EPW056162 ENGLAND (1937). Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, 1937. This image has been produced from a print.

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Title [EPW056162] Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, 1937. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference EPW056162
Date 19-November-1937
Place name WIMBLEDON
Easting / Northing 526150, 171859
Longitude / Latitude -0.18510050099269, 51.431181089099
National Grid Reference TQ262719


Recently introduced (12th September 1937) turning circle for trolleybus 'Extras' that ran on Monday, wednesday and Friday's dog days. The journey was a brief 5 minutes to Tooting Broadway (longmead Road).

Nowy Paul
Saturday 3rd of March 2018 01:21:21 PM
Southern Railway's Wimbledon coal burning power station to feed the third rail of Southern Electric.... Coal by wire!! ... or cable and rail in this case.

Monday 26th of January 2015 05:49:00 PM
Wimbledon Stadium - home of the Wimbledon Dons

Sunday 25th of January 2015 09:22:55 PM

User Comment Contributions

I used to go up here for the Stock Car racing around 1971 to 1973. I remember a race called the Destruction Derby where the last car running won the race. Looking back it was a shame that so many Riley and Wolseley cars were destroyed here but at the time it was really good fun to see the spectacle. Does anyone else have happy memories of this?

Monday 26th of January 2015 07:59:58 AM
Wimbledon Stadium was home of the famous Wimbledon Dons speedway team from 1928 to 1991, and latterly from 2002 to 2005.

The stadium was considered the finest and most luxurious venue for the sport and held the FIM Internationale individual meeting on Whit Monday from 1962 through to 1981. This meeting was second only to the World Final for prestige with the victor claiming a brand new Jawa speedway bike.

Sunday 25th of January 2015 09:21:30 PM