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  2. Bedlington Station Junior School - 1950 - Class 2. Photo, and the teacher's name, from Evan Martin's The People's History series. No 35 named buy Bob Scott.
  3. Celebrated it's 100th year on June 30th 2012. The school has a web site with a collection of photos over the years and the web site address is http://www.bedlingtonstationfirstschool.com/bsfs100/100_years_of_Photographs/100_years_of_Photographs.html
  4. @Sarah Gordon unfortunately no idea. Think I would be climbing into the property and shovelling the bag and contents into a sealed bag/container and placing it into a normal household bin for collection. @Malcolm Robinson - @Bill Crosby - any ideas?
  5. Hi, Any help/advice appreciated! We've had a smell coming from the neighbouring property since Friday. The council/environmental health and police are all unable to help. A bag containing a dead animal (dog/cat) has been dumped next door, at a property that has been empty for nearly 4 year. As its not council land they are unable to help due to the rules they have to follow as its not council property. We've had to put up with the smell from this all weekend and haven't been able to open any windows, and its been sooo warm over the weekend The bag is completely visible from the street, is filled with maggots and surrounded by flies and the smell in the area is horrendous. Apart from waiting around until the council try and trace the owner which could take a long time we are at a loss. Fed up Thanks Sarah
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  7. @Canny lass - On Ellenor's posting on the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group I added a comment saying no one could identify anyone in her photo and she replied :- Ellenor OwenAuthor Alan Edgar sad I was born 1939 Ken Brady Alan Brady these would be about ten fifteen years older than you, do any look familiar. Hide or report this Ellenor OwenAuthor Alan Edgar class photo 1937 so this was 6 yrs before I started school they were probably at the village or high school then Alan Brady Some faces look familiar but any names by me would only be guesses. So I said 'Thank you' to Ellenor and left it at that but today shoe posted :- Hide or report this Ellenor OwenAuthor Alan Edgar Names in Evan Martin lno1Jean Thompson Alice z Black Evelyn Scarr Elsie Lee Margaret Simmons Norreen Wright Jean Dickinson Rita Austin the only name I reconise is Rita Austin So we finally got the full story and I have added the names, but they might not be in the right order, to the photo and I checked on Amazon for the book as I hadn't heard of this book - I have six of the Martin family books on our area. I found it, and have bought a copy
  8. @Jr6468 - spent many nights, late 1960's, in the Railway Tavern (Craigsies) before going on to the Domino. In the Railway Tavern disq the Double Maxim looked like engine oil - you could get a pint of milk - the landlady (can't remember her name ) loved it when a fight broke out and I think the policeman that would sort it out was 'Big Jock' . Some photos from @Reedy of two xmas parties at the Glove Factory and one of the management and I think the lady in the photo with the four gents is Dot (Dolly ) Temple. One photo from Colin Crackett showing some ladies working at their machines. This photo from a Claire Gates but no info :-
  9. I remember the glove factory. I met my future wife in the middle sixties when She worked there. She didn't really like working there doing machine work making gloves. When we were courting around 1967 we used to babysit for Audrey Howie and her husband. Cannot remember his name sadly. They were both kind to us. Of course time has gone on since and we have our 52nd anniversary on Monday. She left in 69 to join me down south when I was serving in forces. We used to meet up in sixties at the railway tavern when it was a disq. Great night out. I remember Dot Temple and my wife's friend Margaret Stewart. She was instrumental in us meeting. Those times long gone. Regards
