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|The Arrows speedway team were based at Portland Park Stadium in Ashington, Northumberland. The opening meeting was held on 5th April 1972 when the home team were defeated 45-33 by Birmingham Bullets.|
The Arrows operated as an Open team throughout 1972 but only held one more meeting after their April meeting, closing on 17th May 1972. Fortunately both of their rare programmes are shown below.
|As was customary with speedway venues, it also operated as a greyhound track and held its first meeting on 3rd October 1936 and continued to race until 1964|
|This section gives a comprehensive picture of
the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of
glimpses of its history. For those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to
Complete History of the British
by Peter Oakes ISBN-10: 0948882077
The track length was 400 yards.
More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis
A further great source of information is provided on John Skinner's excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
For all Speedway enthusiasts, John Somerville’s website should always be your first port of call:-https://www.skidmarks1928.com/v/photos/john-somerville-collection