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  2. Eggy1948

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Thanks Jim_mcglenn.
  3. Steve Turnbull

    Latest on Tesco site development

    Mmm, I wasn’t suggesting one or the other...
  4. Canny lass

    Latest on Tesco site development

    The more I think about it, the answer to that is no. From what Webtrekker says, it sounds like a good shop but if they deliver in the Bedlington area then it's already 'on your doorstep', so to speak. My money would be on another supermarket along the lines of Lidl. Waitrose, Tesco or similar. A bit of competition is great for keeping prices down. Of course, we all have different views on how, when and where to shop. it has to fit in with everything else that's involved in running a household, holding down a job and raising a family. It's a very personal choice. Whichever way it goes some will be happy and some will not. It'll be interesting to see what happens.
  5. jimmcglen

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Yes, the photo is Mary McGlen- my grandmother. On holiday abroad — will update you next week.
  6. Eggy1948

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    @HIGH PIT WILMA - was it Billy McGlen that was in one of your bands? @jimmcglen :- see the above comments Jim and photo of Mrs McGlen. Is this your relation?
  7. Eggy1948

    St Bede's 1963

    @Rigger :- No 7 James McGlen.
  8. Eggy1948

    c1949

    @Rigger - No 5 = Bill McGlen c1949.
  9. Eggy1948

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Can't remember them having Rediffusion - don't recall a dial/switch on the window sill. Knowing my aunt and her unmarried son, Owen Humble, = Deputy Managers papers at the 'A' pit and I think he worked in the Drawing Office - I suspect it was all bought and paid for. Wor Anne doesn't have that 'coloured' doll any more . I will see what I can find out about Mrs McGlen Rigger. The youngest of my grannies 9 children is still alive and might be able to remember some details. Don't hold your breath as it will be Facebook question to my youngest cousin, still working, who might remember to question her dad, my grannies youngest, about Mrs McGlen.
  10. Rigger

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Agree what a great photo, complete with names. I would be very interested to know the first name of the Mrs McGlen. I have quite a bit of detail about the McGlen family. When I was an apprentice at Doctor Pit I was working with Jack Crammer and a William McGlen, another apprentice. When I got home and told my mum who I was working with she told me William McGlen was related and my research since confirms this.
  11. Ovalteeny

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Brilliant photo Eggy. Love the old Television (was it Redifusion) and your sister, Anne's doll!!!
  12. Eggy1948

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Rigger - I don't know if I can find anything else out ab out the McGlen family but I knew the name and especially Beatty Road. My granny lived there and had a very close friend, Mrs McGlen. This is my Granny, Mary Henderson, with her sister in lae, Elsie Humble (Elenbel Ave), mys sister Anne and Mrs McGlen. The photo will be from c1957 :-
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  14. Eggy1948

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    From a posting you know well Rigger - now with all the names :-
  15. Steve Turnbull

    Latest on Tesco site development

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have one local.,,
  16. webtrekker

    Latest on Tesco site development

    We don't have deliveries from Iceland ourselves, but many times I've seen them delivering around the Bedlington /Stakeford area. Our next door neighbour has deliveries from them. We do occasionally use their shops though and they have a nice range of goods. Great for party food. They even have lots of party food that they make sure cooks in the same time, so you're not waiting for any one thing.
  17. threegee

    Arron Banks - what really happened!

    That's because the lies of Project Fear have been made thoroughly obvious to all. The latest one to go down in flames was the supposed broken undertaking (from people who everyone was aware weren't in a position to do this) to fund the NHS with the Brexit dividend. Can you remember mad Vince Cable's sneers about this when he knew full well that it would be a good while before there was any dividend? NHS to get £384m extra a week, as Theresa May locks Britain into leaving EU Oh, and all those European health workers that were going to go home and so cripple the NHS? ...well the most up to date figures show that there's now a record number of them! But hey, we are heading for three million unemployed because of all Clegg's jobs that depended on our EU membership (you do remember Nick, don't you?), so we shouldn't be so complacent! The Second Peasants Revolt rolls on regardless, and it's spilling over into Germany right now. That's because there are a reported 80,000 so called "refugees" currently gathered near the Austrian border that the BBC guardianistas don't think anyone needs to know about! Merkel's head next!
  18. Canny lass

