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I have uncovered a note belonging to my Grandmother which gives directions to a relative of hers Mrs Thompson living in 11 South Row.  It also mentions Thompsons Store. Does anybody have information on this?

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17 hours ago, BJT said:

I have uncovered a note belonging to my Grandmother which gives directions to a relative of hers Mrs Thompson living in 11 South Row.  It also mentions Thompsons Store. Does anybody have information on this?

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There was South Row at Bedlington Station, next to the Bedlington 'A' pit, and a New South Row at the Top End of Bedlington next to the Doctor pit. 

The Doctor pit, and colliery rows, were at the bottom of the Glebe Bank and on the opposite side of the road there was Thompsons store. I can’t remember the store but I have seen many references to it and I believe it was opposite Doctor Terrace and there is now a car dealers, Cars4U North East Limited, in it's place . The photo of Thompsons shop is taken from one of Evan Martin's books on Bedlington.

 

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This is an extract from a 1924 map showing the South Row, next to the 'A' pit, at Bedlington Station. Can't remember anyone ever mentioning there was a Thompsons Store at Bedlington Station 

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Edited by Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)
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Thompson Store was opposite North Terrace. My Gran used to live in North Terrace and I used to go there with my mam in the 50's  to do our shopping. When we moved to Australia in 1960 we used to phone the store and leave messages for my gran when she came in.

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