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 Amesbury thrive then you must help the history survive!
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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

Amesbury welcomes new and familiar faces
01/08/2020
Amesbury welcomes new and familiar faces

Amesbury welcomes new and familiar faces

AMESBURY — One new and one familiar face began greeting visitors to the office of the new mayor late last week.

Congratulations to Kassandra Gove for Mayor of Amesbury, MA! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉1)The first women mayor of Amesbury2)The youngest...
01/03/2020

Congratulations to Kassandra Gove for Mayor of Amesbury, MA!
🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
1)The first women mayor of Amesbury
2)The youngest mayor of Amesbury
3)The first mayor to come from Amesbury
#HistoricNight
#AmesburyMaUSA
#ThePowerOfThree

01/02/2020
Amesbury Community Television

Amesbury Community Television

Amesbury Community Television's coverage of the 2020 Amesbury Inauguration Ceremony.

01/02/2020

What a historic night in town.

🎉Happy New Year 2020!🎉
01/01/2020

🎉Happy New Year 2020!🎉

99 Restaurants
12/18/2019

99 Restaurants

It's official! #TheNines is open on 100 Macy Street in Amesbury, MA. Come by and celebrate with us!

And don't forget to join our E-Club to receive exclusive coupons and be the first to hear about new offers, menu items and upcoming promotions: http://bit.ly/99E-Club

12/15/2019
Amesbury Chamber of Commerce

Amesbury Chamber of Commerce

After over 5 years at our Chamber, Kassandra Gove turns off the lights at the office for her final time as she prepares to tackle a new challenge - serving as Mayor of Amesbury. Thank you for supporting our businesses!

Kevin Turney has found two old postcareds and is looking for help in locating the family of Percy Andrews, and Ida Mae A...
12/09/2019

Kevin Turney has found two old postcareds and is looking for help in locating the family of Percy Andrews, and Ida Mae Andrews. Margie Walker think you could help?

It's game on for new owners in Amesbury
12/09/2019
It's game on for new owners in Amesbury

It's game on for new owners in Amesbury

AMESBURY — The owners of the new Game Time Lanes & Entertainment on Route 110 are ready to bowl the city over.

Willie Jo & Woodie's
12/08/2019

Willie Jo & Woodie's

THE BEST! Thirty-three years later look who we saw at the Christmas Parade! #amesbury

Willie Jo & Woodie's
12/07/2019

Willie Jo & Woodie's

A friend sent this photo of us watching the Christmas Parade in front of Brochu's Market, Main St in 1986. Today, thirty-three years later, we will be watching the parade just up the street at Willie Jo & Woodie's , 104 Main St! The shop will be open until 5, so stop in and shop either before or after the parade!

12/04/2019
Amesbury Chamber of Commerce

The town Christmas tree is up and ready for the Christmas Amesbury Holiday Parade on Saturday.

The 2019 tree is in place! And it’s scheduled to be lit up following Saturday’s Holiday Parade. Join us!

12/03/2019
City of Amesbury

City of Amesbury

Due to forecasted winter weather, Amesbury City Hall will open at 11am on Tuesday, December 3rd.

12/03/2019
Amesbury Public Schools

Amesbury Public Schools

No school Tuesday December 3rd in the Amesbury Public Schools

#HappyThanksgivingAmesbury🍗🥧🏉🍗🥧🏈
11/28/2019

#HappyThanksgivingAmesbury
🍗🥧🏉🍗🥧🏈

11/27/2019
Amesbury Public Schools

Amesbury Public Schools

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of David Shaw, much beloved, longtime principal at the Amesbury Elementary School!
In the tributes that poured in today someone described him as Amesbury’s own Mr. Rogers. Dave was 84 years old and leaves behind his wife, “Ruthie”, sons Nolan and Dean as well as his daughters Wendy and Heidi! Calling hours will be on November 29th from 4 -8 at Rogers Funeral Home.

Remembering the life of Lily E. Hodge 1921 - 2019
11/26/2019
Remembering the life of Lily E. Hodge 1921 - 2019

Remembering the life of Lily E. Hodge 1921 - 2019

Lily E. Hodge passed away 2019-11-22 in Amesbury, MA. This is the full obituary story where you can express condolences and share memories.

Amesbury Christmas home ready for bigger season
11/25/2019
Amesbury Christmas home ready for bigger season

Amesbury Christmas home ready for bigger season

AMESBURY — South Martin Road will be lit merry and bright next week when the Mallett family flips the switch on their second annual Christmas lights extravaganza.

11/24/2019
Amesbury Holiday House

Amesbury Holiday House

Today was a very productive day, although a bit hard on the body. Only 1 week to go until opening night so we're on the home stretch!

Bartlett Museum
11/22/2019

Bartlett Museum

11/16/2019

What are some Amesbury tradition's
you remember growing up?

Maples Crossing
11/15/2019

Maples Crossing

Just one month until Amesbury High School takes the ice to begin their season. Looking forward to rooting on our hometown team this year! #mapleshockey #hockeyatmaples #newenglandhockey #youthhockey #masshockey #amesbury #maplescrossing

Amesbury veteran, 90, laid to rest on Veterans Day
11/14/2019
Amesbury veteran, 90, laid to rest on Veterans Day

Amesbury veteran, 90, laid to rest on Veterans Day

AMESBURY — U.S. Navy veteran Stewart “Skip” Chapman was a man dedicated to his family and to his country, and both paid their final respects to him on Veterans Day.

