Bobby Charlton in the back streets of Ashington  {a bit north of Tyneside and, tragically, the great Bobby Charlton spent his career not with Newcastle United but with Manchester United]

Bobby Charlton (Busby Babes) plays football with kids after the Munich Air Disaster of

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.

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