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D66859

Greyhound

Moorfield Greyhound Stadium

54.792838, -1.353457

Easington

Opened:

1934

Closed:

2017

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

28 Jul 2022

HER Description

NEHL - A greyhound stadium was active at this site from 1934 until 2017. The stadium was placed here for entertainment for nearby workers at Easington Colliery. The first meeting was held on Christmas Day and continued regularly on Sundays until 2017.

Lord Haw Haw famously quoted the stadium in a radio address during WWII. He stated "This week the people of Easington will be eating greyhounds not racing them".

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1967

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Moorfield at its peak, undated. Unknown Source.

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Moorfield Stadium prior to demolition. Source_ Archaeology Data Service

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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