EAW032594 ENGLAND (1950).  Kings Heath Greyhound Track and environs, Brandwood End, 1950


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    Title [EAW032594] Kings Heath Greyhound Track and environs, Brandwood End, 1950
    Reference EAW032594
    Date 18 September 1950
    Place name BRANDWOOD END
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 407615,  280132
    Longitude / Latitude -1.8880173182678,  52.418751773798
    National Grid Reference SP076801
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    User Comment Contributions

    On land was acquired by the Kings Heath Horse Show Society in 1923 the stadium was built and first held greyhound racing in 1926/27 (sources vary) - one of the first tracks in the country. At one time meetings were held four evenings a week, but was regarded as a less prestigious venue than Birmingham rivals Hall Green and Perry Barr. The Horse Show Society moved to Earlswood in 1965. Final greyhound meeting held 31 March 1971.

    gBr
    Monday 30th of November 2015 10:14:22 PM
    Kings Heath Greyhound Track and Environs 1927



    Library services at Home (Birmingham’s Home Library Service) got together with some of their visually impaired members to discuss their memories and recollections triggered by the photos from the Britain from Above project. We have also added a few facts and dates for the project.



    In the middle of the photo is an oval dog track. This was Kings Heath Dog Racing Track which has now gone and has been built over with an estate of houses called Wyndfield Gardens.



    Comments



    Charlie from Billesley noticed Taylor Road at the bottom of the photo ‘there use to be a builder’s merchant called Taylor’s and they named the road after it’.



    On the right of the photo are some precisely planted trees which is the edge of Brandwood End Cemetery. Betty from Hall Green remembers going there every Sunday afternoon to visit her grandmother’s grave.



    Below is an audio description of the image. The narrator is Stan Hubbard.



    Helen
    Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:30:44 PM