Local Last coal exporting staithes - 1993 Home

In 2006 Blyth began IMPORTING coal from Eastern Europe to the refurbished Battleship Wharf

THEN that stopped, as it proved cheaper to import the coal to Liverpool and Glasgow and bring it to the power stations by rail. NOW coal from Stobbswood open cast mine in Northumberland is brought to Battleship Wharf by lorry and loaded onto trains.