1927 BELLE VUE SPEEDWAY KIRKMANSHULME LANE
The greyhound track at Belle Vue stadium was the first dog track to open in England on the 24th of July 1927, a dog by the name of Mistley won Englands first dog race in front of a crowd of 1,700.
The first speedway meeting was held on a grass track on the 5th of May 1928, Sid Jackson would go on to win the event, by the 28th of July the riders were racing on a dirt track.
The following year Speedway would shift to the Hyde Road Stadium as it had the capacity to pack in more spectators.
1929 BELLE VUE SPEEDWAY HYDE ROAD
The Hyde Road speedway was built around an exzisting athletics and cycling track, The speedway opened on the 23rd of March 1929 and was concidered to be Englands first purpose built speedway.
Belle Vue was the only speedway in England to stay open during the war years, allthough teams racing was put on hold the riders ran for an individual British championship, those winners being 1940, 1941 and 1942 Eric Chitty 1943 Ron Clarke, 1944 Frank Vary and 1945 Bill Kitchen.
After the war teams racing returned and other speedways reopened, Hyde Road would continue to operate up untill it closed in 1987 and racing would return to the Kirkmanshulme Lane venue were in 2012 it still runs today.