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Postby uncle mick » Tue 06 Mar, 2012 11:34 am

The previous attachment was from "Times Online". Attached is a 1938 map which shows both stadiums. The stadium on the north side is just marked as Fullerton Park
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Postby Jon Howe » Tue 06 Mar, 2012 11:52 am

uncle mick wrote:
The previous attachment was from "Times Online". Attached is a 1938 map which shows both stadiums. The stadium on the north side is just marked as Fullerton Park


Thanks, yes, I have seen that map and have it saved on my PC. I would love to know what happened to the speedway track post 1938. I am not sure about the greyhound racing on Fullerton Park, we have evidence of 1927, but nothing after 1938.

I don't think LUFC bought Fullerton Park for the training pitches until the 1950's, though I could be persuaded otherwise.
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Postby uncle mick » Tue 06 Mar, 2012 12:49 pm

Copied & pasted from British Newspaper Archive. I don't have a subscription so I can't elaborate.
This is the first meeting of the Leeds Greyhound Association which was on the south side of Elland Road

Mon 18 Jul 1927

LEEDS GREYHOUND RAGING
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    “ LEEDS GREYHOUND RAGING. 7,000 ATTEND FIRST MEETING. Seven thousand spectators attended the first meeting of electrio hare racing at Leeds on Saturday. The new track has been built by the Leeds Greyhound Association iv Ellandroad, beyond the football ..

The first meeting seems to have been on Saturday 16 July 1927

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Postby Jon Howe » Tue 06 Mar, 2012 1:50 pm

uncle mick wrote:
Copied & pasted from British Newspaper Archive. I don't have a subscription so I can't elaborate.
This is the first meeting of the Leeds Greyhound Association which was on the south side of Elland Road

Mon 18 Jul 1927

LEEDS GREYHOUND RAGING
104 Words

    “ LEEDS GREYHOUND RAGING. 7,000 ATTEND FIRST MEETING. Seven thousand spectators attended the first meeting of electrio hare racing at Leeds on Saturday. The new track has been built by the Leeds Greyhound Association iv Ellandroad, beyond the football ..

The first meeting seems to have been on Saturday 16 July 1927



Good hunting mate! How do you know this was on the south side of Elland Road? ie. the track that became the established Greyhound Stadium

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Postby uncle mick » Wed 07 Mar, 2012 4:06 am

Jon Howe wrote:
uncle mick wrote:
Copied & pasted from British Newspaper Archive. I don't have a subscription so I can't elaborate.
This is the first meeting of the Leeds Greyhound Association which was on the south side of Elland Road

Mon 18 Jul 1927

LEEDS GREYHOUND RAGING
104 Words

    “ LEEDS GREYHOUND RAGING. 7,000 ATTEND FIRST MEETING. Seven thousand spectators attended the first meeting of electrio hare racing at Leeds on Saturday. The new track has been built by the Leeds Greyhound Association iv Ellandroad, beyond the football ..

The first meeting seems to have been on Saturday 16 July 1927



Good hunting mate! How do you know this was on the south side of Elland Road? ie. the track that became the established Greyhound Stadium

I have been doing a bit more searching and this meeting seems to have been on the north side.Embarrassed
Reading the snippet above it says " Leeds Greyhound Association" and the attachment mentions Monk Bridge & Leeds Greyhound Association. The attachment is from 9th Dec 1932
What's your thoughts Jon?        
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Postby Jon Howe » Wed 07 Mar, 2012 3:59 pm

uncle mick wrote:
Jon Howe wrote:
uncle mick wrote:
Copied & pasted from British Newspaper Archive. I don't have a subscription so I can't elaborate.
This is the first meeting of the Leeds Greyhound Association which was on the south side of Elland Road

Mon 18 Jul 1927

LEEDS GREYHOUND RAGING
104 Words

    “ LEEDS GREYHOUND RAGING. 7,000 ATTEND FIRST MEETING. Seven thousand spectators attended the first meeting of electrio hare racing at Leeds on Saturday. The new track has been built by the Leeds Greyhound Association iv Ellandroad, beyond the football ..

The first meeting seems to have been on Saturday 16 July 1927



Good hunting mate! How do you know this was on the south side of Elland Road? ie. the track that became the established Greyhound Stadium

I have been doing a bit more searching and this meeting seems to have been on the north side.Embarrassed
Reading the snippet above it says " Leeds Greyhound Association" and the attachment mentions Monk Bridge & Leeds Greyhound Association. The attachment is from 9th Dec 1932
What's your thoughts Jon?        


From what I know, it must be related to the track on the north side of ER, ie. the speedway track, because Monk's Bridge appeared to own that land. What is the contract relating to? Is there any clue? Is it a contract to stage greyhound racing?
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Postby uncle mick » Wed 07 Mar, 2012 4:31 pm

Jon Howe wrote:


From what I know, it must be related to the track on the north side of ER, ie. the speedway track, because Monk's Bridge appeared to own that land. What is the contract relating to? Is there any clue? Is it a contract to stage greyhound racing?


I have attached the heading to the article
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Postby Jon Howe » Thu 08 Mar, 2012 12:43 pm

It appears then that greyhound racing took place on Fullerton Park for approx 1 year from July 1927 before being replaced by speedway. Around the same time (mid 1927) the rival greyhound track on the south side of Elland Road, run by a different association, was becoming established and evidently won the battle.

For 10 years between 1928-1938 there was only one greyhound track (south of ER) and one speedway track (Fullerton Park).

Post 1938 there is some conjecture as to whether the Fullerton Park track was then used for greyhound racing in a further attempt to rival the other track.

Does this sound like a fair summary?

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Postby Si » Thu 08 Mar, 2012 1:14 pm

Hi Jon,
There's some more info on Secret Leeds about Fullerton Park. I don't know how to do a link, but if you type in Fullerton in the search facility on here, the threads should come up.
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Postby Jon Howe » Thu 08 Mar, 2012 1:54 pm

Si wrote:
Hi Jon,
There's some more info on Secret Leeds about Fullerton Park. I don't know how to do a link, but if you type in Fullerton in the search facility on here, the threads should come up.


Si,
Yes, I have seen them thanks. I read these a while ago but having revisited them now I have dug out this link which is interesting

http://www.greyhoundderby.com/Leeds%20Greyhound%20Stadium.htm

This suggests greyhound racing on the Fullerton Park site from October 1927 and that the track on the south side of Elland Road REPLACED it. I am not sure this is the case, and I am fairly sure they were both open together for a short time, if only 10-12 months. Also, the information Uncle Mick posted on this thread earlier states that a meeting was held in July 1927 on Fullerton Park, so the first meeting can't have been October.

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