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  2. HIGH PIT WILMA

    Happy Birthday

    ....and bringing up thi reor,as usual,is a big hope that yi had a gud'n,Brian!! Cheers Mate!
  3. HIGH PIT WILMA

    West Sleekburn Colliery Post Closure

    Hi Gary! Welcome to the forums! Ye'll find there's a lot of gud canny members on here. Noo,as for me,a rite like a taak,not on porpose mind...that's thi way aam is. So,wat aa think,lukkin' at thi sketch,and using me experience of pitwark,is,that yon buildin' was probably..mind a say ...probably...thi pit baths. If ye tek notice it's the forst buildin' ye cum ti off thi entrance road,which was typical,and commmonsensicle,for the pitmen ti waak up thi pit road,and gaan stryt in ti thi baths ti get tha clean claas off,and get tha dorty claas on,ti gaa doon thi pit. That's the way most pits were,except for them pits like Linton pit,which nivvor had baths till not lang afore it closed..wor Aad Chep worked there till it closed from aboot 1944-ish,just when aa was born,and he aalwis came yem black as a craa..alang wi ivry body else.Naebody wud sit aside the Linton Pitmen,on the buses,unless tha was nae seats and they were desperate for a sit-doon! Eggy might find sum aad aerial pics ,[usually tekkn from thi top of thi pit heap,in thi auld days],on Facebook,where we might be able ti get a better idea of thi pit layoot. AA might be a thoosand miles wrang,Gary, it might hae been the boiler-hooses for the steam winders...they were pretty big buildings an aal....a stand to be corrected as aalwis!!
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  5. rosco

    Vote if you think they should get immunity

    93,588 almost there
  6. Hi, I'm looking to find out what the larger colliery building which was left after the closure of the colliery (1962) was used for. This building was the one which was approximately midway between the Cambois rail line to the north of the colliery and the internal colliery lines running from the West Sleekburn Junction to the shafts and screens then on to the soil heaps. On the 1977 Ordnance Survey maps this building is marked as "works" but by the mid-1980s / mid-1990s the building had been demolished. Please see attached map from 1977 - the building in question is ringed. Anything would be helpful - uses or company names...anything. Many thanks Gary
  7. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Vote if you think they should get immunity

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/243947?fbclid=IwAR2D0y8J4ZkZe-qG_sANODtW3l6lyU_EHNUiY2UfFh6sYN6eT2NZZi_DmZc
  8. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    1982 Dale Foster Nov 2016.jpg

    Photo from Dale Foster and names from Dale and Suzanne Carr.
  9. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Cambois Infant / Junior School

    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.
  10. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    The Great Kipper March

    Think this one might to out to be flat, or a red herring https://twitter.com/PeteWishart/status/1106912979000459264
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  12. Symptoms

    The Great Kipper March

    I wonder how many "patriotic Kippers" will see it through to the end? I wonder if we'll be able to make comparisons with all those other great marches from history?
  13. Symptoms

    Netherton Colliery Pitmen

    I rest my case m'lud.
  14. Andy Millne

    Happy Birthday

    Happy birthday @Brian Cross. Hope you had a good one.
  15. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    1950-51.jpg

    Photo from Katherine Mclaird and Janet Madine. Names from Margaret Davison.
  16. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    1974c Norma's class.jpg

    Photo from Ian Foster - names from Pat Robinson. The Teacher Mrs Norma Stewart, nee Clark, was a Bedlington grammar school pupil - 1960 to 1967.
  17. John Fox (foxy)

    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday Brian!
  18. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Netherton Colliery Pitmen

    Unfortunately not Peter Dickinson , according to his nephew David Dickinson who commented on the Facebook group Bygone Bedlington :- 'David Dickinson - Don’t recognise any one but my uncle Peter Dickinson was Stewart at the old club and the new one for years'
  19. threegee

    Netherton Colliery Pitmen

    You've got the gender of Cympil wrong I think. Nothing wrong with patriotic Kippers, unless you've still got a dose of that leftie "common purpose" bilge they serve up at uni, and I'd have hoped you'd have got most of it out of your system by now.
  20. Oneofthevillageschoolkids

    Netherton Colliery Pitmen

    The short man I think is Peter Dickinson, manager of the club.
  21. Symptoms

    Netherton Colliery Pitmen

    I wonder where Cympil (the orignal poster) is now ... he was last here in 2013. I often wonder where all our 'lost friends' end up - some must croak and other might just get fed up of the Forum. I don't post as often as i used to ... I just got turned-off by the infestation of all those Kippers a while back. The place seems to have been fumigated so perhaps it's time for some more Symwisdom.
  22. Vic Patterson

    Happy Birthday

    Thank you Andy. 😀
  23. Vic Patterson

    Happy Birthday

    Happy birthday Brian, have a great day.
  24. Canny lass

    Netherton Colliery Pitmen

    I don't recognise any of these as belonging to the Hennessy family that lived in Plessey Street from about 1950 onwards.
  25. Canny lass

    Happy Birthday

    Happy birthday Brian! Is it still possible to get a 'cold' beer in the Australian heatwave?
  26. Canny lass

    TIGs We Can Trust

    Well, they did respond - eventually. 5 months left to get it debated!
  27. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    TIGs We Can Trust

    Petition slowing down - only 10,750 new signatures in 17 days.
  28. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    1949c.jpg

    Photo and names from Derek Blake = No 11.
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