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About Blyth
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Blyth Battery

Visiting Shipping


Power Stations
Home & Abroad



Blyth Tall Ship


WILLIAMS II



Buildings of Blyth


Ships


Broken up at Blyth


Harbour
And
River Views

Videos



Ridley Park
In the Snow




Image Galleries

Pubs



Old & New

A
Shopping History
of Blyth



Ships
Built at Blyth

Blyth



Beach Views



Market Area Views
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Thank you for visiting About Blyth

I am a 69-year-old happily retired ex Power Station Supervisor, I have ran this personal website from 2003 to date

I am very interested in the development of the Blyth area over the years. I am out and about taking pictures and gathering images almost daily. I would appreciate any information or donation pictures of the Blyth area
I wish to thank the following people for allowing their images to be shown here:-
Ron Dobson, Dave Durward, Gordon Smith, Steve Wilson, Henry Pattinson, Dave Edwards, Dave Coussons and many others
All images are the copyright of their respective owners
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Message from Bob

Please feel free to offer your opinion on anything contained on this website, your feedback is very much appreciated.

If you have any images that can be shown here please send them to me.
I am in the process of upgrading the website, please be patient as I carry out the work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!, enjoy looking through the images and if you have any information please pass it on. Thank you for your patience and I hope everything is running smoothly. If you encounter any issues that spoil your viewing please let me know.
Regards
Bob Simmons (Administrator)
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Harbour & River Views



11 Albums of:- River Views, Staiths & Jetty's, South Harbour, Piers & Lighthouses, Harbour General Views
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Harbour & River Vessels


13 Albums of:- Dredgers, Lifeboats, Submarines, Tugs, Ferries, River Launches and Fishing Vessels
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Past & Present



6 Albums of Blyth's Shopping history and 17 Albums of Past and Present images
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Pictures of Blyth


The closure of Bates Colliery in 1986 ended the long tradition of coal-mining in the borough with it a strengthening of the council’s Economic Development strategies in a resolve to bring new employment to the town. The closure of the colliery also brought with it the demise of the Cowpen and Crofton Miners’ Welfare on Renwick Road in the Town completed in 1925 which had been the social centre for the mining community and which had been paid for by subscriptions deducted from the wages of the mining fraternity. However, the Council, seeing the need to bring several of its departments together, bought the building and extended it to suit the needs of a modern day Civic Centre
Included albums cover:- Blyth in the Past, Modern & Present, including Coal Mining, Railways, Bus Station & Market Place views
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Ships Broken up at Blyth


9 Albums showing many images of the ship breaking industry in Blyth
Hughes Bolckow formerly Messrs, Hughes, Bolckow, and Co., Limited was a well-known ship-breaking company based in Blyth, Northumberland. Intending to create an industrial park for dismantling obsolete warships in 1911, the company leased 6 acres (2.4 ha) of land from Lord Ridley and the Blyth Harbour Commissioners.

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Ships Built at Blyth


Ship building as an industry developed in Blyth from the middle of the 18th century
Features include: 6 Picture albums of many of the vessels built in Blyth over the years
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Visiting Shipping to Blyth


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