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Loton Park

Post by red rocket » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:14 pm

Hi Guys - anyone got a postcode for Loton Park please? :?:


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Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:22 pm

Hi Trevor

is this any help

http://www.hdlcc.com/loton_park.php

Or this will get you close - it has a post code

http://www.remotegoat.co.uk/venue_view.php?uid=25908

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Post by red rocket » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:25 pm

Great - second link with postcode was the business. Thanks Steve - see you there (minus gremlins hopefully) :!:


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Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:27 pm

No problem

if you are really clever with a satnav - try this link

http://www.racedandrallied.com/node/1575

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Loton Park..........July 1968!

Post by shrewsbury_streetracer » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:05 pm

The wife's dad posted me a programme from Loton Park which he thought I may be interested in. Turns out it is quite interesting. When I looked at the track lay out it's still the same but I noticed they once had a return road. This must have been great as the event doesn't have to stop to let the cars back down the track.

My old man remembers it being there and some of the competitors that are on the entry list.

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Re: Loton Park..........July 1968!

Post by shrewsbury_streetracer » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:26 pm

...just noticed the prize for third place class awards were 50 Embassy! :lol:


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Re: Loton Park..........July 1968!

Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:31 pm

the return roads still there, runs from where the Rescue lorry at Fallow parks then out of sight and close close to the bungalow in the grounds near Loggerheads

You can also see the 'newer' return road from Museum down to Triangle which i'll bet youve walked along when spectating.


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Re: Loton Park..........July 1968!

Post by nickkeyser » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:12 pm

I think this is Loton Park - Google maps doesnt bring it up, so i found shrewsbury, then the A4393 and looked for a likely candidate.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... 7&t=h&z=17

Looks like there are quite a few little roads around the site. but the return road has a little green stripe down it so i expect its not in great condition. I assumed it was a driveway up to a large house (like wiscombe park and rotherfield park) but I can't spot the house?

Looks like a good one, its on the 'to do list' 8)



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Re: Loton Park..........July 1968!

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:35 pm

At the southern end of the site there are lots of little rectangular traces, so I'm guessing that it's some kind of wartime ex-MOD establishment? The road may be an old access road?

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Re: Loton Park..........July 1968!

Post by toomanysabres » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:51 am

I think it was an ammo dump. The level areas on the parking hill are the remains of hut bases.
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Re: Loton Park..........July 1968!

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:22 am

The main house, residence of Sir Michael Leighton and one time step-dad to Snatch and Lockstock director Guy Ritchie who liveed there as a boy, is the opposite side of the main road from the Deer park containing the hilllclimb.

The actual hillclimb tarmac was part of the access roads to the munnitions buildings, but there are numerous other roads as part of the estate.
many of the footings for the munnitions buildings are still in evidence when you walk up the hill as a spectator, but few know that lurking just off the track itself hidden in the heather are a few footings that will catch you out if you spin off :shock:

I suggest all you compies slow down and be careful, juts in case :wink: :mrgreen:


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Re: Loton Park..........July 1968!

Post by Taggers » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:33 am

The strange, regular shapes to the west look like the earth banks they put between ammo stores to contain any explosions.


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Re: Loton Park

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Re: Loton Park

Post by scimjim » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:58 pm

Loton Park 1964:

http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Titl ... /6977.html
CNHSS1 wrote:the eagle eyed will spot that the start used to be at Triangle not where it is today
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Re: Loton Park

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:57 pm

If it was still there I wouldn't have bent & broken my Sabre 4 by losing at Loggerheads and ending up well into the (luckily) dried up pond.


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