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  2. Two names added - No 1 from Florence Henderson (nee Anderton) and the other from Linda Mehaffey who thinks No 7 is her dad.
  3. Yes thanks Malcolm. I nearly fell of my chair just now when I noted that Bedlington is getting a slice of the £47m kitty for "shovel ready projects" announced to bounce back from Covid. Lets see it put to some good use now.
  4. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news Murder accused James Rutherford has today appeared in court over the death of Andrew Saint. The 64-year-old died in hospital almost three weeks after he was allegedly attacked at a home in Bedlington. Northumbria Police say Mr Saint was found with a serious head injury after emergency services were called to the home, on Pioneer Terrace, at around 7pm on February 23. He was taken to hospital where he passed away on March 13. A 37-year-old man was arrested on the night of the incident and released under investigation. Yesterday Mr Rutherford, of Pioneer Terrace, was charged with murder.
  5. Want the best local news sent to your inbox daily? Sign up to our newsletter More than 4,000 jobs will be created and another 3,500 safeguarded after the Government backed 18 schemes around the region with £47m from its infrastructure fund. The schemes include project to improve town and city centres, put the North East at the forefront of the green recovery and boost key employment sites, as well as creating 1,300 new homes. High profile projects such as the Gateshead Quays convention centre and the Aykley Heads business park in Durham have been backed, along with town centre regeneration schemes in Newcastle, North Shields and Bedlington. There is also backing for a new landing area for the Tyne ferry at the North Shields Fish Quay, plans to improve the digital infrastructure of the city centre and riverside area of Sunderland, better cycling and pedestrian links around Gateshead town centre and investment in a planned energy park at Blyth. The projects are part of the £900m Getting Building Fund which was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in June to support “shovel-ready” housing and infrastructure projects. It is hoped the schemes will create 2,253 new jobs, 1,839 construction posts and safeguard 3,551 positions in the North East.
  6. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news A man has been charged with the murder of 64-year-old who died after an alleged assault in Northumberland. James Rutherford, 37, of Pioneer Terrace, Bedlington, was due to appear before Bedlington Magistrates' Court on Tuesday accused of killing Andrew Saint. Mr Saint died after an incident at an address on Pioneer Terrace, which police were called to at about 7pm on Sunday February 23. He was found with a serious head injury, believed to have been sustained in an assault, and was taken to hospital but he died as a result of his injury on March 13. A 37-year-old man was arrested on the night of the incident but later released under investigation while a police investigation into the alleged assault was conducted. On Monday he was re-arrested by police and charged with Mr Saint's murder.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Thanks Malcolm. @_pauls - see above from Malcolm.
  9. I wish Alan.................Im hoping for an update soon. The more observant will have seen quite a few 'suits' walking around Bedlington of late, some who had never been here before! I have it from the head of Council, Bedlington is one of the main market Town priorities for NCC so Im pressing for a much more adventurous and ambitious development because like _pauls said 'people are rethinking their priorities' and like it or not Covid has changed the shape of our commercial landscape and we need a development which will shape our Town for decades to come. In my view a dozen shops selling the same as what the next town offers will not do that!
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  11. @Canny lass - @Bedlingtonian - I asked Ellenor for the approximate year of the photo . Ellenor says she struggles with dates and her responses to my questions have been :- Ellenor Owen Alan Edgar A little bit older than me just be guessing AnnAustin 4 sorry but I'm sure someone will recognise a few on fb Ellenor Owen Alan Edgar Alan I started infants early 1944 & by that photo I say it was probably 2 yrs earlier not much more the few I can recall my age then would be Sheila Tatlock Ellen Lynskey Kathy Gregg
  12. Last week
  13. Hi Alan don't think anybody could understand Marc Bolans lyrics none of it made sense really but he's music was good at the time. I think everybody had different interpretations of what he's lyrics were about,God knows!! I do love this forum how it's changed from Chinese takaways in Bedlington to T.Rex 😂Hope symptoms doesn't come to this discussion with roast potatoes 🥔 in oil or council Robinson questioning my excessive use of full stops .........
  14. There was an Ellenor Armstrong married a Brian Owen in 1959. Total stab in the dark although may help with possible dates if correct.
  15. I'm definitely gannin doollally - -should be 1929 - info changed back to 1929
  16. Unfortunately not - I have asked the question but as yet no response from Ellenor Owen.
  17. Photo posted on the Barrington Facebook group by Colin Crakett as 19??. Info in a book by Evan Martin shows that the earliest the photo could be is 1913.
