In Northern England:
- 1930: Founding of Gateshead AFC football club.
- June 1930: the Art Deco style Rendezvous Cafe built in Whitley Bay
- 2nd July 1930: Opening of Constantine Technical College in Middlesbrough, which developed into Teesside University
- 21st September 1930: birth of Bob Stokoe; football player for Newcastle United and later manager for Sunderland AFC.
- 6th December 1930; launch of HMS Bulldog from Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend.