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|Speedway came to the Fleetwood area of Lancashire in 1948. The venue was Highbury Avenue and the inaugural meeting was held on 13th April of that year. It was not to be a successful start as the team were defeated by Edinburgh 49-34.|
|The track length varied between 325 yards and 336 yards.|
|The team contested the second tier of the
British League for the four year period from 1948.
|Although initially the crowds had been large, they could not sustain them and their final match was held on 3rd September 1952.|
|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 team were known, at various times, as the Flyers and the Knights.
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.
With grateful thanks to Debs Hinde for the rare scans.
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