All our Yesteryears – Thursday, September 25, 1986, and Thursday, September 21, 1961

Thursday, September 25, 1986

WORKERS at a Blyth clothing store factory were celebrating last week after winning the Queen’s Award for Industry for the fifth time. Burberry’s, makers of the world famous rainwear, received the award for export achievement.

THREE historic churches in Blyth Valley have been recommended to receive small grants from the borough council. The planning and development services committee has approved grants to Blyth United Reformed Church, St Nicholas Church, Cramlington, and St Mary’s Church, Blyth.

UP to 15,000 people took the opportunity to visit Blyth Power Station during its open weekend last Saturday and Sunday. The figures exceeded the last similar event five years ago, said a spokesman, who added: “We are absolutely delighted with the turn out.”

Thursday, September 21, 1961

TO the tune of Tyneside’s well known anthem the Blaydon Races, 450 men of the 7th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers showed the flag at Alnwick on Friday on a march through the town following one of the most spectacular ceremonies seen in north Northumberland for 28 years.

THE one day token strike by the 25,000 strong National Association of Schoolmasters, scheduled for next Wednesday, has come as a bombshell to the country’s education authorities – and East Northumberland is likely to provide one of their biggest problem spots, it is reported.

MEMBERS of the High Ferry Sea Angling Club, Blyth, were praised by Mr E Wood, chairman of Sea Anglers, at the club’s annual dinner and presentation of trophies in the Market Hotel, Blyth, on Saturday. He said he was delighted with the results obtained by the club and the way it had expanded since its inauguration in 1957.