|WALTHAMSTOW 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 first greyhound meeting took place at the Chingford Road venue, North-East London, on 15 April 1931 on a track constructed by William Chandler. His family owned the track throughout its existence. The track witnessed some of the most prestigious races on the calendar, including the Stow Marathon over 820 metres, the Grand Prix over 640 metres, and the Carling Test over 640 metres.|
The Arc was first run at the track in 1987 and had an unbroken spell until it transferred to Swindon in 2009. It was contested over 475 metres or 519 yards, with the inaugural race being won by Funny Oyster. (A full list of previous winners is shown below)
|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 Walthamstow badges and artefacts for sale then email firstname.lastname@example.org
|ARC WINNERS (Run over 475 metres or 519 yards)|
|1991||Fires of War|
|2000||Fat Boy Slim|
|2005||Fire Height Dan|