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Re: Blackie Boy Renamed, They are being wise.
Coffee Johnny was a blacksmith and bare knuckle boxer, who was born in Winlaton and is mentioned in the 6th verse of 'The Blaydon Races'. Ryton being just along the road from Blaydon and Winlaton so its nice to see the name being kept alive.
Recommended Local History websites.