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. Cradley Programme sales

Also many programmes from other tracks and books and other memorabilia here Other Tracks programmes


Sad to hear the passing of former Heathens hero Harry Bastable.  Harry was a speedway legend for Cradley in the 1950's and 1960's. He was Cradley's captain and top rider.

Harry joined the Heathens in 1950 but when the Heathens re-opened in 1960 in the Provincial League he joined the club again to become their number one that was his best year, but he remained riding with the club until 1965.

 In 1973 Harry was back with the club as team manager, changing their name to Cradley United.
In 1975 Harry introduced Stoke (Chesterton) to speedway with Russ Bragg also his son Steve, who later also became Heathens number one.

Our thoughts are with his his family at this time.
Thanks for the memories Harry you were a Cradley Hero.


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 AGM.
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]

We 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 support
(Opposite Cradley Heath Sports and Social Club in Upper High Street)

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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It has some photo's that have previously been unpublished and John Summerfield has given permission for these to be used.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!
                  Heathens 1960


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.

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 so. Click here to sign the online petition or download the paper version















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