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  2. Ronnie the Part-time Rebel

    What a difference two months can make. https://www.newspostleader.co.uk/news/following-my-beliefs-in-eu-vote-1-8755929
  3. Ronnie the Part-time Rebel

    Just when you were doing so well Ronnie! You go and support the establishment, and badly damage the UK's negotiating position in the process. What on earth were you thinking by supporting the Tory rebels, and voting against your constituent's best interests? Come the next GE this will be remembered. But, perhaps you've already decided to retire on your parliamentary pension and don't want to rock the boat. Some answers please?
  4. The 25th edition of the PDC World Championships rolls into town on Thursday, as darts fans are treated to 18 days of pure tungsten theatre. 72 players will compete for the famous ‘Sid Waddell Trophy’ - named after the Geordie darts commentator who helped transform the game into the global brand it is today. Michael van Gerwen became a two-time World Champion last year as he beat Gary Anderson in an exhilarating final, and he arrives at the Alexandra Palace in London, as the overwhelming favourite for a third world title. He opens the show this evening against 2012 BDO World Champion Christian Kist, who has struggled badly through injury this year, and is unlikely to prove too much of a hurdle in MVG’s pursuit of the £400,000 first prize. Emerging stars Mensur Suljovic and Daryl Gurney will be confident of success after winning major titles in 2017, while the rise of debutant Rob Cross this year has seen him competing at the latter-end of major tournaments. All three players are in van Gerwen’s half of the draw, however, as is five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld - who famously knocked van Gerwen out in 2015.
  5. Last week
  6. Seriously Seeking Santa

    With all due respect 3g, I have actually seen and photographed the man (and his little helper)! Have you ever seen anything but the box? One excuse is as good as the other - Cheers!
  7. Seriously Seeking Santa

    I don't know how to break this to you CL - maybe you need a strong drink too - but the guy behind your house is an impostor! Santa Claus has been here for almost 1000 years after being kidnaped by some local syndicates who made the Turks "an offer they couldn't refuse"! He decided to holiday in Moscow this Summer (and it seems he's quite popular up there) - I blame global warming! After almost 1000 years he probably needed a holiday though. Here's a sneak shot I got of him on his way to Moscow in May (don't you just dig his luggage!):
  8. Seriously Seeking Santa

    Now I know you've been at the sherry! Everybody who's anybody knows that he lives in the forest behind my house!!
  9. A burglar is behind bars for Christmas thanks to quick action by local residents in Newcastle. At around 11.45pm officers on the Newcastle North Neighbourhood Policing Team received a report that a man was attempting to break into vehicles and garages on the Great Park estate. Officers responded and a man was arrested nearby matching the description provided by the public. Karl Devlin, 27, of no fixed abode, was charged with burglary other than dwelling, two counts of interfering with a motor vehicle and two counts of possession of a class B drug. And at Bedlington Magistrates Court this morning (Tues) Devlin pleaded guilty to the charges against him and was sentenced to 17 weeks in prison. He is one of a number of burglars convicted as part of Operation Sleigh – Northumbria Police’s festive campaign to put burglars behind bars this Christmas. PC Gareth Welsh said: “We just want to say thank you to residents in Great Park who were vigilant and reported this incident to police. “We were able to respond quickly and identify a suspect in the area before anything of significant value was stolen. “As a result of their quick action a burglar is now behind bars for Christmas and he won’t be able to ruin this time of the year for any other members of our local communities. “It is always really positive when the public can work together with police to help us take opportunist thieves like Karl Devlin off the streets.”
  10. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas all.
  11. A Mechanics football team ?

    On the 'not sure?' photo Mick Stewart (Facebook - Morpeth History Matters) says :- looks like a few Widdrington lads in that photo, I think 2 is Wilf Kelly, - 10 Jimmy Bolton and 11 Archie Morton....................could be wrong though.
  12. Seriously Seeking Santa

    Was never more CL! Merry Christmas from Santa Claus Land!
  13. Merry Christmas

  14. Seriously Seeking Santa

    "Coffee"? Tis the season to be jolly is it not?
  15. Merry Christmas

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas .... Hope it's a good one for everybody! Merry Christmas All.
  16. A Mechanics football team ?

    Cheers Joe, we did consider the Welfare team, but just can't prove it. We have a couple of photos of the Dr Pit Welfare team - 1944-45 season, wearing hooped shirts, and one from 1949-50, wearing striped shirts but we can't match up any of the players in the 'unknown' team with the others. The 'unknown' team against the 1949-50 Welfare team :-
  17. Shh... whatever you do don't tell the Irish!

    Oh dear, it seems that someone did tell the Irish! How could this possibly have happened as we have a UK government and an EU, both so utterly united in themselves and singing from the same songsheets? There must be someone somewhere who isn't thinking of the greater good of us all, and wishes for things to go very wrong. We must find that selfish person and shame them - maybe a Twitter storm or a FB campaign? Now who, in either the EU or the UK government, could possibly be operating to a personal agenda? This is hard, I think I need another strong coffee.
  18. A Mechanics football team ?

    Bedlington Mechanics wore red & white "Arsenal" type shirts and played at Millne Park behind the market place in the 50's.This photo could be Bedlington Welfare who were green & white stripes at that time.The picture could be at Welfare Park in front of the bowling pavilion.
  19. Councillor Robinson - November 2017

    Your commitment to the people of Bedlington and their interests is admirable. I don't know where you get the energy from! Hope your 'man-flu' is on the mend.
  20. A Mechanics football team ?

    This photo was posted on the Bygone Bedlington site and the brother & sister that posted it have been told it's Bedlington Mechanics, post WWII. Their granda is No 3 = Charlie Rand and his friend is No 12 Ned Riddle. The two named used to work as mechanics for Jennings of Morpeth. We have had the local Bedlington Mechanics 'historians' - Ovalteeny & Reedy + his dad - check the photo out and they all believe this is not a Bedlington Mechanics team. None of the people in the photo; the cup & shield or the pavilion can be identified. Anybody on this site any ideas?
  21. Identify these young ladies - c1958

    Most identified and No 6 identified herself, and the event :-
  22. Awards joy for air cadet squadrons

    Cadets and staff from Bedlington and Morpeth were among those honoured for their achievements over the past 12 months at the recent Durham and Northumberland Wing Presentation Night.
  23. Seems like it isn't only the EU that is two faced. I sort of get the impression that we are heading for a bad case of "irreconcilable differences" before the pantomime is over. Well.. that's what a lot of us are really hoping!
  24. Bedlington Terriers FC - 'Pitch in your support'

    I promoted the link through the Bedlington.co.uk social channels too and in the next newsletter.
  25. An ex Barrington lass, Lynne Maddison, has asked if anyone can help her identify the young ladies in this photo believed to be at Bedlington Methodist Church Fayre.
  26. Merry Christmas

    Merry Xmas to everyone
  27. James Matthewson - (Parliamentary Assistant House of Commons?) - just posted this on the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group site b:- And after another comment, from Alan Edgar - Might need a wider audience James - if someone had contacts with people on the local newspapers it might help. There may have been more voted but over the 4 sites I posted the request on only 20 members have commented that they have voted over the last week. As Bedlington Terriers appear to be the only North East team of the 19 teams in the list I think someone with more influence over the county may be of benefit he replied :- ....... will see what can be done 👍
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