RYE HOUSE - Hoddesdon Stadium
Home of Rye House Speedway since 1935
Pictures courtesy of Brian Longman
Pictures courtesy of Richard Hollingsworth
This article was first published on 26th February 2005
"I cannot believe the superb growth of Rye House as a speedway venue. A friend of my parents took me to Rye House on two or three occasions, but in those days, the early fifties there was basically nothing apart from the track itself. I recall the 'safety fence' comprised sheets of corrugated iron attached to wooden posts. The shale was not of the best quality, but you could get a close-up of it as you could stand next to the fence on the far straight, if you reached out you could touch a rider as he came past....hence you either ducked down or copped for a mouthful of shale....but it was all good fun....I think the star rider for Rye House was Albie Golden. Congratulations to who have built Rye House into a track to be proud of. "
"My father Ernie Deighton rode at Rye House before WW2. My nan Deighton showed me the magazine with my Dad's name in he was known as 'young Deighton', might your old records have any photos or information on my Dad? "
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