Ashington, Milburn Road c.1955

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Caption for Ashington, Milburn Road c1955: Ashington is just one of hundreds of places in England that owes its existence to the age of industrialisation. Before the area was opened up for coal mining Ashington was but a farm; it was the Ashington Coal Co who developed the town, building 300 houses for pitmen and their families.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Ashington


Can anyone name the shops from this end towards the far end.

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 (...Read full memory)

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.

Yes i remember crossing the black bridge on the planks with trains crossing. Scary shit! Live in Canada now but remember it like it was yesterday!

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Caption for Ashington, Milburn Road c1955: Ashington is just one of hundreds of places in England that owes its existence to the age of industrialisation. Before the area was opened up for coal mining Ashington was but a farm; it was the Ashington Coal Co who developed the town, building 300 houses for pitmen and their families.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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