Out now – one of the biggest Villageguides in the series, packed with fascinating stories and archive photos of everything that is interesting in Blyth.
Village guides are a unique new series of guides designed for the iPhone and iPads. They allow both the casual visitor and the long-time resident to have a fascinating insight into the past by telling the story of villages through text, audio and superb archive photographs.
Set in the North-East of England, they bring the region’s particular mix of industrial and medieval past to light in a way that traditional guide books cannot match. They also have very useful information for the visitor such as listing where to park or finding out where the nearest cash-point is. Plus you can also find out somewhere great to eat.
This village guide covers Blyth, describing thirty-five fascinating buildings or sites to go and look at. It has over one hundred and seventy-five photographs and illustrations, many of which are archive photos that are seldom seen and the story behind each site is available thirty-five unique recordings to listen to and enjoy as you walk around and explore.
• Learn about Blyth’s earliest history and and possible Roman connections.
• Unearth where the earliest fishing village used to be.
• Discover what made Blyth big and successful.
• Trace the path of the first Waggonways.
• Uncover the stories behind the towns oldest buildings.
• Find out what went on in No.11 Bath Terrace.
• Explore buildings such as the Methodist Central Hall, the Railway Station and the Central Cinema, all of which have come and are now gone.
• Hear about Blyth’s connection with Laural and Hardy, or more recently Ant and Dec.
• Rediscover the architectural jewels of Blyth that still exist such as the Blyth Harbour Commissioners Offices, the Post Office and the Bonded Warehouse.
I hope that you enjoy it and that it encourages you to try out other village guides in the series, such as Lynemouth, Cresswell or Newbiggin-by-the Sea.
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