Ashington Memories

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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.

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

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!

I lived at either 159 or 259 Milburn Rd so remember as child going to that corner shop, being about 5 yrs of age, watching as mum bought cheese and butter - they cut big slabs from whole rounds and wrappped it in paper. I also remember Raffies icecream shop which was opposite our house - he sold slabs of icecream (...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?

Lived in North Seaton and remember clearly the excitement (and danger), of crossing the bridge by the boards underneath the bridge; especially when the train driver would see us and deliberately let off steam overhead.