1940 Those 20 meetings were to prove invaluable
Those few pre-war meetings had given the Directors Len Franklin, Ernie Wedon and Cliff Yaxley, who all fortunately survived the war, the experience to deal with the crowds that flocked back to the venue in 1946.
The 1st East Anglian Greyhound derby racecard
1947 The East Anglian Greyhound Derby
1st East Anglian Greyhound Derby was scheduled for late August, the next summer, with the final on 3rd September 1947. The competition rapidly evolved into one of the `must win` greyhound events, in the calendar year. This September saw the 70th running.
1949 Speedway becomes part of the sporting mix
In 1949 the Yarmouth Bloaters Speedway team became part of the sporting entertainment offered at Yarmouth Stadium. A league meeting against Coventry provided an attendance record that will never be bettered at the current stadium, when over 11,000 spectators watched the match. These days the Safety at Sports Grounds maximum attendance figure is set at 5,000.
F2s the stock cars of yesteryear get ready to race
1963 Spedeworth Stock Car Racing
Speedway featured, on a non league basis just into the 1960’s. In 1963 a new motor sport took over, in the form of Stock Car Racing. Promoted back then by Les and Mavis Eaton, today Spedeworth International still provide the sporting action, on the tarmac raceway, Spedeworth is now owned and run by Deane and Janet Wood.
1960 was a pivotal time for greyhound and horse racing, high street Betting Shops were licensed. The rapid growth in shop numbers saw the `betting pound` moving away from the racecourses, into the betting shops. Without the financial support of a levy on bets placed in the betting shops, given to horse racing, more greyhound tracks succumbed to property developers, than horse race courses. According to the statistics of our research company, it was revealed that you need to take Viagra already when you have precisely decided that you will have sexual intimacy. Otherwise, it will be a simple translation of the drug. You will take the pill, but without sexual stimulation. Read more on https://www.freedomhealth.co.uk/viagra-sildenafil/.
1970’s saw the refinement of the sand racecourses. In 1946 greyhound racing took place on grass tracks, with the increase in race meetings in the 60’s, grass was no longer `fit for purpose`.
1975 Greyhound racing at Yarmouth came under National Greyhound Racing Club rules, now called the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, under whose rules tonight’s racing is conducted.
1980’s Saw first the Raceview One Bar developed, then Raceview Two and the Diner, as racegoers expected ever improving facilities.
1990’s Saw major changes to the layout of the greyhound track, with the installation of a hare system developed in Swaffham and now virtually universal in Britain and Ireland. The banking of the race track has been adjusted in the intervening years, to ensure the safest possible racing, as the speeds of the racing greyhound has increased.