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Bristol Speedway

1946 - 1949

The longed for end to World War II came and speedway at Bristol’s Knowle Stadium restarted after the six years of enforced inactivity.

1946 and on 7 July the venue reopened running on an Open Licence under the guidance of Reg Witcomb and Bob Steel the first meeting being a Junior Best Pairs event.

The Bulldogs re-joining the National League Division Two in 1947 settling back in the job in hand and achieving promotion at the end of 1949 enabling them to join Division One in 1950

Our thanks go to John Jarvis for allowing the use of the book “ Homes of British Speedway” for information and to Richard Austin for the image of the programme cover

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