Sheffield Tigers speedway racing - team supporter’s badge (1978)
The Sheffield Tigers are a speedway motorcycle racing team based at Owlerton Stadium in Sheffield and known as ‘The Tigers’. The club was founded in 1929, the same year that Owlerton Stadium was built and are still active. . References: www.greyhoundderby.com/Brief%20History%20of%20British%20S... (Sheffield Tigers speedway badges from 1930 to 2000 are photographed and listed on this site). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedway_in_the_United_Kingdom (Speedway racing in Britain)…
WASPS SPEEDWAY TEAM Enamel Lapel Pin Badge NEWPORT
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Swindon Speedway - Supporter’s Club badge (1974)
Speedway racing at Swindon made its first tentative start during 1928, when a field was purchased by the Swindon Sports Club and a racing track established there under the auspices of the newly formed Swindon Speedway Stadiums Ltd. This venture was not as economically viable as hoped for and the track closed in 1930. Speedway racing was re-established at Swindon in 1949 when the Abbey Stadium was built at Blunsdon and it was around this time the racing team got their nickname, the Swindon…
50 Years of Speedway in Great Britain - Golden Jubilee commemorative badge (1978)
Several speedway motorcycle race meetings claim to be the first in Britain, but the one generally accepted took place on the 18th February 1928 at High Beach in Essex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedway_in_the_United_Kingdom (General history of Speedway motorcycle racing in Britain). . Enamels: 3 (blue, red & white). Finish: Gilt. Material: Brass. Fixer: Pin. Size: 1 11/16” x 1 ½” (42mm x 38mm) Process: Die stamped. Imprint: W. REEVES & CO LTD, B’HAM.