Town comes out to remember World Cup win

Families in Ashington enjoy the event marking 50 years since England won the World Cup.
Families in Ashington enjoy the event marking 50 years since England won the World Cup.
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Young and old came together to celebrate 50 years to the day since England won the World Cup.

A special event was held in Hirst Park, Ashington, last Saturday to commemorate the anniversary and the role played by the town’s brothers Bobby and Jack Charlton.

The event, organised by Ashington Town Council and partners, saw the screening of England’s 4-2 win over West Germany on a large screen as well as 1960’s music, a vintage and retro fair, children’s fairground rides and quality catering.

Paul Sivitter, who missed the game in 1966 as he was returning from a holiday with his parents, said: “It’s nice to watch the full match, instead of just the highlights.”

He added: “It’s a remarkable achievement, what the Charlton brothers did, and it should be remembered.”

The event was organised as part of the Hirst Revival Project. The project will hopefully see over £2m invested into the Park and is led by Northumberland County Council with support from Ashington Town Council.

Earlier this year the Park was awarded development phase funding of a Parks for People grant, provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund.