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George Blyth Family History

George Blyth genealogy 1875-1964

GEORGE BLYTH was the first child of Charles Blyth(e) and Elizabeth English, who were married sometime during the 2nd quarter (April-June) of 1875. According to the 1939 Register of England and Wales, he was born on 27 May 1875. Assuming this is accurate, this entails that Elizabeth was pregnant at the time of her marriage. George was subsequently baptised on 25July 1875 at Belford, Northumberland. At that time, his father Charles was a farm labourer living at Twizels Village.

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Coffee Morning 2023 Advance Notice

Advance notice: coffee morning 2023

We are pleased to announce that the Breamish Hall Heritage Project that began in October 2021 has completed successfully! We’ve managed to gather some fascinating history about the village hall in Powburn, supported with several new documents and photographs. To celebrate the conclusion, we’d like to share our findings at a Coffee Morning to be held – of course – in the Breamish Hall.

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Photos Needed (Heritage Project)

Photos needed of two events

The Breamish Hall Heritage Project that began in October 2021 is coming to its end. Graham Williamson and May Wilson have collected together a number of images and documents that help to record a history of the Breamish Hall in Powburn. However, there are two events for which we have no suitable images/photos:

  • Opening of Breamish Hall 1974
  • Bus crash in Crawley Dene 1980
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Wholesale Rabbit and Game Dealer

Yes…it’s true!

In the article entitled ‘The Old Powburn Shop’, I noted the following:

“In the ‘Powburn Golden Jubilee Cookbook’, there is an unattributed claim that Andrew Thompson’s grocer shop was “specialising in wholesale rabbit and game”. 

Well, we now have evidence that this was the case. May Wilson, who compiled the cookbook, has recently bought a set of three postcards. One of these is a business postcard for the Powburn Shop:

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