All our Yesteryears – Thursday, October 9, 1986, and Thursday, October 5, 1961

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Thursday, October 9, 1986

SEVEN-year-old Claire Newton paid a special visit to Blyth Fire Station to say a big thank you to her friends on Blue Watch. Claire, who is paralysed from the waist down, was presented with a cheque for £400 from the men, which is to go towards buying her an electric wheelchair.

EXTRA police patrols are operating at night in Blyth Valley to try to combat the increasing number of burglaries. House break-ins have increased dramatically this year by 51 per cent.

THE poetic out-pourings of nearly 600 first school children will fill the sky over Northumberland in a balloon spectacle being planned to take place later this month.

Thursday, October 5, 1961

FOUR Blyth doctors who played an important part in reviving one of four girl swimmers pulled unconscious from the sea at Seaton Sluice a few weeks ago, are to team up to act in any future beach emergency which takes place in the area.

SIXTEEN Blyth caravan owners and their families, who for the past four or five years have occupied a site at North Farm, must find an alternative “resting place” within the next three or four weeks.

TWO lifeboats took part in a search and rescue operation off the Welsh coast near Swansea on Sunday for a former Cramlington man who is believed to have been washed out to sea while on a fishing trip with three friends.