Lottery cash for Charlton and Milburn boyhood football park
14 January 2016
From the section Tyne & Wear
Heritage Lottery Fund
Jack Charlton (middle row, right) was spotted at Hirst Park in Ashington, Northumberland, by scouts from Leeds United
A park where three English football legends played as boys is receiving £2.3m of lottery funding.
Hirst Park in Ashington – where Jack Charlton was talent-spotted and his brother Bobby and Jackie Milburn also played – will see its pitches restored.
Jack Charlton, who played alongside his brother in the 1966 World Cup winning team, called it “our very own Wembley”.
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Source:: BBC world news feed