Cliff Hogg who had Ackroyd & Hogg drapers on Queen Street where the new
bookies now stands. This shop was destroyed by fire in 1971/72 and
rebuilt; Ian Hogg son of Cliff, was a fitter at Broomhill colliery and
later went into school teaching; George Whinham miner at Hauxley
colliery and lived in Lindisfarne Road; Ron Davison school teacher at
Edwin Street school later headmaster at Heddon on the Wall; Dave Lockey,
sports teacher at Amble Modern school; Ossie Ross bricklayer at Hauxley
colliery, his mother had the sweet shop at bottom of Church street/
Bridge street known locally as "Ross's Corner. Caught people getting off
the bus, en-route the pictures, who bought their sweets.
Walter Nelson, lived in Amble not an Amble man; George Cracket ended up
as the MD of Carse the builders; Norman Gardner, surveyor with the NCB
at local collieries; Tommy Murray, electrician with Tommy Tully and
later Marshall at the top of Church Street/ Wellwood street, now Peter
Keens place; Bob Smailes, one of several brothers was a local barber
after leaving school.