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  2. John Chave

    Have not tried this one , thanks
  3. Ford Castle Bedlington Grammar.jpg

    Not a problem, go ahead. Cheers
  4. Ford Castle Bedlington Grammar.jpg

    @Rigger - if I share this image on the Bedlington Facebook sites I would hope we could get some of his lot identified - Ok if I do that?
  5. John Chave

    @Rigger - was the Bedlington Community Centre - Creatives Group, that have done a lot of research on Bedlington soldiers to create their 'Poppy Map' one of the usual sources you have tried? They produced a list of Bedlington Soldiers' 'Poppy Map' and I believe they have retained info that they uncovered in their research :- http://www.bedlingtoncommunitycentre.co.uk/ Address: 60 W End Front St, Bedlington NE22 5UB Phone: 01670 824141
  6. West End Junior school - Ridge Terrace

    Often referred to as the 'Council School'. Entry in https://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/005616.htm has the date c1916
  7. John Chave

    Looking for some help. I have been researching soldiers from Bedlington who died in the First World War from those listed in the Record of Enlistments (original held at St Cuthbert's Church) and a copy avaibable on the NEWMP website. There is one soldier on that list I cannot trace at this time. The only information I have is the following : John Chave. Corporal. West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in Action. Living at Vulcan Place, Bedlington when he enlisted. I have tried all the usual sources of information. Chave is not a common name but does not yeld any leads. Its possible his name was recorded incorrectly, I have tried combinations of his name. Does anyone have any information or guidance on this soldier who was killed in action. Thanks
  8. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years of Sunday pub roast-guzzling, it’s that a beautiful exterior is no indicator of the quality of grub that lies within. The General Havelock is a boozer that reminded me not to judge too much on appearances; the place might not please the eye, but its Sunday dinners certainly please the stomach. The pub has neither a spectacular location, situated as it is close to the A189 Spine Road near Blyth, nor, it has to be said, a well-kept air, with its peeling paintwork on the windows, rather battered furniture and visible mould in one corner of its restaurant. A slight smoky haze, presumably from the kitchen, pervaded both the pub and restaurant section, and I even discovered the lock in the cubicle in the gents’ toilets wasn’t working. However, if you don’t mind your pubs being a bit rough around the edges, the General Havelock’s food will more than make up for what it lacks in the way of refinement. You’ll have to be happy to launch straight into your roast, as there are no starters served – and no other choice of main course. A standard-size pork, chicken or beef meal is £7, or you can opt for a small one for £6. Choosing lamb adds £1 to the bill. I was unsurprised when Mrs E ordered beef, having noticed that particularly wanton look that she gets in her eyes when she hasn’t had any of the stuff for a while. I, on the other hand, struggled to make a decision, so appreciated being offered the option of a bit of all the meats by our friendly server.
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  10. Bedlington Grammar School at Ford Castle about 1960, guess. The only one I can identify is Patricia Brown who is in the second row from front second from right.
  11. Westridge School - End of term class photos

    The following info is from the http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/8ad93b61-5d1a-46e9-ad51-f17b07e91684 site :- History: The school opened officially in 1958 and was reorganised as a middle school in 1976. It had ceased to function by 1977 when the premises were taken over by St. Benet Biscop's Roman Catholic Aided High School. The school records were transferred to the new Meadowdale County Middle School which opened in 1982.
  12. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    Don't know about Merc, but I get round it by avoiding those contracts like the plague!
  13. so how do you fit in the indigenous folk that have word for - one- two and the all else is many ?? ooo and when is the us/uk definition of million/billion gonna be decided?
  14. A Bedlington resident is hoping to succeed as an author following the publication of her first novel.
  15. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    MLA used here, Merc, where letters versus numerals is related to the number of words required to express the number. Numbers requiring one or two words (one, fifteen, twenty-one, forty-five, one thousand etc.) are written as words while more than two words requires expression in numerals (121 - instead of one hundred and twenty-one, 1 340 instead of one thousand three hundred and forty etc.). Mind you, it also advises the use of a hyphen to separate two-word constructions but I'm not so fussy about that and neither are my clients. It's a complex (and interesting) business!
  16. Well, Canny Lass, I'm conditioned to use AP Style so that would be 21, 31 and so on!
  17. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    One learns something new every day, does one not! How is it with twenty one, thirty one and so on(e)?
  18. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    One uses only the word form up to 10. One does.
  19. Bedlington Grammar School

