Allenheads, Northumberland
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Allenheads and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Falls

I spent many happy hours here, and our house was just up the road from here so I didn't have far to go and have great fun.

Our Home For 30+ Years

Mam and Dad, Lizzie and Edwin Ridley, moved into Slaghill (the cottage on the right of the picture) in 1948 when I was 3 years old. Dad died there in December 1978 and Mam moved up to Chapel Cottages soon afterwards. There were 3 of us children living there originally - Margaret, Yvonne and myself. My 2 elder brothers ...Read full memory

A memory of Allenheads by Evelyn Jones

Mrs Brown's Shop

Mrs Brown's shop, at the far left of the picture, is where Mam used to take us for our weekly treat on a Saturday - to choose some sweets from a large selection in a line of big glass jars with ornate lids. Mrs Brown would put them in the shiny pan on her scales, adding the little bronze weights on the balance to get the ...Read full memory

A memory of Allenheads by Evelyn Jones