"Malcolm and me go up to the Grand Corner on Saturday night to look at the hot dog stand."

  

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Public DomainThe Grand Hotel at the Grand Corner

The Grand Corner in Ashington (so-called because it is situated at the corner of the town centre crossroads where the Grand Hotel has stood since around 1890) has been a meeting place for years, not least when the first hot dog stand appeared there in the late 1950s. For many, this was their first taste of American-style hot dogs.

Hot dog
Creative Commons AttributionHot dog - Credit: Ian Britton