NORTHOLT PARK

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With grateful thanks to Richard English for the rare scan of the badge. A view of the racecourse stands.
 

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I am grateful to Jo Parry for providing a picture of Jim Underwood on Bright Flight by Aeroplane out of Sun Girl, which was taken at Northolt in 1936.

FIRST MEETING

4th May 1929

 

SITUATED

In Middlesex, between Harrow and Ealing.

 

DISTANCES

5 furlongs to 1 miles.

 

PRINCIPAL RACE

Northolt Derby

 

WORLD WAR I

Had not opened by then.

 

WORLD WAR II

Requisitioned by the War Office as a POW camp.

 

FACT

A large electronic clock started to tick once the ponies had been released from the starting gate at Northolt Park.

 

QUESTION

What did Northolt Park have in place, which the Jockey Club did not achieve until 1948?

 

CURRENT SITUATION

Very grateful to Neal Underwood who observes that there are a few visible signs of the racecourse, including the entrance gates and the steps up to the Grandstand. The finishing straight is also still visible. On the remainder of the 150 acre site is a housing estate.

LAST MEETING

June 1940

 

If you have :-

a favourite memory of this racecourse;

photos or a postcard of the course;

a members badge from the course, either to sell or as a scan;

then email me at johnslusar at fsmail.net and I will include the details on this site together with an acknowledgement for you.

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