11/14/2019
m silver company

It's nice to see these being cared for. They are a historic piece of Amesbury.

we have been doing design and construction renovating the Quonset huts and buildings on oak and 38 water st amesbury

99 Restaurants Careers
11/13/2019

99 Restaurants Careers

Coming soon to #Amesbury, MA --- Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub! Submit your application today to become a part of our brand new team. We have something for everyone! View open positions here: http://bit.ly/2PsAdln #LoveYourJob

11/13/2019
Ashby Historical Society

Rita Parisi lives here in Amesbury. Go to her website to get more info about all her shows.
https://www.waterfallproductions.com/

Rita Parisi portraying the unsung women of the American Revolution at Ashby Library. Sponsored by Ashby Cultural Council & Ashby Historical Society.

🤔Kassandra Gove,1)First women Mayor of Amesbury.2)The youngest Mayor of Amesbury. 3)First Mayor to come from Amesbury.
11/10/2019

🤔Kassandra Gove,
1)First women Mayor of Amesbury.
2)The youngest Mayor of Amesbury.
3)First Mayor to come from Amesbury.

Congratulations Kassandra Gove!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
11/06/2019

Congratulations Kassandra Gove!
🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Amesbury, we did it! It was a long campaign but we made it and I am thrilled and honored to be Amesbury’s next Mayor. THANK YOU ALL so much for your support. We did this together.

Amesbury has so much potential and I’m excited to help us get there together. Keep an eye on this page for updates as we lead up to Inauguration Day and beyond. Let’s go!

Amesbury can get a grant(s) for preserving our history. (win/win)There are places that would like to help our town just ...
11/05/2019
@SavingPlaces | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Amesbury can get a grant(s) for preserving our history. (win/win)
There are places that would like to help our town just as long as we help care for OUR town history.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

As the cause for people saving places, the National Trust for Historic Preservation fosters a sense of community, commitment, and passion for protecting meaningful places in our lives. Join us.

Happy Halloween Amesbury!
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween Amesbury!

Happy Birthday Larry!
10/26/2019

Happy Birthday Larry!

Wishing Larry a happy 70th birthday today!!! 🎂 🎉 In addition to keeping our 🛒 available, Larry produces a non profit TV show for the local city of Amesbury, MA called “Our Town” 🎥 #community #cartpusher #nonprofit #associates #birthday #happybirthday #thisisthatplace #walmart1762

Although it's not historic for say it's still our history and we should keeps it.
10/15/2019
Repurposing committee to look at options for Amesbury school

Although it's not historic for say it's still our history and we should keeps it.

AMESBURY — With plans on track to build a new Amesbury Elementary School after a citywide vote last week, the mayor plans to set up a repurposing committee to come

Pieces of 'Camelot' up for auction in Amesbury
10/13/2019
Pieces of 'Camelot' up for auction in Amesbury

Pieces of 'Camelot' up for auction in Amesbury

AMESBURY — Pieces of the Kennedy family history will be on display on Main Street this weekend when John McInnis Auctioneers conducts what it dubbed a “Camelot with a Twist“

Old Amesbury-Natives
10/10/2019

Old Amesbury-Natives

Woodsom Farm is a historic homestead located in
the proposed Lion’s Mouth Road National Register
Historic District in Amesbury, MA.
http://www.wcala.com/pdf/Woodsom_Farm_Cutsheet.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXZsYm2UUCE

The spraying will take place Friday September 27th beginning at 6:45pm until approximately 12am. For complete informatio...
09/27/2019

The spraying will take place Friday September 27th beginning at 6:45pm until approximately 12am. For complete information please visit the city website at amesburyma.gov.

The Amesbury Board of Health was informed today that a mammal biting mosquito has tested positive for EEE in Amesbury. While this particular mosquito does not bite humans the State Mosquito Control Board has ordered spraying to be conducted citywide out of an abundance of caution. The spraying will take place Friday September 27th beginning at 6:45pm until approximately 12am. Residents are encouraged to stay indoors during spraying and for up to 30 minutes after a street is sprayed and to close street facing doors and windows. As a result of the spraying all city sponsored outdoor activities scheduled to take place after 6pm have been canceled. For complete information please visit the city website at amesburyma.gov.

Awesome Job Amesbury!
09/14/2019

Awesome Job Amesbury!

We have a final ! 🏈

Let's Go Bowling... Retro Style
09/05/2019
Let's Go Bowling... Retro Style

Let's Go Bowling... Retro Style

As a New England newcomer, I’ve learned how to be a Red Sox fan, practiced the pronunciation of Chelmsford, and realized that historic plaques on houses are c

I don't think I could of said it better. I feel the same way about Amesbury.
08/30/2019

I don't think I could of said it better. I feel the same way about Amesbury.

Saw a project today that made me sick to my stomach. I'm sitting in my office and came across this pic. It's me looking out on my favorite city (Detroit) -it's 3 years ago (almost to the day)-the city was still intact. Everyone always asks my opinion about the progress going on here and here's the truth--progress is great when it's done without destroying our history. And sadly, we are losing so many great pieces here. Developers are buying houses up and literally gutting the insides (in the name of progress). I saw a whole warehouse full of a gutted 1880's house-not cool. I just saw a pic of an 1880's church in St Paul, MN being smashed. What in the hell is wrong with people.....that's rhetorical. Some will call this a rant, it's not. It's just me being sad that progress means destruction to so many and it doesn't have to be. I like gritty, I like old...I like things to have meaning. Quit tearing the hearts out of our cities....please.

08/24/2019

Go to Google search
Wizard of Oz.
Click on the ruby slippers.👠
Then click on the tornado!🌪

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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 .
The Bailey family in 1963 after an annual family meeting, lunch and photo shoot in Boston. Then we'd go to a family-friendly movie or musical theatre. All the children on the floor are now in their 50s and 60s!
Found this photo taken of the Bailey family after our annual family meeting and lunch in Boston. All those little children are now in their 50's and 60s.