Greyhound races were held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:15 in the evening. Gamblers came from all over the city; but for locals, it was just part of the landscape.
Sylvia Webb remembers evenings when she was too young to be allowed in; but the stadium backed onto King George's Park, so she would sit on the grass and listen. The noise of the race and the shouting was phenomenal - and so was the swearing. The oddest part, though, was the sudden silence as a race ended.
The last dog race was held in June 1966.