Place:Lynemouth, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.217°N 1.533°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoMorpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
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Lynemouth is a village in Northumberland, England. It is 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.

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.

To the south of the village is the Alcan Lynemouth Aluminium Smelter and power station.

Research Tips

  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.
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