As part of my putting Bedlington on the map here are a few fun facts!

Bedlington, Northumberland is a historic town with origins dating back to Saxon times. At the heart of the town is Front Street which follows a ridge from the River Blyth to the A1068 roundabout. Most of the buildings date from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries when it supported an ironworks, engine works and several collieries. 

In the late 18th and 19th centuries, the area which is now Dene Park was of worldwide importance in the production of railway lines and steam locomotives. Sir Daniel Gooch the famous locomotive engineer was born in Bedlington in 1816.

The first recorded use of a Penny Black stamp was on a letter sent to Bedlington Ironworks in 1840.

Bedlington has its own conservation area.

The town has its own breed of dog, the Bedlington terrier.

The current church dates back from the 12th Century.

An 18th Century stone obelisk marks the site of the historic Market Place.

The V R Post Box is one of the oldest in Northumberland.

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