Match of Display for Blyth Spartans

Visitors to the seaside at Blyth will be greeted with a special display honouring the town’s rich football history.

Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 5:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th June 2019, 2:31 pm
Blyth Spartans' Tony Platten and Coun Warren Taylor with councillors at the display.

To commemorate Blyth Spartans’ 120th anniversary, Blyth Town Council have dedicated this year’s carpet bedding display to the football club.

A number of different plants have been used in the colourful display to make up the famous Spartans crest complete with laurel leaves and the date of the club’s founding.

Town Mayor, Coun Warren Taylor and other representives from the Town Council and the football club turned out to see the design for themselves.

Coun Taylor said: “We have a lot of people visiting Blyth to go to the beach at this time of year.

“We wanted to have something for our visitors to look at that would remind them of the town’s sporting heritage and culture and create a talking point and I certainly think we’ve achieved that.

“We are all incredibly proud of Blyth Spartans.”

Tony Platten, chairman of Blyth Spartans, was delighted with the floral display.

He said: “After 120 years, the club are still representing the town and everyone who visits comments on how welcoming the town and the club are.

“People know Blyth Spartans no matter where they are in the world and this floral display is a great way to welcome visitors to our town.”

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