek Beevor says: I live on the old site of the speedway track in Greenford
 

 
 
Late 1920s Bike
 
 
Many different makes of bike would have raced at Greenford.  The American Harley was very successful during the 1920s until GB's Douglas came along.
 

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

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