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    Was walking the dog in the woods behind the hazlemere estate in bedlington and found a mountain bike thrown in the bushes way off the path. I left it just in case the owner was about but it was still there next day so I dragged it out and brought it home. It is an apollo mountain bike. If you think it is yours you need to describe it to me in detail. I have found the frame serial number so if you give me that good. It also has a unique kind of lock wrapped around the frame so if you have the key for it that would prove ownership to me. I want the bike to go back to its owner so dont 'try it on' please. Reply to this forum and we will go from there.
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    I would like to thank all who voted and welcome them all on to the stage to accept this award with me
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    Your correct CL it was Jimmy Routledge and the family did live in those houses, South Row I think. My great grand parents on my grandmothers side lived in Shop Row and the gardens were detached from the houses. If you follow Allan's directions to Barrington school (turn right when you get through the Auld pit) you would be walking down Shop Row. The houses were on your left but the road was just a dirt track and the gardens were on your right and they were quite long. That's how I remember it anyway.
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    Incidentally storing all your passwords in plain text in a spreadsheet is a very bad idea. 😉 What you need is a password manager such as LastPass or 1password. Next best is your os/browser password manager (what you are doing when you opt to save usernames and passwords after logging in). The difference between this and a spreadsheet is the passwords are stored encrypted protected by your primary password. https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/passwords/
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    Canny - I write mine in a notebook. I bought 'The Personal Internet Address & Password Logbook' in Waterstones some years ago, although I'm sure it's available online. I always use a pencil to write the entries so when they change I simply rub them out and redo; pen would just mean loads of crossing outs. I know, I know, I know - security, security, security ... I take the view that if anybody broke into my house to gain access to my PC they could give me a good thrashing to extract the pins, codes and passwords anyway; so the notebook will save me from being tuned-up.
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    The Old Colliery Row, better known as “The Aad Pit Raa” was built in 1840, 15 years before the Dr Pit was opened. According to Stephen Martin’s book it was built by a farming family, The Swann Brothers to rent to miners who were moving into Bedlington to work on collieries that were opening up in the vicinity. The Colliery Row was initially leased then sold in 1892 to the Bedlington Coal Company. The row was demolished along with Bell’s Place in 1950. Hollymount Square was built on this area immediately after the demolition of the rows.
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    I take your points _pauls and agree in most part. The difference this time is that NCC and the LEP have actually signed off the money for it so it will start. And yes it has little reflection to the original scheme and given recent events Im not too sure Im unhappy about it. Personally I believe we need to reinvent our Town in a dynamic, bespoke and forward thinking way, not just to copy what's available in other nearby towns. Thats what's going to result in footfall and that will mean businesses will inevitably follow.
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    Welcome to the forum, Campers! Do you have any more information on William or Thomas: age at marriage and occupation would be a good start? Should be on the marriage certificate. Stone Row was located in the area shown at the right hand corner of Eggy’s photo at Bebside Furnace. As you see, nothing exists of the buildings today. They were demolished in the fifties. Though not officially in Bedlington, as far as census records are concerned, it was within the parish of Bedlington and the 1911 census has several instances of residents giving their address as Bedlington while the enumerator’s records show the correct address as Bebside Furnace. I even found one resident on the 1901 census who gives his address in Bebside Furnace as Bank Top, though this was an area on the opposite side of the river. The Furnace was also the home of my parents and their parents before them at the turn of the century. I don’t know how familiar you are with the Bedlington area but here’s a map of the wider area we are discussing. You can see Bebside Furnace straddling the B.1330 (bottom left). The row on the left of the B.1330 is Brick Row. The row on the left side is Stone Row (-Back and -Front, formerly known as Sea View). The row on the right at a right angle to the B.1330 is Paradise Row. Here’s a map of the area 1897 which Eggy did for me to help with a bit of earlier research. It might help you too. And here is the best photo I’ve managed to find. The chimneys running north to south to the right of the single tall chimney are the chimneys of Stone Row. The row of chimneys on the far left are of Brick Row while the row running left to right in the distance is Paradise Row. The street names changed quite often as the area was developed. Wood Row became Paradise Row. Stone Row (which seems to have been an extension of Sea View) was built later and the most modern row was called Brick Row – to distinguish it from the other two. As far as I’ve been able to understand Stone Row Back and Stone Row Front are one and the same row of houses with entrances from both sides, hence back and front. Quite a common occurrence earlier in Bedlington. Initially this doesn’t seem to have been the case but there was a desperate shortage of housing at the time so one house with two entrances (one front – facing the main road) and one back (facing the back street, outside toilet and allotment type garden) may have been divided to house two families. The front door would lead directly onto the staircase allowing access to the upstairs rooms which would house one family while the back door would give access to the downstairs rooms. I assume the toilet would be shared. I‘ve researched the area well and I’ve never found any Youngs living in any of the streets at Bebside Furnace on the 1911 census but I have come across a Thomas Young with a son, William born about 1893 on the 1901 census. If I can be of any help feel free to ask.
