SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) STOKE POTTERS

This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.

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Speedway has taken place in the Stoke area since 1929 at a couple of venues. Initially meetings took place at Hanley Stadium, with the first match being on 11th April when 7000 people were in attendance. The team operated in National League Division Three and Division Two whilst at this venue. The final meeting took place on 26th October 1963.

The team moved to Chesterton Stadium, with the first match taking place on 12th April 1973. The team gradually rose through the league structure and finally reached the Premier League in 1996.

View an early programme

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ST1952.JPG (17601 bytes) The team won the League Championship in 1949 and were Pairs Champions in 1984, 1988 and again in 1989. ST1963.JPG (18663 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) Greyhound racing took place at Hanley Stadium as early as 1928, with the first recorded meeting being on 31st March of that year. Racing was to continue at the track for the next 35 years, with the final meeting taking place on 18th October 1963. Racing also took place at Chesterton for a prolonged period of time. SP D Case.JPG (24416 bytes)
ST1976.JPG (19909 bytes) Throughout their history the team, naturally enough, have been known as the Potters, although they have had a Spitfires team and did join with Cradley Heath to become Heathens in 1996. ST1988.JPG (24935 bytes)
SP Key.JPG (26705 bytes) 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 undertake further research we can recommend a visit to


and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21   especially

Complete History of the Stoke Potters (Paperback)

by Howard Jones  ISBN-10: 0953798453

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ST2000.JPG (25126 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1930-89   1990-99   2000

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The Stoke Potters currently (2019) contest the National League. Recent successes include the National League Pairs Championship in 2011 and 2015.

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
or email johnwslusar@gmail.com for inclusion of your comments and photos of speedway on this website.

1929 1939 1947