  10. 1. How many days does a broody hen sit on her eggs? Answer = 21 days How to stop a hen brooding - Use frozen vegetables. I’ve heard several people have placed a bag of frozen vegetables underneath their hen. They do this because when a hen is broody their body temperature rises so reducing it (with the frozen vegetables) will sometimes send a message to their brain that they aren’t broody anymore. 2. What would a cooper make for you? Answer = Wooden barrel 3. Which British monarch’s dying words were “All my possessions for a moment of time”? Answer = Queen Elizabeth I Spock - Leonard Nimoy’s last words to the world (two days before he died) ‘A life is like a garden, perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP (= Live long and prosper) 4. Who won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1996? Answer = Olivier Panis = his one and only Grand prix win = Ligier team. The race was run in wet weather, causing significant attrition and setting a record for the fewest cars (three) to be running at the end of a Grand Prix race. 5. Which city is served by Hopkins Airport? Answer = Cleveland, Mississippi 6. What is the currency in Iraq? Answer = Dinar 7. In which city is the Embassy World Snooker Championship held? Answer = Sheffield 8. Who played the title role in the1966 film Alfie?? Answer = Michael Cain. But not a lot of people know that Michael Cain did not say -- not a lot of people know that 9. What is a gibus? Answer = Collapsible Top Hat The gibus was invented in 1812 and named after its inventor, Antoine Gibus, who was a 19th century Frenchman. 10. Which singing voice is between tenor and soprano? Answer = Alto The four main vocal ranges are: Soprano – A high female (or boy's) voice. Alto – A low female (or boy's) voice. Tenor – A high (adult) male voice. Bass – A low (adult) male voice. 11. What is Fred Flintstone’s daughter called? Answer = Pebbles 12. Which organization has twice won the Nobel Peace Prize? Answer = UNHCR The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 27 times to organizations between 1901 and 2019. 24 individual organizations have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, as UNHCR, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has received the Nobel Peace Prize twice, in 1954 and 1981, and the work of Comité international de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross) (ICRC) has been honoured three times, in 1917, 1944 and 1963. I’ll bet you didn’t know …. In November 1960 an American rocket, launched from Cape Canaveral, went off course and crashed in Cuba killing a cow. November 30, 1960. A solitary cow is grazing in a meadow in the south of Cuba. On the other side of the Caribbean Sea, at the United States launch center, Cape Canaveral, a Thor DM-21 rocket is launched into space carrying a satellite. But something goes wrong. On the way to the stratosphere, Thor explodes and a part of its fuselage hits the Cuban cow head on. Rufina, for that was the cow's name.
  11. Want the best local news sent to your inbox daily? Sign up to our newsletter The simplest sign an area is growing in popularity is when house prices start to increase - which can help identify the most sought-after towns in the North East. According to the latest figures from Rightmove, a number of towns and villages across the region have seen significant swings in average property prices in recent years. The new data shows the average value of homes in each area in July 2017 compared with the same month in 2020. In the past three years, average house prices have soared in certain areas by as much as almost 25%. The locations people are most desperate to move to in the North East are quieter locations to settle down and raise a family, particularly in Northumberland. Here are the top nine areas of the region which have seen the biggest house price percentage increases since July 2017. Check out properties for sale on InYourArea.
  12. 1. How many days does a broody hen sit on her eggs? 21 days 2. What would a cooper make for you? Barrel 3. Which British monarch’s dying words were “All my possessions for a moment of time”? 4. Who won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1996? Panis 5. Which city is served by Hopkins Airport? Cleveland 6. What is the currency in Iraq? Dinar 7. In which city is the Embassy World Snooker Championship held? 8. Who played the title role in the1966 film Alfie?? 9. What is a gibus? Top hat 10. Which singing voice is between tenor and soprano? 11. What is Fred Flintstone’s daughter called? 12. Which organization has twice won the Nobel Peace Prize?
  13. It's Friday! Let battle commence! Choice of weapons - Google at 10 paces: 1. How many days does a broody hen sit on her eggs? 2. What would a cooper make for you? 3. Which British monarch’s dying words were “All my possessions for a moment of time”? 4. Who won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1996? 5. Which city is served by Hopkins Airport? 6. What is the currency in Iraq? 7. In which city is the Embassy World Snooker Championship held? 8. Who played the title role in the1966 film Alfie?? 9. What is a gibus? 10. Which singing voice is between tenor and soprano? 11. What is Fred Flintstone’s daughter called? 12. Which organization has twice won the Nobel Peace Prize? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. In November 1960 an American rocket, launched from Cape Canaveral, went off course and crashed in Cuba killing a cow.
