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  2. Rigger

    East Street

    Thanks eggy. East Row was highlighted by a few people in the Record of Enlistments document.. I will do a check against the 1911 Census for their names, might give an answer. Cheers
  3. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    East Street

    Houses with cardinal points in their name, that I can remember are :- Bedlington Station - pit rows - South Row, North Row (& Shop Row) surrounding area = West View, North View, East View & East Crescent Top End - only know of New South Row (Dr Pit area) Stakeford = East View West Sleekburn = South Row & North Row Checked some of the old maps and can't find any more
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  5. Rigger

    East Street

    sorry meant to say East Row
  6. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    East Street

    @Rigger Can't think of an East Street in Bedlington. There is an East View, Bedlington Station = terraced row on the A1147 west of Grange Park estate . Was Front Street East ever referred to as east Street?
  7. Rigger

    East Street

    Where was East Street? Was it in the Bedlington Area?
  8. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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    @Tonyp - plenty of comments, aboit Milne's shop, on the Facebook groups Tony but unfortunately no names of anyone in the photos. There was an older photo, c1938, posted and one member made the comment :- It is Jimmy Millne's .That photo was taken in 1938 the men are Jack Dunsmore Bill Tait and holding the accordion is Maurice Holdsworth. But I doubt if any of them are in your photo.
  9. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Robert Smith Watson, my 3xgreat grandfather

    If you find out any area or street names Martin there are some old photos, early and mid 20th century, around that the members have posted on this site and the Bedlington Facebook groups that might interest you.
  10. Martin Watson

    Robert Smith Watson, my 3xgreat grandfather

    Alan, thank you for the Woodhorn link. Sadly (!) it is a holiday and I won't be able to do any real research, I just want to visit a few places to try and get a feel for the geographical origins of my forebears. Martin
  11. webtrekker

    Thought for the Day

    The Flat Earth Society are proud to have members all over the Globe.
  12. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Stokers Buildings - Choppington/Scotland Gate

  13. Newbedders

    Stokers Buildings - Choppington/Scotland Gate

    The map I’ve shown is the 25 inch version, recently introduced, and often gives more info compared to the 6 inch versions.
  14. Bot

    Speed signs go up after fatal crash

    New speed signs are in place in Bedlington following a fatal road accident last year.
  15. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Stokers Buildings - Choppington/Scotland Gate

    @Newbedders - I'm not a member of the National Library of Scotland or the Old Maps site and I get different results each time I visit the sites. The NLS has so many different options so I had a look at the different years displayed on the https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/427570/581434/10/100708 site and non of the buildings - Stoker's - Pringle's - Foster's - Fenwick's or Rutter's appear on the maps pre 1922. Stokers Buildings I could only find on the 1922 & 1924 maps. On the 1937 map Stoker's Buildings are not identified but Fenwick's Buildings appear near to where Stoker's buildings were
  16. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Thought for the Day

    In an ideal world Russia would be manipulating Donald Trump and Putin would loose an arm :-
  17. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Stokers Buildings - Choppington/Scotland Gate

    @Joan Eadington - started a topic in the 'Discussion' section rather than discuss in the Gallery section. I only know of Stokers Buildings and Stokers Yard in Bedlington. There are currently properties for sale with the postcode - NE62 5SE = Choppington = Stokers Buildings but I don't know if these houses are built where the old Stokers Buildings of Choppington would have been sited.
  18. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Bedlington Live

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  19. Joan Eadington

    Old Choppington Photo`s

    My grandparents lived in Choppington/ Scotland Gate when they were young 1915ish, I would appreciate any information from that time, or how to find out information.....their names were Parmley and Richardson.
  20. Joan Eadington

    Whitley Memorial

    Does anyone know where Stokers Buildings (or Stokias Buildings) were in Scotland Gate, in relation to todays buildings?
  21. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Robert Smith Watson, my 3xgreat grandfather

    I have never researched my family and therefore never used St Cuthberts archives so wouldn't be able to advise you on who to contact initially to ensure you can get access to the records during the time you would be in the area. I would assume you already have a contact within the church. There is the 'Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives' site, approximately 7 miles from Bedlington, that I know when researching their ancestors, and the history of the area, many people use. It would be worth your while contacting them before you travel :- http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com/ National Library of Scotland - https://maps.nls.uk - oldest map of the area
  22. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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    Names updated by No 16 Ann Guthridge (nee Grant) on the Barn'ton Facebook group.
  23. Hello, I am visiting Bedlington next month, and I'd like to soak up the atmosphere of where Robert Smith Watson, my 3x great grandfather, and his father and grandfather were born. I would welcome any suggestions as to where I should go. St Cuthbert's church seems a good place to start. Other family names include Gray, Ogle, Robson and Gilhespy. By 1851 Robert Smith Watson was an apprentice butcher in Bishopwearmouth. Thanks in hope, Martin
  24. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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    @Tonyp - @Andy Millne is there any additional info that might help -eg. did they work at the shop at the Market Place or would the era, late 40's to early 50's mean they would have worked in Jimmy Millne's Cycles & Radio' business or The Terrier Plate works?
  25. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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    I know Andy - I got it right on the other photo - put it down to ✍️
  26. Andy Millne

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    It's 2 'L's in Millne 😉
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