    It was founded in 1926 as Bedlington Secondary School for the areas of Bedlingtonshire, Ashington and Newbiggin, being built next to Bedlington railway station. Subsequently it became Bedlington Grammar School, before turning comprehensive in 1974. It gained Maths and Computing College status in 2009. Ex pupils you should know :- Sir Bobby Charlton CBE & Sir John Hall, who built the MetroCentre
  20. Remember This

    Our traveller friends will be moving in soon........with an influx of roofing and gardening offers
  21. BEDLINGTON MECHANICS FC

    Date of photo updated to October 1951 following Ovalteeny's research at the Woodhorn Colliery Archives - the photo was found whilst looking through some old copies of The Blyth News/Ashington Post and he came across this very same photo. It was in an edition from late 1955 but it stated that it was a retrospective photo from October 1951.
  22. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    ... also many examples of text written with all vowels removed. Still perfectly understandable though - if things are working up top. One has to agree.
  23. Going places, meeting people

    Sadly, we didn't get to Peru last April as hubby was locked in a lead-lined room radiating becquerels and probably glowing in the dark. I can't say for sure as visiting wasn't allowed. However, all being well, it's on the cards for this autumn or next spring.
  24. Going places, meeting people

    Yes, but these need to be kept under one's hat and I wouldn't dream of getting my incandescent purple hat claggy with marmalade.
  25. Going places, meeting people

    I seem to think that the main requirement is copious amounts of marmalade sandwiches??
  26. perhaps the demise of the use of 'one' and its replacement with 'I' is the first example of 'txtspeak' - replacement of the word with the number, although I always felt the use of 'I' is much more self centred and of less worth than the more self effacing 'one' there are many examples of a paragraph written with additional letters, where you have to count the repeated letters and many people are unable to see them at all. which sheds an insight on how we take in visual keys and understanding.
  27. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    Quite! Spelling, and I'm being serious here, is the least important property of a word. Of a word's form, function and semantic content it's not the form of the word that conveys information to the reader. Speach, even in its written form, is about communication and It takes a great many spelling errors and/or typos before communication is lost to the average native speaker (assuming that they still have a couple of grey cells functioning up top). I tend to see spelling errors as no more that contributions to an ever present and ongoing language change. The more narrow-minded tend to see them as language decay. It's an interesting debate.
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    • If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years of Sunday pub roast-guzzling, it’s that a beautiful exterior is no indicator of the quality of grub that lies within.
      The General Havelock is a boozer that reminded me not to judge too much on appearances; the place might not please the eye, but its Sunday dinners certainly please the stomach.
      The pub has neither a spectacular location, situated as it is close to the A189 Spine Road near Blyth, nor, it has to be said, a well-kept air, with its peeling paintwork on the windows, rather battered furniture and visible mould in one corner of its restaurant. A slight smoky haze, presumably from the kitchen, pervaded both the pub and restaurant section, and I even discovered the lock in the cubicle in the gents’ toilets wasn’t working.
      However, if you don’t mind your pubs being a bit rough around the edges, the General Havelock’s food will more than make up for what it lacks in the way of refinement.
      You’ll have to be happy to launch straight into your roast, as there are no starters served – and no other choice of main course. A standard-size pork, chicken or beef meal is £7, or you can opt for a small one for £6. Choosing lamb adds £1 to the bill.
      I was unsurprised when Mrs E ordered beef, having noticed that particularly wanton look that she gets in her eyes when she hasn’t had any of the stuff for a while. I, on the other hand, struggled to make a decision, so appreciated being offered the option of a bit of all the meats by our friendly server.

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