Tow Law presentation

The president of Tow Law Town FC, Lady Elsie Robson, is pictured being presented with an inscribed plaque by South Shields FC committee representative Bob Wray.

The plaque was to commemorate the landmark occasion of the club’s 3,000th Northern League game at the Ironworks Road Ground on Saturday, March 22nd.

She was given a congratulatory message with also fraternal best wishes to the Lawyers on behalf of the Mariners on their special day in club history.

This auspicious achievement in the club’s history was also coincidentally made in the same month as the 125th anniversary of the Northern League.

The South Shields FC presentation was preceded by her receiving an inscribed plaque from the Ebac Northern League made by Bob Rogers, on its behalf.

He is the grandson of Charles Samuel Craven – the founder of the Northern League – and had travelled 9,000 miles from Hong Kong for the event and other celebrations of the league being held at this time.


Tow Law is a hilltop small town of 2,000 people, and is a true community club founded in 1890, whose friendship and hospitality is legion, and which is a great credit to the Northern League and football.

Its finest hour in a long and eventful history was as a Wembley finalist in the 1998 FA Vase Final.

Members of the press were also present to record the ceremony, and a most informative club historical memorabilia display board exhibition was mounted in the bar, which attracted great interest.