Racecourse history

The exciting days of racing on the racecourse on the Common were vividly recounted at a meeting of the Historical Society by Ted Hawkins. His account featured the history of the national champion Golden Miller and his winning performances at Galleywood. Ted’s dramatic picture showing a race in progress across Margaretting road in 1929 came vividly to life when Ronald Eve announced that he was the two-year old baby in the pram in the picture. The Society confirmed its commitment to encourage the Borough Council to preserve the white rails of the racecourse which are icons of this once famous era in the village history.