All our Yesteryears – July 10, 1986, and July 6, 1961

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Thursday, July 10, 1986

A MAJOR campaign aimed at stopping children risking their lives on pit premises during the forthcoming summer holiday period was launched by British Coal in the north east today. The coal board is appealing for support from parents, teachers and members of the public to warn their children of the dangers of treating colliery sites as adventure playgrounds during the holidays.

UP to 30 tourist information points could be installed in Northumberland if cash can be found to pay for them, it has been reported.

NORTHUMBRIA Police’s Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is well off the ground in Blyth Valley with about 600 houses in the borough getting involved in the initiative.

Thursday, July 6, 1961

THIRTY-SEVEN years of film entertainment comes to an end on Saturday night when one of Blyth’s four cinemas closes down as a picture hall. From Monday the Central Cinema will take on a new lease of life as the town’s first full-time bingo club.

NORTHUMBERLAND County planning committee this week gave the go-ahead to a scheme which will transform acres of foreshore at North Cambois into an ideal holiday picnic spot.

WANSBECK Agricultural Show at Clifton, near Morpeth, on Saturday, will be bigger than ever. Entries in all sections have increased, and the society will be welcoming several new competitors to the show. A highlight of the event will be a pipe band contest.