Memories of Ashington
My mother's family lived in the Milburn Road area of Ashington from the 1920s. My mother met my father, a Londoner serving in the Army stationed at Acklington or thereabouts at the end of WW2. They married in Morpeth and subequently moved to London in 1948 where I was born. I have many wonderful memories of annual holidays in Ashington from the 1950s to 1980s when the last of the immediate family died. I recall the Wallaw Cinema next to Ashington Bus Station, and there was also a cinema at the end of Milburn Road opposite the White Elephant Public House, near to St. John's Church in Newbiggin Road. I also remember the store Walter Wilsons, and a butcher's shop at the White Elephant end of Milburn Road which ...Read full memory
Can anyone name the shops from this end towards the far end.
Lived in North Seaton and remember clearly the excitement (and danger), of crossing the bridge by the boards underneath the bridge; especially when the train driver would see us and deliberately let off steam overhead.
My nana & grandad lived in Pont St, we used to shop at Walter Wilkins, for best butter, cut in a slab. I live in Australia, but my heart, is still in that corner were I used to walk up to the bait box (fish & chip shop) where Nana used to work. Happy days, happy days.