The Golden Age of Speedway

The Golden Age of Speedway

Philip Dalling


The post-war period was once British speedway’s golden age. Ten million spectators gone through the turnstiles of a list variety of tracks on the sport’s top. With league gates as excessive as 80,000, speedway provided a colourful technique of get away from the bleak austerity of the days. A determinedly fresh snapshot, with out having a bet and rival fanatics mingling at the terraces, made speedway the relatives night-out of selection. the game thrived regardless of punitive taxation and govt threats to shut down the speedways as a chance to business productiveness. A three-division nationwide League stretched from Exeter to Edinburgh and the realm Championship ultimate attracted a potential viewers to Wembley. try suits opposed to Australia supplied an another overseas measurement. Even on the top of its reputation, speedway used to be a wearing edifice outfitted on volatile foundations, which crumbled alarmingly because the Fifties dawned and Britain’s monetary and social restoration introduced competing points of interest like tv. merely now could be it starting to regain its former acceptance with usual Sky activities assurance of the Elite League.

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