REVEALED: The exciting new tourist attraction that could be coming to Blyth!
Today, Blyth MP Ian Levy met with Martin Lawlor, CEO of The Port of Blyth.
The meeting took place at the beautiful and historic Commissioners Building, where it was revealed that Martin and his team are considering opening a Maritime Museum in Blyth.
Shipbuilding and The History of Blyth
Shipbuilding goes hand-in-hand with the history of Blyth
Shipbuilding began on the site on the south bank of the River Blyth in 1811. In the 1840s the yard was purchased by Beaumont and Drummond. In 1863 the yard was taken over by Hodgson and Soulsby who repaired and built small wooden sailing ships.
In 1880 the first two iron ships were built at Blyth for the Russian Government.
On 2 March 1883 the Blyth Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Company Ltd. was registered. It built cargo liners, tramp steamers and colliers. The fifth ship built at the yard was for the shipping company Stephens and Mawson of Newcastle.
A Welcome Addition to Blyth's Tourist Attractions
A Boost to Tourism in Blyth
What is South Beach Radio?
South Beach Radio - News & Views for Blyth
Coming soon... a community radio station serving Blyth and the immediate area with a view to launching on DAB digital radio next year.
We are just running a test stream for now so enjoy the music and feel free to like and comment on your favourite songs!
If you'd like to join us, get in touch via our Facebook page