When South Shields played at Simonside Hall

The Mariners may be looking forward to their trip to Wembley, for the final of the FA Vase, but today we look back, at the time South Shields played their home games at Simonside Hall.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 8:56 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:07 am
Relaying part of the Simonside Hall pitch during the close season.

We have images from winter, spring and summer – showing groundsmen battling against the snow and ice, and lifting turf ready to relay part of the pitch.

One of the pictures, taken in August 1965, shows the newly-modernised directors’ room at Simonside Hall.

In the modernised directors' room at Simonside Hall are, left to right, chairman Mr Jimmy Crawford, Mr Billy Rogers and a member of supporters club, Mr I Wilson..

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From left to right are: – chairman Mr Jimmy Crawford, Mr Billy Rogers and a member of supporters club, Mr I Wilson.

What are your memories of the ground and the players from that era?

Digging snow from the pitch.
South Shields Football Club groundsman Gordon Owen takes a hammer to the frozen Simonside Hall pitch.
In the modernised directors' room at Simonside Hall are, left to right, chairman Mr Jimmy Crawford, Mr Billy Rogers and a member of supporters club, Mr I Wilson..
Digging snow from the pitch.
South Shields Football Club groundsman Gordon Owen takes a hammer to the frozen Simonside Hall pitch.