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  2. Canny lass

    Happy Birthday Foxy

    .... and it's a BIG Happy (belated) Birthday from me too!
  3. A middle school in Bedlington has come in for criticism over a year group trip that is scheduled to take place on July 3.
  4. Andy Millne

    Happy Birthday Foxy

    Happy birthday Foxy!
  5. Yesterday
  6. Vic Patterson

    Happy Birthday Foxy

    Happy birthday Foxy, hope it was a good day.
  7. Pete

    Happy Birthday Foxy

    A bit late in the day but Happy Birthday, hope you had a great day.
  8. Two men have appeared in court following an alleged armed skirmish involving a golf club and a saw which left a man in hospital. Police were called to Bedlington in Northumberland on Saturday night following reports of a disturbance. Both Sean Thompson and Daniel Simmons were later charged with affray and possession of an offensive weapon. Northumbria Police said a 48-year-old man suffered “serious but non-life threatening injuries”. A police spokesman said: “Two men have been charged with affray and possession of an offensive weapon following a report of a disturbance in Bedlington. “Sean Thompson, 48, of Half Moon Street, Stakeford and Daniel Simmons, 20, of Harrington Gardens, Stakeford have appeared before magistrates in Bedlington.
  9. Last week
  10. Eggy1948

    Bedlington Picnic

    Programme of Events for Saturday 30th June 2018
  11. Eggy1948

    Bedlington Picnic

    until

    Programme of events :-
  12. rosco

    Latest on Tesco site development

    Heaven forbid......wash your mouth out with soap for suggesting such a thing
  13. Jmagic

    Latest on Tesco site development

    I reckon we'll never get the shops or facilities we really want in the area. I cant see many shops wanting to be based here. As for another supermarket, what is the point of that, complete overkill. I wouldn't any of the council who try to make it look like theyre doing if for the residents. It looks when they release updates or set up resident meetings, but deep down they'll have their own agendas and plans
  14. Canny lass

    Latest on Tesco site development

    My mistake. I thought the prospective tennant of the new supermarket premises was being discussed. I have to agree with you there, Rosco! On my last visit I was amazed that a small town like Bedlington could have so many tattoo studios.
  15. rosco

    Latest on Tesco site development

    As long as the new shops don't include nail salon,hair dresser/barbers,cafet,tattoo studio or takeaway shop we might be ok but to be honest I think we'll get at least 2 more
  16. Eggy1948

    1950 - Class 3B

    Update to the names from David Wearmoth, Facebook group Bedlington remembered.
  17. Eggy1948

    1950 Class 4A

    No 31 - Lena Dodds
  18. Eggy1948

    1968 Class 4A named.jpg

    Photo from James Ross Facebook, Bedlington remembered and names from the Bedlington remembered members.
  19. Eggy1948

    Bedlington Station Secondary Modern School

    Nicknamed The Woody school, as it was mainly constructed of wooden planks. The school of our mate, Keith Lockey. Don't know when it first opened but it first appears on the 1951 ordnance survey map and it is not on the previous map of 1938. Destroyed by fire in 1969. When the replacement school was built, opening in 1974, it combined with the grammar school to be Bedlingtonshire Community High School.
  20. Eggy1948

    1968

    Names updated on photo.
  21. A former Northumberland garage owner is motoring in a completely new career, after swapping automotive engineering for watch making. Glen Anthony Jobling, from Bedlington , has more than 30 years experience in the vintage and modern motoring industry but he has now turned his interest in design watches into a new business. Mr Jobling was inspired to change his career as a successful garage owner in North Tyneside in 2015, after making a watch for a friend while mulling over his options for a career change. Glen Anthony Watches (GA) has now officially launched with a range of men’s and women’s watches, which are designed, manufactured and assembled at his workshop in Wansbeck Business Park in Northumberland . All the parts of the watch are handmade on site by Mr Jobling except the Swiss movement, which he has sourced to meet his specific requirements. The watches are influenced by his love of all things mechanical and automotive, with designs inspired by the craftsmanship of the vintage cars he used to restore, as well as high tech materials of the latest sports cars.
  22. Eggy1948

    Sec Modern 1959 named.jpg

    Malcolm Brodie, Facebook sixtownships group, commented :- 6 of the football team (Miller, Brodie, Percy, Buckham, Prescott & Swan) were also members of the Scottish Dancing Team who represented the school in three International events. 2 in Solingen Ohligs in West Germany and 1 in Halsingborg in Sweden.
  23. Eggy1948

    1966-67 named2 Matty Halls class.jpg

    Photo from Facebook group Bedlington remembered and majority of names from @Tonyp
  24. Eggy1948

    Whitley Memorial School

    The original school building was destroyed by fire in 1970. The old school building was replaced with garages and houses and the new school is still within the old school grounds.
  25. mercuryg

    Arron Banks - what really happened!

