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    Default Stanley Stadium, Old Swan

    Anyone know anything about this.

    Former Greyhound track fron 1927. Ruby League ( Liverpool Stanley ) Speedway. Held boxing fights and concerts.

    Any pics anywhere.

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    When the owner of White City Stadium, a Mr. Shand, was waiting to get his operating licence back, he raced his dogs at the Stanley track. This would have been in the summer of 1944, and my first job as a kennel boy. For what it is worth.

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    A couple of links here for the Liverpool Chads speedway. The second has photo's of the riders but wthout any real depth of field for the background
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    http://www.speedwayplus.com/Liverpoo...rdAustin.shtml

    http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/Liverpool.htm

    There were athletic meetings held there too as a person that I used to work with told me about going to see the olympians of the day running there.

    Just incase you didn't know why the Rugby Club was in Derby Lane, it was because it was the HQ of Liverpool Stanley RLFU.

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    Great info

    I have the Speedway links ( sorry I should have posted them )

    Never knew that about the Rugby Club on Derby Lane, makes sense though. Athletics too, it was a busy place.
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    Stanley Stadium Prescot Rd Liverpool. A pioneer track from the mid 50s, the stadium was home to greyhound racing, LIVERPOOL CHADS speedway team and also LIVERPOOL STANLEY Rugby team . It was located to the east of the railway line and south of Prescot Road on a site that's now a huge fruit and veg' wholesale market complex .

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    Stanley Stadium at Prescot Rd. The stadium was home to greyhound racing, Liverpool Chads Speedway team and Liverpool Stanley football team. It was to the east of the railway line, Canada Dock Branch Line, south of Prescot Road. The site is now a huge fruit and veg' wholesale market complex.
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