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Hackney Speedway

What:

Places

When:

1996

Where:

Hackney Wick Greyhound Stadium
Waterden Road
London
E15 2EQ

Who:

Based on Waterden Road, Hackney Wick, Hackney Speedway operated from 1963 to 1991 during which time many thousands of supporters filed through the turnstiles. Hackney Wick Wolves speedway team raced there before the second world war. The Hackney Hawks speedway team rode at the venue from 1963 to 1983. Hackney Kestrels speedway team rode here from 1984 until 1990. In 1996, a speedway team under the named the London Lions rode but it was found to financially unviable.The British Speedway Grand Prix was held at the stadium in 1995 and 1996.

Scenes from the mod film Bronco Bulldog were filmed at the Speedway.