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  3. 1. What does the name ‘Spam’ (meat - not computer) stand for Answer = Special Processed American Meat. 2. Who was the World Darts Champion 5 times between 1980 and 1986 Answer = 3. By what other name is a Dublin Bay Prawn known Answer = Norway lobster 4. Who said “The lion and the calf shall lie down together, but the calf won’t get much sleep” Answer = 5. Which member of the royal family married Marina of Greece Answer = 6. When politician Roy Hattersley failed, for the third time, to appear on ‘Have I got news for you’ his chair was occupied by what Answer = 7. Which ex-England footballer is the father of a television weather forecaster Answer = Bobby Charlton. 8. What is the cube of 3 Answer = 27 9. Which animal has the scientific name Capra hircus Answer = 10. How many British pounds in a hundred weight (cwt) Answer = 112 11. Which parasitic plant was sacred to the Druids Answer = Mistletoe 12. In a game of poker which is the best hand: flush, straight run or three of a kind Answer = Flush I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Elizabeth Taylor never threw away any of her clothes. Answer = I didn’t – Liz must be who my wife was influenced by = keep clothes, keep them looking good and then keep saying ‘WE’ need more cupboard space
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  5. Oops very late from me but Happy Birthday Malcolm . Hope it was a good one
  6. Sorry about the errors Enjoy the walk if you can make it on Saturday . Hopefully the weather will be kind to us .
  7. Bedlington History Society and the plan for 2021/22 Starts of with a get together and walk on Saturday 25th at 1:30 These are the details :- I just hope they load correctly .
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  9. Looking again at the oldest photo of the steppingstones there’s some obvious damage, pieces missing and one which has half missing. If these are Humford steppystones they must have been replaced at some time since the first pic was taken xxR
  10. Alan them photos of the woods factory are amazing there was photos of my grandfather at Bedlington tennis club in the 40s on there I think reedy's grandfather put them on I have copy
  11. I still get the notifications within the group = But I used to get an email for every new post or comment that was made in the group and the email contained a link taking me directly to that new post or comment. Within my Outlook setup I have a separate folder for all the groups I am a member of and Outlook allows you to set rules, with conditions etc., so that when an email comes it uses the conditions to place that email in the relevant folder - if no condition met then the email goes into the 'top level' folder = Inbox. Can't remember the exact date I stopped receiving notifications via email but as you can see from the following screen shot I still have a notification, red asterisk, from when you commented, Saturday 04/09/2021, on the 'Info on Historical Buildings' topic.(The yellow asterisk just shows a group where there are still unseen emails (still in bold). No doubt @Andy Millne can explain why the email notifications have stopped being sent to me.
  12. 17c, That's real summer weather! !0 during the day and 4 at night, Dark by 6pm. Another month and it'll be dark at 3pm. You have a whole week for the quiz so Keep calm and Carry on clarting. Regarding the e-mails, I've never ever had one. I only get a notification here on site. Regarding the drink-driving incident, have ypu got a driving license for that vehicle?
  13. It's impossible to cheat, Vic. I don't mind where you get your answers. It's perfectly acceptable to google, look in a book, ask a neighnour or ring a friend. Think of the quiz as making an inventory of your current knowledge and then filling in the gaps that you find. The family's ages here range from 14 - 56 and they all speak English in varying degrees but naturally they've never heard of some of the names that crop up in the questions. The youngest is football mad and loves the football questions because he gets to read about famous footballers in the past. If we aren't meeting up on Skype, they get 3 questions every ½ hour (SMS) and they text their individual answers to my OH. He keeps score and timing of answers. Sometimes they get together in one house but they can take part whereever they are. They also compete against each other within their own family group. So, it's not only a quiz it's also a chance to practice both their English- and researching skills. I'll see if I can get a new one together for next Friday. Grey matter needs exercise at our age!
  14. Didn’t my reply register Alan, 21c here, but only 2c outside! Garden is full of leaves and mountains covered in fresh snow. Definitely quiz weather.
