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April 17th 2011

The National Speedway Museum at Paradise Wildlife Park has been going from strength to strength and rapidly running out of space to show all exhibits and now, thanks to some fund raising and a generous donation from one of our late SRA members, Russell Davey, we have been able to build an extension and this was opened by our President for 2011, Eric Boocock. Before cutting the ribbon, “Booey” was able to give a “short back and sides” to his former England Team Mate, Colin Pratt!

From the early days when Paradise Wildlife Park owner, ex-rider, Peter Sampson donated the land to build a museum and George and Linda Barclay and others did such a great job fundraising to begin the building of our first museum, it has gone from strength to strength.

Now we are able to add the extension onto the Museum by moving one wall out into what was to be the “Pit Area” thus giving us more space for the many exhibits. “Mac” MacDougall has been responsible for building many of the special features including an impressive Wembley display complete with the famous twin towers of the Empire Stadium and as an added touch, between the towers is a TV screen showing highlights from World Finals and other international speedway events.

The Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Herts EN10 7QA

Terry Stone & Mac MacDougall
talk about exhibits

Opening of the Museum Extension
Photos by Maggie Radcliffe ~ Copy Bert Harkins

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