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  1. If the project comes off, and I should know better after next week, trees will be supplied.
    4 points
  2. They are being examined today to see Alan.
    2 points
  3. More great news for our area and more skilled jobs on offer. Like I said at a recent NCC meeting this will soon be the employment centre for the county! https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/130m-factory-offshore-wind-cables-21692953?fbclid=IwAR0-0RpkeA9cXFV7Q-ygarMhrt4BxLcxl4nJREz4Pl-wL5aZttBl1x6LV3A
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  4. Greetings @Canny lass!x Short account indeed. Approximately 30 people gathered, majority members and about 10 newbies. David addressed the group from his position on the steps, suggested we all crowd close to him to hear him: some people were reluctant given long-standing advice about keeping safe distance while COVID is still prevalent. The history of the surrounding buildings was described giving particular reference to “the Sun Inn murders “ and David’s forebears involvement. Just as the group were moving on towards the Market Place a lady became unwell and lost consciousness, needing assistance. The group carried on regardless while the retired nurse and friend StJohn’s member attended to the lady, until she was recovered enough to be collected by her husband and taken home. Nurse and StJohn person caught up with the group as they crossed over to the Market square to be informed about the buildings present and previously. Then on to the Grapes, can’t remember the next bit. The noise from passing traffic made it difficult to hear a lot of what was being said, I did hear that David thought the TSB building was sympathetic to the previous building. Moved on again to the Trotter memorial, adjacent to the site of the old Poorhouse, replaced by the buildings of the undertakers business. David began recounting an issue with a schoolteacher when he was 6/7 years old and his father’s response. Sadly I had to leave at that point to catch a bus home; passing the few people left by the memorial it looked that the tour had concluded and a few were just chatting before moving off. @Josimarsz
    2 points
  5. In that case - Welcome to the club!
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  6. Sounds good - can I just check though... when you say you want volunteers to plant their own trees - I assume you mean plant a specific tree rather than their own tree. I assume you aren't suggesting people should decide what to plant and where?
    2 points
  7. So am I Lilbill. Ill post when I know, I have a meeting this week about it. And if any expats want one...........let me know and Ill plant them for you and take the picture! Providing Im allowed to of course.
    1 point
  8. Nice to see there was a good turnout, it's a pity they (David) didn't have a handout to enable everyone follow the tour especially with the noise from the traffic, it would also serve to remind one of the tour and share with others, I hope the unwell lady recovered and was updated about the tour.
    1 point
  9. 1. Fire of London. 2. Rhubarb 3. Primary colours 4. Manchester United 5. 1649 6. John Christie 7. De Havilland Comet, 8. Beach Boys, 9. Speed of sound, 10. Ounce 11. 119.5 seconds 12. James Beck
    1 point
  10. Hi Folks, as a bairn we roamed the area, and played aroond aal thi pits in the area. If ye went UP the Netherton Lonnen from the Choppingtin road, the Francis Pit old Mine shaft and Winder tower stood on the Left side of the lonnen, a way across the land. Us kids used ti shoogle alang the rails that were laid over the open shaft, and throw stones doon the shaft, ti hear the booming sounds of the stones hitting the shaft walls as they went doin aboot a thoosand feet! My Brother in law had the Ranch, on that same land, where he reared Pigs, Geese, Hens, Turkeys, and his Mother Katie Bell lived in the Colliery raas. I was 12 yrs aad in 1956 when a used ti help him on the Ranch after school sometimes.
