Jump to content
British Speedway Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Bunce

A Speedway Housing Estate!

Recommended Posts

It seems the memory of Speedway at the famous Norwich "Firs" stadium, has now attracted the attention of a housing developer. Lovell Homes are building a new estate just up the road from the site of the old Norwich Speedway Firs Stadium, and to honour the memory of many of the riders, they have named each house type after famous riders from the past. So if you buy a house at the new Firs Park development, it could be a Betts or a Lawson or one of many others. They even have a picture of the old Firs Stadium in their brochure.  Great idea, well done Lovell Homes.

http://www.lovellnewhomes.co.uk/developments/east-anglia/firs-park/location

http://www.lovellnewhomes.co.uk/documents/uploads/brochures/FirsParkBrochureWEB.pdf

  • Like 5
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's been a speedway housing estate on the site of West ham's custom house stadium for over 40 years. I still get a tear in my eye on the rare occasion I drive past it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fantastic, really pleased to see this. However wish their was a Littlechild or crane -_-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the ultimate insult . is to build on something iconic and then name the streets after icons ,,,

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If only a piece of land there or thereabouts could've been made into a new Norwich Speedway.... start small etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is what they built in place of the old Norwich Speedway site at the Firs

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.6664092,1.2723313,3a,82.5y,223.28h,88.27t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sPwepnI6Vwp9HK2jiMCPsxQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DPwepnI6Vwp9HK2jiMCPsxQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D175.1288%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

If you swing the picture round on the opposite side of the road you can see the old Firs pub that Gordon Parkins the Norwich Speedway manager used to run. The pub kept going for a few years after the speedway closed but has now fallen victim to a Tesco Convenience Store

Edited by mike1944

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, adonis said:

the ultimate insult . is to build on something iconic and then name the streets after icons ,,,

Like Stadium Drive at Dudley Wood

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, martin_t said:

Like Stadium Drive at Dudley Wood

Named as such ,  as a constant reminder to those who still live in the area , that nothing however popular is safe from the clutches of the greedy ..

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, adonis said:

the ultimate insult . is to build on something iconic and then name the streets after icons ,,,

The new Lovell houses are not on the actual site of the Firs, but a site half a mile away that used to be a ceramic tile factory on Eversley Rd. The Firs stadium site became a housing estate not long after it closed in the late 1960's. Unfortunately none of the roads on that site are named after riders, just a continuation of the existing "Meadow Way".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Trees said:

If only a piece of land there or thereabouts could've been made into a new Norwich Speedway.... start small etc

We tried Trees, boy did we try! I think it was the 17th attempt at refusal of planning permission, or maybe the second public inquiry, that I decided to call it a day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Bunce said:

We tried Trees, boy did we try! I think it was the 17th attempt at refusal of planning permission, or maybe the second public inquiry, that I decided to call it a day.

did anyone ever say you can use Kings Lynn , as is the fear  for Cradley riding at Wolverhampton and Coventry at Leicester ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy