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  2. Vic Patterson

    Make Cannabis Legal and Tax It?

    Not sure how to judge "bad," Family violence, impaired driving and F.A.S. I see as the worst problems, I would think cannabis causes similar problems, legal cannabis is double the price of the illegal stuff, so drug dealers are still in business.
  3. Ho Lee Schiet

    Make Cannabis Legal and Tax It?

    It would be that bad if CBD was more dangerous than alcohol. Although it isn't. But alco is easy to buy, cannabis isn't. Of course, it needs more researches. But banning now without a solid reason is kinda silly imho
  4. Vic Patterson

    Make Cannabis Legal and Tax It?

    Just because our PM is a pot head doesn't make it sensible ! How does it bring a good amount of money to the country? Look how much it will cost your health service, Police services (accidents, enforcement etc) and the effects of young brain development. Yes the government and producers will make/take a lot of your money, just like tobacco. Nah!in my opinion a bad idea.
  5. Ho Lee Schiet

    Make Cannabis Legal and Tax It?

    Well, this was done by Canada. And I find it very reasonable. Do you remember reportages showed empty shops? It's lots of money for the country. I mean, even the World Health Organization finds CBD safer than alcohol. So legalization and taxation is a good thing. And there are so many products that can be made of CBD. Like CBD liquids for vaping https://greenshoppers.co.uk/blog/what-are-cbd-e-liquids-and-are-they-available-in-the-uk/ as an example. Such a strategy can bring a good amount of money to a country.
  6. Richard Bloomfield

    3 Generations Of Miners

    Bedlington Mission played the rest of the league in October 1913.
  7. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Whitley Memorial.jpg

    Photo from Jacqueline Adamson on Facebook Bygone Bedlington group - no date with the photo.
  8. Alan Edgar (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.
  9. Richard Bloomfield

    3 Generations Of Miners

    Pity. I will have to take if off the programme cover for Saturday!!
  10. Rigger

    3 Generations Of Miners

    So it looks like Bedlington MIssion. Thanks to everyone for their help on this one. I will now label the original photo with this infromation for future generations!!
  11. Six areas of Northumberland which have seen large numbers of new homes approved recently have been highlighted as requiring an expansion of GP and other healthcare facilities. Northumberland County Council planning officers made a presentation to last Thursday's (January 17) meeting of the health and wellbeing board about the healthcare implications of the final draft of the Local Plan, as they did at the July meeting in relation to the first draft. There are a number of policies in the document which deal with or touch on health and wellbeing elements, including one to limit the number of hot-food takeaways, but one of the main concerns remains around healthcare infrastructure. The development framework is supported by an almost 200-page Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which aims to ensure new housing is supported by the necessary services. It refers to a number of areas which 'have already seen multiple, large-scale planning applications for housing in recent years' and which 'will require increased capacity in primary-care infrastructure'. These are: Amble/Broomhill; Ashington/Newbiggin; Bedlington/Guidepost; Cramlington; Morpeth/Pegswood; Alnwick.
  12. Richard Bloomfield

    3 Generations Of Miners

    That looks like Bedlington Mission from just before the First World War: https://www.bedlington.co.uk/forums/topic/4968-earliest-bedlington-photobomb/ I believe that Bedlington United played in white shirts.
  13. Joe McNally

    3 Generations Of Miners

    Could it be the same team as this one of "Bedlington Mission" ? The poster in the background says "Bedlington Mission vs The Rest of the League" but I cannot make out the date on the poster.
  14. Last week
  15. Tonyp

    Teaching legends

    Don't need documents to enjoy history just memories to share
  16. Tonyp

    Teaching legends

    Meant grammar lol
  17. Tonyp

    Teaching legends

    alan I'm going to reply to your comments on this subject another day as I've had a few too many I started this topic in good faith BUT I can tell you are hammer school educated by your comments
  18. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Teaching legends

    As my aim throught my school life was to escape into the world where you could have adventures and all the teaching staff wanted me to absorb information that would enable me to fill in exam papers with ligitimte information I can only think of one that, at that time of my life, wasmy hero - Mr Holland, Dutchy, the games teacher at the grammar school. Dutchy let me run free in the real world. Cross country was majic even though John Ross (from Guidepost) always got past me and finished first. The run - turn left out of the school gates and down to the road under the black bridge and up to the Bank Top and left down the Furnace bank. Over the white bridge and turn left along the river on the Bebside side and back along to the black bridge - under the bridge and climb up the bank to join the blue bridge over the A189 back into Bedlington land. Turn left running between St Jons estate and the Palace estate up to the Wallaw cinema and left down Palace road back to school. No teacher following you on any part of the run, just running free with ones own thoughts ☺️. I escaped the teaching staff on a numer of occasions to visit the outside world eg. 1963 (or was it 1964) to see Morpeth flooded - LIVE - not some past event documented by someone who wasn't there to see the event! Naturally the strap was delivered across rhe rear end on a number of occasions and normally if I had missed an adventure at school Dutchy would ask me, descretely - good day out yesterday?
  19. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Bedlington Memoirs

