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Is this the site of the now defunct Oddfellows Arms Hotel? (Corner building next to No entry sign) Anybody know when it closed down as a hotel? 

2016 Building which was Oddfellows Arms Bedlington.jpg

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7 hours ago, dunlinds said:

Is this the site of the now defunct Oddfellows Arms Hotel? (Corner building next to No entry sign) Anybody know when it closed down as a hotel? 

2016 Building which was Oddfellows Arms Bedlington.jpg

I did do some searching on all the pubs etc. when reedy first published his dad's list. I only searched from the comfort of my PC, just on the www. There are 4 references to Public Houses, around that area on the old map in the attached photo. Can't remember where I found this map - all the other old maps I have looked at - 1866 - 1898 - 1924 etc. in the past just show one PH and I believe that was the  Wheat Sheaf Inn. If you look in the Gallery under Historic Bedlington -  Bedlington drinking establishments - Then & Now you will see the info I managed to dig up on the Bedlington pubs from reedy's list.

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17 hours ago, Eggy1948 said:

moe19 if you mean the Netherton Colliery old club then it is in the original list as - 'Old Netherton Club/Naval Club'

Some of the clubs have had a few incarnations

Looking back at the Top Club since the seventies Eggy it was housed in five separate buildings that I can remember.

When the old club  blew up in the gas explosion it was then operated from a Portakabin  in the top car park next to the public toilets behind the Blue Bell.(Chisholm bookmakers also had a cabin on that spot not sure if it was the old club cabin) The new top Club was built and opened on the bank on Glebe road in the mid to late seventies, when that building was found to have problems it closed and  the club once again moved in to Portakabins in the clubs car park (now Morrisons store ) club number five was in the old Lairds house.     

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Re Oddfellows Arms Hotel: My Great great Uncle - Edwin Taylor Dale - took over the hotel in 1867, as per attached snippet from Newcastle Daily Chronicle. This doesn't show the location of the hotel, but I found a photograph from Northumberland archives dated from 1974 which suggests that the 'corner' building was The Oddfellows Arms.1867 Newcastle Daily Chronicle snippet ref to Edwin T Dale.jpgBuilding which was Oddfellows Arms in Bedlington - taken c1974 Northumberland Archives.jpg

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, moe19 said:

Some of the clubs have had a few incarnations

Looking back at the Top Club since the seventies Eggy it was housed in five separate buildings that I can remember.

When the old club  blew up in the gas explosion it was then operated from a Portakabin  in the top car park next to the public toilets behind the Blue Bell.(Chisholm bookmakers also had a cabin on that spot not sure if it was the old club cabin) The new top Club was built and opened on the bank on Glebe road in the mid to late seventies, when that building was found to have problems it closed and  the club once again moved in to Portakabins in the clubs car park (now Morrisons store ) club number five was in the old Lairds house.     

Have you looked at the images in the Gallery moe?

 

 

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4 hours ago, dunlinds said:

Re Oddfellows Arms Hotel: My Great great Uncle - Edwin Taylor Dale - took over the hotel in 1867, as per attached snippet from Newcastle Daily Chronicle. This doesn't show the location of the hotel, but I found a photograph from Northumberland archives dated from 1974 which suggests that the 'corner' building was The Oddfellows Arms.1867 Newcastle Daily Chronicle snippet ref to Edwin T Dale.jpgBuilding which was Oddfellows Arms in Bedlington - taken c1974 Northumberland Archives.jpg

 

 

 

 

Ok if I add these images into the Gallery album - Historic Bedlington - Bedlington drinking establishments - Then & Now? The Oddfellows Arms gets a mention in one of Evan Martin's books in his list of Hotels, Inns & Taverns of Bedlington in 1886 with the proprietor as T. R. Simm

 

 

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Absolutely fine with me to add images (assuming no copyright issues from original websites? - not sure how such things work!). Very pleased if the information is of use.

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17 hours ago, Eggy1948 said:

Have you looked at the images in the Gallery moe?

 

 

Yes it seems not to mention the original Portakabin behind the Bluebell  that was used until the new club was built

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3 minutes ago, moe19 said:

Yes it seems not to mention the original Portakabin behind the Bluebell  that was used until the new club was built

Couldn't find a photo of the portacabin moe, but in the comments associated with the compilation photo id does say :- 'Before moving to The Laird's House, after the fire, the club had temporary accommodation in a portacabin type structure. Can't find an photo of that cabin but expect Foxy might just have one, from the inside.'

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The first  Portakabin after the explosion was a small basic bar the second  Portakabin (before the move to the Lairds house )  was a number of cabins joined together and was rather large, it had a full size snooker table and a pool table and on a Saturday night it had a disco and used to get packed, when the dance floor was full you could feel the floor moving under your feet. That cabin was more popular than the club  it must have lasted about nine or ten years. I believe that cabin is still in use in Ashington.

 

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17 hours ago, John Fox (foxy) said:

Surprised you missed this one Eggs, I've had it on FB more than once!!

I had seen it John but for some reason I thought it was 'Youth Club Block' created by the club. I can't  remember this building at all. It must have been that period in my life when I was taxing our kids all over Cramlington, where we lived for 28 years, and I was only allowed out on a Friday night! 

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On 27/01/2017 at 16:47, dunlinds said:

Re Oddfellows Arms Hotel: My Great great Uncle - Edwin Taylor Dale - took over the hotel in 1867, as per attached snippet from Newcastle Daily Chronicle. This doesn't show the location of the hotel, but I found a photograph from Northumberland archives dated from 1974 which suggests that the 'corner' building was The Oddfellows Arms....

I can confirm that this was The Oddfellows Arms by virtue of having handled the original deeds myself at some time in the mid 1970's.

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