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…


News | Spartans’s Founder’s Home gets Blue Plaque

11th March 2018

Blyth Spartans and Blyth Town Council are delighted to announce that a blue commemorative plaque with be installed at 13 Bath Terrace – the former residence of Spartans’s founder Fred Stoker. A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker. This plaque will…