Lake Macquarie History

Lydon Oval, Dudley

Lydon Oval is a football (soccer) field bordered by Ocean Road, Gardener Street and Pitt Street Dudley. It was named after Doug Lydon, an electrical engineer at Burwood Colliery who donated the lights for the field - hence the name Lydon Oval. It is the home of the Dudley Redhead FC.

This information was kindly supplied by members of the Dudley Redhead FC Facebook Group.

The lights were turned on by State member for Charlestown Richard Face in June 1992.(Lake Macquarie News 10 June 1992)

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