I'm sure that the 'original' Blyth services were signed as Granada by the late 1970s, and not as Blue Star (who surely were the same as the forecourt operator; indeed, the present Blue Star, presumably a successor company, claims to have 300 'motorway' sites: Blue Star --Matthewb6323 (talk) 20:30, 24 January 2015 (GMT)
Still certain that the original Blyth services northbound were a Granada by the late 1970s, and also that the two sites operated simultaneously for two months after the southbound one opened... but still haven't found documentary proof! --Matthewb6323 (talk) 00:32, 2 November 2016 (GMT)
- I have no evidence to argue with you, except to say it's strange there are no references to this - but that's hardly unprecedented in our research.
- What I do know is that before the A1(M), there was the Hilltop Café here, which I gather was a family-run affair. There was some debate about whether it should be allowed access to the new road. This was saved from destruction and may well have gone on to become the Blue Star Café, but I don't know who's hands it fell in to.
- Johnathan404 (talk) 12:04, 2 November 2016 (GMT)