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Birtley, Tyne and Wear
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Birtley and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Belgians In Birtley.

Few people are aware of the part Birtley, Tyne Wear, (part of County Durham in those days ) played in the Great War of 1914 - 1918. Belgium in 1914 was occupied by the German Army, and thousands of refugees fled to Britain where they settled until the end of the war. This posed problems for the authorities as to ...Read full memory

A memory of Birtley by ranorwood