Amble, High Street c.1965

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Caption for Amble, High Street c1965: When this picture was taken it is unlikely that anyone thought that the port had only a few years left. In 1846 coal exported from the Tyne ports was just over 3,250,000 tonnes. By 1894 exports had risen to over 12 million tonnes, and by 1911 had topped 20 million tonnes.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Amble


I remember my first day at school as being just awful. After the initial shock I then enjoyed being at school. At that time we lived near Amble Junction. I also remember prior to starting school I slipped on the ice and broke my right femur. Apart from some mishaps I enjoyed that time of my life.

It is only in the past two years that I have discovered Amble. My daughter and son in law have made this little town their home and I was able to visit from Australia twice in two years. I really love the place. Many of my ancestors lived in the surrounding area, so perhaps that is a good enough reason for feeling at home there.

I would just like to ask if anyone remembers Mrs Lungren of 10 Leazes Street, Amble? She lived there around the 1940s.

My grandma Annie Moody lived in Amble as a child. She was born in 1897 but I think they lived somewhere else first, but she and her parents are on the 1901 cencus as living in Amble. My mother (her daughter) Mary Maddison nee Stewart has many happy memories of visiting her granny and grandad there too. Before 1966 when I and my family (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Amble, High Street c1965: When this picture was taken it is unlikely that anyone thought that the port had only a few years left. In 1846 coal exported from the Tyne ports was just over 3,250,000 tonnes. By 1894 exports had risen to over 12 million tonnes, and by 1911 had topped 20 million tonnes.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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