Old Amesbury-Natives

Old Amesbury-Natives (History of Amesbury, Ma 01913-Give it TLC and it will give you its story.) If you want to help Ames Welcome, I started this page Old Amesbury-Natives as a Historic Public Awareness site.

Amesbury was settled in the year 1642. It was initially recognized as "Salisbury New Town" until 1666, when it formally separated from Salisbury. The Powwow River originally formed the boundary between Amesbury and Salisbury. The area was incorporated as "Amesbury" in the year 1668. It was named after Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. It began as a modest farming community and later developed to form an aggressive maritime and industrial economy. Shipbuilding, shipping and fishing have traditionally been important occupations for the people of Amesbury. I do believe our history is our future. It is what made us Amesbury, Ma 01913. The history of this town put us in the books and on the maps. Our town History is beautiful. We have done too much to our town and by doing so we have lost a lot of our roots and beautiful history. Amesbury can keep up the streets, signs, buildings, parks, and its rich history all at the same time. We just need to Preserve it as in not redevelop it. There have always been two sides on keeping our towns history alive or just remembering it. We have a golden town and we shouldn’t just remember it but embrace it. Look at the historic photos from our towns past think of them with paved roads nothing else missing or added. That would be a beautiful balance of our past while being in the now. Some of the residents of Amesbury have been living here for multiple years, even generations, where residents knew each other by name. Others are new to the area And The town has begun making permanent changes. These changes are not necessary. The mills turned into condos only contribute to over population and stress the locals and schools to a point of over capacity. We did not need to change the streets in to one ways. How many rotaries does one small Town need? The town parks and the pines have been a part of Amesbury for many generations. I understand updates that are necessary to fix it but not changing the appearance and remodeling. How many new changes can we make and still say we LOVE this old town for what it is and not what it has become? This is a good time to save the history of Amesbury, Ma. Is Amesbury still the old town we love and want to spend the rest of our lives raising our children and grandchildren in as we have done for so many years? We should be a town not a city. Think of the founders of this town. Shame on us for changing everything and anything they made this town to be originally. Join us today and we will build a voice as a community to not support the changes in OLD AMESBURY. There is a lot going on now that is about our history as well. So you will be seeing both on said page. If you want to messages me I’ll reply back. I do my best not to take off anything you add to this site. Just keep it about Amesbury please. There’s a lot of Amesbury history here. I hope you all enjoy it. If you can, come to Old Amesbury-Natives weekly. Like, post, comment, share, add photos, see links, etc. It helps this site. Old Amesbury-Natives is the FB page to be at for all you want to know about Amesbury History. Thank you all for liking this page for your time and help. I’m also on twitter. @AmesburyNatives

Operating as usual

04/12/2021
Can you locate Carriage or Plastic City?
04/06/2021
Can you locate Carriage or Plastic City?

Can you locate Carriage or Plastic City?

Do you know where Carriage City is located? What about the Plastic City? Test your knowledge of Bay State nicknames

Vintage Easter Cards
04/04/2021

Vintage Easter Cards

03/19/2021

@ryanyork

03/04/2021
I am so pleased this please got saved right.
01/29/2021

I am so pleased this please got saved right.

Instagram happy today I guess. I’ve always loved the way the shop looks as I turn out the lights at the end of the day... half lit, half in the shadows. It’s a pleasing sight to see it so full of boats... a little over ten years ago this place nearly got turned into condos if it weren’t for the money and effort of a handful of people who had a vision and couldn’t let that happen... you know who you are

Amesbury teacher receives earthshaking news
01/12/2021
Amesbury teacher receives earthshaking news

Amesbury teacher receives earthshaking news

AMESBURY — Amesbury High School is about to become the first of its kind in the nation to make use of a next generation seismic station.

🎉🎉🎉Happy 2021!🎉🎉🎉
01/01/2021

🎉🎉🎉Happy 2021!🎉🎉🎉

Happy New Year Amesbury! With this New Year 2016 let's keep trying to save our town history. We need it as much as it needs us. The more we save the more we care. It can be done.

Be safe and call a cab tonight. Port Taxi
1-(978)-465-2333
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12/30/2020

Due to an unforeseen change, G. Mello will no longer be able to collect Christmas trees during the regular trash pickup in January. Instead, there will be two Saturday collections for Christmas trees only - January 9th and January 16th.

