Tyne and Wear HER(16971): Silksworth Sports Complex - Details
Silksworth Sports Complex
The athletics track was opened in August 1982 on the site of Silksworth Colliery, which had closed in 1971. Sunderland Harriers and Athletic Club are based at the athletics track. They formed in 1897. The complex also includes a sports ground and artificial ski slope. Next door is a swimming pool, tennis and wellness centre.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 125