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indexUnveiling of Memorial
See the Order of Service that was used on Saturday 9th July 1921 at the unveiling ceremony of the memorial to the men who served and fell in The Great War, 1914 - 1918, located at Newbiggin Colliery crossroads.

A chronological table of the main events which have shaped Newbiggin by the Sea.

Images Then and Now
Side by side comparisons of historic photographs of Newbiggin with their modern day equivalent.

Heritage Trail
Newbiggin by the Sea is a fascinating place. It may appear at first to be a strange mixture of buildings, but on closer inspection, it is a wonderful reflection of changing lifestyles and industry. Click here to read about the village's main historical points of interest as you are taken on a guided walk around the village.

applebyMemories of Childhood
John Appleby (right) now living in Christchurch, New Zealand, recalls the highs and lows of growing up in Newbiggin by the Sea in the 1920s. His fascinating memories paint a vivid picture of that time, and the way of life that existed then. This material is privided exclusively to us as extracts from John's forthcoming autobiography.

The Growth of a Community
Maps charting the expansion and development of Newbiggin by the Sea from 1860 to the Present Day

Historical Publications
Clich here to find out about books and information sources about the history of Newbiggin by the Sea - order direct from the supplier, or from a range of other outlets..

heitage centreThe Heritage Centre
Newbiggin's own local history centre, situated at the Northern end of the promenade, hosts a permanent exhibition of local information and artefacts.

Snippets and Oddments
Various bits and pieces of information, articles and writings on Newbiggin's past, collected in a random and ad-hoc manner for your general interest and amusement...

Perceptions of our Past
The information site of the Local Heritage Initiative, detailing the work that has gone into the

Medieval Fayre of St Bartholomew.

Keys to the Past

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