It is known that this region staged Greyhound Racing at other venues other than the ones listed in the MAIN TRACK list, the reason mainly due to them staging just a handful of meetings on a temporary license which would have been issued by their local council and allowed betting on one particular designated site on 8 occasions per betting year. These were generally known as ‘Flip Meetings’ or ‘eight-day tracks’.
The list also includes venues that may have been a permanent venue with a betting license, yet limited information defies it from being amongst other permanent venues.
If sufficient information is obtained, then the track will be transferred into the permanent section. I have to make it clear also that some venues obtained betting licenses but failed to stage meetings and therefore are not included in the listings.
A SUMMARY TABLE for this region now added at the end.
SUMMARY TABLE with details of first and last meeting dates
|BIRTLEY||Lic JAN 1942||By 1948||Research further|
|STANHOPE Agricultural Grd||11 SEP 1978||Maybe 1978||FLIP 8 day track|
|STOCKTON Portrack||Rac NOV 1933||~ Mid 1930s ~||Short Lived Venture|
|STOCKTON Victoria Grd||Lic JAN 1945||Lic 1948||Short Lived Venture|
|WOLSINGHAM & WEAR Showgrounds||07 SEP 1983||1990’s||FLIP 8 day track|
|HEBBURN||Lic N/O 1949||n/a||Research further|
|HETTON-le-HOLE||Rac MAY 1969||Maybe 1969||FLIP 8 day track|