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Weymouth 1 Speedway
 

Wessex Stadium, Radipole Lane Weymouth.  Weymouth qualifies as a defunct track because this circuit covered by this webpage had been built on and a new circuit was laid nearby in 2008 within the original stadium complex

Weymouth 1 operated between 1954 and 1985 and it is this period we are concerned with here.
 
Weymouth Badges
 
Opening Meeting 1954
 
 
Australian Rider Unknown
 

 
 
Weymouth Scorchers 1955  
 
 
A candidate for the oddest nickname along with Liverpool Chads, California Poppies and Yarmouth Bloaters
 
 
Weymouth Scorchers
v Swindon Robins
1954
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 

Weymouth Royals 1962

 
 
 

 
 
Weymouth v
Rye House
3rd August 1962
 
 

 
 

Weymouth v Newpool

28th June 1964

 
 
 

Was Newpool another name for Newport  John

 
Bob Cole says: Newpool....It was the name used by the Poole and Newport Managements for a shared Junior team. They never rode 'home' meetings.  Newport riders in the programme shown were....Powell, Jones, Harris
Poole riders in the programme shown were....Strachan, Munday and Smith. In 1964 Smith and Munday were just establishing themselves as reserves for Poole. Strachan was the senior rider, having made his Poole debut in the 50's.
Hope that helps.
 

 
 
Radipole Lane 1960's
 
Picture courtesy of Bob Coles
 
1960's Radipole Lane.  Do you recognise anyone or were you there and recognise yourself? if so email me here  John
 


Unknown rider


 
Grasstrack legend Lew Coffin running one of his famous training schools
 
 
 
 
Dunno whats going on here but speedway cancelled
 

 
Someone should tell Harry Hill about this one.  He likes to show people falling down on his you've been framed show
 
 
Does anyone recognise the guys in this photo John
 
 
Pete Pitney says: The chap in the middle is Rusty Parsons who sadly is no longer with us the tall lad behind him is I think Phil Masters and the boy looking backwards I think, is me Peter Pitney. We used to spend a lot of time down there with Lew Coffin and a friend of Lew's called Charlie Wallis, he was from Weymouth and he is no longer with us. Very sad to think it is now all memories it would be nice to hear from you maybe you could drop me an email.
 
John says: if you were involved at Weymouth, around the same time as Pete and would like to contact him send me an email John
 

 
 
Weymouth Eagles 1968
 
 
Phillip Arnold says: Hi John, Just to let you know the picture of Weymouth Eagles 1968 is incorrect with regards to the riders, should be : L to R : Tony Lomas, Mick Steel, Chris Yeatman, Roy Carter, Wally Mawdsley & Phil Arnold
 
John Says: Thanks Phil, that is you at far right yes?
 

 
 

Weymouth v Middlesbrough
9th June 1968

 
 
 

 
 
Weymouth Eagles v Plymouth Devils
26th May 1968
 
 
 

 
 
Weymouth 1974
 
 
 
Weymouth v Ellesmere Port
19th September 1974
 
 

 
 
Keith Lawson's Photographs
 
 
Chris Robins
 
 
 
 
Melvyn Soffe &
Vic Harding
 
 
 
Danny Kennedy & ?
 
 
 
 
Martin Yeates &
Malcolm Shakespeare
 
 
 
?
 
 
 
 9 of Keith's photographs of mid 70s Weymouth riders.  If you can supply names please email me John
 
Dale Tranter says: Hi John,  The ‘?’ one below Martin Yeates &  Malcolm Shakespeare is Geoff Swindells.
just discovered your website, thanks for memories.  Regards Dale
 

 
 
Weymouth Badges
 
Year Unknown Year Unknown Year Unknown
     
   
Year Unknown  1982  
     

 
 
Weymouth v Coatbridge
3rd June 1975
 

Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop

 
 

 
 
Martin Yeates Leads
 
 
Steve Baker says: left to right, Glyn Taylor(?), Stan Bear, Martin Yeates and partially hidden, Dave Trownson.
 

 
 
Weymouth v Newcastle
22 July 1975
 
Photos by Keith Lawson
 
Courtesy of photographer Keith Lawson
Pic 1. A great picture but whom is it?
Steve Baker says:  Hi John, hope you are well. I have some names for your pics of Weymouth v Newcastle 1975;
Pic 1 : Melvin Soffe
 
Courtesy of photographer Keith Lawson
 
Pic 2. Another great picture but whom is it?
Steve Baker says: Pic 2 Vic Harding
 
Courtesy of Keith Lawson
 
Pic 3. Another great picture but whom are they?
Steve Baker says: Pic 3 : Chris Robins, Tim Swales
 
Courtesy of photographer Keith Lawson
 
Pic 4. Another great picture but who was it?

Steve Baker says: Pic 4 Chris Robins

 
Courtesy of photographer Keith Lawson
 
Pic 5. Can you name the riders?
Steve Baker says: Pic 5 Vic Harding, Melvin Soffe, Phil Michelides, Brian Havelock
 
 
Courtesy of photographer Keith Lawson 
 
Pic 6. Can you name the riders? 
Steve Baker says: Pic 6 Melvin Soffe, Vic Harding
 
 
Courtesy of photographer Keith Lawson 
 
Pic 7. Can you name the riders? 
If you can name the riders featured in the above Weymouth v Newcastle match then please email me John

Steve Baker says: Pic 7 Melvin Soffe, Vic Harding, Brian Havelock.  All the best, Steve

 

 
 
Weymouth v Stoke
 
 
Steve Baker says: left to right, Stan Bear, Martin Yeates, Tom Owen and Gary O'Hare.
 

 
 
Weymouth 1979
 
 

 
 
Weymouth v Crayford
 
 
Adrian Pavey says: My cousin used to be a track raker at the original Weymouth track on Radipole Lane back in 1980s. Here's a rare action photo I got from him, I think it was Weymouth v Crayford but I couldn't tell you who was in the photos.
Ian (no surname) says: The two Crayford riders are Andy Galvin and possibly Kevin Teager.
 

 
 
19831984 Weymouth Wildcats
 
 
Ian (no surname) says: Hi John, The Weymouth team photo is not 83 but 84 Very nice site John. lots of nice photos. Keep up the good work
 

 
Have you any pictures etc from Weymouth is so please scan and email them to me John
 

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