Talk:Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

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"Importing" from Skegness[edit]

Doesn't "importing" imply international trade? Northumberland and Skegness were both in the same country last I looked! 86.132.141.14 (talk) 01:13, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Whilst the use of the term was not mine, I would argue that "importing" doesn't necessarily imply international trade. "I live in the north west of Scotland, and have in my fridge clotted cream imported from Aberdeenshire." "I live in London, and my custard is imported from Devon." "Transported" might seem preferable, but I think that to argue that "imported" is actually wrong might imply an acceptance of national borders only, whereas regional borders might have substance too. In this case, I believe that the material arrived from Skegness via the sea, which might also complicate the issue. Alrewas (talk) 12:32, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Religious Sites[edit]

I have expanded the text in the Religious Sites section, as St Mary the Virgin and St Bartholomew's both feature prominently in Newbiggin's history. I have also added two photographs of those churches to the article. The quality of the two photographs in my collection is not the best: if somebody else has a better image of either of those churches, feel free!

In the long run, both churches will, in addition, need their own articles, as each has a long history.Alrewas (talk) 12:36, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Have now significantly expanded the Religious Sites section, to encompass the Salvation Army, the Presbyterian and Methodist traditions and the Apostolic Church, all of which have/have had long associations with Newbiggin. I feel that it's good for Wikipedia articles about UK towns to reflect not just the Anglican and Catholic input (or, in the case of Scotland, Wales and NI, they should reflect not just the Presbyterian/Congregational/Episcopal/Catholic), but also the UK's varied Nonconformist heritage. I hope similarly to expand the Religious Sites sections of other WP articles over the next few years.

I have been unable to locate any historical information at all about St Mary's Roman Catholic on Front Street. Can anybody help?

In the case of the Apostolic Church which has now closed in Newbiggin, there is very little information online, and I had to phone their former contact in Newbiggin (and I did so as I was researching Newbiggin for another purpose at the time) to establish a few of the facts. I don't know how such a source might be referenced in a WP article? I certainly have no reason whatsoever to doubt my source, which was the horse's mouth, so to speak.Alrewas (talk) 18:48, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Newbiggin Fishing Disaster[edit]

Have inserted a mention of the Disaster into the Landmarks section. Have not referenced this as information can be found at existing reference number 7 (Newbiggin Community Website).Alrewas (talk) 13:32, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

In Landmarks, have also mentioned the brand new Newbiggin Maritime Centre, which is a very significant addition to the town.Alrewas (talk) 14:59, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Governance[edit]

Have added the Governance section, as a previous contributor had rightly referred to Woodhorn Church as "the oldest building in Wansbeck", but there was no other mention of Wansbeck in the article, so I had to add the Governance section to let the reader know what Wansbeck actually is.Alrewas (talk) 15:41, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

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