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    Happy Australia Day my friends
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    Regular, organized (and not so organized) events on the frozen lakes here as well. all of which are well attended. Most lakes clear a patch for amateur ice-hockey, driving schools and the police organize lessons for skid control for any driver who feels the need and most popular of all is stock car racing - sometimes dangerously close to the ice-hockey area, in my opinion. Then there's wind surfing, ice-skating (of the long distance type rather than the dancing type) when you can take yourself out to small islands with a picnic. I tend to keep myself near the edge as water below 13c degrees should not be allowed to come above the knees if the ice should break.
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    About -20 here until last week then up to -10 but more snow. It's been hard work this week. We also have a big problem with drifting living on a hill where the wind swirls the snow around quite a lot. The one flat roof on the premises began to sag so it was one on the roof throwing it down and one shovelling at ground level. My shoulders were beggared after a couple of hours as it was too wet and heavy for the blower. It's definitely getting a new roof this summer - of the pointed variety!
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    Oh! I don't go fishing now the kids are gone, just go and look, Two local lakes, most regulars have tents or huts, even caravans, parked all winter on the ice. No floors in the tents or huts, seats, heaters etc, beer coolers not necessary! drive your truck or car anywhere you think the fish might bight. When the kids were kids we had snowmobiles, we'd travel through mountains, find a lake and drill hole and fish half the day. No computers or video games in the days. Family day February 15th, families go for the day, no fishing license needed, lots of prizes for sizes, age groups etc, but Covid rules kind of dampened it a bit. Photo is regular day not Family day.
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    1. Which range of hills stands on the border between England and Scotland? Cheviot Hills 2. If you ordered pollo in an Italian restaurant what would you get? Pizza 3. Which team game has the positions first defence, in home and second attack? Netball 4. In the castle of which West Yorkshire market town was Richard II murdered? 5. Who wrote The Forsyte Saga? 6. A musket ball fired from the French ship Redoubtable killed which famous Englishman? Lord Nelson 7. What type of monkey is used as an organ grinder’s monkey? Capuchin 8. What was Hilary Clinton’s job prior to entering politics? Lawyer 9. Which former player tried to buy Celtic football club in 1998? Kenny Dalglish 10. What is the name of the earth’s outer layer? Mantel 11. In Cockney rhyming slang what is meant by ‘dickory dock’? Clock 12. What does the acronym UNESCO stand for?
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    1. Cheviot hills 2. Chicken 3. Lacrosse 4. Pontefract 5. John Galsworthy. 6. Lord Nelson 7. Capuchin monkey 8. Lawyer 9. Kenny Dalglish 10. Lithosphere. 11. Clock 12. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
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    All from BGS. I don't know though about the Rangers (senior guides) who held their meeting later the same evening - I just remember being totally in awe of them.
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    ... but the vegetables were wonderful!
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    The shop was there before Bobby took it over but I can not remember the name of the owner. Bobby would have taken it over in the early sixties I think it was him and Raffie Davison that owned the shop at that time but I could be wrong.
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    Demolition of South Row - 1974
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    Ooops meant to post this one along with the photo showing the entrance to the 'A' pit. This one shows the back lane of South Row in 1966. You can see the house are stone built. across the back lane are the 'netties' and the crees = coal sheds/bunkers and the entrance to the gardens. This is the front of South Row with the brick walls so I assume the rows were originally stone and then whatever extension work was carried out to the row bricks were used to face the building - but that's just me guessing :-
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    I think they were still there in the very early sixties. I remmeber attending the funeral of a YMCA member - young lad by the name of Routledge (Pete would probably know better). He lived there.
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    @Diana - I will add each posting as a separate comment and if you have any questions then you can select the 'Quote' at the bottom left corner of each posting and that action will include the previous comment you are asking about. This image of the 'A' pit will be late 1940's as the street named Waverley Drive (like many other council houses in this area) were built after the end of the II world war.
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    According to one of the "Bedlingtonshire Revisited" booklets, there was a branch of the Bedlington Coop at Netherton Colliery
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    Unfortunately @Jammy - nobody left in mine or the wife's family left to ask. I wouldn't be surprised if the Cowell family butchers, across the road, from Cramlington Co-op, were in business/competition at the same time. Do you know any of the Cowell family? @Symptoms we Bedlington Station lads wouldn''t know about a library at the Top End. In Evan Martin's books he gives info on the West End Branch - Bedlington equitable Industrial Co-operative Society but that's a building I have no memory of. I definitely remember the Co-op presence on Front Street East. That's where we had to go to get school clothing for the BGS - it wasn't the real school clothing, just a similar colour green jacket. The real BGS gear was from Rutherfords (I think) in Newcastle. We had to get the school badge from Rutherfords to sew onto the jacket pocket of the Co-op green blazer. The East End Coop shops started at the Locke building and went down to nearly to the Dun Cow.
