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I went to watch Derek Ibbotson race there not long after Roger Bannister had broken the 4 min mile. Derek had been in that race so it was exciting to see a top athlete at Leslies Sports Field.
I tried throwing the Javelin aswell and a younger kid beat me every time. His name was Geordie Smith, same lad
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org