  18. The photo must be 1913 or later. Extract from an Evan Martin book.:-
  19. Photo from Kath Simpson - Facebook group Bygone Bedlington. Kath SimpsonAuthor Two memories of Barrington School from my dad's book of memories written in his own hand.
  20. 2 and 4 are vaguely familiar but I can't put a name to them just yet. Any idea what year this is? It's not my age group.
  21. I didn't! ... but there again, I didn't know the answers to half of this week's questions either.
  22. I'm almost 100% sure No. 34 is Joan Richardson
  23. @Canny lass - shot in the dark - photo posted by ex Netherton Colliery lass Ellenor Owen (don't know what her maiden name was). Can you name any of this group? Ellenor Owen‎Bygone Bedlington Alan Brady They look like Netherton lasses. Hide or report this Ellenor Owen Wish I knew names def , Netherton lasses
  24. 1. Harry Potter was brought up by his aunt and uncle at which address? (House number, street, town and county required). Answer = 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey, England. After Harry Potter's parents are killed by Voldemort, Albus Dumbledore arranges for Harry to live with his relatives, the Dursleys - his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and cousin, Dudley. 2. Where was the first land battle of the Falklands War? Answer = South Georgia 3. Which of the four Beatles was the youngest? Answer = George Harrison Born - February 25, 1943 4. Who was known as the Widow of Windsor? Answer = Queen Victoria ’AVE you ’eard o’ the Widow at Windsor With a hairy gold crown on ’er ’ead? She ’as ships on the foam—she ’as millions at ’ome, An’ she pays us poor beggars in red. (Ow, poor beggars in red!) There’s ’er nick on the cavalry ’orses, There’s ’er mark on the medical stores— An’ ’er troopers you’ll find with a fair wind be’ind That takes us to various wars. (Poor beggars!—barbarious wars!) Then ’ere’s to the Widow at Windsor, An’ ’ere’s to the stores an’ the guns, The men an’ the ’orses what makes up the forces O’ Missis Victorier’s sons. (Poor beggars! Victorier’s sons!) Walk wide o’ the Widow at Windsor, For ’alf o’ Creation she owns: We ’ave bought ’er the same with the sword an’ the flame, An’ we’ve salted it down with our bones. (Poor beggars!—it’s blue with our bones!) Hands off o’ the sons o’ the Widow, Hands off o’ the goods in ’er shop, For the Kings must come down an’ the Emperors frown When the Widow at Windsor says “Stop”! (Poor beggars!—we’re sent to say “Stop”!) Then ’ere’s to the Lodge o’ the Widow, From the Pole to the Tropics it runs— To the Lodge that we tile with the rank an’ the file, An’ open in form with the guns. (Poor beggars!—it’s always they guns!) We ’ave ’eard o’ the Widow at Windsor, It’s safest to let ’er alone: For ’er sentries we stand by the sea an’ the land Wherever the bugles are blown. (Poor beggars!—an’ don’t we get blown!) Take ’old o’ the Wings o’ the Mornin’, An’ flop round the earth till you’re dead; But you won’t get away from the tune that they play To the bloomin’ old rag over’ead. (Poor beggars!—it’s ’ot over’ead!) Then ’ere’s to the sons o’ the Widow, Wherever, ’owever they roam. ’Ere’s all they desire, an’ if they require A speedy return to their ’ome. (Poor beggars!—they’ll never see ’ome!) 5. What was the name of the boat in which Sir Francis Chichester circumnavigated the world 1966-67? Answer = Gipsy Moth IV 6. What did Jack Horner eat in a corner? Answer = Christmas pie 7. What is the full moon following the Harvest moon called? Answer = Hunter’s moon 8. The Statue of Liberty was a gift to America from which country? Answer = France Did you know the Original Statue of Liberty presented to the U.S. was a Statue of a…”Black Woman”. 9. How many players are there in a hurling team? Answer = 15 10. Who had a 1966 hit with Good Vibrations? Answer = The Beach Boys 11. From which language has English borrowed the words brandy, decoy and landscape? Answer = Dutch 12. Which Canadian city was originally called Ville-Marie? Answer = Quebec I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Until 1930 riders of bicycles had to ring their bells non-stop while the bicycle was in motion. Answer = I did - it was in an episode of QI.
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