Bridget Ashton’s Book Featured in Morpeth Book Festival’s Promotional Video
The Morpeth Annual Book Festival will take place in collaboration with the Great Morpeth Development Trust. The book festival is an annual event that celebrates and displays exceptional literature like Bridget Ashton’s book, Hay Before the Bookshops or the Beeman's Family. The author and her memoir were featured in a short Morpeth Annual Book Festival video that you can watch here. Ashton was interviewed and asked questions about her journey as an author. She said, “I wanted to be Enid Blyton actually, I was forever writing books.” The interview also included some of the Morpeth history books that Ashton has written in the past.
Hay Before the Bookshops or the Beeman's Family is an autobiographical account of Bridget Ashton's life as a child in Hay in the 1940s and 1950s. The book narrates Ashton’s childhood and descriptions of the sights and sounds of the rural countryside during that period. The book also goes into the dynamics of Ashton’s family and how they got by during hard times.
Bridget Ashton loves nature and the great outdoors. She grew up in the Welsh countryside after World War II. She has campaigned against nuclear power plants in Northumberland, UK. In addition to this publication, she has published historical books about the region's past. She has taught English to new immigrants and encouraged green energy. She is married and has four children.