  14. @Karen eaglestone - I remember this posting that @katie had made back in 2013 so I checked back to see when Katie last visited the site. Katie hasn't revisited the site since 18th April 2013 = 2 days after she joined. If you hover over the members 'name tag' the system shows some info - small drop down section but staying on the current page you are viewing - and if you select/click on the member's name the system displays a bit more info by redirecting you to the member's info page.
  15. Hi Katie my name is Karen eaglestone i worked at the glove factory
  16. hi Katie i work at bedlington glove factory my name is Karen eaglestone
  17. @Steve McGill - I remember, 1960's, there was a couple of small shops in Gordon terrace but can't remember any history of them. My only memory is of small General Dealers, that were on the end of the terrace where there was a road through to the back lane. Looking at Google Street view, 2008, one of them is shown as The Barber Shop but don't know if it still is. I seem to remember a couple of postings on one of the local Facebook groups but at the moment can't find them. There is a lad Brian Jenkinson on the local Facebook groups and I though he used to have a group on Stakeford but can't find that group either so I am not being very helpful here 🙃. Brian is still on Facebook, and I see you are, so it could be worth contacting him via Facebook Messenger and see if he has any info.
  18. HI folks, I'm about to buy a property on Gordon Terrace in Stakeford and have noticed that according to the council's records, it used to be a shop prior to 1978. It was converted by a man from Morpeth who's name escapes me, he also built the Kitchen and Garage to the rear. Does anyone remember or know what the history was of this building and what kind of shop it was? Many thanks,
  19. HI folks, I'm about to buy a property on Gordon Terrace in Stakeford and have noticed that according to the council's records, it used to be a shop prior to 1978. It was converted by a man from Morpeth who's name escapes me, he also built the Kitchen and Garage to the rear. Does anyone remember or know what the history was of this building and what kind of shop it was? Many thanks, Steve
  20. 11 names from Evelyn Swan - Bedlington Facebook group.
  21. Thanks Vic! All out of quarantine now, feeling a bit washed out but the first one infected will be back at work next week, she thinks.
  22. Answers to last week's quiz: 1. 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey 2. Goose Green 3. George Harrison 4. Queen Victoria 5. Gypsy Moth 6. A Christmas Pie 7. Hunter’s moon 8. France 9. 15 10. Beach Boys 11. Dutch 12. Montreal Another quiz tomorrow!
  23. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news Murder accused James Rutherford may stand trial early next year accused of killing Andrew Saint. Rutherford is accused of attacking the 64-year-old, who died three weeks after he was allegedly assaulted in Bedlington, Northumberland. Rutherford, 37, made his first appearance at Newcastle Crown Court via a video-link to HMP Durham on Thursday. The charge was not put to him but a provisional trial date was set for January 12 next year, with a time estimate of seven days. Judge Paul Sloan QC told him: "I'm going to adjourn this case to a further pre-trial hearing. That will be listed on September 1 and you will be linked in on that date as you have been today. "You should understand, if you have committed any offence or offences arising out of these allegations, the sooner that's communicated to the court, the better for you, the more credit you will receive. The longer you leave it, the worse it will be for you."
  24. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Northumberland news Still reeling from the shock death of her beloved dad, Toni Saint has made an emotional plea for help to find out what happened to him. Fun-loving great-grandad Andrew Saint died in hospital weeks after he was allegedly assaulted. The 64-year-old had gone to his local shop in the hours before the incident, which happened in Bedlington Station, Northumberland. When Andrew - who was in poor health - did not come home, his family became worried and asked friends to help look for him But the next time his loved ones saw him he was in hospital, hooked up a ventilator and in a coma. Andrew never regained consciousness and passed away almost three weeks later. A 37-year-old has now appeared in court charged with his murder.
  25. Unfortunately no names. Although Ellenor has mentioned a couple of possibilities no one has positively identified any of them.
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