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Caption for Amble, the Pier c1965: Before the Great War, Amble was one of Northumberland's smaller fishing ports; the biggest catches tended to be landed at North Shields, Blyth and Newbiggin. In 1912 the combined catch of white fish landed at Northumberland ports was 467,328 cwts. This did not include mackerel, crabs, lobsters and periwinkles.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Amble

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.

My memory of Mrs Lungren is very cear as she was my dads sister making her my Aunt Memories of Alf are still with My second cousin young Eddie and myself collecting timber from swarland saw mill when a German aircraft straff Amble we did?nt Know what was happing till saw the A.R.P.at the top of the Wynd David Beaty

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 (...Read full memory)

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.

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