Teesside Park Racecourse, 1977

t13847Mr 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.


1 thought on “Teesside Park Racecourse, 1977

  1. John, I rember your gardener at Oak Lea, he lived at Letch Lane near Carlton. I imagine he walked to and from work each day which was quite a distance being that the bus route up Junction Road was only to Ashville Avenue in those days. Many a time been chased by him for either retrieving a ball from the estate or climbing on that high wall that surrounded the house and gardens. I lived in Oakwell Road at that time.


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