I’ve always wanted to try and show Blyth for what it really is, it deserves to be recognised for it’s fascinating past and bright future instead of the one-time ‘drugs capital of the north east’; just another northern ex pit town.
It’s got a huge history, the port of Blyth dates from the 12th century, since then it’s been known for it’s coal exports and ship building. Shockingly, almost nobody knows that a local man, William Smith, discovered Antarctica. As for the future, Blyth is a growing hub for renewable energy projects and testing, there’s so many windmills it’s great. A little bit of Get Carter was filmed here as well.