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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Tyne & Wear: South Shields CSC

About the team

Track was built on an old bomb site 1946/47.

Original track was behind Black's Regal Cinema in King Street, the towns main shopping street.

In 1965 a new club was formed, their track being at Trow Lea, or the Leas as they were called, this being a green belt between the sea and the cliffs, and this piece of land was nicknamed 'The Nest'.

Changed their name to Trow Lea Mariners in 1965.


  • Doug Atkinson
  • Jim Braney
  • Mike Dobson
  • Jim Graham
  • Les Gustafson
  • Eddie Murray
  • Keith Thompson