Football, Cricket, Cycling, Quoits
Burradon Recreation Ground
22 Aug 2022
Burradon FC (1888)
NEHL - Burradon was home to an extensive athletics ground from 1888, as heralded in the Blyth News of March 1888. It had a 70 foot long pavilion with a cricket lawn, two football grounds, cycling track and a quoits ground, though these aren't visible on the 1890s maps so must have been downgraded. Burradon Football Club, who formed 9 months earlier, made use of the football ground.
The ground was developed by the colliery for its workers and families, and galas were due to be held there. It seems it was downscaled and throughout the 20th century redeveloped bit by bit.
Ordnance Survey, 1897
The recreation ground was situated just south of the football courts where the school now lies.
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