HINCKLEY GREYHOUND STADIUM

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 the scans of badges on this page.

The greyhound track in the Leicestershire town of Hinckley was in Nutts Lane and situated at 1° 23' W 52° 31' N, operating as a successful independent track throughout its history. It was the brainchild of Joe Grant who launched the track in 1936. The track had a circumference of 400 yards and the track and course facilities were upgraded in 1947. Throughout its history the track has traditionally held meetings on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. The track had a range of distances from sprints over 300 yards up to 710 yards events.

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When Joe died in 1972 it was down to his son Tom to further develop the track and it continued to flourish until it closed in 2006. Today the ground on which the former track stood is covered by a housing estate.
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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

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21 where further reading can be undertaken.

If you have rare Hinckley badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net