Monday, 29 June 2009

Blyth Links

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The local council have recently made a significant investment to redevelop Blyth Beach promenade . The Ian Darby Partnership's design features original materials, such as reclaimed concrete slabs from the old promenade and wood from sustainable sources.
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This photo shows part of the promenade decking and the old war defences, now painted with non-military pastel shades.
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Movie fans may have seen part of Blyth without ever being aware of it. Once a thriving coal port, the chase scene across the railway coal staithes at the end of the 1971 film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine , was filmed in Blyth harbour. The harbour currently handles up to 1.5 million tonnes of cargo a year including forest products, metals and a wide range of other commodities.
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