Click on the headings below for information on the various topics. Photo right - old Blaydon, with thanks to ISeeGateshead on-line archive, and, below, Jack Percy's Toy Shop in old Blaydon and the delightful preserved Path Head Water Mill.

The Blaydon Races
Canny Old Blaydon
The Keelmen
Crowley's Crew, Winlaton
Joseph Cowen (father and son)
Blaydon Burn
The Cowen Brick
The Spike - Blaydon Haughs - Part 1 of 5 (General History)
The Spike - Blaydon Haughs - Part 2 of 5 (Spike Castle - Turret Place)
The Spike - Blaydon Haughs - Part 3 of 5 (Two poems by Dora Kirvan nee Amos)
The Spike - Blaydon Haughs - Part 4 of 5 (Memories by Edith Robson - The Spike, Childhood and Work)
The Spike - Blaydon Haughs - Part 5 of 5 (Ray Cameron's Photograph Collection)
Blaydon Railway History
Scotswood/Blaydon Bridges
Summerhouse Hill aka The Summerhill
Path Head Watermill
The Lead Road
Axwell Hall
White City
Blaydon and Winlaton 2012
Blaydon Model Aero Club (early 1950s)

If you find this history interesting you might be interested also in my CD 'A Legend Evermore' - a series of songs telling the evolving story of this area of Tyneside which has such a truly remarkable history. Just click on the link below for more information.
A Legend Evermore CD

Roly Veitch
Updated 27th September 2021

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