When coal was king - and plenty more from 1970. Take a look.
When coal was king - and plenty more from 1970. Take a look.

Eight South Tyneside photos from 1970 - the year South Shields had a taste of FA Cup glory

A huge crowd will be hoping to roar South Shields to a memorable FA Cup victory this weekend.

Best of luck to the team as they battle it out with Forest Green in the First Round of the competition.

What a day it would be and perhaps it will bring back memories of another great occasion in the club’s history 52 years ago.

The Mariners travelled to Queens Park Rangers and put up a brave display before losing 4-1 to a team which contained the likes of Rodney Marsh and Terry Venables.

Here are 8 memories of life in South Tyneside back then to inspire memories of a valiant day in South Tyneside sporting history.

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