About Blyth

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Welcome to About Blyth - View Local News, Pictures & More

PLEASE NOTE!! that www.aboutblyth.co.uk will cease to exist after 08/08/2018

If you wish to keep seeing images from this site, a Facebook page has been setup to view Power Station Pictures

On Facebook search for Blyth Power Station and ask to join the group

For all other pictures they are currently viewable on Facebook page Blyth Remembered

Visit the Past & Present Galleries

View an image from the past

Then an up to date version

Come and visit our lovely beach!

Take a look around the Blyth area, view buildings, people and events

Blyth Market Place

All albums updated/uploaded regularly

View our Beach Huts!

20 individual and uniquely named huts

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.
Bob Simmons (Administrator)
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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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Freedom to Imagine

The AboutBlyth – Photo Albums below, are a collection showing the power of pictures/photographs

As we are all aware:- A picture tells a thousand words, we are very visual creatures
A large percentage of the human brain dedicates itself to visual processing, our love of images lies with our cognition and ability to pay attention
Images are able to grab our attention easily, we are immediately drawn to them. Think about this site, for example: did you look at the words first, or the image?

3 Albums of Blyth Beach and surrounding area
2 Albums showing Blyth Battery
1 Album depicting Ridley Park
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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 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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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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Visiting Shipping to Blyth

45 Albums of shipping
Including: Ships built at Blyth
Ships broken up at Blyth
22 albums of visiting ships

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