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The Venacular Architecture Group together with the Lottery Funding Group identified the building that was 'FancyThat' as Daniel Gooch's school.( in his early days).

The group measured the building and I guess must have produced a report.

Other building were also looked at and into.

A report must be available .

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Thanks Foxy!

Aa nivvor had any pocket money till a started thi pit when a was 15 years aad,so a cudn't buy any bullets.

One of me mates's Father was the Engineer in charge of Bedlington Aad Pit,and they had a car,telephone,everything he ever wanted for christmas,but funnily enough,he was aalwis a great mate,and wasn't thi typical spoiled brat associated with wealthy Parents.

Every day,from as young as 8-or-9 yrs aad,at thi aad Whitley school,he went inti Binks little shop,next ti the school,and bowt 2 oonces of wine gums,and 2 oonces of dolly mixtures,and he aalwis passed them behind he's back,in class ti us other lads,cos he sat in thi front,and risked the cane off aad tyrant nicky,thi heedmaster,if he was caught daeing that,cos ye weren't allowed ti eat anything in class.!

When we started Westridge School in 1956,he did thi same thing every day,at 12 years aad,but noo he went inti that shop,which ye say was Keenan's.

He was a very generous kid,who knew  we weren't as weel off as he was,and aalwis shared what he had,with the phrase,"a friend in need....is a friend indeed.!"

Queer hoo the nyem of a shop stirs ya grey matter!

Does anybody knaa hoo thi Engineer was at thi Aad pit?...[just a trivia ....cos aa knaa!]

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