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Newton Heath Speedway
 
Manchester Training Track
 
Newton Heath Training Track, Williams Rd, off Dean Lane, Newton Heath, Manchester.  The track operated a number of Open and Training meetings between 1950-1955 and training in 1957
 
Former rider Ernie Appleby constructed the track on a disused tip containing tonnes of cinders.  Probably the biggest name to use the trainining facilities was Nigel Boocock who rode there in 1954.
 
John says: I have an unwritten rule for my Defunct Speedway website that I will only start a new Defunct Track page when someone sends me some information and/or photographs.  My thanks goes to Graham Gleave who unearthed the following details of Newton Heath Speedway.  The "new" A-Z entry under Newton Heath can now see the light of day thanks to Graham.

 
 
 

 
 
1953 Programme
 
The Newton Heath Trophy
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
This meeting: The North of England Junior Championship was a winter scheduled event.  I hope speedway was on the menu and not ice racing!
 

 
 
Newton Heath Heathens
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

Steve Smith says: Hi John,  I was looking at your Defunct Speedway website recently and came across a photograph of the Newton Heath Heathens. The rider on the extreme right is said to be Eric Smith but I’m pretty sure it’s RickySmith, my dad.  Is there any possibility that I could get a copy of this photo? Ricky Smith went on to ride second halves at Belle Vue for a number of years and he also had a few meetings for Liverpool and Stoke in the very early days of the Provincial League.   I’ve managed to obtain programmes for most of his meetings at Belle Vue and one from Liverpool and am interested in any memorabilia from his speedway career.  Steve Smith

 
John says: I am very happy to supply Steve with a copy of the pic showing his Dad Eric/Ricky Smith. 
 
 

 
 
Belle Vue Team via Newton Heath
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Peter Williams and Jim Yacoby both trained at Newton Heath on the way to becoming Belle Vue riders
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
If you have photos etc of Newton Heath please send me an email John
 
 

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