The Sawdust Jacks are a Bedlington song writing project created by John Leslie, a local Historian.
Pancake Row was a terraced row of cottages on Sheepwash Bank, just above The Angler's Arms. They are no longer there.
In the early 1900s, a tragic incident happened there when a jealous lover murdered his girlfriend and then shot himself. The girlfriend was a barmaid in The Shakespeare Pub, Guidepost.
The Sawdust Jacks have over 20 videos of their songs on You Tube and you can use this link to view Pancake Row
As part of the upgrades currently being seen in Gallagher Park by the Gallagher Park steering group and the SITA funding they secured, new gateway features will soon be seen. The first and biggest one was fitted into place today.
Thanks to funding by the Barnes Grassroots Fund at the Community Foundation, the Bedlingtonshire Development Trust have been able to buy a Sing for your Life, “Silver Song Music Box” which will be used to deliver sing-a-long sessions to elderly residents in Bedlington.