|Eastviille Stadium in the olden days. You can see the dog track|
Back then the Stadium was the home of the Bristol Rovers Football (Soccer) Club; I think too of Motor Bike "Speedway" racing, and of GREYCING.
South Bristol also had a Greycing Track in the Knowle district.
|Newspaaper ad. for Greycing (In this case, not in Bristol|
As a kid I had no idea what "Greycing" meant whether in Eastville or Knowle.. It was a while before I cottoned on to the fact that it was shorthand for Greyhound Racing.
(The Eastville Stadium is now the home of an IKEA store; the Knowle Stadium is most likely a site for homes. Such is the typical fate for former places of the cloth-capped working class men in the U.K.).
My newly beloved Greyhound rescue BEN was once a racing dog here in SRQ.
The document I received today reveals that he raced 26 times and that he came in first four times, and second three times.
PSHAW Ben is no longer a racer (thank goodness).
He is my best pal!