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  2. people with loads of cats / cats in general

    Cat update: My youngest has decided that, in addition to bringing me dead rodents (and the odd live one) I also need fruit and veg. In the back garden, in accessible but for a front gate, I have found - over the last few days, all neatly placed together - two bananas, several carrots, and an apple.
  3. Today
  4. Good Jokes: Not For The Faint-Hearted.

    A young priest was so nervous about his first Holy Communion service that he had difficulty finding his words and couldn’t speak properly. Prior to his second Holy Communion service the elderly Archbishop contacted him and gave him some advice about how to be more relaxed. He suggested that the young priest take a few drops of vodka in a glass of water. “You’ll notice immediately how relaxed you will feel”. The following Sunday, the young priest took this advice and on starting the communion service he was delighted to feel at ease with himself, in particular, and the world in general. The sermon and communion went fine. The priest had no difficulties with his words and he didn’t stutter once throughout the whole service. The following day, he received a letter from the Archbishop: “Dear father, Next time, you should put a few drops of vodka in a glass of water - not a few drops of water in a glass of vodka! Here are some of the ‘mistakes’ I noticed during the service. Hopefully they won’t be repeated next Sunday: - the small bowl at the side of the altar is not a toilet. - try not to lean against the statue of Our lady and do not touch her in inappropriate places. - The Commandments are 10 in number - NOT twelve. The disciples, on the other hand, were 12 - NOT seven and NONE of them were dwarfs! - we do not refer to Our Lord as ‘Jessie the man’. - neither do we refer to Judas as ‘that blasted gossipmonger’ – Usama bin Laden had nothing to do with Jesus’ death. - sinners will be sent to Hell, NOT to the Highlands - the person who sat in the corner to the left of the altar, to whom you referred as ‘that mouldy old transvestite’, was me. I hope that these ‘mistakes’ will be rectified in your next communion service. Yours faithfully The Archbishop
  5. Yesterday
  6. Football team 1962-63 season

    From the album St. Bede's Primary School

    Posted in Bygone Bedlington by John Krzyzanowski.
  7. Daniel Gooch Bicentennial

    Noo - it's all inside me little head, and me world of me own!
  8. Daniel Gooch Bicentennial

    You must have the updated version of Live. I don't have sound yet.
  9. Daniel Gooch Bicentennial

    Proof
  10. Daniel Gooch Bicentennial

    It certainly is a pity. Bedlington could be doing more.
  11. Daniel Gooch Bicentennial

    Such a pity we couldn't celebrate him more! (Ryan is Adam's brother.)
  12. Daniel Gooch Bicentennial

    Just checked on Live CL and there appears to many young ladies coming out of the newsagents and saying - Goochie Goochie Goo to small persons in carriages. Can't find anything online, even for his final resting place in Clewer, Windsor. There is a Bedlington lad, Ryan Hogg (don't know if he is related to Adam that started this topic), that has a Facebook group for Daniel Gooch and there are a couple of links, to another group and a blog, but that's all I can find. https://www.facebook.com/groups/486966338172814/ https://sirdanielgooch200.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/see-more-about-daniel-gooch-reaching-200/ http://wp.me/p7KpoX-3 https://www.facebook.com/gooch200/
  13. Daniel Gooch Bicentennial

    Is there anything happening in Bedlington today?
  14. Daniel Gooch Bicentennial

    Sir Daniel Gooch (Engineer & Politician), b. 1816, Bedlington, Northumberland. Happy 200th birthday, Sir Daniel!
  15. Good Jokes: Not For The Faint-Hearted.

