My Home Town - a Memory of Ashington.
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 Ashington to stay with my Nanny Chapman who lived at 72 Milburn Road until her death in 1979. We always went to the shop on the corner "Walter Wilsons" and also to Hirst park to the paddling pool there. I also remember we used to cut through the park to get to my Aunt Bett and Uncle Harry's house who live at 7 Tyne Street. There surname was Freeman and they had 10 children. I also had my Aunt Agnes and Uncle Lawrence Styran and 2 cousins George and Joan who lived in Steakford and my aunt Margaret and Uncle Matty and cousin John living in Lynemoyth, they lived in a pre fab for many years. My Aunt Agnes and most of my cousins live in or around Ashington still so I still visit on occasion, the last time was in April 2016 for my Aunt Agnes's surprise 90th Birthday party. So many happy memories of Ashington I could go on and on 😊. I still class it as my home town and am proud to say I come from Ashington.
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