July 1936: Greyhounds are loaded on to planes to fly from Hatfield to Manchester where they are racing later in the day. Each of three planes carried a trainer and a kennel-hand to look after the dogs during the journey.
Track circumference 410m. Traps 277/692m Pneumatic Flat Fronted. Traps 428/872m Spring Curved Fronted. Traps 460/870m Central Three Lever Flat Fronted. Traps 550m Central Three Lever Flat Fronted. Hare Swaffham.
* Start 14m before gradual bend but then with a 68m run. **842m distance inconsistent with 32m difference between the same traps for 428m and 460m races. Run-in 60m for 460m and 870m races and 28m for 428m and 842m races.
Track circumference 455m. Traps Central Three Lever Flat Fronted. Hare Swaffham.
Regarding the GRT website, Just a reminder to all, if anybody wants to contribute images of their prize greyhound racing possessions to the GRT website, then feel free to contact me by PM. Happy Christmas to you all Tony.