Historic maps of Cambois and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Cambois maps
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Memories of Cambois
Visiting Aunt And Uncle in Cambois in The 1950's
Highlight of visiting grandparents in Blyth, was visit to Aunt Jean and Uncle George Paynter in Cambois. Walking down to the beach, playing with my brother on the sand and then back to Aunt Jean and Uncle George's home for a lovely meal. My favourite was bacon and egg pie! They were lovely people, always had time to play with us and tell us stories about their lives. Sadly, they both died some time ago. However, I will always remember their kindness to me and my brother. They had a daughter called Mona. It would be nice to know if there are any friends or relatives who remember these people.
The Year I Left The Village I Was Born in
I was born in North Seaton Colliery and have very happy memories of my childhood and all the people who were part of my life. I left at 16 to work in Newcastle, the beach was perfect, never have I had such happy times, picking winkles and fishing for dabs. Brenda Hudson as was.
My Life Time at North Seaton Colliery
I was born in Ashington in 1940 and moved to 10 Wood Row, North Seaton Colliery with my mam and dad Sadie and Harry Seymour, my brother Gordon and sister Joan. I remember that the street was full of rats and mice and caught scarlet feaver aged 7, the hygiene then was absolutely disgusting. I was admitted to Pity Me Hospital for 6 weeks, the worst time of my life. I think we moved to 14 East Street about 1957 or 58, a much better place to live although still with pretty basic facilities. Next door at number 13 were the Costellos, with the Cummings at number 12. My dad was well known as the 'The Dog Man' as he had whippets and greyhounds and could fix any ailment which a dog would have. I would walk the dogs 3 miles each night, about 4 or 5 at at a time, for my pocket money and would supplement that with throwing coals into the coal house. I attended the little... Read more
The Best Place in The Area to Live
I live in what remains of the old colliery village - some of the old folks still live there to this day.
Last year we had the 150th aniversary celebrations and I took lots of photos of the folks who attended, some current residents and some who returned especially for the day. Albert Bell was one of those who returned and is a smashing old fellow, in his 90's and still as fit as a fiddle.
Even though there is little left of the community - the spirit still exisits and I am now into my 8th year of living here and it would have to be something very very good indeed to get me to move away from here. I love it
From 1944 to 1957
I came to North Seaton Colliery in 1944 when my father K.C.Macfarlane got the Unit Engineer's position. (he was a qualified marine engineer and left the sea around 1928 some time after he got married to my mother Cissie) The general strike was on and after digging tram lines up in Whitley Bay he eventually got a job as a fitter at Seaton Delaval colliery. At first we lived in New Hartley at 57 Melton Terrace and later at 19 Bristol Street. My earliest memory as a child (4 years old) was going on the crossbar of my Dad's bike to collect his 'coal' ticket. At first it was just me and my brother Ken ( who was epilectic) but we were joined by my brothers Gordon and Rodney and eventually my sister Pamela. When Iwas 11years old I had just passed the 11 plus and should have gone to Blyth Grammar School but my Dad got the unit Engineer's job at Dinnington Colliery (now Brunswick Village) near Wideopen and... Read more
A Small Childs Memorys of North Seaton
I was born Patricia Gowans in 1957. My mam was Ettie Humble, my dad was John Gowans and we lived 3 Third Single Row with my nana and grandad Gowans. My dad worked at the pit till it closed, then he went to Ellington where he worked till he retired. I remember North Seaton with great affection. I used to go blackberry picking with my dad down the Dean. We all had outside nettys and old tin baths. Everyone knew you and everyone was very freindly. My mam's mum, my nana Humble, lived 10 West Street and my sister Mary lived with her. My mam's sister Mary lived in East Street, she married George Cummings and had John, Betty and Gladys (my cousins). My dad's brothers and their wives all lived in the village too. There was Harry and Mary Gowans, Bobby and Betty Gowans and Andy and Jean Gowans, so we all visited each other a lot. I remember going with my dad to the pay office to get... Read more
I was born in North Seaton in 1943, very fond memories of the time growing up and of the beach at the mouth of the Wansbeck. Memories also of Ashington as a teenager, I left the area in 1962 but still return regularly to visit .