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West Ham Stadium was a stadium that existed between 1928 and 1972 in Custom House,Bamford, R & Jarvis J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3 in east London (it was in the County Borough of West Ham, in the county of Essex, at the time of the stadium's construction). The stadium was built in 1928 on Prince Regent Lane, near the site of the present-day Prince Regent DLR station.

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At first, the venue was used for greyhound racing and speedway on weekdaysBelton, Brian (2003). Hammerin' Round. ISBN 0-7524-2438-6 and was the only greyhound/speedway stadium designed by the famous Archibald Leitch.The stadium held a classic race The Cesarewitch and it was West Ham's highlight, originally run over 600 yards and won by some of the greats in its early years. The legendary Mick The Miller, who set a world record time in the heats, won the race in 1930 - he had earlier made his 600 yard debut at the track - while in 1931/2, Future Cutlet became the race's only dual winner. Later, in the fifties, both Pigalle Wonder (dead heat) and Mile Bush Pride were also successful.When West Ham closed in May 1972 the event moved to Belle Vue Stadium.


The Speedway Hammers were involved in the top flight leagues 1929 to 1939; 1946 to 1955 and 1964 to 1971. They won the inaugural British League in...
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