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Campaign to save 1948 Olympic cycling venue makes progress

By , 17th September 2010 14:23

Updated 18 February 2010: The campaign to save the historic Herne Hill Velodrome is making progress.  On 14 February 2011, British Cycling reported that the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust had achieved charitable status and that a framework agreement had been reached on a long-term lease which should pave the way for re-surfacing of the track.

The Herne Hill Velodrome is in the Dulwich area of south east London.  The history of the track, one of the oldest in the British Isles, dates back to 1881.    This image dates from 1884.

It was the venue for track cycling events for London’s ‘Austerity’ Olympic Games in 1948 – as recorded in this photo on HistoryPin.

A public meeting to launch the campaign was held on Wednesday 6th October 2010 in the Great Hall, Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London SE21 7LD

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