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gangan
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1 of 4  Wed 16th May 2012 5:53pm  
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Hello. I am new to this forum and have just spent a brilliant 6 hrs reading the first 10 pages. I would like to know if anyone has any information on the greyhound racing track which was on the bend between Cowley Road and Hermitage Road in the 1930's. I lived in Newey Road from 1953-1971 and remember going to a builders merchants which was on this site, in the 1950's with my Mobo wheelbarrow to get some sand. The shape of the track was still there. There are now flats on the site.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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2 of 4  Wed 16th May 2012 7:31pm  
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Hi gangan and welcome to our forum - you've obviously already found how interesting it is, and your post above poses a question which I'm sure someone will be able to answer - I do hope so as I'm keen to know some more about it Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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3 of 4  Thu 23rd Jun 2016 9:10pm  
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Do any of our newer members have any memories or knowledge of this ? Oh my
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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4 of 4  Mon 4th Jul 2016 6:52pm  
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I vaguely remember going to a flapping track somewhere in Wyken with an uncle in the thirties, it was all mysterious with the sound of cops and threats and not to mention it to my mother, but I remember the excitement of watching the dogs run. A few weeks after I saw a girl with a number of greyhounds on leads in Lythalls Lane, she was pulled off her feet by them as they pounced on a small terrier and tore it to shreds, put me off greyhounds for a number of years.
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