This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for helping to construct this page.

Charlton was one of the earliest London tracks to open in 1928 and hosted its principal races The Olympic and the Cloth of Gold.

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The Charlton track was located at 0° 1' E 51° 29' N. Racing ceased in 1962 but the course reopened in 1966. Racing continued under NGRC rules until the final meeting on 28th September 1971.

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Track Records, as of 1947, are shown below together with an indication of how fast the time is in comparison to other tracks, both for currently open and defunct tracks, in the UK. Ratings are between 0 and 100, where 100 is an extremely fast time and reflects the speed of the track, tightness of the circuit and quality of greyhound visiting the tracks. I am extremely grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINT (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Charlton Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 415 yards Jubilee Times 23.46 secs Rating 18 4th September 1943
DISTANCE 600 yards Victory Welcome 34.56 secs Rating 21 22nd May 1941

I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced by the track throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend a visit to where further reading can be undertaken.

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I am grateful to Stephen Hall for the rare scan of a set of 10 hallmarked spoons given as a prize in the mid 1930s

If you have rare Charlton badges and artefacts for sale then email