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  2. @Andy Millne on the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group a member who lives in the converted Bedlington (Primative) Methodist Chapel was asking if anyone had any photos of the chapel before it was converted into apartments. I did some searching and one site that was returned was https://www.myprimitivemethodists.org.uk and on the site was n 1851 census entry with a date of 1828 for when the chapel was built. https://www.myprimitivemethodists.org.uk/content/chapels/northumberland/a-c-northumberland/bredlington_primitive_methodist_chapel
  3. I am delighted to be supporting Contract Gym and Fitness in Bedlington Station who again are delivering a Christmas Gift Give Away. Gym owner, Lindsey Jordan, is behind the scheme which is now in it’s third year. Lindsey and her team have been collecting donations of nearly new toys and clothes, as well as unwanted gifts since October. Over thirty less well off families have been supported in each of the last two years and even more are expected to benefit this year with the gym overflowing with donations. They include bikes, games, dolls houses, scalextrics, and much more for children and adults. The Give Away takes place on Sunday 6th December at 4pm and is open to any family in Northumberland that need extra help at Christmas. Track and trace details must be provided and the numbers entering the gym at any one time will be limited in line with Tier 3 restrictions. It is also requested that people “Only take what you need to allow others to do the same.” This is a brilliant scheme from a local business that despite having a difficult year of trading is still giving something back to the local community. Lindsey has done an amazing job and I would to thank her for all the smiles that she will put on children’s faces on Christmas morning.
  4. Er!!,Alan,a was referring ti Abdul...! A didn't realise a was on the wrang page! ..guess a lost aal me points wat a hevnt won yit...plus me street cred!!
  5. Ha Ha ! Nice ones, but Alan......[ a went ouch!!...gettn neaar...!!] Aam a bit late as usual ,folks,and a canna guarantee aal be here on Teeuusssdi.....[ Grommit!]...so here is my tuppenceworth...aa been seriously thinking,and looking aroond ivrywheor a gaan and a got ti thinking...for their trade to be recognised ...Bank Robbers wud hae ti gaan inti thi Bank wi NAE Masks on........! [Whey AAA thowt it was funny!!..and so did wor lass!!] HEH HEH!! CHEERS FOLKS!!
  6. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news A man has been diagnosed with long Covid - despite not even knowing he had had the virus eight months ago. Dean Dobson first started feeling unwell in February, when the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK was still just in double figures. The 29-year-old was sent home from work after becoming dizzy and struggling to breathe - and while a doctor mentioned that “people were panicking about coronavirus,” he was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection. Dean, from Bedlington, Northumberland, continued to struggle with dizziness, breathlessness and exhaustion in the months that followed. While going between GPs, ENT consultants and a private neurologist, he was told the problem could be vertigo, an ear infection or neurological problems. Finally, in October Dean saw that as a health worker he was entitled to a Covid-19 antibody test.
  7. 1. In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points? Blue 2. In which novel did Michael Henchard sell his wife for five guineas? 3. What do we call the loss of water from the leaves of plants? Transpiration 4. Who had a hit in 1972 with the song Sylvia’s mother? Dr Hook 5. If A is Alpha and T is Tango what is M? Mike 6. True or false: Glyndebourne Opera House is in East Sussex? False 7. In which country is the Vosges mountain range? Germany 8. What do the initials C.G. stand for on an Ordnance Survey Map? Cattle Grid 9. How many standard bottles are there in a Nebuchadnezzar? 20 10. Which is the only bird that can fly backwards Humming Bird 11. If a person is lapidated what happens to them? 12. Whose legendary horse was called Lamri?
