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By Gordon Smith

the city of Blyth isn't a really previous city like its vast neighbour Newcastle. while Blyth turned the Borough of Blyth in 1922 the motto on its coat of palms used to be 'We develop via Industry'. the city all started 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 was once owned ordinarily by way of the Ridley relations 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 right here used to be shipbuilding and naturally, mining. either are long past, yet nonetheless stay within the minds of the older iteration. As expertise replaced, mines received deeper and ships obtained higher, so Blyth elevated. the point of interest of the city 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 ways a lot has replaced in Blyth via time.

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