Please place the bare tree (free of ornaments, lights, bulbs and sharp objects) outside by 6:30AM and it will be collected. Please cut trees over 6 feet tall in half. Trees covered by snow cannot be collected.

Please help spread the word!

Tis the season!
12/25/2020

Tis the season!

Amesbury sign on 110
12/11/2020

Amesbury sign on 110

12/10/2020
Vermettes

Vermettes

Come on down and see us and place your Christmas Meat Orders.....even during COVID let’s still make a nice roast or tenderloin for the Christmas dinner table with your loving family!!! Prices are noted below.......

*Boneless Delmonico Roast - $10.99/lb
*Standing Rib Roast - $10.49/lb
*New York Sirloin Roast - $5.99/lb
*Boneless Sirloin Roast - $8.99/lb
*Tenderloin Roast -$14.99/lb
*Triple M Budaball Boneless Ham -$4.99/lb
*Pork Tenderloins - $3.99/lb

I don’t know about you guys but I can’t wait for my Christmas Roast, getting excited just typing it out for all you 🙂

Vermettes
12/06/2020

Vermettes

Seasons Greetings Everyone!!! Come on down to see us and put a ticket in for the dollhouse raffle....this dollhouse is absolutely impeccable!!! Phillip Dandurant, 1 of our fantastic customers whose been a regular for many years made this by hand!!! It’s so beautiful. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds are going to laptops for learning, a local man making chrome books on his own to help children/families in need for school and remote learning. Once in a lifetime dollhouse and helping children in need so don’t pass this by and get down here 🙂 Dollhouse is on display right down front with the registers. ENJOY!!!

Amesbury Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1783
11/27/2020

Amesbury Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1783

Dinner is done, Lights are up! 🎄

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/25/2020
Vermettes

Vermettes

Just want to let all our wonderful customers know that we are doing a “NO MASK, NO SERVICE” policy. We put this into place to keep everyone safe as the numbers are on the rise. If anyone has a medical condition or can not wear a mask you can call the EOC-Emergency Operation Center-we have been partnered with them since the pandemic started in March. They screen you and then you can get your delicious groceries delivered. The number is 978-388-8155. Thank you all so much for you continued support and corporation ❤️❤️❤️

Old Amesbury-Natives
10/31/2020

Old Amesbury-Natives

City of Amesbury
10/01/2020

City of Amesbury

Trick-or-Treat will take place in Amesbury on Saturday, October 31st from 5:30-7:30pm. 🎃

Just like every year, if your household does not wish to participate in Trick-or-Treat, please turn off your outside lights.

We encourage everyone to be safe this Halloween, and follow the guidance from the CDC to adjust the traditional method to a safer method. Learn more about how to Trick-or-Treat safely in our post: www.amesburyma.gov/home/news/halloween-2020-stay-safe

Amesbury mayor taking pay cut
08/19/2020
Amesbury mayor taking pay cut

Amesbury mayor taking pay cut

AMESBURY — The mayor said Tuesday she is taking a 15% pay cut and city departments will be also looking at reductions to reconcile the proposed $64.6 million fiscal year

City of Amesbury
08/01/2020

City of Amesbury

Thank you to all who attended today's public hearing or emailed a public comment.

The City Council will address the comments from today's public hearing at their meeting on August 11th. School Committee will do the same at their meeting on August 12th.

City of Amesbury
08/01/2020

City of Amesbury

This morning’s joint public hearing regarding the AES petition with the City Council and School Committee starts at 10am and will be broadcast on Amesbury Community Television’s page, website and channels 12 and 18.

Amesbury Public Works
07/31/2020

Amesbury Public Works

Quite a few of the pine tree saplings that we planted in the Town Park this spring are doing well, and starting to grow! 🌲

Amesbury Police Department (OFFICIAL)
07/30/2020

Amesbury Police Department (OFFICIAL)

***Update: Bridge is open, expect delays in the area tomorrow while bridge is being inspected.***

The Bailey Bridge (Main St. @ Merrimac St) will be closed until further notice due to tractor trailer stuck on the bridge.

Please avoid the area and thank you in advance for your patience.

Amesbury Police Department (OFFICIAL)
07/25/2020

Amesbury Police Department (OFFICIAL)

The City of Amesbury has lost a Legend.

