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Hastings Speedway
 
Pilot Field Stadium, Elphinstone Rd, Hastings, East Sussex   Operated between 1948 and 1949.  The historic battle town of Hastings could have hosted speedway but the support was never enough to make speedway viable.
 

 
 
Council Application To Run Speedway
In Hastings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Harold McNaughton
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Harold sitting on a child's bike which appears to have a Villiers engine with a flywheel magneto
 
Ken Middleditch
 Bill Dalton & Harold McNaughton
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 
Bryan Orford's Hastings Scans
 
 

 
 
Hastings 1948
 
 
 
 

 
 
1949 Team
 
 
Hastings 1949 Ken Middleditch is 2nd from Rt, and 4th from Rt. is South African Buddy Fuller.

 
 
 
 

 
 
Harold Tapscott &
Ken Middleditch
 
 

Hastings riders Harold Tapscott and Ken Middleditch.  Don't know who the Swindon rider is

 

 
 

 
 
Tim Beddow Images
 
 
Hastings 48 - Dan English, Ron Clarke, Eric Dunn, Ken Middleditch, Jock Grierson, Bill Osborne, Wally Green & Ken Tidbury (Capt.) The photo was published by Hastings Supporters' Club
 
Dan English Eric Dunn   
 
Bob Sivyer Jack Scott
 
The 5 pictures shown above were supplied by Tim Beddow
Tim says: Conflicting records on Bob Sivyer and Jack Scott.  My information is that neither rode in the league side in 48. Speedwayreasercher.org suggests that Sivyer rode 22 times and Scott 5. The Hastings Saxon's site mentions neither in 48 but does credit Sivyer with 7 meetings in 1949.

 
 
Hastings
Pilot Field 1999
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Hastings Tribute Website by Sara Harvey. If you are looking for more on Hastings Speedway visit Sara's website Hastings Saxons
 

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

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