Ashington, The Viaduct c.1955

Memories of Ashington


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)

I was born at 39 Bywell Road at the end of 1953, but we moved to Rugeley in Staffordshire some time in 1954. My mum who was born in Bedlington Station met my dad when she was an army cook during the war and we moved to be closer to his Mum and Dad who lived in Doveridge about 14 miles away. Every year we would travel up to (...Read full memory)

Who remembers running along the two boards inside the bridge and jumping between the gaps. Scary or what, or did you not live dangerously like me and Tom Eastlake?

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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