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    In the photo provided by @Eggy1948 it shows the end of the COOP building and a window with a sign ?????????? Dept. in it. I think that was the butchers. To the right of that as we look at it there was a COOP general food store. Everything, well almost, was sold loose and measured out as required such as a 8ozs of sugar or 2lb of flour, etc. I remember a big red meat slicing machine sitting on a counter but not sure if the counter was in that COOP food store. The slicing machine had a very sharp spinning metal disk which cut the meat into slices and dropped it neatly onto a moving flat bed. It was propelled by someone turning a handle. I have in my mind the name of a man who could have been connected with that COOP. He is Joe Kane, a short dark guy with long sideburns. He may have been the manager and possibly a councillor. Can anyone confirm or not what I think? Eggy, perhaps the mother-in-law will know. I may be incorrect as this is drawn from memories made 60+years ago.
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    Canny Lass, I've just done a Win10 upgrade without any problems. Like you for this site my login details are remembered. I didn't have to login to get back into this site. Do you have any security software running that may be being extra protective since the upgrade? You need to speak with someone who knows about these things. It may be worth a google to see if anyone else has had similar problems. Search " passwords not saved since Win10 upgrade" or similar. Or, "a popup has appeared since Win10 upgrade" You may get lucky.
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    Canny Lass, That popup seems a bit suspicious. Someone after your login details? You need to speak with someone who knows about these BEFORE you do anything.
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    I'm still clarting around but haven't found anything, other than the 'Auto Sign in' & 'Check Passwords', in Settings that I could suggest updating. Roll on next time I go into a room and think - why did I come in here - I might get a light bulb moment.
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    Thought it might be worth putting this up to see where we might be going climate change wise. Bit of silliness at the start but it does get interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eSBX9Byd3k&fbclid=IwAR3i29HeLXdEakTTtriPGG-mnOT64ZCxT8EJNa5S3aq1KGEFfQPY7Coql2I
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    Yes, no problem, the one in the middle is Bon McGregor he was an electrician, my brain has just kicked in and I remember!
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    I'm sure you would, Vic! The amount of bird seed you'd be using would be astronomical!
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    Would I do that to you! No, I'm not pulling your leg.Tthe question referred to a "billiard table". I think your answer referred to Carom billiards (very popular here btw) or Four Ball billiards. Billiards combines some features of both Carom and pool and is played on a table with the same dimensions as a Snooker table:3569mm x 1778mm, height (floor to top of cushion) 851mm to 876 mm in accordance with the rules standardized by the World professional Billiards and Snooker Association. The shorter version is used in Japan. ... and, I'm sure i don't need to remind you: "the judge is always right"
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    Hi, New to this group but saw limited information on the above through an Internet search and had limited access to a post with comments from 'Canny Lass' and 'Eggy' I am researching my wife's side of her tree and am struggling with her Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother. I have their marriage certificate, (William Young married Margaret Richardson) in 1912. He shows as residing at Stone Row, Bank Top and Margaret at Vulcan Place. His father shows as Thomas and hers as Joseph. I know from a later birth certificate that they were still living on Stone Row a few years after they got married. My questions are a) Were Stone Row and Back Row one and the same place? b) Are they still standing or have they been demolished (can't seem to find them on Google maps) c) Lastly can anybody shed any light onto either William, Margaret or their parents? Apologies for the length of my first post and thank you in advance to any light that can be thrown on to this. Campers.
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    Thanks Malcolm - you beat me to it. Still no sign of the InvestingInBedlington.co.uk website being updated which is odd given its intended purpose of keeping us up to date on the project. It does look like the scheme is regressing though - just Aldi and some new flats and a couple of retail units. The family-oriented pub in the initial plans seems to be long gone and the promised leisure facilities from September's update relegated to a possible future phase (phase 3 or beyond presumably). Still at least it looks like we might finally see some bricks rising above the ground at some point this year which is better than what we've had for the past 6 years and counting. That said we have had numerous such statements over those years promising imminent building work so here's hoping this isn't yet another false dawn.
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    Thanks for the help. Just for your info. I am compiling a history of Shiney Row 1881 - 1939 that's why I have been asking for information about the row. Hopefully will finish sometime this year!
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    Probably the building work was not completed until after the 1871 census. Number 49 was bigger than the others because it was the undermanager’s house. In the 1911 census, Thomas Croudace, the Dr Pit undermanager was living there. His son, Charlie Croudace was the colliery manager for many years until 1955 when he was succeeded by George Hetherington. The pay office was built onto the gable end of No 49 where I received my first week’s pay of just over £4 in 1957.The building dates and number of houses of all the rows according to Stephen Martin’s book on Bedlington are as follows- Cross Row. 12 houses built in 1855 to accommodate the shaft sinkers. Shiney Row – 1870, 49 houses. Doctor Terrace – 1874, 49 houses. New South Row – 1886, 24 houses. Telephone Row – 1886, 20 houses. North Terrace - 1906, 50 houses. A total of 204 families.
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    "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
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    Happy Australia day to you Brian, will you be having a couple of beers?
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    This is the best I can come up with. The yearly winner gets their membership tag added onto the disc for the year.
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