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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Staffordshire: Stoke Stars

About the team

Team formed in 1947.

One of the tracks was on Halls Fields in the grounds of Shelton Steelworks at Etruria.

Another track was in Lord Street, Etruria, Stoke-on Trent.

Club Colours were 5 Red Stars on a White Background.

Club Manager: Mrs Alice Owen.


Roy Whitehead, who rode in the late 40s, was a recognised leg-trailer.

Team Honours.

The club were very successful, winning the league at least three times, plus racing challenge matches against Manchester clubs.


  • Howard Baggaley
  • John Hawley
  • A. Weildon
  • Roy Whitehead