    1 point
  11. Hi Marra's, I played with, Ronnie Leyland, and Alan Wilkinson, from my first day at the Village Infants School, Church Lane, from 1949,I sat next to Alan in the same desk all our school lives, and played doon the woods after school. They lived next door to each other in Millbank Place. My oldest (Deceased) Sister, played with and went to school with Millie Madison.. a lovely family, they live right across the green at the back row of houses. I knew Alan Maguire well, and grew up with him but were they not Catholics, i. e not Whitley Schoolers? There was a Bob Lyall Electrician at Bates, smashing natured lad, (as was Alan Maguire!) There was over a hundred of us lads from Millbank, the Haig and Beattie roads, the Hollymoonters, the Millfielders, and we aal just got on wi each other.. it was nowt like ye hear nooadays... lassies arranging ambush on a disabled lad and inciting lads to kill him.. what hae we cum ti? Tony, ye are reet thi aad folks used ti say ti us bairns, aye, we had nowt, but we were happy... Whey, lukkin back, we cud say the syem thing! WE had nowt eetha, rations were on, not even a jam sammidge till teatime, but we played oot aal day doon the woods, owa thi opencast mine, doon Barntin Tip... THI TIP!! lukking for pram wheels ti mek a bony! They were happy days!
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  13. Answers to last week's quiz: Shoulder pork and ham Eric Bristow Norway Lobster Woody Allen Duke of Kent A tub of lard.” Imbued with much the same qualities and liable to give a similar performance” according to the producers. Bobby Charlton 27 Goat 112 Mistletoe Flush New quiz tomorrow but can't promise anything next week. We've got a couple of robot lawnmowers being delivered and before they arrive we have to lay cable around 3 000 square metres of lawn (in between rain showers).
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  14. At No11 was mrs Barrass & her son Kieth he moved to Plymouth I believe Mrs Barrasses mum lived with them she died in the late 60's she was100 I think mrs Horsley she must have been born in the 1860's Mrs Barrasses husband was killed at bumasund pit I believe No12 was Bob & Nancy Cox they had 3 Sons Ronald Rob & Paul. Nancy was a Ward her brother was manager of Bedlington Terriers for years Paul died in the 80's at a young age with cancer No13 was Dickie &Marjorie Patterson they had a daughter forgetting her name now 14 Mr & Mrs Coates don't know much about them as they kept themselves to themself but if our football went into there garden they would keep it till one of our parents went banging on there door which always ended up in a row. No15 was a guy called Bill Short he had 1 arm he lost it at the pit he was a nice guy always remember we used to say to him "show us your arm". He did & took he's false teeth out & chase us at the time we were terrified but looking back it was so funny More to follow
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  15. Alan we were all young then funny place nobody had much money but we had good childhood & lucked after each other
    1 point
  16. Maybe a year or 2 later
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  18. I would join the club but I'm not an ex-pat.
    1 point
  19. Afternoon lilbill15 - must be your Tablet software/operating system - all my emails from my email provider, btinternet.com, are picked up, from my email server, by Microsoft Outlook package that I have installed on my Desktop PC and for each email I receive there is always a 'Go to this Post' highlighted that when selected takes you to the actual post. My wife uses a Samsung Tablet and I know when she asks me to check anything out on her tablet I get frustrated. I'm so used to a large screen display where normally all options can be seen and accessed from the first screen that is presented, on whatever site you go to. But the Tablet screen being much smaller can't display all the options and it's normally via the three dots, at the top right of the screen, that other options etc. are accessed. This is normally the first screen I get when I go direct to the group site :- I should add that I stick to a Desk Top Pc, with full size keyboard, as my attempts to select options on a small Tablet screen do result in me selecting the wrong option and frustrating myself. Add to that my fingers don't always go to the right area on a Tablet or mobile device and my involuntary reflex actions of the hand and fingers more often than not result in me selecting options I have never dreamed of . I can't use a mobile phone to access the www. I have a 2G mobile, no access to www, that has one use - it goes in the car and is there in case I break down and have to call for assistance. I'm sticking to 21" Desk Top Pc's ⌨️
    1 point
  20. I Googled it and '---------------' = I edited it out
    1 point
  21. I went for a walk last night and was horrified to see the trees recently planted along the path from the corner of the cemetery towards Hartlands have all been systematically snapped. I was heading in the direction of 20 acres and those trees were untouched thankfully but I don't know if any others were damaged. I have no appropriate words for whoever was behind this mindless vandalism
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