  8. 1. In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points? Blue 2. In which novel did Michael Henchard sell his wife for five guineas? The Mayor of Casterbridge: 3. What do we call the loss of water from the leaves of plants? transpiration. 4. Who had a hit in 1972 with the song Sylvia’s mother? Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show 5. If A is Alpha and T is Tango what is M? Mike 6. True or false: Glyndebourne Opera House is in East Sussex? True 7. In which country is the Vosges mountain range? France 8. What do the initials C.G. stand for on an Ordnance Survey Map? Coast Guard 9. How many standard bottles are there in a Nebuchadnezzar? 20 10. Which is the only bird that can fly backwards hummingbird 11. If a person is lapidated what happens to them? Stoning 12. Whose legendary horse was called Lamri? King Arthur
  9. 1. In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points? Answer = 2. In which novel did Michael Henchard sell his wife for five guineas? Answer = 3. What do we call the loss of water from the leaves of plants? Answer = 4. Who had a hit in 1972 with the song Sylvia’s mother? Answer = 5. If A is Alpha and T is Tango what is M? Answer = 6. True or false: Glyndebourne Opera House is in East Sussex? Answer = True 7. In which country is the Vosges mountain range? Answer = 8. What do the initials C.G. stand for on an Ordnance Survey Map? Answer = Coast Guard 9. How many standard bottles are there in a Nebuchadnezzar? Answer = 20 10. Which is the only bird that can fly backwards Answer = 11. If a person is lapidated what happens to them? Answer = 12. Whose legendary horse was called Lamri? Answer = I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Two army teams once competed in a Tug of War battle for 2 hours and 41 minutes. Answer = I didn’t
  10. Chips inside the stottie or as a side dish?
  11. Mine = thick lurpack butter + corned beef + pease pudding + chips👌
  12. Nice touch with that facemask knob! Must get the OH to include one in his build!
  13. Best Covid therapy ever, getting down and "fixing stuff " oil and grease everywhere, finding muscles you forgot existed! then the pleasure of achievement! I've just replaced the rear axles and added a couple of period safety features, very rewarding at the end of the day. White racing suit, naturally only way to show the oil and grease1
  14. No I don't have a period type hat but my friend has a Biggles type helmet with goggles, I very occasionally use a hat but these are what I use.
  15. That photo is a couple of years old and it was stripped down to the minimum requirements for transport to one of the compulsory inspections of welding, joints etc. Unfortunately, not a lot has been done the past two years as the epilepsi which followed the head injury meant he could not use welding equipment. Since four weeks ago he's epilepsi free and no longer treated so he'll be back into it as soon as covid-19 allows. The bodywork is aluminium and the 'nose-cone' is complete. I think I may be getting the uypholstery jobs! We have wonderful hats and goggles to match and OH also has a white racing suit (how practical is that, I ask you)! I'll see if I can get him to model them for you.
  16. Not a mechanic but what I call a 'chronic tinkerer'. He takes everything apart just to see how it works. But, he is an engineer who worked mostly with design of cargo and passenger handling requisites on boats - ramps, hoistable decks, container stacking systems - that sort of thing.
  17. Well stocked up om split peas since my last visit to Blighty but thanks anyway! ...and, this may sound strange, but my all-time favpourite stottie filling is Fried pork sausage - split in half lengthways - and orange marmalade! It was also one of my father's favourites to take down the pit in his 'bait'.
  18. Get crackin! 1. In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points? 2. In which novel did Michael Henchard sell his wife for five guineas? 3. What do we call the loss of water from the leaves of plants? 4. Who had a hit in 1972 with the song Sylvia’s mother? 5. If A is Alpha and T is Tango what is M? 6. True or false: Glyndebourne Opera House is in East Sussex? 7. In which country is the Vosges mountain range? 8. What do the initials C.G. stand for on an Ordnance Survey Map? 9. How many standard bottles are there in a Nebuchadnezzar? 10. Which is the only bird that can fly backwards 11. If a person is lapidated what happens to them? 12. Whose legendary horse was called Lamri? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Two army teams once competed in a Tug of War battle for 2 hours and 41 minutes. Answers on Thursday!
  19. Cheers Vic - have you also got the 'head gear' from that era? I've never been into cars. As long as it gets me from A to B I'm happy.☺️ I was asking as one grandson's partners dad has half a dozen older cars that he and his son have restored. Can't remember what make and model they all are but they have taken the storage of them rather serious. When they had their house built they added on a spare house shell - heated. That shell of a house is where they keep the cars.
  20. Alan, The truck is in a tent style garage at the side of my house, unheated. The car is in my attached garage, heated. The ambulance belongs to my doctor and it is in his heated garage, He also has a 1915 touring he moved to another garage for the winter, I think his wife wanted an indoor space for the winter! I drive the car quite often but not in the rain!
  21. @Vic Patterson - do you keep these three restored vehicles in storage or, are they on show anywhere?
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