Long Eaton Stadium - Stock Cars and Speedway


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Waaaaay back in the mid 60s I used to go to the speedway to watch Long Eaton Archers.

I think the managers name was Ron Wilson.

They moved to Leicester I think in about 67.Does anyone remember them or am I the oldest f**t on the forum?

!sleeping!

Baz :ph34r:

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!hand! Stock cars! My lifelong favourite spectator sport. If you went to Long Eaton, you will remember seeing the Pavilion Hotel in the background, from the pits. Here's a photo that just shows it:

I got into stock racing from 1964to1966 seasons enjoyed it but very expensive hobby i raced with the best Ellis Ford the intrepid Albert Griffin Nev Hughes who helped me out getting started a few loca

David do you remember Brian Powles he was Nevs mechanic before he started racing himself 154,ithink he took over the garage on Trent Boulevard i read some where he had passed on so sad

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I went to Long Eaton Stadium to see 'Banger Car Racing' around 1970.

The stadium is now long gone, though the land has not been redeveloped.

I had a job there, I should say I paid a call there, mid 90's in the Ramshackle stadium. Lacking maintenance for many years. There may still be buildings there but I have not been on the site for many years. The Pub (name?) was knocked down a few years back, and that land also stands vacant?

You still get the programs for the Stock car meetings offered on Ebay

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I can't remember the name of the pub either but me and my mate had a few pints in there.

Then we would jump on my motorbike and zoom off to Beeston where I dropped him home and thence damn fast ride back home to WB.

I never did fall off though. B)

Baz :ph34r:

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Grange Hotel, does not sound right to me unless the name changed?

The big one on Station Road?

I recall some scandal (70's?) wife swapping or something, where it was

featured in the News of The World?

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I'm still befuddled by Grange Farm!

Was it not, simply, the 'Station Hotel'?

We had union meetings there in in 70's....can't recall taking the 'ex' though girlvboy

Cheers

Robt P.

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;) Let me put you all out of your misery, being a fan too of the Arches Speedway team back in the 60s, i too traveled there on motorbike with my girl friend who became my wife in 1970.

After the speedway stopped we turned to Stockcar racing but that didn't last long either.

Regarding the name of the pub on Station Street Long Eaton that was called The Stadium, as mick say's alas long gone.

Regarding the pub which is on Nottingham road A6005 that's called The Half Crown, this pub is or was next to the back entrance to the stadium......

I believe the Station pub is a little bit further up Station street the other side of the railway crossings..

Only if i had held on to all those Programs...

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;) Looks like i got it wrong Scoots and for that i apologise.

;) It wasn't until about the 90s that we actually went into said pub and it was only for the odd pint, never really rated the pub or it's beers...I can honestly say that it won't be missed......

PS. i could have just edited my post but that wouldn't have been honest of me...

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Picked a load of old speedway badges up last week which I was going to shift on eBay there is some Nottingham ones - or is Long Eaton D*rby ?

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B) Derby mate.....never collected badges i wished i had, you can get good money on ebay for them, not so long ago i sold most of my collection of ice hockey badges made quit abit of lolly...

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Joking Long Eatons in D*rby !!!!!! I have a posh sister that lives in Breaston you telling me I'm related to a sheep shagg3r !!!!!!

Here's another badge for you Bip nows your time to get collecting I'll be sticking them on next Thursday get bidding

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:tease: Sorry a bit slow there...would you except £1 for the badge?

Errrrrrmm a 75% profit is very tempting , but I'll decline your generous offer .

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Red

Why dont you upload these as attached images so they remain for posterity?

After a while linked images will not appear here (when ebay drops the expired auction).

Right click 'save image'

then attach to seperate posts.

Thanks

Mick

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I was an avid "Archers" fan - and rarely missed going. The pub was, indeed, The Pavilion, and they had access to a bar at the back of the pub, so you could buy a pint without leaving the stadium!

There have been efforts to build a new stadium and begin sppedway racing again, but it looks like it has all finally fallen through.

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I went to the Speedway a couple of times,,,,,, to be truthful, I found it a bit boring,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, to me every race was like the one before,,,, the only saving grace was that it used to attract some luvverly ladies.

I went there with a mate (that good a mate - I can't remember his name !) who used to live on Redland Avenue at the bottom of Gedling Road,,,, they had a couple of Track bikes in their garage,,,,, to me they looked in far to good nick to have been used much ! We used to ride 'em up & down Redland,,, until the usual complaints abaht noise.

Talking of Redland Avenue,,,, does anyone know Steve Stanley who used to live on Redland Grove ? He'd be 60 now. In 1965 his first car was an Austin Cambridge (pale blue & white) & johnny Trainor & I had Consuls (they of long long bench seats !).

Baz II

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Ayup all,

Used to go there every Thursday to watch the Archers but the only riders name I can remember is Geoff Bouchard. Really enjoyed the night, great atmosphere and friendly folk

Rog

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