Welling Stadium

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Welling Greyhound Stadium
LocationWickham Street, Welling, South East London
Coordinates51°28′17.6″N 0°06′13.6″E / 51.471556°N 0.103778°E / 51.471556; 0.103778Coordinates: 51°28′17.6″N 0°06′13.6″E / 51.471556°N 0.103778°E / 51.471556; 0.103778
Opened1932
Closed1937

Welling Stadium was a greyhound racing stadium located on the west side of Wickham Street in Welling, South East London[1] It is not to be confused with a football ground that existed to the east of the stadium and was situated on the east and south sides of Wickham Street.

Greyhound racing[edit]

A greyhound track was constructed at the rear of East Wickham House with an application to build a stand in 1932. The track was opened on 28 October 1932 by proprietor M J Mortimore and East Wickham House also owned by the Mortimore family was used as a clubhouse and bar. The racing was independent (not affiliated to the sports governing body the National Greyhound Racing Club).[2]

Closure[edit]

The stadium closed due to a council closure order in 1937.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OS Plan 1949". old-maps.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  3. ^ "UK Greyhound Museum". Greyhound Predictor.