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  1. True But Barbers are only a text message away in Leicester.
  2. Happy Birthday Vic, hope you have a great day. Have you still got snow?
  3. Pete

    World Record

    Bedlington share world record with Washington. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/60688397
  4. Where did all the years go?
  5. A bit late but Happy Birthday CL, I hope you had a good day.
  6. There's information on the colliery chapel website relating to a chapel in that area but not sure if it is the same chapel shown on your map. http://www.bedlingtoncollierymethodist.co.uk/about-us.html
  7. There was a Methodist Chapel in that area going back over the years, but I don't know if it is active anymore. Possibly the colliery Chapel took over as that is/was a Methodist Chapel.
  8. -0 Absolutely fantastic
  9. Happy New Year to everyone.
  10. Good to see your back Brian I was wondering were you had gone, Have a great Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
  11. Don't remember a door there because the dart board was on that wall.
  12. Alan you need to put more tables in the café area😄 only joking, you have done a splendid job thank you.
  13. Spoke to an old friend of mine on the phone today he has assured me that the only door in the table tennis room was the door at the back which led onto the grass area. As you approached the stage on the left hand side the stairs that led to the stage were up against that wall. Cl could be right about the storage cupboard but I have also been informed that there was a storage cupboard after the dark room just before you entered the café area. The door into the big hall was in the café area. If you entered the café and turned immediately right there was a door on that wall that took you into the big hall.
  14. It could have been an emergency exit but I still don't remember a door in the table tennis room going onto the stage but I could be wrong.
  15. Don't remember a door in that room that went to the stage. There was a door at the back of the room that went out to the grass area behind the YM. The stage was further forward than it is in Alans drawing as there was two changing rooms at the back of the stage, one to the left hand side of the stage and one to the right.
  16. Just had a thought, I am sure there was a ladies cloak room in the room before Derick Ruddys office. I remember the lasses leaving their coats in a room near that office. CL was there a cloak room next to the ladies loos?
  17. Not sure Alan but CL might be right about the room before Derick Ruddys office
  18. That drawing is spot on Alan, but where you have got the question mark I can not remember anything being there but I suppose there must have been. There was also men's shower room next to the gents toilets. As for no doors in the loos, well there's plenty of room on the grass behind the building😀
  19. The room behind the cafeteria was the table tennis room can't remember if there was three tables or two tables in there. There was a snooker table in the cafeteria. I remember in them days we used to all meet in the YM then we would go to Moscies and then back to the YM. We went to the YM every night apart from Saturday night when we would go to the Duke of Wellington working men's club at Blyth, many a time we would miss the last bus and have to walk home. Mind you after a few pints it felt like I floating home.
  20. Your correct Alan his office was as you have described. Next to his office going up the corridor was the lounge were they often held a late service (epilogue) this was done by the YM leader usually consisted of a Bible reading and a short prayer. I remember Owen Humble and there was another guy called Bill that did a lot of work behind the counter selling cups of coffee, Pepsi and the likes. The dark room was as you have indicated but it was further up the corridor. I was a member of the old stone building as well as the new building. It cost two and six pence a year (subs) in the old building but I can't remember what the cost was in the new building. A friend of mine who still lives in Bedlington may still have his original membership card. Next time I speak to him I will ask if he still has it, if he has I will try and get a copy and will post it on here. Great days, fond memories were did all the time go?
  21. Derick Ruddy was followed by John Bygate, 63 64 would be about the time he took over from Derick Ruddy. Derick Ruddy wore glasses and had his hair combed straight back I think he was going a bit thin on top. Both of them were in the new building.
  22. Have a good one Alan, Merry Christmas to every one and a Happy New Year
  23. Happy Birthday Malcolm hope you have a good day.
  24. Happy Birthday Foxy hope you have a great day.
  25. Sorry to hear of your sad news Vic, will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
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