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Britannia George Bernard Shaw is local family-run removals company providing home moves in Blyth for over 40 years, wherever you are moving to.
We offer a comprehensive removal service for home and business moves, so if you are looking for Blyth removals then look no further than Britannia GBS.
As a family owned removals company, our range of removal and storage services are tailored suit your needs, so you can include our packing services or use storage facilities, if required. Whether you are moving down the road, further afield in the UK or even abroad then, our highly-trained friendly team can help with your move, ensuring it is as stress-free as possible.
Moving to Blyth
If you are moving to Blyth, then you have chosen a friendly community located on the coast, with a busy port. Many love living in Blyth for constant access to wide expanses of sandy beach, the redeveloped town centre, and some residential areas that are ideal for families.
Due to the coal mining, ship building, fishing, and railway industries, Blyth flourished in the 18th century. Today, the harbour is still exceptionally busy, handling 1.5 million tonnes of cargo each year. However, the skyline is now bequeathed with wind turbines that generate electricity for the National Grid.
Blyth town centre has a mix of properties, the majority of which were built during Blyth’s heyday as a coal and fishing hub. Most are Victorian or Edwardian and, towards the south, there are a number of terraces, villas, and semi-detached homes. Regeneration started in Blyth during the 1990’s so do not be surprised to see a variety of new-builds. Out towards the west of Blyth are many 1960’s and 70’s terraces and semi-detached family homes.
The average property price in Blyth has not changed much over last few years with terraced houses being the most popular, with an average selling price of £115K, Semi-detached homes £141K and detached properties averaging £270K.
Schools in Blyth
There are six primary schools in Blyth, but some are significantly better than others. Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Morpeth Road Primary Academy, and Newsham Primary School all received ‘good’ in their latest Ofsted report. However, Horton Grange Primary School is deemed ‘outstanding’.
There is just one secondary school in Blyth; The Blyth Academy which ‘requires improvement’. However, Bede Academy is an all-through school in Blyth, for ages three to 18, and were awarded ‘good’.
Blyth Transport Links
Located on the coast, Blyth relies on the network of A roads surrounding it. Newcastle is just a 30-minute drive away and Blyth is served by a multitude of local and regional buses.
Blyth railway station closed in 1964 and now the nearest station is a 17-minute drive away, in Cramlington. Services from this station are limited, travelling to Morpeth and Newcastle on the East Coast Main Line.