Defunct Speedway Tracks

Aldershot Speedway
(Boxall's Lane)
Aldershot has had 2 homes. Aldershot sports stadium Boxall's Lane and Aldershot Stadium Tongham. This page concerns itself with the earlier track ie Aldershot Sports Stadium, Boxall's Lane Aldershot, Hampshire.  Boxall's Lane operated all to briefly in 1929 and again in 1931.  The stadium was redeveloped and used as a reservoir and then housing.

Graham Collyer says:  Hello John, I have just come across your Defunct Speedway Tracks website and it brought back memories as my late father and I were regulars at Aldershot speedway at the Oxenden Road track throughout the 1950s. I notice on your Aldershot (Tongham) page, you say you have no record of the earlier location in Boxall’s Lane, and I wonder if a reference I have found in my Dad’s diaries might offer a clue. On July 3 1929 he wrote: ‘To Aldershot dirt track opening meeting.’ As he did not expand I have no knowledge of whether this was the first of the season, or the first ever (the latter, perhaps, in view of the date). May I suggest the files of the Aldershot News, the Farnham Herald and the now defunct Surrey and Hants News, the three local papers that would have covered the speedway, would be worth researching.  Best wishes, Graham

John says: Thank you Graham, your comments about your father's diary have made my mind up to create a page for the earlier Aldershot, Boxall's Lane venue.  Perhaps someone will come onto this page and be able to supply a photo, programme or newspaper items from 1929 or 1931.  If anyone can help, send me an email please John
Bikes like the Douglas DT, shown above, would have been the popular choice of the riders, during the venue's short life.

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