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Harringay Greyhound Stadium Track- Last Night 25th September 1987

"A few clips of Harringay Greyhound Stadium, that held its final last race on 25th September 1987.

This after 60 years, Harringay being the third original British greyhound stadium built (1927). These glimpses of the best (safest) track in England (until neglected in the mid seventies). Before the bulldozers arrived. Very rare footage, in fact believed the only historical full night capture available.

The commercial cameras left at 8.30pm and the complete capture of the final night by me (amateur) is believed to be the only complete recording in existence, that includes all 13 races, recorded scenes for over 1 hour. In this clip see the very last winner and the dog that was the very last greyhound to gallop across the winning line at Harringay (13th race).
This the beginning of the end for our always loved and most attended sport.

Remembered along with all the the needlessly lost greyhound dogs, for which the "Gay" was just a small part of the destructive demise, of all the tracks lost forever to the developers profit.

Full permission for all footage was given by the 1987 track manager."

Video and text posted by whoisnuberone on youtube

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Comment by Ed Butler on January 7, 2015 at 13:11

Where was it?  

Comment by Hugh on January 7, 2015 at 13:55

The Stadium was roughly where Sainsbury's is now - a little to the south. The Arena was rough where the Arena shopping centre is. This will give you a pretty good fix.

Comment by Michele on February 5, 2018 at 11:08

I was working at Finsbury Park Action Group at the time, and it was involved in the campaign against the Sainsbury's development. At the time many thought it would pose a threat to the many  Turkish supermarkets and the bakeries on Green Lanes. Little did we know! 

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