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  2. While I was wandering around the 'station' in my research on Puddlers Row/Glassey terrace I noticed this: Could it have belonged to the public house ? The Percy Arms
  3. I thought that i'd finished my research on Puddlers Row way back in August 2017 (earlier in this topic). However, because of Evans' statement I've had another look. If Glassey bought Puddlers Row and renamed it Glassey Terrace, then it was not the Glassey terrace which we know today. Glassey terrace doesn't appear on OS maps until the period between 1897 - 1922 and by then Glassey had left Bedlington having emigrated down under in 1884. Glassey must have bought the old Puddlers Row which fronted the main road exactly opposite the present Glassey Terrace - the site now occupied by Melrose Avenue. The present Glassey Terrace may well have taken over the name but was originally built as Front Row, as far as I can deduce from the OS series of maps.
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  5. Steve - I am no historian only know about where I was born and raised, Bedlington Station area, and can occasionally remember bits and piesces that have been posted within this site and the local Facebook group Bygone Bedlington. I will see what I can find and will update you over the next few days. Whilst I am searching I can tell you that Phoenix Row (can't remember having seen the name on any old maps) was Bedlington Station (previously know as Sleekburn) and if that is where your relatives lived then it would most likely have been Bedlington 'A' Pit where they worked. There were two pits - The Doctor Pit is what the locals know as Bedlington Top End. I will post some photos and info later. There is a site called the Durham Mining Museum (DMM) and it has records of all the pits in the Northumberland and Durham area. Unfortunately it doesn't have names of all who worked there the only names it records are those who lost their lives at each of the pits. This is a link to the DMM site :- http://www.dmm.org.uk/collnear/b022.htm You will find using the search facility, top right hand corner, useful. Searching for a phrase then use quotation marks eg. "Phoenix Row" otherwise the system up all references to the words input - searching for a single word then quotes not required. Alan
  6. 1. Nairobi is the capital of which African country? Answer = Kenya 2. Which planet is nearest the sun? Answer = Mercury 3. What name, derived from the Latin for ‘old man’, is sometimes given to the legislative assembly of a country? Answer = Senate 4. Which wine is flavoured with pine resin? Answer = Retsina Europe's Oldest Living Resident Is This Pine Tree in Greece - A Bosnian pine tree found in a forest in Greece has been alive for more than a millennium, the BBC reports. A team of researchers from Stockholm University, the University of Mainz in Germany, and the University of Arizona found the 1075-year-old Pinus heldreichii in the Pindos mountains in northern Greece. 5. Which organ is inflamed when you are suffering from Nephritis? Answer = Kidney 6. Which swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games? Answer = Mark Spitz 7. Who was the last prisoner to be held at the Tower of London? Answer = Kray Twins Summer 1969, after a night out and walking back from the West End to the East End Eggy & Jas (Mick Joseph) ended up on Whitechapel Road and saw the Blind Begger. We decided to have a look – had a look in – the place went quiet, we turned and walked out – once out we ran 8. Which bottle size is equivalent to 12 standard bottles? Answer = balthazar 9. Which West End and Broadway musical was adapted from T.S. Elliott’s Old Possum Poems? Answer = cats Fortunately I was never dragged to see it J. The one musical, whilst we were in London, I was enticed to see was We Will Rock You – c2003. Haven’t been to a musical since J 10. How many points win a game of Cribbage? Answer = 61 11. What name is given to an eagle’s home? Answer = Eyrie 12. What do we call the chemical process by which a substance combines with oxygen to produce heat and light? Answer = combustion I’ll bet you didn’t know …. William Wordsworth was, at one time, thought to be a French spy and was followed for a whole month by a detective. Answer - I didn't
  7. Hi, Thanks very much for the offer Alan. I'm still in the dark (no mining pun intended) as to which pit my great uncles worked at and have always assumed it was Doctor Pit as that is the only Bedlington pit I've seen mentioned so if you can assist in any way I'd be very grateful. Thanks. Steve
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  9. 1. Nairobi is the capital of which African country? Kenya 2. Which planet is nearest the sun? Mercury 3. What name, derived from the Latin for ‘old man’, is sometimes given to the legislative assembly of a country? Senet 4. Which wine is flavoured with pine resin? 5. Which organ is inflamed when you are suffering from Nephritis? Kidney(s) 6. Which swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games? Marc Spitz 7. Who was the last prisoner to be held at the Tower of London? 8. Which bottle size is equivalent to 12 standard bottles? Magnum 9. Which West End and Broadway musical was adapted from T.S. Elliott’s Old Possum Poems? Cats 10. How many points win a game of Cribbage? 21 points 11. What name is given to an eagle’s home? Eyrie (Eagles nest) 12. What do we call the chemical process by which a substance combines with oxygen to produce heat and light? Combustion
  10. @wdmytrenko - this is an updated photo (also posted above). We have number 18 as your old pal Dennis Smith but numbers 16 and 17 were named by a member, Claire Ellis, of the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group who posted this comment :- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Claire Ellis My dad says he is 17- Ted Ellis, and his brother Jim Ellis is 16 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you confirm numbers 16 & 17 are you and your brother I will update the names
  11. #16 is peter dmytrenko, #17 is meself - walter dmytrenko. #18 is my old pal dennis smith. we lived at hirst terrace & dennis was across the lane at gladstone terrace. his family had a garden looking onto the park and at nightfall we would hear the ratatat tat of the parky dragging a stick across the fences as he walked the perimeter of the park. a signal for us kids to be out of the park. . . . best to all . . . w
  12. Don't know about Bedlington - @John Fox (foxy) and @Jammy should. Seghill very quiet for the 5 months. I've been watching out the window whilst Jacquie works away in the garden, without her specs so she can't tell a weed from a new flower shoot.