    Latest on Tesco site development

    I can't claim to be familiar with Iceland. I've only been inside one Iceland shop and that was in Tenerife. It was a couple of weeks before Christmas and I'd heard they had some typically english Christmas goods (not frozen) in stock that I could take home. I remember I bought Christmas crackers and stocked up on demarera sugar. It's a good few years ago now. I looked them up now and find that they have branches in Blyth, Cramlington, Morpeth and Whitley Bay. They are clearly popular and appear to stock much more than frozen goods. I also noted that they ALL do home deliveries - free if your order is over 25 quid. Can anybody tell me how far they deliver? Would the Blyth branch deliver to Bedlington, for example, or the Morpeth branch to Stannington?
  19. Ovalteeny

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Yep, you're right Eggie. In fact I got it right (Austin) in the 2nd. photo (the one with me in). I basically just copied & pasted from Bedlington Remembered (Facebook) without double checking (too much red wine last night - again).
  20. webtrekker

    Arron Banks - what really happened!

    Now there's a subject for debate! Forget bloody Brexshit! They've sprayed around that many potholes it's going to be a case of Follow The Yellow Brick Road around Northumberland! They need to get the Munchkins to actually FILL them, not PAINT them.
  21. Eggy1948

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Ovalteeny - the lad you have named as R. Anderton is that not Austin Anderton? Lived Waverley Avenue, a couple of doors from the cut through to Victoria Terrace.
  22. mercuryg

    Arron Banks - what really happened!

    Interesting lack of response to this. From the level of general talk at the moment - that is away from the press and in the real world - it would seem that people (around here at least) have lost interest in Brexit. I guess that's what happens when you drag your heels. Even the local Eastern European contingent are no longer concerned in the least. I wonder is this a deliberate dragging of heels by those in charge, or are they simply stuck? Meanwhile, somebody's filled in some potholes!
  23. mercuryg

    Latest on Tesco site development

    There's an interesting idea...I wonder...
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  25. Ovalteeny

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Going back to the subject of John Brodie. In 1973 I took a job for Schweppes Ltd. in the North Staffordshire area and moved into my first ever property in Longton. I would sometimes go and watch Stoke City play, but I really enjoyed going to Vale Park on Monday evenings which was where and when Port Vale FC played most of their home games. John Brodie was a regular in that Post Vale team and I would from time to time, bump into him in some of the local clubs, when we would have a chat and a catch up. Sadly, like with so many others, we lost touch and moved on. John Brodie has a page on Wikipedia and the chart below shows his professional football career.
  26. Ovalteeny

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    The names of the team above are as follows :- Back Row (L to R) Charles Allen, Terry "Tex" Dixon, Michael Southern, Danny Dodds, Derek Johnstone, Austin Anderton, Paul Cotsworth, Bob Storey Front Row Jack Kidd, Leslie Nicholson, Harry Wilson, Gordon Roll, Geordie Elliott. If this is 1963, then I would be 15 (as would Leslie Nicholson & Geordie Elliott). All the others were a year or so older. This leads me to suspect that this could be for the 1964/65 season, but then I could be completely wrong, I'd be 16 and only played the occasional game.
  27. rosco

    Latest on Tesco site development

    I hope I'm wrong.....but let's see in 5 yrs time if all three are still here and more importantly thriving I think a better solution would have been an Iceland or Morrisons move to the new site and Iceland move into old shop
  28. Rigger

    Bedlington Man Plays for Manchester United

    Ovalteeny, I believe you are correct. The photo with John Brody was taken in my first year with Bedlington Juniors which was about 1963. I started my apprenticeship in October 1962. After that the following season Tex Dixon, Les Nicholson and Harry Wilson played. But it was a long time ago, great photos which brings back the memories.
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