Sheffield Independent – Friday 25 November 1927
A Company With Capital of £25,000 To Be Formed.
A scheme has been adopted for the establishment, of greyhound racing at Wombwell At a meeting at the New Station Hotel last night, negotiations were, completed as the result of which the promoters acquired a site of 20 acres on which develop their plans.
The site of the proposed track it is some 200 yards on the Darfield side of the L. and N.E.R station at Wombwell. It is bordered one side by Station lane and on another by roads leading from Station lane to the Darfield Main Colliery.
Altogether the site embraces six fields now used for grazing purposes. The purchase price has not been divulged but the promoters have secured it at what they consider favourable figure. The site is perfectly fiat over the whole extent and is well drained.
Present at the meeting was Councillor J. Belshaw, chairman of the Wombwell U.D C. and the land was secured on behalf of the promoters Mr. Samuel Wilson of Withington, Manchester, with whom is associated Mr J Jackson, a building contractor, of Thurnscoe.
A company is to be formed with nominal capital of £25,000 and plans will be prepared and submitted to the forth coming meeting of the Wombwell UDC.
It is hoped to have the track complete for racing to begin next Easter.
Mr Jackson stated that Wombwell considered the most favourably situated place in the Dearne Valley for an enterprise of this kind inasmuch as within a radius of five miles there is a population of between 300,000 and 400.000.
The district is welil served my buses, trams and trams and expected to draw support from a radius o( ten miles. The track is modelled on lines of the one at Bradford and will illuminated for night racing.