    An Englishman and an Irishman are sitting in a pub and boasting about their success with women in general and their stamina in particular. By the end of the night the figures are getting quite high. They decide to have a competition, pick up two women and book into a hotel. Before going to their rooms they agree to write the result on the board in the hotel lobby. The Englishman goes all out for the record but after three rounds he’s finished. He goes down to the lobby and puts three strokes on the board. Then he goes back to bed and sleeps like a log. The following morning the Irishman, out of breath and with shaking knees, makes his way down the stairs and goes to the lobby. He goes to the board to write his result but when he sees the Englishmans three neat strokes he gets upset: “One hundred and eleven! Sh*t! Beaten by four!”
  16. Last week
  17. Defibrillators

    Nice to hear a success story, Vic! It's not unusual here, in outlying places, that 3 or 4 houses club together to buy one. Apparently, they're not too expensive. I know that the defib in the nearest village has twice been put to good use in the last 18 months.
  18. Defibrillators

    About four years ago my then 45 year old son who is very healthy and fit, walks,climbs, hikes,mountain bikes, ice hockey, baseball etc,stepped onto the ice with his son to play a game of shinny hockey, he made one lap of the rink and his heart stopped! quick response by the arena staff located the AED defibrillator and they got his heart going again, after operations and recuperation he has recovered and living a normal life. Last year he walked the way of St James, Camino de Santiago, 800 km, he has worn out one bike and working on the next one! we are so grateful that the arena staff were trained in CPR and the use of AED's His heart condition is a hereditary condition, we are all taking our turn! For your friends and family's sake please learn how to use these AED's understand CPR you never know!
  19. Bedlington Old Hall

    Quasimodo, haha! very funny! Yes, I remember him now that I see his face (Arras, I mean).
  20. Defibrillators

    Excellent use of resources. They are one of those things you hope you'll never need but are nevertheless pleased to know they are always available.
  21. The Truth About the EU Army Revealed

    Looks like a scene from Teletubbies!
  22. Bedlington Old Hall

    That was Quasimodo, my mates name is Arras as the town in France. pic taken from westridge class photo.
  23. So, Juncker gets his EU Army - it's just about the only thing the Eurocrats can agree on, because it gives them more power! The Leave campaign was absolutely right about this and the Remainers deluding themselves. It's also emerging that there was a secret deal with Dodgy Dave that he wouldn't veto the plans when he won the referendum, whilst assuring us of the exact opposite! Hopefully our new PM isn't a serial liar! What is this army for other than to use against Europe's own peoples, or to have a go at Putin? One thing is for sure: it will grow and grow on every lame excuse, and absorb ever more of the EU GNP. It's a convenient tool to reduce the staggering EU youth unemployment, without actually doing anything positive to improve people's well-being. Our own leaders need to reaffirm our total commitment to NATO, and keep well away from any involvement or cooperation in so-called EU defence. Though, just how many of our politicos can we trust on this?
  24. St Bedes c1926

    From the album St. Bede's Primary School

    Posted in Bedlington Remembered group on Facebook by Maureen Quait (nee Halloran) with the comment :- St Bede's Catholic School C1926. My late mother Lily (nee Maddigan) is seated far right on the front row. Can anybody else put names to the children?
  25. c1949

    From the album St. Bede's Primary School

    Jeff Slaughter Snr posted this school photo on Facebook group Bedlington Remembered asking if anyone could name anyone. Jeff married No 37 - Helena Wandless.
  26. Good Jokes: Not For The Faint-Hearted.

    A blind man goes into a bar for gay females. He takes a seat at the bar and says, rather loudly, to the barmaid: “Have you heard the one about the blonde baker’s assistant?” The whole room goes quiet and the woman on the seat next to him says: “Before you tell that joke, there are a few things you should be aware of: 1. The barmaid is blonde 2. The bouncer is blonde 3. I’m a blonde. I’m also six foot tall, weigh 80 kilos and have a black belt in karate 4. The woman next to me is also blonde and she’s a weightlifter 5. The woman on your left is a blonde as well. She’s a wrestler. Think very carefully! Do you really want to tell that joke?” The man thinks for a while and then replies: “Not if I’ll have to explain it five times”.
  27. Going places, meeting people

    Lovely, lovely photo, Vic! One that all the family can look back on for many years to come. Weddings are great for getting everybody under one roof. My lot are spread out from Bristol to Aberdeen so a wedding makes sure i don't have to miss anybody.
  28. Defibrillators

    Everybody, get along to this! It take's only minutes to learn, it's easy. Nothing to be afraid of. The defibrillator talks to you and gives you instructions all the time. And when you've been there please keep up to date on where to find the nearest defibrillator. It's very important that someone knows where it is, and goes to collect it while someone else is giving CPR.
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