All our Yesteryears – Thursday, September 11, 1986, and Thursday, September 7, 1961

Thursday, September 11, 1986

AN ambitious scheme to turn Bates Colliery into a working museum has been devised by a Blyth disabled housewife. Mrs Kathy Beaden’s dream is to see the town become a mecca for tourists with the focus on the river and the former pit, which closed down in May this year.

ONE of Northumberland’s bumpiest stretches of road looks set to be improved soon at a cost of just under £1/3million. British Coal has offered a “full and final” settlement of £302,276 towards the project following talks about how mining subsidence has affected part of the A1068 Ellington Road.

BROTHERLY love was forgotten for a few hours last Sunday when David and Ian Faulder contested the championship at Blyth Golf Club.

Thursday, September 7, 1961

A MOVE to ban unleashed dogs from certain streets in Bedlingtonshire was made at the local Road Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday night after members had heard that dogs had been responsible for 12 accidents.

MEMBERS of the Blyth Seaforth Street Aged People’s Rest and Reading Room – average age 70 – held a “revolutionary” meeting this week and “sacked” the seven-strong organising committee.

THE first annual flower, vegetable and industrial show sponsored by Annitsford Youth Club, in the Welfare Grounds on Saturday, has proved most encouraging to the enterprising committee responsible.