Matt Dickinson at The Times features the demise of Wimbledon greyhound stadium in his column today: “Greyhound fraternity refuses to be muzzled” (subscription required).
I’m glad we managed to place the film I shot with my sidekick Leo Williams last year with Matt’s piece.
While I was in sixth form I scored a job at Wimbledon stadium. I shot and recorded the races for the replays. I spent all the money I earned on records which are now in boxes in my parents garage, but I remain fond of the old place. The first professional photographer I ever met was David Poole he was the guy who shot the winners and owners on the podium.
Wimbledon is the last remaining dog track in London. Hopefully it will see some investment and will remain.