While looking at some older OS maps I came across a greyhound track of which I had no knowledge of. The date of the maps was 1955. A earlier map of 1938 displayed an empty site. I hope to eventually find some more details about the track.
Dog racing must have been a popular spectacle with a track at Sutton in Ashfield which was the replacement for the track at Field Mill which ran from 1929 to 1931. This track must have fulfilled a need for another on this side of Mansfield.
The track was where the site of the Tall Trees Mobile Home Site, Old Mill Lane, Forest Town is now. The Map shows where the buildings and terraces were on one side of the track. I hope that this image might bring back some memories before they are lost.
With acknowledgement to Gavin Campbell GIS & Web Development Manager for Mansfield District Council, for help in producing the map.