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  1. "Mr Todd!" He was deputy head of house (Hadrian)miss Ramshaw was head they were quite a good team I left in 1977 anyway a funny story about Mr Todd. I remember standing at the wall he came up to me I was wearing red & White Dr Martens, he looked me up & down & said are you a clown 🤡 boy basically he sent me home to change my shoes. Looking back on it now he was 100% right super photo that's made me smile with affection 👍🏻
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  2. If this is 1948 then nr. 5 (Maud Bower) would be about 14 and that would be about right (born 1934). However, the closure of Netherton Colliery school couldn't have been the reason for the move to West End Council School. It was open long after 1948. I was a pupil there myself for a large part of the fifties.
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  3. George Campbell is No 33 on this photo. Recently, I sent George, who now lives in Scotland, a copy of this photo. Needless to say he was very happy to get a copy after all these years. George responded with some comments about the photo. George comments that most of the boys in the photo would be aged 13/14 years old and are still wearing short trousers. George provided following information: # 26 is Sylvia Golding (Maureen Curry was a year younger) # 34 is Herbert Nicholson The following pupils are missing from the photo for some reason: Mary Snaith (Netherton) Ella McLean Mary Wilton (may have gone to musical college) Peter Leithard (Netherton) The pupils which came from Netherton Colliery School when it closed are numbers 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 34, 29, 30 in the photo.
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  4. Definitely bot Netherton. The only windows in Netherton were the four-paned sash type.
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  5. @Canny lass- some of Alan Dickson's paintings that he posts on the Bygone Bedlington, Cambois and Barrington groups. This photo I would say was 50+ years ago - could be Netherton Colliery - see text. Alan did join this group in 2014 but was only active for just under 5 months. Alan often posts a poem abut each of his paintings. This is a typical Alan Dickson poem :- Mind I had a funny dream , I was tossing and turning, Guess I had too much to dream, Just couldn't fall properly asleep, I remember I was aboot halfway counting the sheep. The cortins kinda fluttered and an old wummin came in from oot of the mist,came forward and sat on the side of the bed and gave me a kiss, I knaa I noticed the silver strands in her auburn hair, And the sparkly things dancing aboot in her eyes, Bugger this old lad was very surprised, To see his Mother putting a hand forward and stroking his head,, I reckon she must have thowt I was worried aboot this or that, But to tell the truth I didn't know what, She just spoke the once!! Son am nivvor very far away, I watch you every day!! I know your getting old, and the hairs whiter than grey, So your Mother thought she'd better call in and tell you, In her eyes, your still her little lad at the end of the day, She gave a little smile and drifted back oot in the mist, Now I wasn't sure if I had been dreaming or not. But I felt my hand ganning up to touch the spot where I thowt she had kissed, I must have fell back into deep sleep, Cos I couldn't see any more sheep.
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  6. Here's one the right way up, but I still don't know who it is?
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  7. Hi Tony, great story. I'll remind him of that when I see him on Friday.
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  9. I got to know Fred Todd at Bedlington High School in the early 80's. He was teaching Technical Drawimg, metalwork and Motor Vehicle Studies. I am friends with him now. He is now 86 and still going strong. Really nice guy.
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  10. Image posted by Dennis Reygate - Bygone Bedlingon group.
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  11. 1957 photo - sold on ebay for £4.99 by monkwermouth. Matchbox - Bedlington Terrier label - sold on ebay for £1.71
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  12. @lilbill15You've got the wrong Maud there. Maud was a popular name in the Bower family - Maud, Elizabeth Maud, Lily Maud and Maud Ellen. It was Elizabeth Maud who married into the Carr family. With the exception of a few friends, she went by her first name - Elizabeth and would be too old for this photo. I'm still not convinced that nr 5 is Maud. Lily Maud would be about the right age but I never met her so I've no idea what she looked like. However, I don't think she ever lived at Netherton.
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  14. Ignore the pink Choppington road, the other pink lines start and finish beside the Travellers Rest PH. I think I posted pics of my last excursion when I found the Puce Bush site, although I can’t find them? I probably put them in the wrong place? 🌈😁x
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  15. Wow! The tears are falling like sparkling diamonds after reading this and thinking of the lovely gentleman we met in the woods today. He was brimming with information, made sure we found the Low Pit shaft enclosure in the trees, and he went on to tell @Josimarsz about her grandparents, who he knew and remembered, things she she never knew! As we walked back to our cars we both agreed that this morning’s meeting was equivalent to meeting David Bowie or David Hockney: 🌟 status. Like “a kiss from the Pope!” (we’re not Catholic mind) A grand day out indeed 😁🌈x
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  16. PLEASE don’t count the chins! More than double 😱I’ve gained a stone in weight since this Cursed Covid; isolation x2 +Netflix = mucho chocolato and biskwits 🐷🐘🌈xx
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  17. So sorry @Canny lass the gentleman is Alan Dickson, a local hero, artist and sage. When @Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)needs Barrington Barnton Remembered information @Alan dickson is the go-to man! I believe Alan Dickson is the Eggy equivalent for Barrington. Sorry about the upside down pic, it was right way up till I posted it. The gals are Josephine MiBestie and the dishevelled selfie’s author myself RoseanneRainbow 😁x
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  18. No.2 is Joe Thomas No.7 is Peter Rowell
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  19. No idea - no member on the Bygone Bedlington group, apart from Christina Leach who listed the names on the back of her mam's photo, has mentioned her.🙂
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  20. @James - couldn't get the font size on my system to match the size of the font on your photo. The lowest I can use is '6' but even that was double the size of the font on your photo that I downloaded. I have therefore updated the photo using my font size - hope that's Ok. I posted your photo on the Facebook group - Past Times History and a relative of No 13 & 14 posted :- Sheila Richardson Hi Alan, Richardson family member here and twins are the wrong way around, Billy is 13 and George is 14
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  21. Back in 1960 Ken Russell made a remarkable film about mining in Northumberland called The Bedlington Miners' Picnic. John Gibson was a Bedlington miner in the 1960's working down the pit and making a decent living. He was also the real life star of a Ken Russell documentary film - The Bedlington Miners' Picnic in 1960. One of the photos taken was of John Gibson, of Bedlington, going work, at Pegswood Colliery, on his bike along Shiney Row. With one photo Ken Russell posted he added some info saying the miner was - 'on his way back home from his shift' but my view is that the miner is cycling out of Shiney Row, onto the main raid, to make his way to Pegswood Colliery. This is the photo, with the Dr Pit in the background, with some of the info that went with the photo :-
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  23. And a slightly clearer image from Graeme Ogle - Bygone Bedlington Facebook group.
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  24. @Canny lass - asked Margaret new the ages of the people in the photo but unfortunately not. She got the photo off a friend = Gwen Ogle. Waiting to see if Gwen has any further info.
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  25. Sorry, I've no idea about No 34. Not sure about No 5 either - looks more like her sister. About how old are these children?
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  26. Photo from Margaret McMillan Bedlington remembered Facebook group. Margaret named them all apart from No 34 that she believes was a Netherton Colliery lad. Far too early for a @Canny lass but would you know anyone from t that might be able to identify him? Was No 5 also from Netherton?
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