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  1. i still know a bloke that can tell which town someones from by the way they speak, if they live locally....

    I had that happen to me one time when I worked down in Bristol. Another north eastener noted my accent and asked 'you from Ashington'? Well... I was born there.

    I nearly fell off my chair.

  2. Queen/ Quo - St. James Park 1986

    The Cross - Mayfair, Newcastle 1988

    Shakin' Stevens - City Hall, Newcastle 1988

    The Cross/ Brian May - Astoria, London 1990

    Bryan Adams/ Extreme/ Squeeze/ Little Angels - Gateshead stadium, 1992

    Brian May Band - Playhouse, Edinburgh 1993 [was a vip!]

    Roger Taylor - Riverside, Newcastle 1994

    Brian May Band - City Hall, Newcastle 1998

    Roger Taylor - Riverside, Newcastle 1999

    Queen/ Paul Rodgers - Metro Arena, Newcastle 2005 [free tickets]

    ELO part 2 - City Hall, Newcastle 2006 [met the band]

    Billy Joel - Hallam Arena, Sheffield 2006

    Queen/ Paul Rodgers - Metro Arena, Newcastle 2008

  3. Just been browsing through your pics, Carole. As fascinating as ever. I remember a school group photo from Netherton school taken in the mid 1930's - featured the class dressed up as Robin Hood and his merry men. My dad was one of participents, but the pic has now been lost. It was in a shop window in bedlington if I remember correctly about 10 or so years ago - much to my late dad's delight! He had a copy made there and then. Unsure about the name of the shop, but it was a photographer's shop on Front Street East - opposite the church if I recall.

  4. Throughout my life I've been somewhat frowned upon for having what is nown as a Bedlington twang. You say certain words that only 'us lot' would know, but maybe someone from Durham or Alnwick maybe wouldn't. Does this language still exist? For the best part it's all mainly pit-talk, our reletives who had been down the mines would come back to the hoos n tahk owa fast n divin't gan doon that lonnin, cos it's thick 'o clarts n yiv got scyull the morn - so divin't give the teacha's a gliff.

    Perfect English of course, but move away from the area and BONG... ne bugga naz what the hell ya on aboot n just scratch tha heeds n wunda.

    There is talk of this [last century] way of talking is dying out and the bedlington/ pit village type of twang is now dilluted. Which IMHO, is a shame.

  5. It all looks so nasty on the news. I've never known Morpeth to flood before. Pretty much every river in the north east rose considerably over the weekend, just looks like Morpeth got the short end of the stick. Cheer up though, there's a tail end of a hurricane heading over towards us from the states. That's nice of them.

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