    Thanks @johndawsonjune1955. Do you know if there any relatives of the Foster family still in the area that would know if there is a copy of the memoirs available to the general public?
  20. Lee Foster

    Bedlington Memoirs

    Alan thanks for your info,I had come across Johns piece on Rose Cottage previously,hopefully someone will have some knowledge of the actual memoirs,take care and once again thanks or taking the time rgds Lee Foster ( West Australia)
  21. Tonyp

    Teaching legends

    Hi everyone with the passing of the great Marty hall R.I.P I think it would be nice to hear stories from other great teachers who educated the people from bedlington with affection & fondness. I'll name a few Mrs Grey the Oval Mr Curruthers & Matty of coarse Whitley memorial,Westridge Mr Douglas & Mr Cook & the few years at Bedlington high the wonderful miss Ramshaw. Scatty but very nice..I'm sure lots of you have lots of stories to tell.
  22. johndawsonjune1955

    Bedlington Memoirs

    Think i posted the full story ?
  23. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Bedlington Memoirs

    @Lee Foster if you input "Rose cottage" (with the double quotes) there is a mention of the memoirs in a topic raised by @johndawsonjune1955 . I don't know if John has a copy or knows where to find one. I have seen a couple of facebook postings, with photos, on the Bedlington groups claiming to be Rose Cottage. At the moment I don't have access to them but other members will have. When I get the chance to contact John Dawson I will ask him what info he has and update you but he may read this and comment himself.
  24. Lee Foster

    Bedlington Memoirs

    Hello to all,not sure if this is the correct avenue to go down but will ask .I am seeking a copy of what I presume will be family memoirs written by Mrs JR Mather (nee Forster).She was Ethel Ada Sarah Forster (sometime Foster) and the family lived opposite the Bedlington Iron Works in Rose Cottage.I will be visiting Bedlington in May so if someone knows of a copy, perhaps in a local library or such, that I could access that would be tremendous. Many Thanks Lee Foster
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  26. Five parks in Northumberland are to be upgraded thanks to an investment of £287,000. Northumberland County Council's cabinet approved to spend £204,000, with the remaining £83,000 funded by contributions from the likes of town and parish councils. As part of its medium-term financial plan, the local authority has already set aside capital funding of £150,000 per year from 2018-19 to 2020-21 to invest in parks and green spaces. So far, money has been spent at Jennings Field in Bedlington , Astley Park in Seaton Delaval, and Eastwood Park in Prudhoe. Following the sign-off on Tuesday, Blyth's Ridley Park and Mermaid play area, Alexandra Park in Cramlington , Gallagher Park in Bedlington, and Rothbury's Riverside play area are all set to benefit. At Ridley Park, £45,000 will be spent in total with £25,000 being used to refurbish the hugely-popular water play area.
  27. Canny lass

    Happy Birthday, CL

    Thank you! It was a bit different this year. 31 years ago I was fooled into a hard morning's work clearing snow, followed by a sauna, followed by a roll in the snow, followed by a brown, foul-smelling and foul-tasting drink served in a small glass. It was revolting - but it didn't half put a glow inside my chest. I was lead to believe that this was normal and customary practice on birthdays celebrated during the winter. Talk about being naive and gullible - It was six years later when I learned they were taking the mickey! By that time, having recovered from the shock of the first experience, I'd started to enjoy the procedure (and even the drink - the sacrifices one makes) and ever since then I've thrown myself voluntarily into the snow with gay abandon every January 13th with the exception of one snow free year when I threw myself into a lake (3 degrees centigrade). Never again! Snow, believe it or not, is warmer! This year we are again without snow so I had to make do with the sauna and the drink (well - it might have been two) following which I spent a quiet and relaxing day doing basically nothing. I've had a hectic month with an extremely ill OH so doing nothing was absolutely wonderful!! OH is making a remarkable recovery so we'll make up for lost time when he's properly on his feet again. Thanks again for your kind birthday wishes.
  28. John Fox (foxy)

    Happy Birthday, CL

    Happy Birthday 🙂 🍾
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