Blyth United Reformed Church to close after 130 years

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    Evening Chronicle, 8th December, 2008. "...the United Reformed Church in Blyth town centre is to close its doors because not enough people are coming through them and the upkeep of its Grade II listed building has become too much....The Waterloo Road church opened more than 130 years ago – in 1876 – to the unbridled joy of the Presbyterians who had previously been worshipping in a rope warehouse on Port of Blyth land....This weekend the church staged its final bazaar, which will be followed by a programme of events to mark its final months. Bill Thompson, the church historian, said: “There is just a small congregation left of more than 40 people in a Grade II building which is very expensive to maintain. A recent repair to the spire cost £18,000. “The people of Blyth have been very saddened by this, as so many of them have had weddings and christenings here."...
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    Link: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/blyth-united-reformed-church-close-1478453
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