Tyne and Wear HER(16815): Sunderland, Carley Hill Rd, Wearmouth Colliery Welfare Ground - Details
Sunderland, Carley Hill Rd, Wearmouth Colliery Welfare Ground
Opened in 1928 with a cricket pitch and bowling greens. This was the result of the setting up of the Miners Welfare Fund in 1920. The fund was raised via a levy on colliery revenues. The bulk of the fund was spent on the provision of pithead baths, but also community halls, indoor swimming pools and sports grounds like this one. The sports ground is pleasant but has no buildings of architectural merit.
2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 21