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  1. He was looking for his face mask - Amazon just turned up with a fresh pack
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  2. Have a great Christmas all and hopefully we see the end of corvid in 2021
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  3. Merry Christmas everybody!
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  4. Where's Wilf? It's not offically Christmas without Wilf!!!!
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  5. Hi Ian. This was taken at The Old Vicarage next to St Cuthberts Church. I am the other person in the photo . Threegee is my father. If my memory is correct your grandparents lived at the top of Attlee bank but @threegee will know best.
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  6. Yipee! It's Christmas! Let the celebrations begin!
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  8. Dear All, Thanks so much for the updates. The photo with Christina is lovely, I’ve saved it along with some of the other images that have been posted on the website for my family albums. If this was taken in ‘84, then yes, absolutely we must have flown over from Oman to visit Granny and Gramps. I hadn’t physically taken up residence in Newcastle until around ‘86. I was at school at NPS in Jesmond until I was around 9 years old, at which point I was sent to the boarding school my Dad (Roger) and his brothers Michael and Gavin (both sadly deceased now) attended in Pitlochry in Scotland. It
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  9. 2020 - Merry Xmas to all.
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  10. 1. In the book of Genesis, which land is said to lie to the east of Eden? Answer = Land of Nod 2. Marble is formed by the metamorphosis of which rock? Answer = Limestone 3. What would you do in a Cambio? Answer = 4. Which European country produces Tokay? Answer = Hungary 5. Which football club play at Gresty Road and are nicknamed the Railwaymen? Answer = 6. How is deoxyribonucleic acid better known? Answer = DNA 7. Tverskaya is the name of one of Moscow’s most important streets.
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  11. From the album: Preserving the Past

    Also in the picture Fourgee and his big sister. Location is likely Front Street West (help - someone?). Date is probably around Christmas 1984.

    © bedlington.co.uk (all rights reserved)

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  12. Hi threegee, It’s Ian here. Thank you so much for uploading this photo. I think I can just make out my Mum in the background behind Grandad. I’m sorry I haven’t been on here in years. I was grateful that the Sustrans charity commemorated the memory of my Grandad with a statue. I was fortunate enough to attend the unveiling of it several years ago along with some of my family members. I was very grateful that the community not only proposed a memorial to him, but that they also showed up when his statue was officially unveiled. I still have family in Northumberland, so I hope to vis
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  13. 😂 I added a poll (nominations still open). My vote goes to Eggy for maintaining a fantastic gallery and Canny Lass for the quiz.
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  14. ... and also for creating one of the best galleries of Bedlington photos i've come across. He gets my vote along with Andy Millne, Vic Patterson, HPW, Jammy and your good self.
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  15. Very interesting reading! I might be able to point you in the right direction here. While I am not familiar with Ned’s problems, I did work for some years in both north- and south Tyneside with mental health issues and got to know a great deal about the history and development of mental health services. Unfortunately for Ned, and thousands of others, reform came too late. Ned had already been dead for some ten years before the passing of the County Asylum/Lunacy Act of 1845 which determined that all counties should provide humane care and treatment for their lunatics. Northum
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  16. 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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  17. The origin Vicarage - was what is now known as The East Wing - goes way way back to the origins of the St Cuthberts, though it has been completely rebuilt the odd time or two. The main Vicarage (nearest the church) is relatively modern, and dates from the mid nineteenth century. The West Wing was built with the proceeds of the Glebe Lands when they were sold for coal mining for the then astronomical sum of about £2000. And yes, it was built for the vicar! See this thread: http://www.bedlingto...ch/page__st__20 One of the most amusing stories was from the time when the then vicar refused to
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  18. Hi Ian, although I had moved away long before your grandfather died I do remember him. He used to walk his crazy boxer dog, who I am quite sure was called Rory. We would call to Dr. Brown to say hello and Rory would almost pull him over in his excitement. My grandfather was very fond of Dr. Brown and we were all sorry to hear of his passing. So many of that generation are gone now, how we miss them. All the best ian. Pete
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  19. Might be worth mentioning here that the new cycle route which is going in will have 'statuette' markers along its route and we have suggested Dr Brown as one of the 'statues' for the Bedlington route. These will be profile cut outs in metal with full accreditation.
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  20. Sorry I cannot help with where he is burried Ian... But I remember growing up while Dr Brown was a big and well respected part of the community. I remember he would walk his dog around the town (A REALLY old Boxer with some kind of growth on its back! - if I remember correctly). He would stop and talk to us as kids (I am 33 now) and I never heard a bad word said about the man! Everyone knew him and everyone always made a point of saying hello and asking him how he was. He was a great person and when he passed I remember many people in the town talking about it and about what a genuine miss he
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  21. your grandad looked after my dad in his final days he was mint glad you found him
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  22. Hello Ian, I am Catherine's sister and live near Bedlington so if you do come up to visit do get in touch and we would be happy for you to stay. Our father and your grandfather were avid members of the Bedlington Cricket Team and I have very fond memories of being at the cricket field with them all.
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  23. Hello Ian My parents were great friends of your grandparents, John and Eileen Brown. Indeed, Eileen was my godmother and remained firm friends with my mother until her death. You don't say who your father was but I suspect he is my childhood friend and was godfather to my oldest son. We lost touch and it would be great to be in contact with the family again. My email is ******@*****.co.uk. Catherine [eMail Address edited out by moderator to protect member from spam. To contact posting member please use the protected e-mail facility in your control panel. Or alternatively the PM facility (
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  24. Hi Ian, like 3g, I also have met you, and your mum several times. If I can find them, as we have since moved house, I have some photos of you taken at our house in Bedlington as a baby with your mum and maternal grandmother. PM me if you would like any more information. And yes, your grandfather was a wonderful man. He always had time to stop and speak to everyone, whatever age, and was always good to our two children.
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