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Northumberland Collection

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Blyth, Northumberland Lifeboat crew (left to right) Charlie Hatcher (coxswain)

Blyth, Northumberland Lifeboat crew (left to right) Charlie Hatcher (coxswain), Tommy Moss (2nd coxswain), John Scott (motor mechanic)

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Mr Robert Wheatley of Cambois, who has operated a ferry across the River Wansbeck for

Mr Robert Wheatley of Cambois, who has operated a ferry across the River Wansbeck for nearly 60 years, preparing to take a passenger across the river at Cambois. 14th January 1936

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Oliver Kilbourn of Ashington, with one of his paintings. 2nd July 1991

Oliver Kilbourn of Ashington, with one of his paintings. 2nd July 1991

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Blyths new lifeboat Shoreline. Northumberland, North East England

Blyths new lifeboat Shoreline. Northumberland, North East England. Boat number 37-36 Sir Alec Rose, lone round-the-world yachtsman and founder member of the Shoreline membership scheme

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Blyth lifeboat returning to the lifeboat house after being put out to a vessel in

Blyth lifeboat returning to the lifeboat house after being put out to a vessel in distress. 13th January 1932

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Pop group Wham! in concert at Whitley Bay. December 1984

Pop group Wham! in concert at Whitley Bay. December 1984. Pop group Wham! in concert at Whitley Bay Ice Rink. The opening of The Big Tour. 4th December 1984

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Underneath the Kielder Reservoir, the tunnel which gives access to the control tower

Underneath the Kielder Reservoir, the tunnel which gives access to the control tower. 24th July 1982

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Universal Social Club in Ashington, Northumberland. Circa 1997

Universal Social Club in Ashington, Northumberland. Circa 1997

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Northern Social Club in Ashington, Northumberland. Circa 1997

Northern Social Club in Ashington, Northumberland. Circa 1997

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Concordia Leisure Centre, Cramlington. 8th February 1979

Concordia Leisure Centre, Cramlington. 8th February 1979

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Every day at the factory of the Wilkinson Sword Company in Cramlington, outside Newcastle

Every day at the factory of the Wilkinson Sword Company in Cramlington, outside Newcastle, 270 men who make the razor blades shave on duty, as part of the production

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Cissie Charlton, mother of Bobby and Jack Charlton pictured in the North East of

Cissie Charlton, mother of Bobby and Jack Charlton pictured in the North East of England. The family lived in the Ashington area, Northumberland, but it is not confirmed this picture is in Ashington

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Cissie Charlton, mother of Jack and Bobby Charlton, posed at home

Cissie Charlton, mother of Jack and Bobby Charlton, posed at home, proudly holding a framed photograph of her sons in the England football strips in the 1960s. Picture taken circa 24th February 1990

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Ponteland Cottage Homes. Ponteland is a village to the north-west of Newcastle

Ponteland Cottage Homes. Ponteland is a village to the north-west of Newcastle, Cottage Homes were established there in 1903

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Long rows of houses, Ashington. Circa 1961

Long rows of houses, Ashington. Circa 1961

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Hedley, Young & Co, Blyths oldest and biggest family store

Hedley, Young & Co, Blyths oldest and biggest family store, has been taken over by Allen and Company of South Shields. The firm, which first opened 98 years ago was bought out late last week for 40s

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Workers in the tunnel at Frosterley, part of the Kielder Water Scheme

Workers in the tunnel at Frosterley, part of the Kielder Water Scheme. They are Henry Kimmel of Bishop Auckland, Eddie Colombeck of Munich

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Theres a look of keen anticipation on the faces of these Bevin Boys about to make

Theres a look of keen anticipation on the faces of these Bevin Boys about to make their first descent of the Moirrison Pit. 19th January 1944

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Boy trainees get their lamps before going below to the Ashington Colliery Company

Boy trainees get their lamps before going below to the Ashington Colliery Companys underground school. 30th April 1942

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Bevin Boys attendng the Annefield Plain pit school seen leaving the Morrison Pit after

Bevin Boys attendng the Annefield Plain pit school seen leaving the Morrison Pit after descending the mine. 23rd January 1944

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: The Smithy at Ponteland - a typically rural scene. This forge bears the date 1822

The Smithy at Ponteland - a typically rural scene. This forge bears the date 1822. Circa 1930

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: The entrance to the main drift at the Belsay Colliery, Northumberland

The entrance to the main drift at the Belsay Colliery, Northumberland, it is now three-quarters of a mile in length, and has 250 feet of cover. That is the depth of the surface to the coal

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Northumberland County Technical College at Ashington, heard a series of readings

Northumberland County Technical College at Ashington, heard a series of readings and dramatised readings of Sid Chaplins work

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Oliver Kilbourn, a former coal face worker at Ellington Colliery is the sole surviving

