Keys to the Past

Local History

Ashington (Northumberland)

Woodhorn Colliery. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Woodhorn Colliery. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

Ashington lies in south-east Northumberland on the north bank of the River Wansbeck. The history of this area is dominated by the development of the coal mining industry in the 19th and 20th centuries but traces of earlier human activity are also known.

Reference number:N13014





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