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  2. No. 22 could be ??? Williamson
  3. HI Alan Thanks for your message. Yes I thought it might be the case. I knew it would be a long shot but perhaps worth a try. Cheers Sean
  4. @Sean Arkless - you may struggle to get an answer from the three members you messaged. There hasn't been a lot of activity within the group over the last year or more. When you click/select a member's Id the system shows you info on that members activity within the group. I selected the three members you 'messaged' and this extract, from each members activity, shows the last time each member visited = logged into - the group.
  5. Derek King

    Thank you care committee

    I want to thank the care committee and drivers for taking me to the doctor's after my heart attack and valve replacement operation. Thank you each and every one of you. You looked after me so well. Also thankyou to Mr Windsor for your help with my passport I couldn't have done it without you. When things are settled down I will give a donation.
  6. 1. Who was the first American to orbit the earth? John Glenn 2. Who was the ‘fastest mouse in all Mexico’? Gonzales 3. With which branch of medicine is Mesmer associated? 4. What colour is a moonstone? Blue 5. Which Irish county is Blarney in? Cork 6. What do deltiologists collect? 7. What type of tree is a Pirus Malus? 8. What is a labret? 9. A pearl wedding celebrates how many years of marriage? 30 10. In which town do the Flintstones live? Bedrock 11. Which football player advertised Brut in the 1980s? 12. If B is Bravo and N is November, what is S? Sierra Now time for Google!
  7. Here's last Friday's quiz, Vic. Answers on Thursday as usual: 1. Who was the first American to orbit the earth? 2. Who was the ‘fastest mouse in all Mexico’? 3. With which branch of medicine is Mesmer associated? 4. What colour is a moonstone? 5. Which Irish county is Blarney in? 6. What do deltiologists collect? 7. What type of tree is a Pirus Malus? 8. What is a labret? 9. A pearl wedding celebrates how many years of marriage? 10. In which town do the Flintstones live? 11. Which football player advertised Brut in the 1980s? 12. If B is Bravo and N is November, what is S? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. The custom of carrying a flaming torch from Athens to the site of the Olympic Games was started by Adolf Hitler in 1936.
  8. Hi Orloff Do you happen to have any photos of the people who worked in the tea rooms? It was run by my father's Uncle and Auntie (Henry Burns and Ethel Arkless) and I'm trying to find photos of them, particularly Ethel .. for my family tree. Many thanks Sean Arkless
  9. Hi Mickey Do you happen to have any photos of the people who worked in the tea rooms? It was run by my father's Uncle and Auntie (Henry Burns and Ethel Arkless) and I'm trying to find photos of them, particularly Ethel .. for my family tree. Many thanks Sean Arkless
  10. Hi John Do you happen to have any photos of the people who worked in the tea rooms? It was run by my father's Uncle and Auntie (Henry Burns and Ethel Arkless) and I'm trying to find photos of them, particularly Ethel .. for my family tree. Many thanks Sean Arkless
  11. Last week
  12. 1967 - Class 1A with Mr Dick. Photo from Brenda Green.
  13. 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.
  14. I find if it comes out easy it was a flower, if it is tough then has to be a weed!
  15. I'm pleased all is well during these tough times, no cases of covid in Grande Cache so far, everyone being very responsible and respectful and I get to visit daily, only noticeable changes are with the social distancing while in public areas. It isn't so much about the quiz it is more about the company! and the banter. Please resume posting!
  16. We have had to go the opposite = no modern machinery = astro turf and gravel. I can't manage any gardening and Mrs Eggy, Jacquie, who had never gardened before we moved into this bungalow, now has to tend to some small borders but unfortunately she refuses to wear her specs when gardening and what she plants one week gets removed whilst weeding a fortnight later☺️
  17. No 9 & 16 named by 'Janice Dixon CW' on the Past Times History Facebook group.
  18. c1967 Photo from Brian Humble and names, all bar No 9 & 19, from Facebook group, Bygone Bedlington members.
  19. The "world" doesn't appear to include us, I'm actually pleased to say in this instance! We've had no 'official' lockdown to come out of but the majority of folks still seem to be following government recommendations. for which I'm thankfull. We have had a high death rate from Covid but 50% of them occurred in homes for the elderly. That's tragic of course but, to me, it also indicates that the other half - who, mostly, are going about their business in a sensible manner and following recommendations - have done a fantastic job in keeping the numbers down. Take away the deaths occurring in homes for the elderly and we actually have a very low death rate here. Some other countries complain about our numbers being three times as many as theirs but we have three times the population as well, so I think It's a little unjustified. I haven't been short of time for gardening, Eggy. Just the opposite - the garden has had one of its best 'overhauls' in years. It is big, but we have modern machinery to help and we even have wifi out there. No need to sit indoors to use a laptop.
  20. @Vic Patterson - you will have to blame me 🙂. As the world was coming out of 'Lock-down' I suggested that Canny Lass had a rest from quizzing, after the last one, and returned to tending to her expansive landscape - rather than staying indoors searching the www, and her memory, to keep us occupied on a Friday night.
  21. Everything's fine here, Vic! Day 114 in isolation för the over 70's and not looking like we're to be allowed out any time soon. I'll have to find something else to keep me out of mischief on a Thursday and Friday afternoon/night then. Gardening and feeding the wildlife is morning work. Last quiz, now that Britain is going to the pub on a Friday again: I thought you's didn't want the quiz anymore so I haven't posted one but I still do the quiz, which I e-mail out on Fridays, for the family and friends. I can mail it to you too, Vic - or I can start to post it here again.
  22. No 10, 20 & 21 named by Susan James-Hemsted & Glenn Hogg.
  23. Mark Hogarth has named his dad, No 6, Joe Hogarth. Name updated.
  24. Names from Edward Cox -Valerie Hall - Joan Richardson - Brenda Dalton - Robert Birnie & Margaret Sleeman - Cambois Facebook group
  25. Names from Dorothy Ron McCall - Cambois Facebook group.
  26. Don't know the exact year the school was built. I would assume there would be some colliery rows built when the colliery was due to start production. The Durham Mining Museum does not have a year against when the colliery was opened but it does have 1982 as the first year coal was output. The First Edition of the OS map of the Cambois area held on the National Library of Scotland is 1859 (published 1865) and there is no colliery or houses. The Second Edition - 1896 (published 1898) shows the colliery, many pit rows and the school etc.
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