Blythe Bridge shown within Staffordshire
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
Blythe Bridge is so called as it is built around the site of a bridge over the River Blithe (spelt differently from the name of the village itself), a small river which passes directly through the village.
It has a high school, sixth form college and library, as well as a public house, The Black Cock situated on Uttoxeter Road. The Smithfield and The White Cock were demolished due to the construction of two housing estates, one at each location. The village also has a wide range of services available including: a bakery, post office, mortgage shop, betting shop, newsagents, motor garage, dentist, GP surgery, shoeshop, a few hairdressers and some fast-food outlets. The library is joined to Blythe Bridge High School and Blythe Bridge Youth Centre. As of January 2014, the Duke of Wellington Pub now serves as a Tesco Express after its closure as a pub in early 2013.
Blythe Bridge is covered by The Blythe and Forsbrook Times, a weekly newspaper. It is produced by Times, Echo and Life Publications (established 1896), which publish the only independent family owned and run newspapers in North Staffordshire.
- Blythe Bridge High School and College
- Springcroft Primary School
- Forsbrook Primary School
- William Amory Primary School
Train services are available at Blythe Bridge railway station, which was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on 7 August 1848, on the Crewe to Derby railway line. The station buildings and signal box have been demolished.
A Heritage railway, Foxfield Light Railway operate north of the village, with the southern terminus, Caverswall Road, being 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north of the main line station along Blythe Bridge Road.
The nearby Meir Aerodrome closed in 1973 and the land was used to build the large Meir Park housing estate.
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (September 2011)|
Famous People from Blythe Bridge
- Simon Barfoot. Prominent Trade Unionist for the Train Drivers Union ASLEF.
- Sutherland Brothers wrote Rod Stewarts hit Sailing purported to have lived there.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Blythe Bridge.|
|This Staffordshire location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|