South Newsham 

 

Not far from where I live there used to be two rows of "pit cottages" called Single Row and Double Row.

 

They are long gone now, as is the mine whose workers they were built for ( South Newsham Colliery )

 

I will be collating as much information on these two rows of cottages as I can , from history, censuses etc  and writing them into a record that I will lodge at Blyth library.

 

Meanwhile, if you would like a history of your house, please let me know and we'll see what we can do.

 

Update: The project continues, but is far from finished. I have plenty of interesting snippets to add to the project, which we hope to be able to publish in tlate 2015.

 

 

Lost and historic pubs in the Blyth area 

 

I have the details of the licensees of some lost and historic pubs in Blyth

 

I'll try and post the pdf to this site, but in the meantime here's the info ...

 

 

Lord Nelson Inn ( aka “The Dock House” )

 

Quayside / Quay Road Blyth

 

 

Licensee details:-

 

1827 - Luke Anderson

 

1834 - Robert Debord

 

1841 -  James White

 

1855 – 1865    William Davison

 

1878 – 1883    Robert Taylor

 

1883 – 1884    John Brooks

 

1886 – 1888    William George Gibson

 

1888 – 1891    Augusta Darling

 

1891 – 1898    Charles Carlberg

 

Apr 1898 – Sept 1898            Richard Bennett

 

1898 – 1900    Jane Felton

 

1900 -              Jane Patterson

 

 

The pub closed in the 1930s, and was damaged by bombing in the second world war

 

 

The Market Inn ( Market Street Blyth )

 

A beer and cider license was granted in 1879

 

Full public license granted 21st September 1897

 

1879 – 1883    William Hedley

 

Jan – July 1883          Thomas Longlands

 

1883 – 1886                J Y Jordan

 

Jan – Aug 1886          William Nail

 

1886 – 1891                M Hindmarch

 

1891 – 1896                William Brodie

 

1896 -                          Henry Bonner

 

 

The pub closed 11th May 1982

 

 

Masons Arms ( Plessey Road, Crofton, Blyth )

 

? – 1885          John Hossick

 

? – 1865          James Allen

 

? – 1875          William Johnston

 

1875 – 1877    Andrew Scott

 

1877 – 1880    Ann Scott

 

1880 – 1882    Matthew Shields

 

1882 – 1897    George Logan

 

1897 – 1901    Charles Harrison

 

1901 – 1902    Henry Harrison

 

 

The building still stands, and is still operated as a pub