EAW045103 ENGLAND (1952). The Wildt Mellor Bromley Hosiery & Engineering Works off Parker Drive, Leicester, 1952. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.

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EAW045103
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EPW035991
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EPW021008
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EAW045104
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EPW035992
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EAW045100
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EPW021865
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EAW045101
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EAW045102
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EAW045105
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EAW045352
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Manylion

Pennawd [EAW045103] The Wildt Mellor Bromley Hosiery & Engineering Works off Parker Drive, Leicester, 1952. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.
Cyfeirnod EAW045103
Dyddiad 22-July-1952
Dolen
Enw lle LEICESTER
Plwyf
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 457925, 306421
Hydred / Lledred -1.1436461886663, 52.652073083564
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SK579064

Pinnau

Leicester Stadium, also known as Blackbird Road Stadium (despite sitting proudly on Parker Drive and not Blackbird Road!) was home to speedway, stock car racing and greyhound racing. Providing a capacity of 9,000 the stadium was built in 1929 and played host to the Hunters then the Lions. The threat of closure loomed over the stadium through the late '70s and early '80s. The stadium closed to speedway for the last time at the end of the 1983 season following the match against Belle Vue on 25th October (Lions lost 40-38 with Neil Collins top scoring on 10). The 'powers that be' decided that a few more houses for the city were more important than the sporting amenity that was Leicester Stadium.

Billy Turner
Sunday 19th of March 2017 09:47:38 PM