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I wonder how many of you there are that were raised in the old rows by doctor pit? I know they have all been torn down last time i visited i could barely find my way from the top end to where they would have been the changes amazed me but i guess that is what time and technolgy do they just keep moving forward

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I wonder how many of you there are that were raised in the old rows by doctor pit? I know they have all been torn down last time i visited i could barely find my way from the top end to where they would have been the changes amazed me but i guess that is what time and technolgy do they just keep moving forward

I used to live at Doctor terrace before it was pulled down have a few photos I will sort out and post here.

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I wonder how many of you there are that were raised in the old rows by doctor pit? I know they have all been torn down last time i visited i could barely find my way from the top end to where they would have been the changes amazed me but i guess that is what time and technolgy do they just keep moving forward

Lived in North Terrace from late 1976 ish till 1988, loved it cos it was when kids were allowed to be kids, kept being chased from the coalhouse rooftops, camping out in the shelters. Was a sad time when they pulled them down.

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Does anyone have any 'new' photos of Doctor terrace or any of the residents who lived there. My dads family lived in the raas and my dad was raised on Doctor Terrace... I am trying to put together some pictures of our family. Thank you

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Does anyone have any 'new' photos of Doctor terrace or any of the residents who lived there. My dads family lived in the raas and my dad was raised on Doctor Terrace... I am trying to put together some pictures of our family. Thank you

Paula - Have you looked in 'Gallery'. There are some old pics of the Dr Pit and the rows, that members share with everyone. There are two groups - Old Photos of Bedlington' and 'Bedlington & Netherton Old Photos' that have some pictures you could be after.

Just noticed you have not added an entry into the Forum headed:-

Introduce Yourself - Members Only

Introducing yourself in this forum is not only good manners, but it will get you off to a good start with our existing members. It's also very helpful to moderators in determining if you are truly local, and if you live in, or have a genuine interest in, our Town.

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Where were the main gates to the pit?

We gained access to the pit yard and heaps over back fences so I can't remember where the main entrance was.

Edited by Symptoms

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Does anyone have any 'new' photos of Doctor terrace or any of the residents who lived there. My dads family lived in the raas and my dad was raised on Doctor Terrace... I am trying to put together some pictures of our family. Thank you

Here's one from 1987, its come from one of the Friends Of Gallagher Park, and they are always looking for small donations!! ;)

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Is that a 1981 Moscovitch?

What a car, about a ton and a half with cable brakes! Might as well of thrown a rope with a blacksmith's anvil attached out of the window.

They lasted that long I never sold a set of brake shoes for them. Dealership along the Morpeth road at Guidepost.

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Ah the Stalinmobile, symmetrically designed (by a people's comittee) to be driven in either direction (along the party line); depending, of course, on what Uncle Joe had had for breakfast that day.

But never mind the motors, history really wants to know who KP was, and just who thought he/she was "Great"(?). :D

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That was not a "stalinmobile" it was a Fiat 126 and that when Fiat had done with it they sold all the tooling to the USSR, so it was from a country that was right wing like we were (are!) when Thatcher was in charge, and now under Dave.

It's scary when folk can't try life without blinkers!

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That was not a "stalinmobile" it was a Fiat 126 and that when Fiat had done with it they sold all the tooling to the USSR, so it was from a country that was right wing like we were (are!) when Thatcher was in charge, and now under Dave.

It's scary when folk can't try life without blinkers!

If you think Italy is "right wing" you haven't studied your history (or lived there)! :) All it's current problems stem from a "lazy left" mentality - I'm all right Jack, and the world owes us a living! This is why Berlusconi - self-made millionaire - resonates with such a large proportion of the population. They hope (in vain) that some of it will rub off on the country. Immediately post WW2 the country very nearly joined the communist block when the commies fixed the vote to ditch the monarchy. Realising what was going on the R.C. Church, CIA, our own security services etc., allied to keep the commies out of power. It was a close run thing! Today communist still isn't a dirty word, and communists regularly get elected to high office.

And... Dave may be a toff but that's all the politics of envy Left has against him. Otherwise you could have swapped him with Mlliband and no one would have noticed the difference. Dave could cruise the champaign socialist cocktail parties with ease. If you think I'm wrong it's you who hasn't got your feet on the ground - witness the completely undemocratic back-room deals going on social issues like "gay marriage" and Dave going over the heads of the LDs to push things through with quiet Labour support. Labour now says it will continue with Dave's policies if elected - whilst hoping this commitment went over the heads of it's deaf and blind traditional supporters. Case proven me lud!

Mrs T may be the subject of much irrational hate locally, but her views were far closer to those of working people than the current lot. No one was more relieved that she broke the unions stranglehold on the country than the Labour elites who had tried reform and miserably failed, as had incompetent toff Ted Heath.

Things are generally a lot more intertwined than the political classes would like you to believe. Complex strategies don't get votes, and make politicians appear to be "scheming" - which of course they always are!

BTW the car was just a joke, and I drive an extremely unsymmetrical Fiat, though technically it may belong to my (opposite sex) wife. :D

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What about the Polanski Fiat? Also made using old Eyetie tooling.

Posted 29 July 2013 - 04:02 PM by Symptons

But where were the main gates .... anybody?

Posted Yesterday, 04:54 PM

What about the Polanski Fiat? Also made using old Eyetie tooling.

Edited by Symptoms, Yesterday, 04:54 PM.

Your loosing track sir, or was the Polanski & Riva & Stalinmobile or Fiat 126 next to the main gates?

Too many affluent miners, with cars, at the Dr. Pitt. The A Pitt had a bike shed at the entrance

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Don't think there were any main gates as the Dr Pit could be accessed by many routes. You could simply walk in from almost any direction and along any of the 'rows' surrounding the pit.

The most popular route came out next to Sierra Hire via the back of the gas holder and also included a tunnel/cundy which ran under the main pit yard. This was about 6ft high and had electric lighting but often flooded with deep puddles. It was still safer than walking through the middle of the pit though.

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There was a cut that ran from the pit Raas up te Milnes hoose, As Bairns we would play in the Pit workshops on weekends when no one was around

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