Defunct Speedway Tracks



Dagenham Speedway
Ripple Road, Dagenham, Essex.  The team took the nickname "Daggers" for obvious reasons.  The track operated 1932-1939 when the second world war interrupted things! They reopened and ran 1946-1947.  I do not know if any efforts to reopen came after closedown in 1947.

Dagenham Team 1936
Fred Quick was a great name for a speedway rider and I also like "Snowy" Blackman but surely he should have been known as "Sooty" Blackman!

Frank Hodgson 1936

1936: Frank Hodgson. Frank was "King of The Daggers" in those days.

The 1937 Dagenham
Cup Winner
Frank Hodgson
6th August 1939.  The Second World War was just a few weeks away and speedway was put on hold whilst we dealt with Hitler

Dagenham Badge
Scan from Russell Earl who says: Dagenham badge, sorry not an original but a 2003 re-issue.
The Genuine Article
Tony Pearce says: Hi John, please find attached a scan of my original 1939 Dagenham Badge. Feel free to use on your website.

If you can scan any Dagenham pictures, programmes or badges send me an email John

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