Tyne and Wear HER(15794): Gateshead, Saltwell Park, bowling green - Details
Gateshead, Saltwell Park, bowling green
Ball Sports Site
Saltwell was the first park in Tyne and Wear to have a specific area set aside for organised sport. The bowling green was laid out in 1878. In 1892 the Northumberland and Durham Bowling Association was established, thought to be the first county association in English bowls.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 17