Showing posts with label Amble Northumberland. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Amble Northumberland


Amble, Northumberland.

Amble (pop approx 6,000) is a seaport on the North Sea coast & lies at the mouth of the river Coquet.
One of the theories of the name of the town is that it was derived from Gaelic as the area was once populated by Irish monks. Amble was possibly originally called "Am Beal" meaning tidal inlet. The name could date back to 1203.
In the 19th century the town grew due to the presence of the Northumberland coalfields.
In the present day the town is a centre for fishing and has a maritime industry built around boat and yacht repairs as well as being home to two RNLI lifeboats.
Nearby is historic Warkworth Castle.

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