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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Sussex East: Lower Dicker Red Hearts

About the team

1st track was at Milton Hide, Arlington, just a stones throw from the Speedway Track.

Rode non league in 1949.

In the Summer of 1949 a track was built in the woods at the end of Hackhurst Lane, Lower Dicker. The track itself had an earth surface, a starting box, plus a fly across elastic for starting the races. The matches in these days attracted large crowds, these often being swollen by the visiting supporters.

Unfortunately, due to the oversize crowds, this resulting in many complaints from the locals, the team were kicked off this track, and moved to Horsebridge Village, where in 1950 they changed their name to the Hellingly Lions(more info on this under Hellingly Lions)..


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