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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. 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.

Pilot Field 1999

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

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