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Milton Keynes Speedway

 

Groveway

 
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Groveway Greyhound Stadium, Ashland, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK6 4AA ran between 1978 -1988 and 1993
 
Alan Hodkinson says: Just noticed the dates you have for Milton Keynes are slightly wrong, it was 1978-1988 at Groveway and 1989-1992 at Elfield Park, because when Mk closed in 92 I joined Oxford for the start of 1993 season till I went to Skeggy for 1998
 
 
Groveway Badges
 

Alan Hodkinson
(Start Marshall)

 
 
 

 
 
Milton Keynes 1978
 
 
1978  (Top) Andy Grahame, Phil Bass, Derek Harrison, Malcolm Holloway.  (Bottom) Harry Maclean, Cliff Anderson, Bob Humphreys
 

 
 
 

 
 
Groveway
 
 
 
Les Aston says:  Hi John , I'm new to your site. I have two photo's (John: 4 actually! see above) of Milton Keynes Groveway stadium from either 1983 or 84. Which I've attached. 
Regards Les.
 
 

 
 
Chris Hayle
 
Courtesy of Chris Hayle
 
Chris Hayle says: Hello, just been reading about Milton Keynes , I was a young rider then early to mid 80's and we went every Sunday to practice at bleakhall/coffee hall it was run by Bob Humphreys the White House was still there then and along with a BMX track behind the top bend I don't think I have any pictures of the house but will check I will attach one of me riding there, Regards Chris Hayle
 
 

 
 
1985 Knights
 
 
1985 Knights: Keith White, David Blackburn, Kevin Smart and front row: Paul Pratt, Nigel De'Ath and Derek Richardson
Stephen Bellerby advises that it is Peter McNamara standing far right
 
 

 
 
Milton Keynes Knights Badges
 
1978 1970s 1970s
     
 

 
 
Interval Attraction
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Milton Keynes v
Glasgow 1985

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
The Brett Alderton Memorial Meeting 1988
 
 
 
Brett Alderton Born: 03.12.1963, Sydney, Australia  Died: 21.04.1982 British Club: Milton Keynes (1981, 1982)
Brett was just 19 when he crashed at Kings Lynn, riding for the Knights, in 1982.
 
 

 
 

Groveway 2011 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Was down just by the M1 this week so thought I might take a look at what has happened to the 2 Milton Keynes defunct tracks. Sadly nothing but bad news to report. I visited the Groveway many times from 1978 until its closure. It was a very small track but provided good racing. Facilities were not too bad being a greyhound stadium as well and easy to find from the M1. Sadly the site is now almost completely covered by housing. One ironic relic is the traffic island before the track still carries a sign pointing to the stadium. The old entrance to the stadium is still there but now leads on to the houses.  Picture 2 is taken from about the centre where the centre green would have been. Also worth noting the superb brand new Stadium MK where the Dons play is not far away. Pity they couldn't have incorporated a track in there. No chance of speedway ever returning to the Groveway. 
 
 
Have you any pictures or memories to share via the site?  if so send me an email  John
 


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