Mr Eric Wilson chairman of the racecourse is seen cutting the first sod ready for the re-building of Teesside Park Racecourse. The re-build was due to the new A66 motorway cutting through the old racecourse.
From the left, Mr Ian Fifield, area manager of Shepherd Construction, which carried out the work, Mr Dennis Riley, secretary of the course, Mr Stan Raine, Shepherd’s commercial manager and Mr Cecil Johnson, site construction manager for Shepherds. 1977.
Photographs and details courtesy of John Wilson.