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Newbiggin by the Sea Coal mine (stock image)

The Nadir of Newbiggin by the Sea in Northumberland

The Nadir of Newbiggin by the Sea The environmental issues. When I returned to live in Newbiggin by the Sea in 1975, after a fifteen year absence, I had fond memories of the beach and the promenade that stretched across…
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British Volt andNewbiggin by the Sea Bay Project

British Volt and the Newbiggin by the Sea Bay Project

Making way for the future of Newbiggin by the Sea. British Volt is the catalyst for bringing further Inward investment on a huge scale along with the expansion of the New Nissan Plant If the forecast, 3,000 employees are paid…
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My early recollections of a WW2 air raid shelter

James Alan Thompson. World War 2. Earliest Recollections circa 1941

James Alan Thompson. World War 2. Earliest recollections circa 1941 My earliest recollections of WW2 are the blast of the sirens which would raise the alarm across the town. The noise was unmissable-an air raid warning-the German bombers were coming. …
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Memorial Park Newbiggin by the Sea

Memorial Park and the Social and Environmental decline now reversed in Newbiggin by the Sea.

Memorial Park and the Campaigns and Projects which ‘reversed’ the social and environmental decline of Newbiggin by the Sea. Memorial Park In the 1970's Memorial Park was shabby and rundown. It was built in the 1920’s, after World War one…
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Covid 19 in Newbiggin by the Sea

A Better Future after Covid 19

A BETTER FUTURE AFTER COVID 19 As we emerge from the dreadful consequences of the Covid 19 virus we can look back with a sigh of relief. When we contemplate the quality of our lives during that period, we can…
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Newbiggin by the Sea Bay

What a difference a Year makes in Newbiggin by the Sea

What a difference a year makes! In January 2020, people in Newbiggin by the Sea were in warm, sunny climes enjoying a holiday abroad with people from across Europe. Having escaped the winter weather of the North East for two…
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