[[Image:FirstYearAshtonPanels.jpg|right|thumb|A Pair Of 1983 Ashton Sandblasts (Pre-Pebble Grain - Image Courtesy of Mike Ahmadi]]
[[Image:FirstYearPanelsTopView.jpg|center|thumb|A Pair Of 1983 Ashtons (Note The Fantastic Sandblasting) - Image Courtesy of Mike Ahmadi]]
The first pipe was made in 1983. From this year and at least up to 2002 pipes were stamped with a suffix number after the origin "Made in England". It starts with no. 3 in 1983 and continues counting up to no. 22 in 2002. First year pipes were stamped with simple block lettering and did not include a finish stamping. The origin on first year pipes was stamped "MADE IN LONDON ENGLAND".