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Talk in the pub the other night somehow came around to greyhounds, one of the guys spoke about going to a stadium closer to town than Owlerton but couldn't remember where it was located. Can anyone shed any light on this place for me. Thanks Southside,

 

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May be thinking of Hyde Park Dog Track. There was also  a dog track (Darnall Stadium) at Acres Hill (I believe)

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I agree with Peter Walker, it has to be Hyde Park or Darnall, Picture Sheffield has images of both, here are a couple with Hyde Park first            -----------------        http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s28589&pos=4&action=zoom&id=89701         ---------------------         http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s28593&pos=3&action=zoom&id=89705  

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Thanks guys, I guess my mate went to  Hyde Park with it being closer to town than Darnal.

Had a look on Wikipedia, there's guite a bit of history connected to the area where the Dog Track was eventually built in 1933.

Apparently W.G.Grace played in a cricket match there!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Park_(cricket_ground)

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Hyde Park would be under the place which  appears now to be known as  Manor Oaks Gardens. There was another cricket ground established up Plantation Road, an extension of Park Hill Lane, presumably for the local matches.  Maps (C) NLS ---- https://maps.nls.uk/

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I seem to remember being told that Hyde Park Dogs was known as a "Flappers Track"... being unregistered with dogs running without a record????

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On 15/06/2018 at 08:51, lysander said:

I seem to remember being told that Hyde Park Dogs was known as a "Flappers Track"... being unregistered with dogs running without a record????

I went to Hyde Park a couple of times, and once to Darnall with a dog owner, his dog was called Bust.

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Come and see the Finest Young Dogs in the North Racing on the Velvet Track.

Sheffield Independent 30 October 1933

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The Darnall one was at the top of Poole Road, which is off Prince of Wales Road just after the railway bridge.  I never went dog racing but have been to a cricket match there, the club was Darnall Wellington I think.  The match I went to was a benefit game, I think for the Derbyshire player George Pope, late 1940s

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