News | Plaque unveiled for Spartans Legend

2nd November 2018

The latest Blue Plaque to commemorate the achievements of Blyth residents has been unveiled by the town’s mayor. Female footballer, Bella Reay played at centre forward for Blyth Spartans and England between 1917 – 19 scoring an amazing 133 goals in one season. After World War One, women’s competitive football was generally unaccepted in public circles making her playing achievement even more remarkable. Born the daughter of a coal miner…