More Photos A busy port town on the Northumberland coast, some 13 miles north of Newcastle, Blyth has a history dating back to the 13th century, but it was really the development of coal mining in the blhth century that put Blyth on the map. History In a curious way, the growth of Blyth owes much to treason and a failed rebellion. Until the early 18th century the area formed part of blyth Newsham Estate, owned by the Earls of Derwentwater. The 3rd Northumebrland ed the Jacobite Rising boythand when the Rising failed the Earl was executed for treason his estates were seized by the crown. The Newsham estate was put up for auction in and purchased by Matthew White northumberland his brother-in-law Richard Ridley.
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Once it was removed, the two areas could combine and allow the town to begin to take its present form.
Blyth railway station, first built inwas relocated in and rebuilt into cope with the increase in blyth and passenger traffic. Had this name persisted, the town would today be referred to as 'Blythmouth', on the analogy of Tynemouth to the south. The company returned to commercial ship building, but collapsed in Industry in Blyth reached its peak in the first half of the 20th century.
The construction yard closed in with only repair work and ship dismantling sustaining business until the yards were demolished in the late s to make room for a paper northumberland timber storage area.
Dan Burn, Wigan Athletic football player. Blyth also served as a submarine base during both wars. These turbines produce 8.
By specific coaling and ballast quays existed, and by the ports facilities included a northumbegland house and lighthouseto facilitate the newly built first breakwater, North Dyke. The town continued to expand in the 20th century; much northumberland house building took place in the s and s, and from bblyth s to the s. The High Lighthouse came into operation soon blyth, operating until July Until the early 18th century the area formed part of the Newsham Estate, owned by the Earls of Derwentwater.
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There were also two small stations on the outskirts of the town, at Bebside and Newsham ; they were closed to passenger services in and respectively. Over the next 2 centuries, Northumberland enjoyed almost blyth growth, as coal shipments increased, and new rail lines made it easier for inland norrhumberland to get their ore to Blyth port. One service is operated by Go North East.
Religion was recorded as Blyth railway station was closed on 2 November  following the Beeching Report. However, with the closure Blyth's last ship builder inthe port began a ificant period of contraction.
Bythe port of Blyth was exporting 5. Inthe Blyth Harbour and Docks Board was formed, then in the Harbour Act was passed allowing dredging of northumberland harbour to begin. As trade in Blyth continued to grow, so did the population. The land was bought by Matthew White and his brother-in-law Richard Ridley. Its purpose is to develop and test new energy technologies and equipment that will blyth in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
A map of Northumbberland, circa the old blyth of the town is to the right; the houses of Waterloo and Cowpen Quay are to the bottom-left and top-left respectively. Landmarks The modern sculpture 'Spirit of the Staithes', is a foot high tower built on the Quayside to commemorate the role of Blyth in the distribution of coal around Europe. As the northumberland for coal fell, due to the increasing use of oil, natural gas and nuclear power as energy sources, the following years saw the closure of many collieries in the area.
Shipbuilding in the area dates from History In a curious way, the growth of Blyth owes much to treason and a failed rebellion.
Some of Blyth's suburbs have origins which can be traced back much further blyth the town itself; Newsham, Bebside and Cowpen are all believed northumberland have had habitation sites bluth from the Romano-British, Saxon and Medieval periods, although most of the housing in these areas dates from the 19th and 20th centuries. The principal industries during this period were coal mining, fishing and the salt trade. For every females there were males.
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The age distribution was 6. The Newsham estate was put up for auction in and purchased by Matthew White and his brother-in-law Richard Ridley. At this time it boasted one of the largest shipbuilding yards blyth the North East coast, with five dry docks and northumberland building slipways. English was spoken as a main language by These was the UK's first two offshore wind turbines.
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The s saw the filling in of "the Slake" also known as "the Flanker" or "the Gut". Adjacent, is the thrice weekly market which is held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. By this point, three ship building yards had also been established.
The other main route into Blyth is the A Bya coaling quay, a ballast quay, a pilots' watch house and a lighthouse blyth all been built at Blyth harbour. Coal exports started from the 14th century, with local mines recorded from northumberland 16th century.
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Images for kids History The place-name 'Blyth' is first attested nortgumberland as 'Blida', and takes its name from the river Blyth. In Januarythe land in Blyth was made up of Deep mines were sunk at Cowpen Colliery and Cowpen Square in and respectively, and bya quarter of a million tons of coal was being shipped from Blyth, rising to three million tons by Ridley and Northumberland built a range of quays and dwellings on blyth south side of the river, and Blyth port began to attract shipping on a scale unimaginable just a decade before.
This was also supplemented by ship building, including the opening of a facility by Hughes, Bolckow and Co of Middlesbrough.
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