  13. @Canny lass - I think this was the info I had stuck in my memory = @Reedy's dads info.
  14. I'm sure we have some info on the naming of Glassey Terrace in an old topic. Will have to have a search
  15. @tullybrone - whilst searching for some info I have just noticed your comment asking about Phoenix Row, Clayton Street and what local pit your relatives would have been working at. Looks like your comments were lost among the other topics that were active at the time. If you are still accessing the site and still looking for info I will see if I can help you.🙂
  16. Day 183 of isolation for me today. The house has been cleaned from top to bottom and the garden has had the overhaul of a lifetime! Every tree has been pruned, some in late spring some this month. Knowing we'd be at home through the summer we over-fertilised the lawns in an attempt to kill the moss, which has made a strong take-over bid these last few years. It's been a great success, though it has resulted in an increased need for grass cutting, 2½ hours every other day since May! This job has fallen to yours truly as the OH's skills were needed elsewhere (repairing a collapsing balcony and re-laying the patio under it). Together we have also widened the driveway by 50 cm by digging out the lawns which had grown into it over the years. We've resurfaced with 30 tons of natural gravel - all raked out by hand. Being at home we've been more in touch with what's going on around us. We've always fed birds and squirrels (which have their very own resaraunt here) but this year I've reared a family of five who seem to have lost their mother. They've all flown the nest now but I've adopted a hedgehog instead, who moved into my OH's workshop among all the oily rags , old paint tins, dried up paint brushes and a miriad of other "things that might come in handy one day". Then there's been mushroom and berry picking. I do this every year but I this summer have excelled myself: 27 litres of chantrelles, 16 litres of ceps, 8 litres of wild raspberries, 16 litres of blueberries and 11 litres of "lingon". I had to look this up and it seems they are called "cowberries" in English. I've never heard this before but, on the other hand, I've never seen them in England either. The freezer's full and so is the jam shelf in the pantry. We've only left the house three times for essential errands: collecting a passport from the police (the issuing authority), vaccination against TBE and a hospital visit for my OH: We get out and about to the surrounding forests and lakes for walking and swimming and use the telephone and Skype for family contact - we've become great grandparents for the first time so it's been used an awful lot as we are unable to visit. Things seem to be going well, generally speaking, for the country as a whole and we pensioners are to recieve a pension increase and a tax reduction next year, by way of thanks for staying at home! I need a holiday!!!! How's the situation in Bedlington today? Heard on the news today that the North East is being locked down. Must be bad when we are hearing about it here. .
  17. There have been a lot of suggestions as to the whereabouts of Puddlers Row at Bedlington Station. Just to add to the confusion, Evan Martin in his book Bedlingtonshire Remembered says the following (page 57) in relation to the Barrington and Choppington brickworks: "Local worthies Dr James Trotter and Thomas Glassey, encouraged miners to take shares in brick companies. Glassey himself bought Puddlers. Row at Bank Top and renamed it Glassey Terrace before emigrating to Queensland". PS Thanks for the tip-off, Eggy. A thoroughly good read!
  18. Here it is! A bit late but we've had real summer weather today so I finished off the gardening chores before it gets dark. 1. Nairobi is the capital of which African country? 2. Which planet is nearest the sun? 3. What name, derived from the Latin for ‘old man’, is sometimes given to the legislative assembly of a country? 4. Which wine is flavoured with pine resin? 5. Which organ is inflamed when you are suffering from Nephritis? 6. Which swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games? 7. Who was the last prisoner to be held at the Tower of London? 8. Which bottle size is equivalent to 12 standard bottles? 9. Which West End and Broadway musical was adapted from T.S. Elliott’s Old Possum Poems? 10. How many points win a game of Cribbage? 11. What name is given to an eagle’s home? 12. What do we call the chemical process by which a substance combines with oxygen to produce heat and light? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. William Wordsworth was, at one time, thought to be a French spy and was followed for a whole month by a detective. Answers on Thursday.
  19. Not that my aging reflexes (mine are more involuntary reflexes these days) would ever make the grade I'm just curious as to what you do to earn money with your hobby :-
  20. It is really cool when you can earn money on your hobby. When your hobby is video games, it is much more cooler. But as for me, I prefer to earn money another way, because these games are not for me, I think. Check the article about how to pass up the extra bet. It is interesting.
  21. Very true, especially the droning, I can tune out the commentators.
  22. My money is on 'No' but @Malcolm Robinson & @Bill Crosby could prove me wrong😌
  23. Welcome Hoopzetty, Still no cases in our small town so life is almost normal. Schools are going back, everyone respecting the new rules, distancing, masks where necessary, plastic barriers at checkouts. We get some football, (and hockey) I'm enjoying the lack of spectators! less diving and faking injury or playing to the crowds! different game. We are well into autumn, so gardening is high on the list, frost killing off the flowers, leaves pilling up, and I made some big changes in my garden layout ready for next year. (just now the smoke from the US fires makes it a bit unpleasant) Been out driving my old car, and working on my friends old car, he's expecting delivery of another in the next few days,(an ambulance) I'll get to tinker with it! Visiting my wife the Lodge has been difficult, she was is isolation for fourteen days, (ended yesterday) took her to her to her old coffee shop and she did some shopping! and oh yes been doing my housework!
  24. Watch loads of football but I have to turn the volume down to 0, cam't stand the Sky 'crowd noise'. I find it's just a constant droning noise that's even worse than the commentators going on and on about pointless stats.🤓
  25. And how about now? What do you do at home? I usually watch football, for example now my favorite is Scotland football league. There are many interesting matches and as for me it is good way to spend time..
  26. Naturally, I should have said on the LEFT. I haven't known my ass from my elbow for many years but not knowing right from left is unforgivable!
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