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The information on this section of the website has been researched and compiled by BRIC creative writers, supported by local historian Gordon Smith, a member of Blyth Local History Society.

PEOPLE
John ‘Scribe’ Fraser

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    Writer and publisher
Richard Fynes Listen to what Gordon has to say on this topic     From mine worker to theatre owner
Willie Horn Listen to what Gordon has to say on this topic     Evangelist and shoemaker
Matty Tate Listen to what Gordon has to say on this topic     The Pitman Poet
The Tearle Brothers Listen to what Gordon has to say on this topic     Actors and theatrical producers

EVENTS
The Growth of the Unions


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    The miners’ struggle
Jubilee Year Listen to what Gordon has to say on this topic     Not everybody celebrated
Miners and Measles Listen to what Gordon has to say on this topic     Strikes and sickness
A Town of Coal and Ships Listen to what Gordon has to say on this topic     Blyth’s yards and docks

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