Defunct Speedway Tracks

 

 

 
 
Salford
Speedway
 
Salford Albion Stadium, Cromwell Road, Salford.  Dirt Track/Speedway took place here on an egg shaped track in 1928 and 1929.  The sport never really caught on and the stadium never staged speedway again although it became a stock car venue from 1970 until 1976
 
 
Salford
Albion Entrance
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Salford's Popular Enclosure Entrance (I think the cheaper part of the Albion Stadium?) catering for "Gents" which I presume was for the toilets!
 
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
 
Later Pictures Of The Albion Stadium Dog Track
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Graham Gleave says: The houses on the left of the casino have been redeveloped and new housing is there now.  The Albion Casino has been rebuilt it is now much larger and modern.
 
 
Local Newspaper's Accounts Of
Salford Speedway
 
1928 Newsprint
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave    
 
 
1928 Newsprint
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
 
Dick Fletcher 1929
 
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
 
1929 Newsprint Last Meeting Ever At Albion Stadium
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
So with the above newspaper showing attendances were poor the Salford Track closed down for ever as far as speedway was concerned
 

 
 
1929 Speedway Programme &
A Stockcar Programme from 1971
 
 
 
 

 
The stockcars departed in 1976 and the stadium was demolished.  The site now houses The "Albion" Casino named after the old stadium and a petrol station
 

 
If you have anything relating to the Speedway 1928 or 1929 please email me John
 

 
 
Salford Programme Cover
 
22nd April 1929
 
 
 
The above scan is of interest as it shows the makes of bikes the 1929 riders were using and each race was contested by 6 riders! The helmet colours too are interesting.  Orange Pink & Black and interestingly no yellow or yellow/black
 

 
 
1928 Douglas 
 
 
Bikes like this Douglas would have been used at Salford when speedway was held in the city during 1928 and 1929



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