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Coach Leo Dupere. His list of accomplishments is long but the list of lives he has positively effected is even longer, and this list includes the majority of the Amesbury Police Department.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. Rest In Peace Coach , you will be missed, but the amazing memories and epic stories will never be forgotten.

This is really sad, He was a great guy! Share your coach stories in the comments.
07/23/2020

This is really sad, He was a great guy! Share your coach stories in the comments.

We lost a Fighting Indian last night !
Rest In Peace Coach Dupere !

Remembering the life of Bruce Georgian 1951 - 2020
07/22/2020
Remembering the life of Bruce Georgian 1951 - 2020

Remembering the life of Bruce Georgian 1951 - 2020

Bruce Georgian passed away 2020-07-18 in Amesbury, MA. This is the full obituary story where you can express condolences and share memories.

Amesbury Cultural Council
07/20/2020

Amesbury Cultural Council

The final designs for our "It’s Electric!" Project have been chosen! Please join us in congratulating our artists, who will begin painting their boxes this week. Enjoy a sneak peek of the proposals here, but keep an eye out for the Art in Progress signs around town and be sure to check out the final boxes at the end of August. Thank you to all who submitted!

Congratulations Abbie Anderson, Katie Barry, Bonnie Brady & Cheryl Desjardin, the Brisson Family, Carolyn Giannini, Brooke Lambert, Margaret Leahy, Virginia Page Fox, Rachal Pelletier, and Damion Silver

#ItsElectricAmesbury #AmesburyCulturalCouncil #TheArtOfCommunity

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Would anyone happen to know the history of the little red house on 19 Chase Street in Amesbury? Or where, or who might know? It appears occupied, but out of respect to whom lived there I refrained from knocking on their. Any knowledge or advice on where to ask, I would be grateful for.
Q: Redford’s History of Amesbury mentions the relocation in 1761 of a church from near Martin Road to “the small triangular spot now known as Huntington Park on Haverhill Road opposite the northwestern end of Union Cemetery.” (Pg 27) Is this what is currently signed as “Memorial Park” at the intersection of Highland and Rt. 110/Haverhill Road? Any help appreciated, thanks.
Amesbury lost one of its finest former teachers on Thanksgiving. If you were students at AHS in the 1950s-60, you might have had classes with Bert Fecteau - or you were coached by him in track and field sports. He was one of my favorite teachers - made mathematics come alive.
Join us on August 17th at the Museum of Old Newbury in Newburyport for a wonderful discussion on weatherizing your windows!
Join us on August 17th at the Museum of Old Newbury in Newburyport for a wonderful discussion on weatherizing your windows!
Join us on August 17th at the Museum of Old Newbury in Newburyport for a wonderful discussion on weatherizing your windows!
I worked at Henschel Corporation and when the Merrimac Hat was auctioned off, I bought all copies of the Merrimac Hat Quarterly from 1939 to 1948. Here is a picture of the plant. 😄 I have the full set ending in January 1949. Many photos of Amesbury men and women serving during WW2 and hundreds of other photos.
Hi folks, I wanted to ask a favor. My Dad (David Shaw) and my Mom (Ruth Shaw) were both long time educators in the Amesbury school system (70s-early 90s). Dad taught at the Middle School first, eventually became principal at the Elementary School and Horace Mann. Mom taught at the Middle School as an almost daily substitute. They are in their 80s now. I was wondering if any of you who are former students of theirs might share some stories about them. I'd like to copy and print the posts to give them as interesting reading material. As an educator myself, I've learned that we don't always know whether or how we've impacted students until much later. Thank you.
Haverhill Gazette 1939 This was the back of an old article from my Grandmothers high school graduation, interesting! Maybe someone will recognize some names!
Here is a photo someone on ancestry.com shared with me today. Many of their descendants still live in Amesbury, Mass. The oldest lady is my great-grandmother Emilia (Guimond) Jacques (1872-1919). She was born in Quebec province. She married Henry Jacques in Newburyport, Mass., in 1894. She later ran a boarding house on Water Street in Amesbury. My grandmother was Mary Jane (Jacques) Grinnell, who married Edward Joseph Grinnell in the 1910's. First row Elz/Blanche/Rose. Second row Mary Jane/Laura/ Mrs. Amelia (Guimond) Jacques.
Amesbury wins the Thanksgiving Day 2018 game. 8 - 0
Hoping to display my Amesbury made 1896 bicycle from eastern cycle manufacturing co. Sometime this weekend .