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  2. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Class 5 - c1962

    Missed one - No 25 Anne Tyler - confirmed by Lorraine Gilmour (nee Armstrong = No 34) cousin of No 39 Ann McClellan) - Facebook sixtownships group.
  3. Yesterday
  4. A scheme for hundreds of new homes in Bedlington has been given the nod once again, despite concerns about the linked package of infrastructure improvements. The outline application, for up to 500 homes on land south-west of Glebe Farm, off Choppington Road, was first approved last year, but there were several outstanding issues to iron out. These have now been dealt with, but given that the Government issued a new version of its planning rules - the NPPF - in the summer, the bid was brought back to this month's meeting of Northumberland County Council's strategic planning committee. The planning officers' advice hadn't changed and the scheme was still recommended for approval, with members voting to grant permission by 10 votes to two, with one abstention. Earlier in the meeting, Coun Christine Taylor, of West Bedlington Town Council, had raised fears about the site access from Choppington Road, where 'traffic numbers are increasing regularly' and another new development is planned a mile up the road. One of the issues dealt with since the previous approvals was the section 106 legal agreement, which will secure 15 per cent affordable housing, a £1.33million education contribution, £346,500 for healthcare and £229,000 for sports and leisure.
  5. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Class 5 - c1962

    @Rigger - names updated. @Canny lass - differences in Riggers list to your list = CL Rigger 16. Lorraine Armstrong Margaret Coppin Lorraine Armstrong - No 34 24 Barbara (Stephenson?) Barbara Smith ? 31 Patricia French ? Kathleen Brown
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  7. Rigger

    Class 5 - c1962

    With help from one of the girls from the photo 15. Dorren Anderson, 16. Margaret Coppin, 17. Margaret Morton, 18. Jacqueline Armstrong, 19. Pat French, 20. Pat May?, 24. Barbara Smith?, 25. Anne Tyler, 26. Janice Hindhaugh, 27. Lesley Bainbridge, 31. Kathleen Brown, 32. Eileen Brown, 33. Joyce Butcher, 34. Lorraine Armstrong, 35. ?, 36. Yvonne Williamson, 37. ?, 38. Ann Chapplehow, 39. Ann McClellan, 40. Janice Rowsett, 41. Anna Thain, 42. Margaret Humble?, 43. Lorna Hudson
  8. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    1959 team named.jpg

    Photo from Michael Collpitts - Facebook Bygone Bedlinton group. Names from Michael Third, sixtownships group, & Eileen Buglass and Isobel Jones, Bygonr Bedlington group.
  9. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    St. Bede's Primary & Senior School

    Before the new senior school - St. Benet Biscop Catholic High School opened I was told that both the junior & senior schools went under the name of St Bede's. This album will be a mix of photos from the junior & senior schools.
  10. A man has appeared in court accused of a string of driving offences after a bus and car crashed in Byker. Four people had to be taken to hospital after a single decker Stagecoach bus and a silver Renault car collided on Clifford Street at around 8.50am on Tuesday. A 26-year-old woman is believed to be in a serious condition and is being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Andre Langley has been charged with driving a motor vehicle when above the alcohol limit, careless driving without due care and attention, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to stop after a road accident. The 24-year-old, of Molineux Court, Heaton, Newcastle, appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. He was remanded in custody before his next appearance at Newcastle Crown Court on December 12.
  11. Canny lass

    Class 5 - c1962

    I have to admit that 42 looks like Gladys Stewart but I wondered what she was doing in this group as she would be a couple of years younger than those I recognise. Could this be several classes or some other combination of pupils (as there are three teacherst here)?
  12. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Class 5 - c1962

    @Canny lass - added you list into the photo + No 42 Gladys Stewart from Bygone Bedlington member Margaret Vare :-
  13. Canny lass

