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Football

Silksworth Colliery, Football Ground

54.879426, -1.409685

Silksworth

Opened:

1892

Closed:

1903

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

24 Feb 2023

Silksworth Colliery AFC (1892 - 1903)

HER Description

NEHL - The association football club made up of pit workers from Silksworth Colliery played in one of the fields adjacent to the Colliery in, on the crossroads between New Silksworth and Silksworth Lane. The club was active between at least 1892 and 1903, playing in the local Wearside League alongside such clubs as East End Black Watch and Sunderland West End. Records indicate the ground was very close to the public house, and likely means the pub was used as changing rooms and facilities. They may have also used tents, as per practice of teams at the time.

Ordnance Survey

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

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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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