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Paternoster Hill, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3JY

The market town of Waltham Abbey lies fourteen miles north of the centre of London just north of the M25 motorway and just east of junction 25. Adverts printed in The Greyhound Owner newspaper during 1962 suggests that Greyhound Racing was staged at a venue known as Paternoster Hill, an area located northeast of the town.

Its exact location remains a mystery, but it is known that races were staged over a straight track over the distance of 275 and 300 yards. Gatherings were staged on a temporary license, and it is presumed a trackless type of lure was used.

This OS Map dated 1960 shows Paternoster Hill at the top of the image. During this period it seemed that the area was not covered with housing as it is today. Map courtesy of Old Maps.
Greyhound Owner adverts dated May 31st 1962
June 21st 1962.