Market Square, Lynemouth
|Lynemouth shown within Northumberland|
|Population||1,858 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
Lynemouth is a village in Northumberland, England. It is 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Ashington, and is close to the village of Ellington, which is to the north west. The village was built close to coal mines.
Lynemouth and the surrounding industrial area played an important role in the 1985 feature-length docudrama Seacoal about the seacoalers, who made a living from collecting waste coal from the beach. A series of photographs within the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award–winning book In Flagrante (1988) by Chris Killip shows the work and life of the seacoalers here; a greater number were published in 2011 in the book Seacoal.[n 1]
Also, the village can be seen in the 2000 film Billy Elliot. Lynemouth Cemetery doubles as Everington Cemetery, in which Elliot's mother is buried. The colliery, which was demolished in 2005, can be seen in scenes filmed at the cemetery.
- Chris Killip, Seacoal (Göttingen: Steidl, 2011; ISBN 3-86930-256-9).
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Chris Killip: Skinningrove: A film by Michael Almereyda", New York Review of Books, 22 July 2014. Accessed 27 November 2014.
- Gerry Badger, Chris Killip (London: Phaidon, 2001; ISBN 0-7148-4028-9), pp. 72–89.
- "Dying for someone to take care of cemetery; Plea for landowners to clean up overgrown graveyard" - Evening Chronicle, 22 July 2008
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
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