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  1. A very nice read! Written 1955 - 1959. I base that on two statements in the book: 1.The rateable value for the Urban District for 1955 is published on page 21. I'd suggest that was the most recent information available at the time of writing. 2. The Old Hall, mentioned as being well worth a visit on page 10, was demolished 1959.
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  2. Thanks for that information. I shall definitely visit one day!
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  3. The church is usually open after the service on a Wednesday morning Thursday morning is another open morning run by volunteers who are very knowledgeable . Hope you get to visit and enjoy our incredible heritage . There is a Facebook page simply Saint Cuthbert’s Church Bedlington
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  4. @Anne Gilbert @Maggie/915 might be able to tell you. If not then the Bedlington History group should. I believe it was through the History Society that this album was created.
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  5. I have pics I took of the bandstand doon the picnic field,aroond 1962-ish,when I got my new Halina 35x Camera for Christmas off Cathy,my lass..[now my Wife of 54 years married!]. I took the pics as a reference to learn how to drive the camera,cos it seemed complicated,at the time!! It hadn't been built very lang,then I took more pics after it was restored and the Murals were painted in recent years..aal post them if a can find them.
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  6. I’ve updated titles where I can make out the carvings. Hopefully it’s not presumptuous using surnames for headstones marked “wife of”.
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  7. Just caught up,better late than never! Jimmy Nichol was the biggest lad in the class then,it seems,and by 1960,he was the biggest Coalfiller at Choppington High Pit,and his looks have never changed! He was a commanding figure among the men,I saw him a few years ago at Amble boot sale,this may have been 50 years after the High Pit closed in 1965,and he was STILL a big canny fella ,very sociable,and easy to get on with!! Some folk nivvor change! When a moved to West Terrace in Stakeford,in 1970,me Nybors a couple of doors alang,were the Yeouart Family. Mr and Mrs Yeouart had a Family of Nine,if a remember correctly,and Mr Yeouart,and his Sons,were aal in the Ashington Male Voice Choir. On a Saturday night,they used to come home from the Roughton Club,owa the road,tanked up,put tha arms aroond each other's shoulders,in a circle,and launch into song,Acapella,Barbershop style,and they Harmonised beautifully ! A was ,and still am,a teetotaller,and a used ti stand just inside me yard gate,and watch them,and listen in awe,as a musician mesel',at the skill of aal these tipsy big fellas,singing with such tone and feeling,and exactly on pitch...for being a wee bit owa the top wi the beer!! Aa was only 24 yrs aad at the time,and they aal seemed like aad men,but in reality,with life's perspective,they might have only been in their late 30's or 40's !!
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  8. 28th June 2021 N Cambois beach (Brown’s Farm) happy dog and dolphins sightings this morning 😁x
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  9. Just browsing came across this photo. I'm on it, here's a list of names starting back row left to right. 1 Billy Middleton. 2 John Crawford (me). 3 Jacky Coils. 4 John Revely. 5 Jimmy Nichol. 6 Jimmy Crisp. 7 Burnett Brown. 8 Jack McNair. 9 Brian Besford. 10. Rowland Watson. Middle Row left to right. 11 Brian Jenkinson. 12 Peter Aries. 13 Fenick Yeowart. 14 John Green. 15 Eta Johnson. 16 Ivy Bolton or Bowden (not sure surname). 17 Thelma Cracket. 18 Jim Turnbull. 19 Jimmy Neal. 20 Billy Emery. Front row left to right 21 Betty Cavendish. 22 Sylvia ? Jobson. 23 Audrey ?. 24 Una Rough. 25 Margaret Watson. 26 Sylvia Carr. 27 Ann Simm. 28 Ann Saint. 29 Leah Middleton. 30 Maureen Robson.
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