So why did someone invent the Jesmond Ground??

We’re delighted that local historian Alan Morgan is going to try to cast light on that question. A special 125th anniversary event is being held at the club in Osborne Avenue on Saturday 18 May starting at 7pm.

It’s been organised jointly with Friends of St George’s which is also marking its 125th anniversary.

Alan has a fascinating collection of photos from 1888 and will be exploring what was “in the air” in 1888 for two such longstanding institutions to be founded/

The event is free, and part of the Jesmond Festival. The Bar will be open from 5pm. All welcome!