We dip into our photographic archives for a trip down memory lane. Here are some reminders of what happened 17 years ago in Blyth There are sports teams, presentations, fundraising feats and some arty students.
Pupils from Blyth’s Horton Grange First School who achieved sporting success in a swimming gala.
Blyth Community College student Martin Spencer, who had won a National Young Engineers competition.
Mayor and Mayoress of Blyth, Councillors Kath Nisbet and Margaret Rochester sharing a cuppa at Margaret's 'At Home' ceremony.
Members of Blyth-based GAP football team who took part in a tournament held at Cramlington High School. Pictured are Lee Kennedy, Michael Gordon, Peter Henderson, Peter Smith, M Fawcus, Adam Herron, Thomas Brown, David Mason, Dean Wilson and Jack Clark.
Pan Ahar restaurant owner Labas Miah, with staff and friends Muhammad Abdul Karim, Abdul Basith Chowdhury, Ruhul Amin, who raised funds for Bangladesh flood victims.
Jennifer Mordey, Linda Wade and Sarah Gray, staff at Mike Rogerson Estate Agents in Simpson Street, Blyth.
Residents of South View at Blyth who were complaining about the council's neglect of their properties.
Blyth Community College students who are standing for election as councillors: Graham Forshaw, Glen Brown, Amy Henderson, Katie Broome, Kelly Scott, Stacey Ehala, Kevin Todd and Daniel Harris.
Left, pupils who helped build a ship-themed artwork at Blyth’s Horton Grange First School. Right, Michael Chesney, winner of Blyth Community College Year 9 Writing Trophy, joined by runner-up Alison Bell and third-placed Christina Farmer.
Visit by MP David Jamieson to officially open Battleship Wharf at Blyth.
Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell is joined by Blyth Mayor Cllr Kath Nisbet, Mayoress Cllr Margaret Rochester and Cllr Dave Stephens, leader of the council outside The Big Picture, a new facility linking Blyth Valley Council and the people of Blyth.
Mayor of Blyth Valley, Cllr Kath Nisbet, with a display of children's art on show at the Keel Row Centre.
Jake Bowman, five, and Nikki Clough, four, at a street party in Blyth's Disraeli Street to celebrate a regeneration initiative in the area.
Blyth Valley Trust for Youth Awards at Blyth Civic Centre and among those receiving awards from Her Majesty's Vice Lord Lieutenant, Captain Iain Moffatt, were members of Blyth Swimming Club, Danielle Bridge, Chrissie Butcher, Greg Douglas, Jonathon Cox, Grace Rutherford and Becki Mcguire.