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WOOLSTON GREYHOUND TRACK WA1 4AG

The large Cheshire town of Warrington adds itself to the list of being the host to more than one Greyhound Racing venue. The more established one was found in the district of Latchford half a mile south west of Warrington town centre, yet the more unfamiliar one, described in this section, was found roughly two miles further east and was known as the Woolston Greyhound Track. Its first official meeting came on the 12th of September 1934, having developed on grazing land that separated the New Cutt Canal, and the old Lido 42 open air swimming pool. The Woolston track was of a U-shaped affair, as it had just two bends, and due to the limited land space that it had been built on, had made it virtually impossible to complete the circuit. Distances and operations still remain a mystery, but its brief spell as a flapping track came to an end in 1937. The original site of the venue lies roughly one and a half miles west of Junction 21 on the M6, with its foundations now covered by an industrial estate, with The Plumb Centre, Howdens and other small units now pinpointing its once location.

These two captions featured in the local press dated April 1932 shows dog racing was taken place at Woolston during its early days.
Other sporting events took place also, as this July 1932 local press advert shows.
This OS Map is dated 1937. Courtesy of Old Maps.
This 1940’s map still shows the track. (Bottom centre).

A programme, photograph or even memorabilia for this track is required for this page, if you can help please contact me.