Selected from our library of hundreds of programmes from British speedway’s greatest days

The 1948 World Championship Final at Wembley Stadium had added glamour in that it took place in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was attending his first ever speedway meeting and would present the Sunday Dispatch Trophy to Vic Duggan, who scored 14 points. The only rider to defeat Duggan all evening was Wimbledon’s Alec Statham in heat 4.

The meeting took place on Thursday September 16 and, as well as the full souvenir programme, (which cost a shilling), we also have for you a ticket to the East Standing Enclosure, (which cost half a crown!). Scroll down to the end of the PDF document to see your ticket. On the back of it is a plan of the stadium so you can see which entrance you should use. Happy days!

Click the image opposite to open a full PDF version of the 16-page souvenir programme. (The file is large and will take some moments to download).

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