Acomb, The Village c.1955

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Caption for Acomb, the Village c1955: Acomb was once a centre for the lead-mining industry. An old building dating from 1730 is still known as the barracks, a name said to derive from its use as a lodging house for lead miners.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Acomb


I wonder if anyone remembers my grandfather, Cecil Johnstone? He lived at 22 Orchard Avenue, Acomb during the 1950's. He worked as a Hexham (Moffat's) bus driver, and his wife was called Maud (nee Dart). During the 50's Maud owned & operated the bus station Café, where most of the bus driver's and conductors spent their (...Read full memory)

Does anyone have any memories of Wilma Rutherford? I know she lived in Acomb around the 1960s. She was my mother. I would be grateful for any momory no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to you. What was she like? Who was she friends with? etc. Thank you in anticipation.

when I see the photo Acomb the Village, I remember living opposite the Queen's Arms Hotel, with my family Chris and Lucy Henderson, my uncle Billy and Aunt Elizabeth and mam Mary. I was born there in 1955

Norman was my father and I know he was born in Acomb Northumberland at Middle Farm February 1910. I am trying to trace his roots and would be grateful if anyone has any information.

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Caption for Acomb, the Village c1955: Acomb was once a centre for the lead-mining industry. An old building dating from 1730 is still known as the barracks, a name said to derive from its use as a lodging house for lead miners.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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