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  2. I've been watching the sign ups for the Leave.eu campaign over the past few weeks and they are now noticeably accelerating.  It's a bit difficult to find any figures for the posher "rival" Vote Leave campaign though it seems to have gone a long way to sorting its internal problems, but seemingly not before Labour Leave has withdrawn its support in favour of the totally united Grassroots Out initiative. For me Vote Leave was always a bit too close to the elites, and I couldn't understand why Kate Hoey (and even Ronnie Campbell) wanted to cuddle up with them.  Its agenda is (or was) to leave with an intention of rejoining the EU on the UK's own terms.  I think this is verging on the naive, as if you accept that the EU is a political construct unwilling to reform and headed for disaster, then how is Brexit going to change that?  It's a bit like saying that this marriage clearly isn't working, so I'm going for divorce in order to give my partner a jolt so that we can ultimately remarry on my terms.  Actually our perfect partner still out there, and we foolishly jilted her for the over madeup gold digger with the fake boobs.  Her name is EFTA and she's still waiting for us to come to our senses, and take her in our arms! Whatever our core politics it's now time to GO!  There's a wonderful life awaiting outside of the EU, and all this nonsense dreamed up the international elites for their own enrichment has to end.
  3. Yesterday
  4. West End First School Or The Top End School

    Eggy, my sister went to Westridge with David Hetherington and John Shelley. Don't know if they were in the same year though! If I remember rightly David lived just up the street from us.  
  5. Going places, meeting people

    Right so Canny Lass says the  paper is the journal and she will see us in The Lion at eight o clock
  6. bedlington station first school

    41 of the 44 children identified. Anyone know any of the last 3 to name?
  7. Club Singers

    My Dad reckons it's most probably the Market Place Club as the man standing on the right of the picture with his hands folded in front of him was called either Walter or Bill Allison who was the club's chairman. The chap seated behind him is possibly Andy Fairbairn and he's fairly sure that the remaining members of the quartet are (left to right), Bobby James, Newton Tyler and Tommy Brown. Mind you he thought your Dad was Bill Anderson. Sep Kidd was my Dad's boss when he started in the pits and Newton Tyler drove the taxi which took my Mam and Dad to their wedding.
  8. The referendum campaign hasn't yet started - at least that's what Dave is telling the government ministers who want to put their country before their careers and their mega-pension prospects as EU drones.  So, Dave's pronouncement about migrants in Kent mustn't have anything to do with the coming referendum then? Of course the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation has given this piece of scaremongering the maximum publicity it can, whilst neutering the responses of the many informed people pointing out the absurdity of what he's claiming.  On last night's Radio 4 news they dredged up all the EUphile supporters they could muster whilst clipping Liam Fox's rebuttal to the bare minimum to provide the usual illusion of balance. Dave's fallacious argument and his supportive minions got about 85% of the total air time too. I'd though about filing a complaint, but, having jumped through BBC hoops a couple of times before I can more or less re-create the automated replies from memory. A large number of interest groups have rubbished EU Daves' scaremongering, including top people in the immigration service, and the Lawyers for Brexit group, who quite rightly point out that the intergovernmental deal has nothing whatsoever to do with the EU.  But, I'm simply going to quote Bernard Cazeneuve the current French Interior Minister speaking very recently. Bernard Cazeneuve would have been the obvious "ask" for an unbiased BBC, but they carefully selected the deputy Mayor of Calais - someone who has no authority at national level, and is under huge local pressure from the electorate to get the migrants off their patch.
  9. Going places, meeting people

    Maggie........if it is Tuesday I can join you.   I have something for you........if I can find it!!!!!!!
  10. West End First School Or The Top End School

    Maggie  - another Top End Infant school photo . This one c1954 and posted on Bygone Bedlington by Valerie Orr and looking to name any of the children. 
  11. A NEW WINE & COCKTAIL BAR?

    Yes I've heard this too and hope/ believe it's going to be the upstairs of le torre (the millfield)
  12. Absent ‘’Spuggy’’

      Thanks threegee, I hang my head in shame… It seems I’ve been away far toooo… long! The Use of abbreviations is such today, that probably the frontal lobes I had, do not any longer contain an adequate amount of dopamine-sensitive neurons required & vitally essential in the cerebral cortex, to navigate through the modern day labyrinth, of my mother language English. Have my gray cells all been depleted, consigned to insignificance & redundancy through absence, or weren’t they available for use, in the first place, never mind… making new friends everyday has something… I did however, better said I commenced building up my ‘PC Literacy’ using DOS v4 & a 386’er with 4mb RAM. Abbreviations then, were more than necessary… I’m Sorry, sincerely sorry for not getting the plot, & I hope I can manage, to make progress in future. I must say though, compliments where compliments are due, you deserve them. I never thought for a moment, or expected such a virtual’ post haste reply. I say a special thanks for the prompt answer. I was on my way, up to roost “switch out my lights” for the night, but I thought I’d give the “Home Town” another visit!!! I honestly thought ‘PM’ meant “Post Meridian” or Prime Minister”… Hope I can envisage a positive, constructive exchange with yourself & others… I appreciate your style, short, concise, correct, & most importantly, to the point. I’m fairly sure I’ve read something somewhere about replacing, or was it expurgating a “Pitmatic Gadgie” From Ashington from the beloved “Bedlingtonshire”. You certainly, have a much better command of words, than the above mentioned. I stand corrected for the “PM” & Promise to buy the next round… when I next come back to Bedlington. Hopefully, that will not be in the too far distant future…. Ta, Ta, Tweet, Tweet, & Goodnight… Spuggy
  13. Absent ‘’Spuggy’’