    "The problems farmers have were there well before Brexit..." Indeed they were. "we need a government that will encourage robotics and innovation, as well as operating a fair work visa system that's not politicised" On the former, there's only so much that can be done on the land by machine. Some of the equipment used around here is pretty impressive, yet a machine to out-pace a couple of dozen cutting leaks without excessive waste is the stuff of dreams. As for the work visa situation, agreed. "it's always very easy to attack others for being lazy" Even easier when they are. I still question why the hoards of unemployed in the region are not flocking to fill our neighbouring farmers dozen part time vacancies.
  26. threegee

    Arron Banks - what really happened!

    Well, I think you've answered your own question - it's not going to happen, mostly! The problems farmers have were there well before Brexit, and we need a government that will encourage robotics and innovation, as well as operating a fair work visa system that's not politicised. Government no longer has any excuses that they can't do this or that because of Brussels, so we are entering an interesting political era - one that establishment politicos don't seem to like. Anyone who lived through the immediate post war era, and met Poles who came to the UK during wartime has the greatest respect for their work ethic, and indeed loyalty to our country through the war and beyond. On the other side of the coin, it's always very easy to attack others for being lazy, and that's exactly what the EUphiles in Germany are saying about ALL Italians, and their refusal to become good little Germans. In order to preserve their crumbing political project they're sowing the very division they claim it's working to eliminate. "Knuckleheads" are everywhere, particularly in the universities; so don't be too hard on the poorer less educated ones locally!
  27. mercuryg

    Arron Banks - what really happened!

    "A "whole wedge" of voters frequently do the right thing for the wrong reason, and a "whole wedge" do the wrong thing for the right reason. " Very true. "I think you'll be really struggling to find any politician of note on the Leave side who ever claimed anyone was going anywhere. " Also very true, yet it didn't stop a whole wedge of voters shouting leave for that reason, did it? "The Remain side also perpetrated the lies that we'd starve because Poles wouldn't be able to work on low income jobs, and that produce would go bad in the fields..." Now that's an interesting point. Out of interest, and as you and I both know the agricultural workers from Eastern Europe are not going to be 'sent home' (I speak of those who are here legally, working, paying taxes etc) who do you surmise would to the job of picking turnips, cutting leeks, pulling beet - all necessary - if, in fact, those foreign manual workers were not here? This is less of a political question, rather a practical one. What I find odd is that there are x-however-many unemployed in the country, a good proportion of them home-grown (like the turnips) yet they're not the ones in the fields in all weathers, doing jobs that are frankly not very enjoyable. So, unless we are to assume that all of a sudden the UK-born unemployed would flock to the farms, without those European workers, the produce would go bad in the fields (and, for your information, a lot of it does, because the farmers still cannot get enough hands to do the job.) One other by-product of Brexit, and the lies you rightly point out were heavily promoted, has been a great increase in racial abuse towards the Eastern European population around here (I'm surrounded by turnip and leek fields, farms in general, and a few miles from 'Little Poland' otherwise known as Boston, Lincolnshire) from those who now think they should 'go home'. It's not nice to see. Of course, that comes from ignorant knuckleheads, but then they make up a good proportion of the voting population. So, while I agree with you that there are political benefits from Brexit, and while the foreign contingent around here are no longer worried about it, the farmers are, and have cause to be. They want more overseas hands, because they are willing to do the work. For the record, a friend spent the spring working in a orchard, pruning. She was the sole Brit among 18 Romanians. Without them, no apples for you.
  28. threegee

    Arron Banks - what really happened!

    A "whole wedge" of voters frequently do the right thing for the wrong reason, and a "whole wedge" do the wrong thing for the right reason. Over time this tends to balance out and we are left with a democracy that everyone respects the result of - or that used to be the case before Tony Blair. I think you'll be really struggling to find any politician of note on the Leave side who ever claimed anyone was going anywhere. On the Remain side you'll find lots that perpetrated the lie that Brits living in the EU would be going home en masse. The Remain side also perpetrated the lies that we'd starve because Poles wouldn't be able to work on low income jobs, and that produce would go bad in the fields, plus of course the NHS would come to a halt because of lack of skilled EU medical staff. The irrefutable logic that once we had recovered sovereignty such a thing could only be self inflicted never deserved mention. In other words the going home myth suited the Remain campaign admirably, else they'd have pointed out the obvious absurdity. The Leave side was left deliberately disorganised by our distinctly EUphile Electoral Commission (packed out with Blairites) - which actually picked the campaign they thought they'd do best against. That that campaign didn't make too many fluffs, and got it mostly right is an indication of the strength of the underlying case, and not any indication of what would have happened if there had been a level playing field.
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