11 pictures which show how Ashington has changed over the years

1. The Grand Hotel was the place to meet up with all your friends coming into Ashington. Demolished in 1973
1. The Grand Hotel was the place to meet up with all your friends coming into Ashington. Demolished in 1973

Ashington is known is best known for its extensive mining history, but the buildings, streets and shops have changed so much over the years.

Ashington-born Jeff Slaughter has very kindly complied 11 pictures from the town's past which show how much the mining town has changed over the years.

2. Newbiggin road white elephant hotel on the left and the hippodrome theatre on the right which burnt down mid 60s

2. Newbiggin road white elephant hotel on the left and the hippodrome theatre on the right which burnt down mid 60s

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3. Station Road Ashington early 1900s long before shops were built on the north side

3. Station Road Ashington early 1900s long before shops were built on the north side

4. The 11th row and Ashington colliery c1960s

4. The 11th row and Ashington colliery c1960s

5. The grand corner c1950s When every man was dressed in a mac and flat cap

5. The grand corner c1950s When every man was dressed in a mac and flat cap

6. Dungait`s farm, demolished in the 1930s to make way for the Ashington bus station the building on the right just out of shot is the old arcade

6. Dungait`s farm, demolished in the 1930s to make way for the Ashington bus station the building on the right just out of shot is the old arcade

7. Station road looking west from the bridge.On the right we have the Northumberland and Durham mines rescue then the council chambers

7. Station road looking west from the bridge.On the right we have the Northumberland and Durham mines rescue then the council chambers

8. Popular street looking towards the arcade c1960s

8. Popular street looking towards the arcade c1960s

9. The council chambers when there was no other buildings attached to it c1912

9. The council chambers when there was no other buildings attached to it c1912

10. Hirst North school early 1900s

10. Hirst North school early 1900s

11. Station bridge looking west..Where the 4 people are standing bottom left corner that was the road down to the station south bound

11. Station bridge looking west..Where the 4 people are standing bottom left corner that was the road down to the station south bound