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Football

Marine Park

54.992203, -1.512588

Wallsend, North Tyneside

Opened:

1950s

Closed:

1960s

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

11 Jul 2022

North Eastern Marine, Wallsend Athletic

HER Description

NEHL - A football ground stood between the Riverside and Newcastle to North Shields railway lines from the 1930s until the 1960s or 70s. It was presumably to service the industrial workers at the nearby colliery or Marine Engineering Works.

Update 11/07
Thanks to the helpful folk on the Wallsend Memories page who have assisted with a few queries. The ground was named 'Marine Park', and matches were played here by the workers of North Eastern Marine and Wallsend Athletic in the regional amateur leagues. Regular entertainment nights were hosted at the clubhouse.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1967

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

The football ground can be seen on the top of this aerial photograph from 1938. Source: EPW059971, Historic England

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

North Eastern Marine Football team in the lates 70s/early 80s. Howdon Gas Holder can be seen in the background. Thanks to Tony Robson (@Robbo590) for supplying the photograph.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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