Scours Lane, Oxford Rd, Tilehurst, Reading
The suburb of Tilehurst is located west of Reading town centre. More known to its link to greyhound racing with the old, licensed track known as the Tilehurst Stadium.
But what is revealed by past newspapers is that a flapping track did exist within exaggerated a stone’s throw away from the more established venue.
First gatherings took place during 1931 and would continue to stage meetings into 1935. Although its location has yet to be confirmed, my presumption of where it lay was on the west side of Scours Lane, just north of the railway embankment. It was enclosed by rusty steel corrugated sheeting.
The site suggested is now covered by Riverside Park Homes.