Alnmouth, General View c.1955

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Caption for Alnmouth, General View c1955: Six miles south of Craster, the seaside resort of Alnmouth was once the port for Alnwick. From the 12th century until Christmas Day 1806, large amounts of grain were shipped out of Alnmouth, and timber, slate, and later guano, were imported through it. Then disaster struck. A storm changed the course of the Aln, which in turn led to the silting up of the harbour. Evidence to the power of the storm can still be seen to the south of the village. There, standing alone amid the fields, is a guano shed; the Aln once flowed past it.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Alnmouth


I remember being at Nethergrange with Jean Newbigin, and remember when she met her husband to be, and the building of their boat. In fact later , when we moved to Ravenslaw in Alnwich (in our third year) Jean and I shared a room as I was also a student at Alnwick Teacher Training College, living at Nethergrange in Alnmouth (...Read full memory)

I lived and went the junior school from 1964 to August 1965, the school's headmaster was Mr Smart, he was a fantastic teacher. I then went to Alnwick Secondary Modern, the name I can't recall. I have such fantastic memories of Alnmouth; earning pocket money, caddying at Foxton golf course. I recall living in Riverside Road, (...Read full memory)

SUMMER HOLIDAYS IN THE WAR I have just spent a very pleasant time looking though some photos on FLICKR, my! It did bring back memories, Alnemouth in the war time Dad used to run 16MM mobile cinema in the church hall and I saw Charles Loughton in Henry the Eighth there in a very early black and white film. We used to stay (...Read full memory)

We built our 60ft catamaran at the farm at the bottom of this lane. I met my husband in the Schooner Hotel on the 13th November 1970. I was attending Alnwick College and we lived in Nether Grange as opposed to the castle. Wonderful village, friendly people.   

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Caption for Alnmouth, General View c1955: Six miles south of Craster, the seaside resort of Alnmouth was once the port for Alnwick. From the 12th century until Christmas Day 1806, large amounts of grain were shipped out of Alnmouth, and timber, slate, and later guano, were imported through it. Then disaster struck. A storm changed the course of the Aln, which in turn led to the silting up of the harbour. Evidence to the power of the storm can still be seen to the south of the village. There, standing alone amid the fields, is a guano shed; the Aln once flowed past it.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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