    What's wrong with a PM (Now simply called "Message")?  Click on member's name ---> Hit [Message] button -- Simples! Newbies and/or people who haven't validated their e-mail may not show in the who's online, certainly search engines have been suppressed now.
  14. Absent ‘’Spuggy’’ Hi Administrators! Moderators & Minders. Spuggy was logged in via his email address account: X x x x x x x x . net While reading through some ‘Posts’ he noticed, top right: Through the “Oculus” of a “Northern Goshawk”! Who’s Online…           Vic & John, but…       Not a Spuggy in sight… SCREENSHOT Tuesday, February 09th, 2016 at 00:31:02 Hrs. And according to the screenshot, he wasn’t online, I’d like to hear the explanation, but I’ll settle for an email And when I “Mouse Clicked” to expand the:     Who’s Online… (See full list) I took this second screenshot!!! SCREENSHOT Tuesday, February 09th, 2016 at  00:37:44 Hrs           Still no Spuggy to be seen. Ta, ta Tweet, Tweet… SCREENSHOT PS: This should have been a PDF sent direct via the „CONTACT US“ button, alas… I’ve tried previously to make contact to Administrators, to request advice on HOW To… via Emails, but they did not germinate!!! I’ve thoughtfully “sucked-seed” & have now decided to post my request, perhaps it will work? Spuggy has redacted his email address, as the “Bedlington.Co.Uk.” Site Is Wide Open to all! Administrators have my permission to sync this posting with my email address. I’m fairly positive, when I say I’d like to make direct contact (via email) with…..but… as of now, I don’t know the correct procedure. “SHITSTORMs” are not necessary & I can well do without. I sometimes run out of “Greggs” trying to get through the “SPAM!” Ta, ta Tweet, Tweet & Tweet…
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  16. The Puddlers return

    Puddlers reincarnates itself! Driving through Bedlington today and decided to have a quick look at Coquetdale Place & Steadlands Square expecting all the new builds of where the aerie houses where to be complete. When I turned in at SteadlandsSquare/Wood Lane and then turned right expecting to pass Tosson Close was a street sign for PUDDLERS DRIVE. As I don't posses a mobile device, for taking photos, I didn't get a picture. Checked on the NCC web site and found :- 08/00413/FUL | Demolition of no 7 and 8 Tosson Close and the erection of 10no two storey dwellings and 2no three storey dwellings (amended plans received 02.02.2009) | Land On East Side Of Tosson Close U6550 Tosson Close/wood Lane Bedlington Northumberland Full Address: 10 Puddlers Drive Bedlington Northumberland NE22 5GZ - Property Description: Puddlers Drive - Street: U6550 Coquetdale Place/tosson Close :- https://publicaccess.northumberland.gov.uk/online-applications/propertyDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=L1ON3FQS03X0P  
  17. Adverts that used to make me laugh

    For some strange reason I seem more attracted to the beer adverts  .      
  18. Adverts that used to make me laugh

    Great adverts.
  19. Going places, meeting people

    See you in the Red Lion Canny Lass Maybe Tuesday or Wednesday night. Let us know the night and time. Possibly Tuesday!  
  20. Adverts that used to make me laugh

    Yes, she certainly was, Elsie was seen pushing a shopping cart with a tv in it, she was asked by the manager what she was doing, "oh I got it for the Sunderland team" yer was ripped off he said!
  21. Adverts that used to make me laugh

      So, Elsie Tanner was the only distinguishable one there then?  
  22. Just an amusing thought ...   The Famous Social Experiment: 5 Monkeys and a Ladder   A group of scientists placed five monkeys in a cage, and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on top. Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water. After a while, every time a monkey would start up the ladder, the others would pull it down and beat it up. After a time, no monkey would dare try climbing the ladder, no matter how great the temptation. The scientists then decided to replace one of the monkeys. The first thing this new monkey did was start to climb the ladder. Immediately, the others pulled him down and beat him up. After several beatings, the new monkey learned never to go up the ladder, even though there was no evident reason not to, aside from the beatings. The second monkey was substituted and the same occurred. The first monkey participated in the beating of the second monkey. A third monkey was changed and the same was repeated. The fourth monkey was changed, resulting in the same, before the fifth was finally replaced as well. What was left was a group of five monkeys that – without ever having received a cold shower – continued to beat up any monkey who attempted to climb the ladder. If it was possible to ask the monkeys why they beat up on all those who attempted to climb the ladder, their most likely answer would be “I don’t know. It’s just how things are done around here.” Does that sound at all familiar?
  23. Adverts that used to make me laugh

    Met the chimps when we opened Woolco at Washington, (along with Else Tanner and Sunderland FC.) 
  24. Adverts that used to make me laugh

    remember a few of the old chimp adverts didn't realise there are 24 old ones on YouTube
  25. Devious Politicians & Islam

    They have some outstanding stuff to sort out!   http://guernseypress.com/tag/child-abuse/
  26. Adverts that used to make me laugh

    Anyone remember the Esso Blee Dooler?      
  27. Sweet Shops Selling Tabs To School Kids

    I never smoked ,so negatory on thi tab front,but Binksies,next ti thi Whitley schyuul,selt "Carbine" powder ti kids if they said it was for their Dad's Carbine lamp..! Even when naked flame contrivances were banned through the country,the Doctor Pit at Bedlington remained a "Naked flame lamp" mine,so Binks' supplied the Calcium Carbinate powder....only thing was....it was more deadly in kids' hands than tabs!!......I nearly blew the aad coal-hoose door of it's hinges one day,during an experiment that went badly wrang!!![aged aboot ll years-ish!!]
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