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Hi All,

I am new to the forum and wonder if anyone could help me with my hobby- tracking the history of amateur football clubs in the North East. I used to live in Newcastle but moved away for work many years ago. I'm retired now and building up a complete record of club movements between 1958/59 to 1964/65. I have read all the articles on football on the forum and found them all fascinating- you get a real appreciation of the sporting, industrial and social history of the area.

Would anyone be able to answer the following queries?

West Sleekburn Welfare- This club played in the Northern Alliance up to 1959. Did the club fold or move into a district/Miners Welfare league? I know the Colliery closed in 1962 and I assume the club disappeared with the colliery.

Northern Combination - This league featured a number of ex Northern Alliance clubs along with works teams dotted along the Tyne. Would anyone have a record of club membership in the 1958/59, 1959/60, 1961/62, 1962/63 seasons? Any information would be appreciated- old fixture details or league tables-anything to help me fill in the gaps in my records.

Northumberland Miners Welfare League- Was this league a "recreational " competition  and who were the strongest clubs involved between 1958- 65? I read somewhere the league was split into two sections- North and South- Would anyone know the champions?

I know this as an obscure query - but any information will help me piece together a record of a vanishing era and hopefully bring years of obsessive research to a nice conclusion!

Thanks for your time!

 

 

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1 hour ago, QVC said:

Hi All,

I am new to the forum and wonder if anyone could help me with my hobby- tracking the history of amateur football clubs in the North East. I used to live in Newcastle but moved away for work many years ago. I'm retired now and building up a complete record of club movements between 1958/59 to 1964/65. I have read all the articles on football on the forum and found them all fascinating- you get a real appreciation of the sporting, industrial and social history of the area.

Would anyone be able to answer the following queries?

West Sleekburn Welfare- This club played in the Northern Alliance up to 1959. Did the club fold or move into a district/Miners Welfare league? I know the Colliery closed in 1962 and I assume the club disappeared with the colliery.

Northern Combination - This league featured a number of ex Northern Alliance clubs along with works teams dotted along the Tyne. Would anyone have a record of club membership in the 1958/59, 1959/60, 1961/62, 1962/63 seasons? Any information would be appreciated- old fixture details or league tables-anything to help me fill in the gaps in my records.

Northumberland Miners Welfare League- Was this league a "recreational " competition  and who were the strongest clubs involved between 1958- 65? I read somewhere the league was split into two sections- North and South- Would anyone know the champions?

I know this as an obscure query - but any information will help me piece together a record of a vanishing era and hopefully bring years of obsessive research to a nice conclusion!

Thanks for your time!

 

 

QVC - I don't have any info that your require. All I have is photos, with some basic info, posted in one of the Gallery albums = 'Local Football 2'. This is a direct link to that album that has 42 photos of local teams and includes a few of West Sleekburn Welfare :- 

 

 

There is one member who has fully researched The Bedlington Mechanics team and may have come across some info that might help you. That member is @Ovalteenyand I have 'Tagged' him via the '@ + name' method 

Edited by Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)
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I have spent quite a bit of time researching Bedlington Mechanics FC, from 1948 and subsequently widened my search to include all the local teams from the Colliery Villages in East Northumberland. I have league table for several years from 1946-1960's for Northern Alliance, Northern Combination and Miners Welfare Leagues. I am happy to pass on the info that I have (albeit incomplete) by way of the spreadsheets that I compiled. If QVC would like to e-mail me on jack261@btinternet.com then I'm happy to expand further and also happy to share the spreadsheets.

Ovalteeny 

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Thanks Alan for the interesting photos and for passing my query to your forum colleague.

The team photos are very useful- a few new team names to consider!

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