Luton Greyhound Stadium, Skimpot Lane, Dunstable Road,
Luton, Bedfordshire. Speedway came to Luton in 1934.
The team was known as the Hatters. Luton was run as a
training ground for Wembley. The last action at this venue took
place in 1936. Attendances fell away and those involved cut
their loses and pulled out. The greyhounds continued until
1973 when the greyhound owners sold the site for redevelopment.
John Skinner says: My thanks go to John Hyam for
alerting me to Luton
Speedway via a couple of emails, hence my efforts in creating this
page for my A-Z, I know that there are many Defunct Tracks that I
have yet to include in the website but with John's help here is
The original programme is held by John Somerville.
If you are interested in the history of speedway you NEED to check
out John's collection.
So do you have any photos etc of Luton Speedway in the
1930s. If so please send me scans and I will show them on
this webpage. John