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Seghill (Northumberland)

Seghill shown within Northumberland
Population 2950
OS grid reference NZ2874
District Blyth Valley
Shire county Northumberland
Region North East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Cramlington
Postcode district NE23
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
European Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Blyth Valley
List of places: UKEnglandNorthumberland

Coordinates: 55°04'N 1°34'W? / ?55.06, -1.56

Seghill is a small village located on the Northumberland border and is the county boundary between Northumberland and Tyne and Wear and is included within the Borough of Blyth Valley in Northumberland between the villages of Seaton Delaval and Annitsford, approximately 8 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.


[edit] Councillors

The local Councillor for Seghill is Elsie Harvey, representing the Labour party. Seghill and the surrounding area is considered a traditional Labour stronghold, in keeping with its mining history.

[edit] Seghill Streets

Seghill Primitive Methodist Church on Main Street.
Seghill Primitive Methodist Church on Main Street.

There are three main streets in Seghill. Main Street has a the Netherfield Surgery, Local Spar Shop (With Post Office), A small newsagents, Seghill Methodist Church, several take-away shops and a barbers and hairdressers. On Front Street there are Shiremoor Compressors Ltd and Seghill Comrades Club. On Barrass Ave, There is the Seghill Social Club. Another local pub, The Blake Arms, is situated in the streets of Blaketown.

[edit] Seghill Railway

Seghill used to have a railway station but in November 1964 the government closed it along with the rest of the passenger services on the Blyth & Tyne route north of Backworth. It currently has a level crossing which sees the occasional goods train.

[edit] Seghill Welfare Field

Seghill Welfare Field
Seghill Welfare Field

On the Welfare field Seghill Rugby and Football Club regularly practice on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The Annual Gala and Fair is held on the Welfare Field. It is a chance for the whole village to enjoy an otherwise normal day. It gives younger children of the village the chance to ride on floats, compete in races and fancy dress competitions and of course enjoy the amusements and attractions, provided by the Seghill Treats Committee. In the Summer months, when the nights are light, AFC Seghill can also be found training on the welfare field.

[edit] 1st Seghill Scouts

Next to the Welfare Field there is a small scout hut where 1st Seghill Scouts meet on a Monday Night.

[edit] Seghill Schools

Seghill First School, opened in 1932 as a Senior School
Seghill First School, opened in 1932 as a Senior School

There are two schools in Seghill. Seghill First School is a small first school which covers Reception to Year 4 is run by Northumberland County Council. There is also Atkinson House EBD School.

[edit] Seghill Pit

Seghill used to be a busy pit village within the Northumberland Coalfield, however the Coal Mine has been closed for many years. The folk song "Blackleg Miner", as covered by Steeleye Span, originates from the area and contains the lyric, "Dinna gang near the Seghill mine/ Across the way, they stretch a line/ To catch the throat and break the spine/ Of the dirty blackleg miner." .

[edit] AFC Seghill

Formed in 2007, AFC Seghill play in the Community Champions League. The league consists of teams from North of the Tyne and games take place on a Sunday afternoon. Managed and Captained by Ian Clark, Seghill had a good first season finishing 3rd in the league, just one place below a playoff position. On April 6th 2008 Seghill played in the NK Cup Final against Sports For Youth in sub zero conditions. Despite losing 2 players to the cold in the 2nd half Seghill came from behind twice to win the game 3-2 and claim their first piece of silverware in their rookie season.

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