    Class 5 - c1962

    16 Lorraine Armstrong 18 Jacqueline Armstrong 24 Barbara (Stephenson?) 25 Ann Smith 26 Janice (Surname given as Hindhaugh on an earlier class photo) 27 Lesley Bainbridge 31 ? Patricia French 32 Eileen Brown 36 Yvonne Williamson 37 Sylvia Hindhaugh/Hindmarsh 43 Lorna Hudson
  14. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Class 5 - c1962

    Your list of names added to the photo plus Margaret Vare says No 42 is Gladys Stewart :-
  15. Rigger

    Class 5 - c1962

    1. Michael Southern 2. Derek Johnstone 3. ? 4. John Darling 5. Cliff Coultas 6. Eric Burn 7. Lawrence Stoker 8. Melvin French 9. Alan Jones 10. Colin Crosby 11. Joseph Miller 12. Joe Potts 13. Mick Hedley 14. Brian Goodwill 22. John Marshall 23 Paul Mann 28. Mr Abrehart 29. Miss Wilkenson 30 Mr Stafford More names to follow
  16. HIGH PIT WILMA

    Dr Pit Welfare Park

    A must be gaan senile!..a realised after posting me above comment that it wasn't Alan Sanderson who worked at the High Pit,it was a lad called Jacky Watson!!...a knew them both,Alan Sanderson was a quiet lad,they both went to the Whitley School..as did a lot of the "Parky Gang"..as we called them. With prompting,I can see Ronnie Helmsley No 10,noo,he sat directly behind me and Alan Wilkinson..third desk from the front! Same with No 3..Brian Parmley,his nickname was "Branchy",and his younger Brother Gordon,who was also in my class,[both great characters!],was nicknamed "Twiggy"..this was because Brian was a big strong lad,and Gordon was a very thin lad...totally opposite to his bigger Brother!...this was in the mid-1950's.. Funny hoo ye canna place a face till ye get a prompt!..a knew most of these lads as we grew up together,but canna recognise some of them on this pic..like Geordie Webster...knew naebody better..Micky Bradley..Jackie Hope was in my older Sister's class... One other thing came to me after I posted the above comment aboot the park....I distinctly remember going through the park to school at the Whitley,one day,[aged aboot 10 years..1954-ish],and the Cooncil men were repairing all the broken swings,which were absoloutely vandalised for a lang time,and the whole park was in disrepair. The Roondi had broken bars on it..sticking oot like spears,for a lang time..naebody got hurt,but it was the big lads who did the damage...deliberately crashing the Roondie against the centre pole..bending the bars till they broke. Same with the High flyer..took it up weel past where it was supposed ti gaan... So anywheh,as the days went by,aal the rides were repaired or renewed,and then painted a bonny Silver..that sticks in my mind..a can smell the paint yit!! When they re-opened the park,the kids queued up for a go on the swings and things...but it didn't tek lang for the big lads ti come back and spoil things again..they used ti swing the seats so hard that they literally wrapped the swing chains roond and roond till they were suspended aboot six feet in the air,so we little kids cudn't reach them doon.We had ti wait till thi Parky [park-keeper],came and put them back in order. We used ti say that the Parky was mair bothered aboot thi Bowling green,and tennis courts and gardens,than he was aboot the kids park!...cos they were kept absoloutely immaculate..aa can mind even in later years ,waaking through and seeing hoo luvly he kept the place for the adults!! Mebbe they moved things aroond in the park while daeing the repair -work,and mebbe that's hoo a canna get me heed aroond the park background in thi pic...also it's thi big shelter behind thi Roondie,aav got no recollection of that shelter being there when a grew up playing there,cos even when aal us kids left school,and the majority of us went doon thi pits at 15 yrs aad,we used to congregate owa the park at neet time,in the summer,after the little we-ens were away ti bed,and compare stories aboot the different pits we were in,and what operations we were learning...such as timber-leading,transport lads,like me,pipe-fitter appprentices,welder apprentices as weel as the fitting and sparky trades..and we used ti just sit on the Roondie seats or Low-flyer seats or whatever..cos there was nae seats ti sit on properly...otherwise if the shelter had been there...whey it wudda med sense ti sit in there! Mind , aam just reminiscing here,trying me best ti get things reet,in me heed!,not saying that thi shelter wasn't there aal thi time,just that aa canna mind of it...nor thi big trees in the background,aam sure yi cud see owa ti Roslin Avenue hooses from the where this pic was taken..lukkin owa the big playing field. Can sumbody put me reet ,aam taaking aboot thi park from aboot 1954-9 ..ish..[this pic was 1951..was there a big clean-oot aroond that time?]
  17. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Class 5 - c1962

