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Yup @Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) that’s my belief, found this while working through Dad’s photos/clippings =treasure trove. Same size/format as my last pic of the?opencast wagon way across the Blyth I submitted recently. Date is beyond me; hopefully I’ll find more of the set to get nearer a date 🤞🏻XxR  

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Hi Folks! Just caught up,been off due to health issues with both myself and my Wife! I reckon this pic dates back to the early-mid 1950's.

The foreground field is where we used to walk through to get to a break in the hedge along the side of the picnic field,in the days long before it became Attlee Park,and before the concrete rostrum was built.

The Council used to clear the cows out of the field,mow it,and build a temporary rostrum with scaffolding poles,and I think it was before steel poles came into use..they used wood poles lashed with ropes for the new Council House building programmes after the War,and I am sure they used the same method to put the speech platform up on picnic days.

The Canopies are just visible in the left side in the mid-ground of the pic.

The foreground field is now the tarmac'd car park at the bottom right of Bedlington Bank.

Hunter's Farm and field was on the left side of the road,where the lovely house now stands ,opposite the field shown here.

We kids were terrified of old Hunter,the Farmer,cos the older lads told us he had a Jelly gun,and would shoot you with it if he caught you in his field,and you couldn't get the jelly off your body!!

Notice how lovely and thick the old free woods were before the thinning out programme started,in order to create the park and woodwalks.

I spent me Childhood  down this Field,and the woods,from Five years old!! 

We used to walk down the Bedlington Bank from Hollymount Square,no traffic,or very sparing traffic,at the least,mostly horse and cart traffic in those days...1949-- on!!

Happy Days!! 

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Good evening @HIGH PIT WILMA ! Lovely to hear from you, it’s been a while. Hoping all is well in your household and that you’re recovering ❤️🩹 well? xx

Yes, I’ve finally sorted through everything and set aside a small pile of pics and clips for your expert determination, but, I’m like a mad moth; I’m drawn to the sun, so gallivanting a lot and then when it rains I’ve got the housework to catch up on. Plus the evil Max demands attention and exercise…..🥱! Not enough hours in my day just now but I’ll post it all very soon 😁🌈xxR  I’ll leave you with one to be going on with…….

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Aaah!,I'm afraid I am a bit too young[!!],for this yin!!

It looks like a Charabanc tip oot,aal the cheps hae tha queer coats wi one button fastened at the top,and it looks like a tent at the left hand side..wudn't mind betting it was a beer tent!!

A boozy trip,they used ti caal i in the aad days,even when aa was a bairn!

The neighbourhood would aal pay a few coppers a week,ti the one who organised trips ,usually ti Blackpool,once a year..!

My guess wud be aroond the 1940's for this one,maybe a bit earlier.

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On 07/08/2021 at 12:15, lilbill15 said:

Yup @Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) that’s my belief, found this while working through Dad’s photos/clippings =treasure trove. Same size/format as my last pic of the?opencast wagon way across the Blyth I submitted recently. Date is beyond me; hopefully I’ll find more of the set to get nearer a date 🤞🏻XxR  

Just thought - if it is the Northumberland Miners Picnic at Atlee park then it has to be 1952 or later. @Malcolm Robinson posted the programe for the last miners picnic - Bedlington, 3rd June 1989 - and in it it has the venue for every event, from 1867 to 1989, listed inside.  

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