To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, we have a small display of items relating to Ashington and its residents. On display are a photographic postcard showing a street party or ‘Peace Tea’ at Castle Terrace in Ashington. It was arranged by the community for soldiers returning from the Front Line. A silver medal, struck for Alexander Porter who was a cook during the War, is also featured. It depicts service-men in front of a colliery and says ‘Ashington, Sailors and Soldiers, Great War 1914 – 1919, Welcome Home.’
Lastly, a 'Dead Man's Penny' or plaque, which was issued to the next-of-kin of George Young of Ashington, who as a civilian, was an apprentice fitter at the colliery.