Northumberland has a beautiful and rich history which is steeped in religion and socialism. This wonderful and beautiful place has been voted one of the most beautiful places to live in all of the UK which really says something about not only the history but also of how wonderful and beautiful this place actually is. One of the most notable things that Northumberland is known for was really starting the industrial revolution via its coal mining.
They were absolutely widespread all over the lands the coal mines were until the late 70’s and early 80’s when widespread closures took place and it really sent one of the largest coal mining towns into almost ruin because if they couldn’t make money by mining they had to find jobs elsewhere. It happens many times where a town or village is started due to a natural resource be it gold, coal or even natural gas and while there is this natural mineral people will flock to that part of the town and it will flourish until the peak ends and people are left in the dust because there is no longer jobs for them so they leave and this leaves the town without the resources to sustain itself.
Thankfully this didn’t happen here because not only did the people flourish but they found new ways to provide for themselves and their community.
In the early part of the 1990’s tourism began to spike because people realized that this was such a wonderful place to visit. It boasts some of the most interesting museums and libraries that the UK has to offer. It has interactive displays about the area’s history which allows people from all over the world to get to know where they are visiting. This is really important to the people who live there.
This kind of tourism means that the word can be spread about their culture and history to a whole new generation of people who might be interested in coming and visiting the beautiful area. After the unemployment rate hit a high people realized that they could commute to and from Newcastle which brought in a whole new population to the area which has really transformed the way that people live and work in the area.
There are arts and heritage societies which teach the children in this area about their ancestors and this is really important to the people who have lived there their entire lives. Carrying on area specific arts and crafts is a great way to help the new generations to feel as if they are connected to something bigger than themselves. Music is very important and so is sports and this is reflected in the beautiful music center and sports complexes which offers people the opportunity to not only play their favorite games but also to show off what they can do on teams in front of other people.http://www.northumberlandview.ca/index.php?module=news&type=user&func=display&sid=28158 It is hands down the best place to live in the UK.