Saltwell Park, Bowling Greens
27 Jun 2022
Saltwell was the first park in Tyne and Wear to have a specific area set aside for organised sport. The bowling green was laid out in 1878. In 1892 the Northumberland and Durham Bowling Association was established, thought to be the first county association in English bowls.
Ordnance Survey, 1890s
Saltwell Park Bowling Green and Pavilion, 1903. Source: This is Gateshead
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