"there's the new Ashington Grammar next to People's Park"
Ashington Grammar School
Ashington County Grammar School opened in 1960. As well as the new intake of first year pupils, the school welcomed transfers from the neighbouring Bedlington, Blyth and Morpeth Grammar School. The first head of the school was GTL Chapman. Ashington Grammar School became Ashington High School with Northumberland's change to comprehensive schools in 1974.
Grammar School interior - Credit: Paula Williams