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I assume you are referring to the 4 photos that have the caption at the bottom “……..working in the Doctor Pit in Bedlington”. These were posted on this site a few years ago (or possibly Facebook) and I made copies of them. They appear to be newspaper cuttings.

This particular photo has an error – Steve Wash should read Steve Welsh.

(You ask if I was related to anyone in this photo. It so happens that one of them was my wife’s uncle.)

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@James - cheers James. I couldn't recall having seen them before - on the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group or on here - so I was just curious as Wm ward didn't get a mention on this one. I check out the Dr pit photos as my granda, Martin Henderson (retired in the late 1950's), and a couple of my uncles worked there.   

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19 minutes ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

@James - cheers James. I couldn't recall having seen them before - on the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group or on here - so I was just curious as Wm ward didn't get a mention on this one. I check out the Dr pit photos as my granda, Martin Henderson (retired in the late 1950's), and a couple of my uncles worked there.   

Martin Henderson was a deputy at the Doctor Pit but I'm sure he was still working in the 1960's. His brother George worked at the Aad Pit.

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Just now, James said:

Martin Henderson was a deputy at the Doctor Pit but I'm sure he was still working in the 1960's. His brother George worked at the Aad Pit.

My uncle Martin, born 1921, was a deputy in the 1960's. Can't remember him working anywhere else after the Dr Pit closed. Spent all his time, when he became chairman, at the Market Place club. 

Couldn't remember what pit uncle George started at - I always remember him from Cambois and finally Bates.

Uncle Luke was at the Dr Pit but I always remember him as 'retired hurt'. My mam used to say his chest scars were like a map of England. He took some detonators off a group of kids that had somehow found them in the pit yard. Unfortunately they went off whilst he was returning them to their rightful place. 

Can't remember what pit my my uncle Bob started at, just know he ended up at Choppington but he used to live at Cornwell Crescent when first married.

The only Henderson uncle not to go into the pits was Brian - joined the Royal Navy. Me mam wouldn't let me dad (from Scotland) or any of her three sons start work at the pit. I went behind her back and applied for an electrical apprenticeship at the 'A' pit but got a job at Blyth shipyard, 1965, before an apprenticeship was available at the pit.

 

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