Historic Seaham

The Council believe there are a lot of interesting facts surrounding the beginnings of Seaham as a town. In the following pages we hope you find some useful historical details which entice you to perhaps think of delving more into the history of Seaham.

Old Seaham and Seaham Hall

Seaham Harbour

Industrial Expansion

Economic Downturn

Years of Optimism

Between the Wars

Post War Redevelopment

Recent Years

Lord Byron's Walk

George Gordon (Lord) Byron (1788-1824)
We'll go no more a-roving

So, we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a-roving
By the light of the moon.