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  1. That's not to say people shouldn't be interested in the past... just would be nice to look to the future a bit too
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  2. @Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) I totally agree about the changing nature of the high street and I know that it is a difficult time to be looking at opening new retail premises. As I understand it, aside from Aldi, all the other prospective tenants have now pulled out of the scheme. I was hugely encouraged to see the prospect of new leisure facilities seemingly being agreed, however the prospect of that seems to be receding. That said, Amble has had a new retail centre developed from consultation through to the tills ringing in their first cash in 18 months, developed by the same people entru
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  3. I believe most people liked the old front street we once knew but if we look at the history of front streets we can see that it has changed and won’t return as we fondly remember them. With the inventing of the steam engine (partly thanks to Bedlington) produce from all over the country and later the world became more available for local sales and hence the front street grew as we knew it. Then along came large box stores like Woolco (yes I helped build them!) and as people became more mobile one stop shopping became the latest (cheapest and convenient ) way of shopping. I see t
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  4. @_pauls - I agree with all you comments. 👍 As for the '95% of posts on this website are about Bedlington's past....' I suppose that is down to the fact that 95+% of the posts are by ex Bedlington people who no longer live in the town and therefore no little, if anything, of current politics and events. I am not a member of the Facebook group, Make a Noise for Bedlington (MAN4B), but I couldn't say how successful there were at getting their members to discuss and get involved with thocal politics. I prefer this platform to Facebook , for the past, today and the future, but it w
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  5. Answers to last week's quiz 1. Jennet 2. KLM 3. A large hat 4. Dirty water 5. 8 848 metres 6. Midway 7. At the time when glass bottles were made by glass blowers. ... their pulmonary strength permitted only the creation of bottles up to 650- 750 ml size. The biggest one, the 750 ml bottle, became the standard bottle. 8. Oil 9. 7 10. Floyd Patterson at the Yankee Stadium, New York. 11. Wireless Fidelity 12. Genghis Khan Re: Everest - What's a few inches between f
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  6. @_pauls although I no longer live in Bedlington I always try and keep up to date with my home town is doing. I think that regardless of the councillors and regardless of what has gone on in the past with the development of the town center Bedlington redevelopment can say goodbye to 2021 - and covid19 will get the blame. Can you see any, old or new, small retail shopper owners wanting to open a new shop in 2021 - especially if there isn't a larger retailer = supermarket prepared to to be part of the development and guarantee the footfall into the development. I know many complain about n
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  7. You're quite right that 2020 has been quite a year. I'm sure if it hadn't been for COVID we could have had a ceremony to reflect on all the exciting leaps forward in the 5 years since the town centre redevelopment began. I'm not sure which has been my favourite year of the project so far.. 2015 ? when Arch acquired the site? But then again nothing actually happened. 2016 ? when Tesco was demolished? But apart from that nothing actually happened. 2017 ? I don't think anything much happened. 2018 ? definitely a vintage year - we got a website to keep us up to date
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