Blyth Through Time by Gordon Smith

By Gordon Smith

town of Blyth isn't a truly previous city like its giant neighbour Newcastle. while Blyth turned the Borough of Blyth in 1922 the motto on its coat of palms was once 'We develop by means of Industry'. the city begun its 'modern' lifestyles within the mid-nineteenth century as a port, and because the port constructed, so did the city. The land surrounding the port used to be owned commonly via the Ridley kinfolk and the trustees of the Thoroton and Croft property. those 3 names can nonetheless be present in the names of streets and a few of the buildings.One of the earliest industries the following was once shipbuilding and naturally, mining. either are long past, yet nonetheless stay within the minds of the older iteration. As know-how replaced, mines acquired deeper and ships acquired greater, so Blyth multiplied. the focal point of town moved from the quayside as land turned on hand, the river that flowed in the course of the city was once piped and the land reclaimed. This visible historical past will exhibit you the way a lot has replaced in Blyth via time.

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