Meal marks anniversary

A special event to mark the 30th anniversary of sheltered housing accommodation in an area of Blyth was enjoyed by residents and staff.

Saturday, 23rd July 2016, 15:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st July 2016, 14:29 pm
Bob Elliott House residents celebrate the house's 30th anniversary with County and town councillor Kath Nisbet. Picture by Jane Coltman

Bob Elliott House in Wright Street was opened in 1986. It was named after Robert Swinney Elliott – a native of the town who spent his life fighting for people’s rights.

For example, he organised the National Unemployed Workers Movement in 1932 and led the Blyth contingent on the Jarrow March in 1936.

The oldest resident at Bob Elliott House, which is managed by Homes for Northumberland, is 98 and has been a resident there for 19 years.

County and town councillor Kath Nisbet attended the anniversary dinner.