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does anyone know when Ginnie Wilkinsons chippy closed.

I left hirst terrace in 1969 for newbiggin, I,m thinking they knocked hirst terrace down around 1974=5 so maybe 72-73??

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How about, ringtons tea, rocket shoe repairs ( I still remember the call "shoe repairs rock-et" ) and "pop" Clouston's mobile shop van?

i left bedlington 41 years ago and i still miss the memories of the wallaw picture hall .(those were happy days.

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Raisbecks Bus! Now there's a memory! You've talked about all sorts of stripes and colour combinations but my first memories of Raisbecks bus are a plain green bus with a large bonnet up front. We're talking mid 1950s here and it shuttled back and forth between Netherton Colliery and Bedlington station. It even had a conductress called Nelly (Halliday, I beleive). There was no messing about with her. She ran it like a battle ship! She had a heart of gold though and many's the time she'd help lift furniture into the bus for people moving from the colliery rows to West lea. I have a clear memory of sitting on the bus with a double matress in the centre aisle!! That bus ended up as a stationary 'mobile home' behind the then newly built Coop (opposite the institute) and stood there for many years.

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Gala day. All the kids who's dads were at Netherton pit were taken to Whitley Bay for the day. The pit buses [bedlington and District Coaches, remember them] were mucked out and washed, we all piled on and headed for Whitley Bay. The kids all got a toy and a goody bag, we spent the day on the beach and in the Spanish City. On the way back, the kids that were'nt asleep, were throwing up 'cos they had too many toffee apples and candy floss

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Gala day! I'd forgotten all about that - or maybe i'd just repressed the memory. I was, unfortunately, one of those who threw up all the way home. Couldn't have been the toffee apples or the candy floss that were to blame as I don't like either of them. Travel sickness my mother called it. I had the same problem with the rides at the Spanish City (was that also called the White City at some time)? I can't remember getting a toy either but I remember we got a banana and a white paper bag with 2 sandwhiches and a cake. The sandwhich filling was always tongue, which I didn't like - once 'd found out what it was - and was always full of sand before I could force it down. You can see why I've repressed this memory, can't you!

You from Netherton Keith?

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Rhoda`s chip shop in Guide Post.

Having a "sittie down" as a special treat during the school hols, when she would open the side room on a Friday afternoon.

Pie, chips & peas. Oh & as an extra treat; a slice bread & butter! Cut in triangles of course. Bliss!

Kids would laugh at you these days if you offered that up as a something special.

Bring back the simple life.

BH! I genuinly think I regressed there for a minute.

I`m fine now thanks. :dribble:

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i can remember rhodas chip shop at guidepost also teeny rice at scotland gate also simms as well we called it simms after the name of a girl that used to work there , happy days then,

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I remember that one, bring back the Beck and the cheap prices

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Does anyone remember when you could sit at tables for a fish and chip meal at (Kings) down the station I cant remember who had the chippie then ?

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Hang on.

I can`t remember eating chips when I was sat down getting me hair cut! When I had some that is. I mean hair, not chips.! :(

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John Whales, ? Brian

Do you remember tables and chairs Keith.........or am i thinking of somewhere else?

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Do you remember tables and chairs Keith.........or am i thinking of somewhere else?

To be honest I can't ever remember tables and chairs in there Brian, that is why I put a ? in there, John Whales did have that place though.

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Hang on.

I can`t remember eating chips when I was sat down getting me hair cut! When I had some that is. I mean hair, not chips.! :(

Steady on John , youre starting to confuse yersel. Talking about haircuts when you can't grow any now will only upset ya :D

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Do you remember tables and chairs Keith.........or am i thinking of somewhere else?

I remember the tables and chairs Brian, they used to be at the back of the shop

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I remember the tables and chairs Brian, they used to be at the back of the shop

Thanks Pete for a moment i thought i was going totally nuts.

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Nothing like going to a fish and chip shop and sitting down with a meal inc bread and butter and a pot of tea.

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Foxy, you always come up trumps with the pics. Do you own a Tardis?

Keith whats a Tardis ? and thanks for the pic Foxy it brought back good memories of leaving the Percy and having a feed before stumbling home to Elenbel ave.

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Nothing like going to a fish and chip shop and sitting down with a meal inc bread and butter and a pot of tea.

Seahouses Brian well worth the drive, the only difficult thing is choosing the one you want to sit in and have your fish'n'chips, bread and tea. In fact I might just have a drive up there this week end! :fish:

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