If you are a collector of speedway programmes why not have a
look on our programme lists.
There are hundreds of Cradley programmes both home and away.
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Also many programmes from other tracks and books and other memorabilia here
so very sad to hear that former Heathen Alan Grahame has passed away from injuries
sustained in a sidecar race accident last week.
Alan battled hard to overcome serious injuries but sadly it was a battle too far
for the former Cradley hero.
Big Al rode
for Cradley from 1978 until 1993 with his best season in 1982.
His speedway career started with Birmingham in 1972 in the second half. making
his debut for the Brummies a year later in 1973.
Alan made his debut for the Heathens on 18th March 1978.
He overcame a serious illness in 1986 when
he was on loan to Swindon but came back as strong as ever with the Heathens in
1987. Staying with the Heathens until 1993
Our thoughts at this very
sad time are with Alans family. Thanks for the memories Big Al. RIP
Very sad to hear that former Cradley Rider -
Manager - Promoter Colin Pratt
passed away this morning (2nd October 2021)
following a brave battle against illness for the past year.
legend, a great character and a really nice bloke. Colin rode in two World Team
Cups and a World Final at Wembley in 1967
He joined Cradley in 1970 before he was involved in a crash in Lokeren on his
way back from a meeting in Belgium which finished his racing career. He
returned to Cradley as promoter in 1984. He stayed with the Heathens until 1995.
He was made
Honorary President of the Dudley Heathens in 2013
Colin was 82
thoughts are with his family at this very very sad time.
Thanks for all you did for the Heathens Colin, RIP
The Funeral of Harry Bastable 5th October 2021
Rest in Peace Harry - You
were a Heathens Hero
NO NATIONAL LEAGUE SPEEDWAY FOR THE
HEATHENS IN 2020
CRADLEY Heathens can confirm they will not be in league racing next season.
Discussions over the structure of the 2020 National League will continue into
December but the club have confirmed they will not be at the tapes following the
The aim is to ultimately return the third tier to a junior development league.
Club director Chris Van Straaten represented the club and withdrew Heathens from
participation in 2020. [Read more]
are very proud and honoured to have a display of Heathens History in
Cradley Heath Library
If you are passing by please pop in and show your
(Opposite Cradley Heath Sports and Social Club in Upper High Street)
Longtime Heathens fan Colin Jewes has sent us a link to a slideshow
that he has created.
It has some photo's that have previously been unpublished and John
Summerfield has given permission for these to be used.
The slideshow follows the story of the Heathens all through the 60's
with the story of the Heathens with a musical background.
It's AD free and you can 'click' to make it full size. Enjoy!
HISTORY 2019 REVIEW
After one season in the National Trophy. The
Heathens were able to resume their place back in the National League thanks to
Chris Van Straaten and Ladbrokes for making the dates available. It was to be
their swansong however. Following the Golden Hammer it was announced that this
would be the last year that the team would run.
SIGN THE PETITION
YOUR SUPPORT IS STILL NEEDED -
CLICK HERE TO SIGN!
The petition urging Dudley Council to Bring Back Cradley Speedway is
still valid. Thousands of signatures have now been recorded urging the council
to support the return of the club. Paper and online versions remain active and
anyone wishing to sign or collect further signatures is still encouraged to do
Click here to sign
the online petition or download the paper version
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