    Numbers added @Rigger. This one was posted on the sixtownships group by John Dawson with the info - Class 5 - 1965. However this is another copy, posted on Bedlington remembered by 'Alanc' as Class 4R1 1965 with 7 names :- Joe Knox - Alan Charlton - Kenny Campbell - Lenny Wilson - Maureen Hindhaugh - Yvonne Logan & Billy Stoker. But the names were not linked to individuals. These names also appear on another photo in this album that is labelled - Westridge Class of 1965 posted by Alan Charlton.
  18. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    St Bede's Junior School c1959 named.jpg

    Nos 34 & 36 named by Mary hall - Facebook Bygone Bedlington group.
  19. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    St Bede's Junior School c1959 named.jpg

    Names updated by the Bygone Bedlington Facebook members and Judith Hunter commented - St Bede's trip to Dublin c1958.
  20. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Dr Pit Welfare Park

    Foxy has commented on Facebook - '..... Arras will be doon here next week....' so we should get the names filled in and might even find out if he is still wearing leather. Latest update of the names is :-
  21. HIGH PIT WILMA

    Dr Pit Welfare Park

    Hi Alan! Sorry a canna be any help ti ye, but Len Thompson, Aras Haley, a wud agree with.. a wonder if Arras can mind he's thick leather shorts he wore as a wee bairn. We called them Dutch pants, cos we saw them in the movies as kids. Mind, a dinna recognise the park! A knaa its a typo where ye say "Top left"... where it's top right, but the High flyer was extreme right, Swings on the left, teapot lid in the middle, Roondie.. (in the picture), to the right of the teapot lid, and the Low flyer in front of the Roondie, as ye looked down from the path from Hollymount Square, owa the playing field. Summik doesn't luk reet in the pic but maybe it's just the way it was shot. Len Thompson was in my class from starting school ti me leaving and a think he stayed on ti sit he's GCE. Smashing lad was Len! No4 reminds me of the Woodie twins.. maybe not!.. its the specs....... Alan Sanderson. correct.. he was an Apprentice Sparky or Fitter at the Choppington High Pit when I worked there.
  22. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    St Bede's School reunion - Bedlington Station Club.

    Posted on Facebook in response to a c1959 St Bede's junior school photo was this comment from Eilleen Buglass : - reunion is on Thursday 6th December 7pm at Bedlington Station Working man Club everyone welcome who went to St Bedes Junior & Senior schools.....
  23. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    St Bede's Junior School c1959 named.jpg

    Photo from Michael Collpitts - Facebook Bygone bedlington group - his dad is No 24. Names from the Facebook members. Posted along with some names was this comment :- ......... reunion is on Thursday 6th December 7pm at Bedlington Station Working man Club everyone welcome people who went to St Bedes Junior & Senior schools ...................
  24. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    1968 - Ford Castle named.jpg

    Val Wilby, nee Coleman, has confirmed No 12 is her and updated a few more :-
  25. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Class 5 - c1962

    Checked my files and still no names @Rigger - I'll add some numbers (43) and repost - probably tomorrow.
  26. Rigger

    Class 5 - c1962

    I see no names on this photo. I think I can name quite a few in the next few days,
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  28. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    1968 - Ford Castle named.jpg

    Margaret Murther - Facebook Bygone Bedlington thinks No 12 is her.
  29. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Westridge Late 50s

    No 5 , Mick Hedley (Facebook Sixtownships group), has also confirmed Nos 13 & 24 - '?' removed from Nos 13 & 24 @Canny lass & @Rigger.
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