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Highlights included the crew parade and re-enacted Blyth carnival which involved 1,000 people on the Saturday afternoon. It also included a nightly fireworks performance which was accompanied by a specially commissioned film and musical score.
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Thanks must also go to all our sponsors, whose support made the event possible. Fergusons of Blyth, one of the UK’s leading privately owned haulage companies and the biggest in the North East, was the Principal Sponsor for the event in celebration of their 90th Anniversary.
Seaton Delaval Hall, which is a fascinating English Baroque country house, lies just to the south of Blyth and is well worth a visit.
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Situated in the South-East of the county, Blyth Town Council serve over 36,000 inhabitants in this the most densely populated town of Northumberland, which also boasts a fine beach, wonderful parks and a friendly disposition. Don’t just take our word for it though. Visit the BEACH AND PARKS gallery or even more fine buildings, sights and amenities in AROUND BLYTH.
Attractions include a large leisure centre and pool, the Phoenix Theatre, and Blyth Spartans - one of England's most famous amateur football clubs. For added convenience and luxury, stay in a Blyth hotel, so you're never too far from the action.
Blyth currently has no passenger rail links – the nearest station is Cramlington (5 mi or 8 km). Blyth railway station was closed on 2 November 1964 following the Beeching Report. There were also two small stations on the outskirts of the town, at Bebside and Newsham; they were closed to passenger services in 1956 and 1964 respectively.
If you have any queries please contact the Town Council office - details are on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Consultation documents from the Boundary Commission for England are available are on public display in the Town Council’s office until 5 December 2016. Please contact the office if you would like to come in to view the documents. Further information is available at www.bce2018.co.uk
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There is also the popular South Beach, a beautiful stretch of golden sand, home to 20 brightly coloured beach huts, all of which are available for rent. Make the most of your stay in Blyth and stay in a Blyth bed and breakfast. Close to the beach there is a large children's play area, a fish and chip shop and public toilets and showers at an amenity building nearby.
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Between the 12th and 18th centuries, there were several small settlements and some industrial activity in the area. The principal industries during this period were coal mining, fishing and the salt trade. Shipbuilding in the area dates from 1748.
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Blyth Battery, a coastal defence artillery battery, built in 1916 to protect the Port of Blyth is now open as a Military and Local Heritage museum.
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It is possible that the Tyne and Wear Metro may be extended from Northumberland Park and terminate at Blyth, but this will not be considered before 2019. An alternative, proposed (2009) by the Association of Train Operating Companies, is reopening the existing freight line between Newcastle and Ashington, including reopening Newsham station to serve Blyth. 
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On the north side of the River Blyth are the remains of the railway coal staithes which featured in the chase scene at the end of the 1971 film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine.
Blyth is a bustling port town with a rich history and a keen sense of its own identity. There has been a settlement in this part of South East Northumberland since the 12th century, but modern Blyth grew rapidly in the first part of the 18th century and reaped the rewards of the rise of coal mining, ship building, modern fishing and the railway and accommodation.
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The event culminated in the magnificent parade of sail on Monday afternoon, when the Tall Ships left the Port of Blyth, accompanied by up to 70 flotillas and sailed down the coast to St Mary's Lighthouse before sailing five miles out to sea ready to start their 500 nautical miles race to Gothenburg. This event alone was viewed by thousands of people lining the coast.
Bede Academy, a school for children aged three to 18 sponsored by Sir Peter Vardy through the Emmanuel Schools Foundation opened in September 2009. Bede Academy is built on the former grounds of Ridley High School (formerly Newlands).
Blyth Town Network is a site that has been running for over a decade with the aim of signposting people around the seaside town of Blyth. Part of a community effort to raise the profile of the town we intend to keep this up to date with as much positive news as possible.
The regular market days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Visitor enquiries please contact Morpeth Tourist Information Centre. Stall enquiries please call: 07909 688174
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The jewel in the crown of Blyth’s impressive harbour development, the sleek new Commissioners Inn makes the most of every inch of its water’s edge location. Overlooking the River Blyth towards the sea, this vibrant and welcoming pub with rooms has all day, every day laid back dining, delicious drinks and 40 contemporary en-suite bedrooms.
Seafarers' charity Apostleship of the Sea has a chaplain at the port to support visiting seafarers welfare and faith needs.
The offices of Blyth Town Council are open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm on a Friday.
The town was seriously affected when its principal industries went into decline, and it has undergone much regeneration since the early 1990s. The Keel Row Shopping Centre, opened in 1991, brought major high street retailers to Blyth, and helped to revitalise the town centre. The market place has recently been re-developed, with the aim of attracting further investment to the town.
The Commissioners Quay Inn is always on the look out for enthusiastic people with an interest in working with us.