All our Yesteryears – Thursday, February 5, 1987 and Thursday, February 1, 1962

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Thursday, February 5, 1987

BLYTH Labour Party is shrugging off the latest challenge of MP John Ryman as an Independent at the next General Election. Mr Ryman announced his decision to contest the Blyth seat at the weekend when he resigned from the Labour Party after 38 years.

A NEW school plans to mark its opening – by celebrating its 150th anniversary. Building work on the £469,000 Ellington First School was completed last year and county education director Christopher Tipple will open it on March 10.

INVESTIGATIONS are to be carried out to see if anything can be done to lessen the danger of a sharp bend in a Blyth road. Blyth south area consultative committee has told Blyth Valley’s general services committee that the bend in Laverock Hall Road, adjacent to a North Eastern Electricity Board substation is dangerous.

Thursday, February 1, 1962

FIVE-storey blocks of flats ... space age shopping facilities ... new hotels, health centres and swimming baths. These are just a few of the amenities that are envisaged for the streamlined Bedlington Town of 1965. Already this mammoth scheme, which will involve huge financial outlays for the complete redevelopment of the town centre, is far past the architects’ ‘dream’ stage.

A WIND of change is blowing across East Northumberland. Development companies with a golden handshake are wooing local authorities with multi-million pound schemes which could revolutionise the entire mode of life with in a decade.