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Report hectoratoratora September 13, 2023 4:33 PM BST
Stow?
Report sparrow September 13, 2023 4:58 PM BST
Well done, hector.  It was the 1945 election campaign and you can see that Churchill is there to speak.
Report sparrow September 13, 2023 5:00 PM BST
Didn't help his campaign though!
Report hectoratoratora September 13, 2023 9:30 PM BST
I thought he was there for the good thing in the first race.
Report sparrow September 14, 2023 9:19 AM BST
hectoratoratora 13 Sep 23 21:30 
I thought he was there for the good thing in the first race.






Hope that didn't get beat as well!
Report irishone September 16, 2023 6:53 PM BST
Report irishone September 16, 2023 6:54 PM BST
Name that one

Clue ....not in Ireland
Report sparrow September 17, 2023 10:24 AM BST
Could it possibly be Clapton, if not its very much similar in appearance?
Report casemoney September 17, 2023 3:34 PM BST
Its Not Clapton , I believe the Arndale center is now there ,Wandworth ?
Report casemoney September 17, 2023 3:42 PM BST
Heres an Easy one ,I had to cut a bit out



Tbh I don't think a lot off People went there was hardly anyone there when I visited
Report sparrow September 17, 2023 5:19 PM BST
I never went to Wandsworth but that track looks big enough to be West Ham but after my Clapton answer perhaps I should be quiet. Grin
Report irishone September 17, 2023 5:28 PM BST
no tbf case is right
taken in 1950
Report casemoney September 17, 2023 5:46 PM BST
Never went to Wandsworth Either Just thought must be London I know Irish Went the Don so Wandsworth came to Mind  ,Anyone know the one I posted ?
Report hectoratoratora September 18, 2023 3:24 PM BST
irishone, Catford ?
Report SlippyBlue September 18, 2023 6:03 PM BST
It does have a Catford "feel" to it with the parking, entrance and tote board in the right places but I'm not completely convinced about the shape of the track itself.

Harringay maybe? 

Confused
Report hectoratoratora September 18, 2023 10:25 PM BST
casemoney Willenhall 1.01
Report casemoney September 19, 2023 12:08 AM BST
Irishone's is Wandsworth  as stated Earlier

1.01 Beat Hector Its not willenhall Plain
Report casemoney September 19, 2023 12:15 AM BST
The Bit I Cut out had the Name that's all , Track same shape that end

A clue: there is something else missing that would sometimes be there , that I did not cut out

I thought this was easy  , Seems not
Report hectoratoratora September 19, 2023 1:57 AM BST
Watford,got my Ws mixed up
Report casemoney September 19, 2023 1:20 PM BST
Correct Hector ,The Pitch is Missing
Report sparrow September 19, 2023 5:13 PM BST
Excerpt from an article in the Watford Observer.....

Racing resumed in 1974 on a purpose built sand track running around the pitch, with kennels and related buildings now situated behind the Rookery stand. Just five contracted trainers would supply the dogs, and on October 14, Lee’s Lucy was the first winner at the newly revamped track. From the outset it was clear that things were far from perfect. The new track running around the pitch had created four very tight bends, which would earn the Vicarage Road venue the nickname ‘The Wall of Death’. It generated a high rate of injuries among the racing dogs, as they careered into each other or the fencing. As the racing continued, there was little sign of the new stand, or any investment beyond what had been essential to reinstate the sport at the ground. The venue gained a reputation for unpredictable results, as doping allegations and finishing times varying dramatically from previous races dampened the faith of punters who weren’t ‘in the know’. Tales of betting irregularities proliferated, with one scam apparently involving ‘time travel’, whereby races were being completed before actually being relayed to betting shops, with unscrupulous punters placing off-course bets on known winners.

Popular wisdom has it that it was Graham Taylor who cleared the dogs out of Vicarage Road, but according to reports at the time, by 1978 the track had lost its BAGS contract, a doping scandal had tarnished its reputation, and crowds had dwindled. It was already over. Chad Supreme would win the last race ever held at Vicarage Road on October 30, 1978, but as Watford forged ahead to reach new heights on the football field, all traces of greyhound racing at the ground would be gone within months.


Full article on this link below

https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/sport/19494826.memories-greyhound-racing-watfords-vicarage-road-ground/
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