A pair of petrol stations with a hint that they once wanted to be something much larger.
Trivia and History
When the A19 opened here in the late 1960s, it opened with a Little Chef at Easington. At the time Little Chef were mostly building small diners, but this one was comparatively huge, with two petrol stations, dedicated car and HGV parking, and a covered footbridge which allowed northbound customers to walk to it.
The Little Chef closed in 1978, but the service area continued to trade as Hawthorn services. In 2002 footbridge and restaurant were demolished, leaving a large bare area which can still be seen today.
|Cramlington (22 miles)||Services on the A19||Elwick (11 miles)|