  15. I remember Wood's pop but can't remember ever seeing their premises. On one of the genealogy sites, rootschat, one member, Pit_yacker_from_Blyth, said :-' There is mention of Woods 'pop' factory in the Blyth section, as up until the 1960's or thereabouts, Woods pop factory, presumably the same family firm was located at Bebside, over the road from the Bebside Inn. Two brothers, Lance and Harry Wood.' I just remember an ex member of this group, Jo Rooney (lived at the Bank Top in the 1940's before emigrating) sharing some photos of the Wood & Son's factory at the bottom of the Furnace Bank :-
  16. R Watson's shop, Front Street West, on the photo above @Tonyp - next door to Denton's just behind the bus stop for the No10 or 3 to Newcastle.🙂
  17. Yes Cl- it's down to 17c, outside, and a mere 22c in the bungalow - with window open 🙂. Getting dark by 20:00. I'll do the quiz later - too busy clarting with images What is strange is that I never received one notification email that anyone had posted/commented last night = nothing from Cl - Vic or Tonyp's comments And last night I settled down to watch NUFC v Leeds and half time went wild - a bottle of Wychwood Dice man stout - 5% + Kettle plain crisps - I nearly toppled me zimmer frame when I went to bed
  18. Does anybody remember woods pop factory at bebside better than muters pop in my opinion & waters & Robson from Morpeth they used to deliver on Friday
  19. Watson the newsagents was at the top end of Bedlington next to were the top club was laws the supermarket & D Lynn the butcher he's son Rob Watson went to westridge school in the mid seventies
  20. Nice to see the quiz again, thank you CL it's greatly appreciated, I didn't get many answers before having to cheat! but it did get the grey matter working again. 1. What does the name ‘Spam’ (meat - not computer) stand for Special Processed American Meat. 2. Who was the World Darts Champion 5 times between 1980 and 1986 Eric Bristow 3. By what other name is a Dublin Bay Prawn known Norway lobster 4. Who said “The lion and the calf shall lie down together, but the calf won’t get much sleep” Woody Allen Which member of the royal family married Marina of Greece Duke of Kent 6. When politician Roy Hattersley failed, for the third time, to appear on ‘Have I got news for you’ his chair was occupied by what Tub of lard. 7. Which ex-England footballer is the father of a television weather forecaster Bobby Charlton. 8. What is the cube of 3 27 9. Which animal the scientific name Capra hircus Goat 10. How many British pounds in a hundred weight (cwt) 112 11. Which parasitic plant was sacred to the Druids Mistletoe 12. In a game of poker which is the best hand: flush, straight run or three of a kind Flush
  21. Delegating is not an easy task. Be proud that you are capable of assessing the situation and knowing: Who to delegate to How much to delegate to them When to delegate In which manner it should be done Where the delegating should take place Knowing why there is a need for delegation in just this instance ... and finally knowing how much of the task in hand you have some aversion to doing yourself. Truly a skill worth having. Having said that, I' love to donate a tree. That way, me and other ex-pats would have some 'physical' roots in the town. Maybe the keen gardeners who take such good care of keeping Bedlington in bloom with the hanging baskets etc wouldn't mind being delegated to/asked politely?
  22. I'm sure you've all got better things to do now with covid restrictions being reduced but here, it's Friday, it's freezing cold and it'll be dark in half an hour so we're having a quiz tonight. No doubt accompanied by a bottle of something tasty and warming together with some nibbly bits (no, that's not a euphemism!). Feel welcome to join in. Usual rules apply and answers next Thursday: 1. What does the name ‘Spam’ (meat - not computer) stand for? 2. Who was the World Darts Champion 5 times between 1980 and 1986? 3. By what other name is a Dublin Bay Prawn known? 4. Who said “The lion and the calf shall lie down together, but the calf won’t get much sleep”? 5. Which member of the royal family married Marina of Greece? 6. When politician Roy Hattersley failed, for the third time, to appear on ‘Have I got news for you’ his chair was occupied by what? 7. Which ex-England footballer is the father of a television weather forecaster? 8. What is the cube of 3? 9. Which animal has the scientific name Capra hircus? 10. How many British pounds in a hundred weight (cwt)? 11. Which parasitic plant was sacred to the Druids? 12. In a game of poker which is the best hand: flush, straight run or three of a kind? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Elizabeth Taylor never threw away any of her clothes.
  23. Although the advert says (W. A. WATSON) I'm assuming it was the shops we new as R. Watson on the Glebe Road & Front Street West (next to the bus stand for the Newcastle bus (Number 3 & 10). Where the advert has MOORSIDE I can only think that it refers to Moorside, Hartford Camp - can anyone confirm that is true or am I barking up the wrong tree
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