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Cycling, Football

Appleby Park

55.012799, -1.458672

Chirton, North Shields


19th c





Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

23 Nov 2023

North Shields Athletic (1900), Preston Colliery FC (1920s), North Shields FC (1928)

HER Description

An oval cycling track, on the site of Preston Colliery (HER 2006). The site is not on the 1st edition OS so was built after 1858. In 1900 North Shields Athletic Football Club took over the cycling track. In the 1920s Preston Colliery FC took over. They were renamed North Shields FC in 1928. A local derby against South Shields in 1936 attracted a crowd of 12,800. North Shields won the FA Amateur Cup in 1969. During the 1970s the club fell into debt. The ground was also damaged by mining subsidence. In 1992 the ground was sold. The housing estate on the site included a street called Appleby Park. The club moved to Ralph Gardner Park on Silkeys Lane.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Appleby Park in the 1970s. Source: Chronicle

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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