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Printable colour leaflet 'Lost Industrial Blaydon' including guided walk

Early Tyneside Industrialism: the Lower Derwent & Blaydon Burn Valleys - academic essay by Clavering & Rounding.

Early Blaydon

Old Blaydon

Maughan's History of Blaydon

The Spike - Blaydon Haughs

Digital Voices film The Spike

Blaydon and the Lead Industry

Blaydon Railway History


Path Head Watermill

Blaydon and Winlaton War Memorial Project


The Road to Blaydon part 1 - film about Scotswood Road

The Road to Blaydon Part 2

Winlaton and District Local History Society.  A History of Blaydon.  Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council.  1975.

Allen, Joan.  Joseph Cowen and Popular Radicalism on Tyneside 1829-1900 Merlin Press. 2007.

Todd, Nigel.  The Militant Democracy:  Joseph Cowen and Victorian Radicalism.  Bewick Press. 1991.

The Cowen family

Joseph Cowen in a nutshell

Radical Tyneside

The Life and Speeches of Joseph Cowen M.P. by E.R.Jones

Joseph Cowen on Newcastle University blog

An Archaeological Survey of Blaydon Burn

Journal of the North East Labour History Society


Blaydon and the Lead Industry

Blaydon Then & Now

The Spike - Blaydon Haughs

The Spike Castle

Film of the 1962 Blaydon Races Festival 

Blaydon Races Song sung by Roley Veitch

The Blaydon Races Hotel

Film about the demolition of Blaydon

Maps and explanation of the demolition of old Blaydon on Roly's website

Pathe film of the opening of the new Scotswood Bridge in 1967

'Then and Now' Photograph Slide show by Dennis Shaw 

The documents below were researched and written by Dennis Shaw and posted to the Old Blaydon and Winlaton page on Facebook, along with many and varied fascinating photographs.  With Dennis's permission, I save them as Word documents and have collected them here for reference. 

Dennis's website is no longer directly available, but if you click here, you will see an archived version.

The Early History of Blaydon and Winlaton to 1297

History of Blaydon & Winlaton Part 2, 1600 -

Cromwell, Clockburn Lonnen & Crowley

1780 - 1789

1800 - 1820

1820 - 1829

1830 - 1839

1840 - 1849

1850 - 1859

1860 - 1869

1870 - 1879

1880 - 1889

1900 - 1909

1910 - 1920



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