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Whitley Bay & Tynemouth Guide 2009 Archive

Bill Midgley lives in Whitley Bay and has long been a high-profile figure in the North East business community. In 2009, Bill was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.
Introduction to 2009 Guide
by Bill Midgley
Whilst Whitley Bay may have been at the height of its popularity in the first half of the Twentieth Century, the early years of the Twenty First Century is really the time to rediscover the delights of our beautiful coastline and its immediate hinterland.

From the iconic Lighthouse at the north of the town through the fabulous beaches of Whitley Bay itself, the delights of Cullercoats Bay and the Longsands of Tynemouth, the area has far more to offer than many of its rivals as a coastal resort.

The whole coastline is regenerating and whilst it retains its natural beauty it now provides interest, entertainment and surprises for the young and not so young.

Our beaches, with their blue flag awards, are the envy of many would-be rivals with Tynemouth Longsands in particular proving a delight and surprise for those who have never visited the area.

Our long history can be seen at Tynemouth Priory and its association with the ancient kingdom of Northumbria, dominating the Tyne estuary which has been so important in the creation of the wealth of the North East.

The Arts are well catered for, whilst amateur dramatics are a regular and important part of our culture; indeed the refurbishment of our Playhouse in Whitley Bay is near completion bringing with it fresh opportunities.

Restaurants abound from locations on the Fish Quay to the multi-ethnic cuisine of Tynemouth Village and Whitley Bay sea front.

With continuing attraction for sports groups including football competitions and, of a surprise to some, extensive surfing, which is virtually unrivalled in Britain, the range of attractions continue to thrill.

French street markets and the niche shopping areas of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth also provide an unrivalled delight for those who require a little rest from the abundance of sea and sand.

The North Tyneside Coast is not only the resort of today, it is the resort for the future, one of the North East's best kept secrets but perhaps not for too long!
 
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