Sycamore Street,Ashington 1985

Images made in the Northumberland town of Ashington, Once reputed to be the Largest Coal Mining Town in the World.

Ashington, Northumberland, once the biggest pit village in the world.

Ashington, Northumberland, once the biggest pit village in the world.

Cleaning up after a coal delivery in Ashington.I remember you had to quickly  clean up any coal the coalman dropped outside the coal hatch before  someone esle 'helped out' and shoveled it up into their bucket.

Cleaning up after a coal delivery in Ashington.I remember you had to quickly clean up any coal the coalman dropped outside the coal hatch before someone esle 'helped out' and shoveled it up into their bucket.

Wor Jackie remembered.

Wor Jackie remembered: Laura Milburn tells of life with Jackie

Miners' children in Ashington, Northumberland (1936) by the architectural photographer Edwin Smith (1912-1971). KR. [RIBA54186]

Miners' children in Ashington, Northumberland by the architectural photographer Edwin Smith KR.

Miners' children in Ashington, Northumberland (1936) by the architectural photographer Edwin Smith (1912-1971). KR. [RIBA54186]

Miners' children in Ashington, Northumberland by the architectural photographer Edwin Smith KR.

Humphrey Spender, Ashington, Pub interior, 1937/38

From Mass Observation to Big Observation: Anthropologies of Ourselves

Laburnum Terrace,   Ashington,Northumberland-I used to live in the flat over the very last shop at the far end of the terrace

Laburnum Terrace, Ashington,Northumberland-I used to live in the flat over the very last shop at the far end of the terrace

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