Oliver Kilbourn, a former coal face worker at Ellington Colliery is the sole surviving founder member of what became known as the Ashington group of painters

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Painter Oliver Kilbourn and his work. 'I was a damn good miner. I liked the life

Painter Oliver Kilbourn and his work. "I was a damn good miner. I liked the life
Painter Oliver Kilbourn and his work. " I was a damn good miner. I liked the life. You are battling against nature. Not just this nature all around, but what was laid down millions of years ago

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Ashington Hirst County Middle School. December 1970

Ashington Hirst County Middle School. December 1970

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Colliery worker Spence Skillet Richardson has lived in Tenth Row

Colliery worker Spence Skillet Richardson has lived in Tenth Row, Ashington for more than 50 years. He was not the first person to find a house there, but he will certainly be the last to leave

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Ashington Town Hall, Station Road. 24th March 1989

Ashington Town Hall, Station Road. 24th March 1989

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Cowpen Hall, the stately home in Blyth which may be demolished. 12th February 1963

Cowpen Hall, the stately home in Blyth which may be demolished. 12th February 1963

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Beating the bounds, Newbiggin, Northumberland. 20th May 1931

Beating the bounds, Newbiggin, Northumberland. 20th May 1931

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: West Cramlington Colliery, Northumberland. 11th December 1958

West Cramlington Colliery, Northumberland. 11th December 1958

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Street scene in Cramlington New Town. 31st March 1973

Street scene in Cramlington New Town. 31st March 1973

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: John Lackenby, Kielder Water manager and the 30 tons per second of water released

John Lackenby, Kielder Water manager and the 30 tons per second of water released from the reservoir. Northumberland, North East. 25th October 1995

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Berwick lifeboat, which covers the area of Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland

Berwick lifeboat, which covers the area of Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland, and East Lothian. Pictures taken 24th March 1993

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: The Sunday Sun Lifeboat D. 228 stationed at Craster, Northumberland

The Sunday Sun Lifeboat D. 228 stationed at Craster, Northumberland
The Sunday Sun Lifeboat D.228 stationed at Craster, Northumberland. Pictured here is Lifeboat Secretary Bill Robson. Picture 28th May 1975

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: George Darling, with Kielder Water hypo-electric generating equipment. 30th October 1985

George Darling, with Kielder Water hypo-electric generating equipment. 30th October 1985

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Kielders 'super moles'will today put the lid on their record breaking

Kielders "super moles"will today put the lid on their record breaking
Kielders " super moles" will today put the lid on their record breaking tunnelling feat. For the past six years workmen have been beavering away underground to forge a 17 mile channel which

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Kielder Reservoir, Northumberland, North East. Circa 1996

Kielder Reservoir, Northumberland, North East. Circa 1996

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: The Berwick lifeboat. which covers the waters of Berwick Upon Tweed

The Berwick lifeboat. which covers the waters of Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland and East Lothian. It is reported that the boat is to be axed. Picture taken circa 1st January 1976

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Alnwick Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Tuesday 3rd March 1992

Alnwick Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Tuesday 3rd March 1992

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: The young leader of the Sinfonia Orchestra in Newcastle upon Tyne is Boris Brott

The young leader of the Sinfonia Orchestra in Newcastle upon Tyne is Boris Brott from Canada. He is rehearsing for a concert at Blyth Grammar School in Northumberland. 11th March 1967

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: That old Charlton soccer magic is alive and kicking again in the North East thanks to mum

That old Charlton soccer magic is alive and kicking again in the North East thanks to mum of football legends Bobby & Jack

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Pottergate Tower, Pottergate, Alnwick, Northumberland. 12th October 1929

Pottergate Tower, Pottergate, Alnwick, Northumberland. 12th October 1929

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Harnessing this pony at Ashington Colliery are some of the boys who are being trained

Harnessing this pony at Ashington Colliery are some of the boys who are being trained under a newly instituted scheme. 17th June 1941

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: An instructor at the Government pit school showing Bevin Boys how to follow a seam of

An instructor at the Government pit school showing Bevin Boys how to follow a seam of coal in Morrison Old Pit, Annefield Plain. 30th December 1943

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: Hare Crag Quarry at Alnwick which is bring developed by Northumberland County Council

Hare Crag Quarry at Alnwick which is bring developed by Northumberland County Council uses electricity for all plant requirements. The quarry is believed to be the first of tis kind. 8th November 1932

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: A bit of ancient Alnwick, this great stone gateway guards the main road into the town

A bit of ancient Alnwick, this great stone gateway guards the main road into the town. 23rd December 1932

Background imageNorthumberland Collection: General view of Ellington Pit, Northumberland. Circa 1987

General view of Ellington Pit, Northumberland. Circa 1987



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