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Thread: Reading Greyhound & Speedway Track (Jan 09)

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    Default Reading Greyhound & Speedway Track (Jan 09)


    As per a recent leads and rumuors, dropped in on the way home.

    This has been the home of Reading Racers speedway since 1975 and was shared with the greyhounds up until October 2008. The owners have really let the place go towards the end, and attendances were down and towards the end greyhound trainers and owners refused to run their dogs.

    There is talk of a new Stadium but nothing certain.

    The place is pretty trashed, the pits have gone the track that the rabbit went round on has also been teared up, access pretty straightforward, but certainly nothing to write home about.

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    Greyhound kennels, there are 64 of the small rooms all with there own fresh air circulation




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    Whoa!! What the hell happened there?!! I've spent many a work xmas do in there. It had 'gone to the dogs' already, excuse the pun but I'm shocked to see it that trashed so soon.
    Still, nice to see more from the hometown:) Where are you from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalNoise View Post
    Whoa!! What the hell happened there?!! I've spent many a work xmas do in there. It had 'gone to the dogs' already, excuse the pun but I'm shocked to see it that trashed so soon.
    Still, nice to see more from the hometown:) Where are you from?
    If thats your home town then its mine too, Reading

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    Good good, I was a bit dumb, I could have read theat myself. Im in Emmer Green myself, maybe a meet up is in order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalNoise View Post
    Good good, I was a bit dumb, I could have read theat myself. Im in Emmer Green myself, maybe a meet up is in order?
    Yes indeed, think Winchester is also on this forum he's from our neck of the woods..........

    I'm from Tilehurst so we're not a million miles away from each other, have you got anything planned this weekend?? drop me a mail vmlopes@tiscali.co.uk

    Done Fairmile and West Park recently so will have to get the photos up on here......

    Speak soon

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    I t looks so sad there....but then saying that our track at Swindon aint much better & it's stiil live
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    Cool, I was up fairmile over the xmas break but it didn't last long. I'd be up for more of the likes though. I usually find myself going for the military stuff. I was thinking of going out tonight, I've got some shots I need to get for a college project. Not sure where though!!

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    Jeez that's pretty wrecked considering it's only been closed 2 & a bit months! Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalNoise View Post
    Cool, I was up fairmile over the xmas break but it didn't last long. I'd be up for more of the likes though. I usually find myself going for the military stuff. I was thinking of going out tonight, I've got some shots I need to get for a college project. Not sure where though!!
    Have PM'd you

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    Yeah, Caversham for me.

    As I said on 28, good work :)

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