North Blyth, Base of North Side Staithes

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    "These staithes are later 19th century in date. Railways from the surrounding area would have transported coal from the many collieries to here, before it's loading into collier ships. The various map editions show a series of mooring and signal posts through time for the direction of the ships and the trains. The staithes here are a long line. Elsewhere they are noted as being end-on or span inlets of the river shore for the ease of continuous movement of the trains or wagons employed. These are some of the last remaining staithes in this area of Northumberland." Photo and description by Les Hull, 2010, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    Geograph.org.uk
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    Geograph (Geograph)
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    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1743254
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 3 years, 11 months ago
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