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14 February 2021 Last week we received an email from Pierre d’Avoine who is architect living and working in London. In May 1970 when he was a first year student at Birmingham School of Architecture the whole of the first year including forty two students and tutors visited Amble to make a study of the town. They lived in Amble for a week, visiting Coquet Island, Ashington Colliery and the surrounding countryside. The people of Amble welcomed them and they and had a brilliant time in our town - even playing a football match with the local team. Pierre was organising his archive and found a small portfolio of photographs of Amble and very kindly sent us some scans of his work. They are black and white images which he developed and printed in the School of Architecture darkroom and very atmospheric partly because it was quite foggy during their visit. These photographs are from over 50 years ago and are a unique historical record of our town - we hope you enjoy seeing them and please let us know if you recognise anyone in the photos! Many thanks to Pierre for sending the images to us and kindly allowing us to put them on our website. PLEASE NOTE: All photographs © Pierre d’Avoine
Roger and Neil (Mill Walk, Warkworth)
Amble Pier
Pierre, Christine, Roger and local boy (does anyone recognise him?)
Neil, Christine, Roger and local boy
Amble View (rear of Broomhill Street)
Amble Pier
Amble Pier
Amble Harbour
Amble Pier and Harbour
Amble Quayside
Amble Pier
Amble Boats
Boy on a boat
Football match
Amble Countryside