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  1. 5 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    @Sloopy .Dog - I have added the names of collieries I can remember that were in the area - don't think I've missed one but @HIGH PIT WILMA will keep me right. There was a railway link between the tow Bedlington pits and they both dumped the waste onto the same pit heap.

     

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    The site of the 'A' pit main shaft can be located on the Bower grange estate by the vent that was installed. I don't know exactly where it is but @John Fox (foxy) might be able to tell you. 

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    Behind Harewood Drive.

  2. 7 hours ago, Canny lass said:

     

    I'm fine! just been too busy coping with the heatwave and all the mature fruit it suddenly produced in the garden. Anyone want jam? I've got 37 lbs of it! I've kept up to date reading the site (on my phone - not the best instrument for writing replies) but most non-essential, heat-producing electrical goods (computers among them) have been 'in lockdown'. Thanks for your concern.

    Not sure why this comment needed to be approved by a mod, maybe @Andy Millne could have a look?

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  3. 21 hours ago, Canny lass said:

    Happy Birthday John. Have a really good day. I'm sure your missus will be spoiling you enormously. Where are you hiding yourself these days?

    Thank you CL, yes the missus certainly did spoil me yesterday, I was allowed to cook her dinner whilst she watched the football on the telly. I was also spoiled be the  daughter earlier in the day,.... she had me laying flagstones in her back garden. Pleased it's only once a year!!😄  Thanks to all for the Birthday wishes.👍 

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  4. 34 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

    Have you tried twiddling the hoojackapivvy on the whotsit? Failing that a good old slap to the thingamyjig might do the trick! No need to thank me lads.

    I  usually tried that on a Thursday night after departing the Red Lion about 11.45 pm and sometimes it worked, however Boris stopped all that a few months back so now it's all down to Andy to sort out!

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  5. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to everyone, I've not been on here for a while, my new laptop keeps telling me "access denied check your firewall settings" 🤔 I haven't a clue how to fix it, it's the only page I cannot access, what have  you lot been up to ? 😄

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  6. Hi Vic, I'm catching up on the D I Y duties around the house/garden although I'm  having problems getting bits and pieces because most of the builders merchants will only supply the trade. My other pastimes are watching the missus hard at work , I could sit there for hours on end. 😃

     We have no snow to clear here so  during her allotted break we have a game of darts,...she's now beat me three nights running !🥵 On the plus side I'd just bought a new car before the current restrictions,  It's doing three weeks to the gallon.

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  7. 41 minutes ago, minitoonmook said:

    Hello everyone,

    I'm after some information regarding covenants. I'm moving into Bedlington (near the Bank Top Pub) next weekend and my solicitor found a covenant in a conveyance from the 1980s stating that there could not be any alteration to the exterior of the property without written permission from Wansbeck District Council. Well, my property has a wee conservatory at the back - which falls under Permitted Development, planning permission wise - but written permission from the council was never sought for it. I have taken out the Legal Indemnity Policy, so really I'm just asking out of sheer curiosity...does anyone know who you'd have to contact to get retrospective permission? I spoke to Northumberland County Council and was told Bernicia took over from Wansbeck District Council so I would have to get in touch with them? Like I say, I'm just being nosey really, but it's bugging me that I can't find anything out searching the internet and I'm normally quite good at that!

    Anyway, thanks for any help!

    Hi @minitoonmook, one of the admins on this site would probably be able to point you in the right direction. I've tagged him so he may respond to your request ! @Malcolm Robinson

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  8. Many thanks folks  just got my eye on this,  I've been busy as usual. Birthdays appear to come around quicker these days,as my favourite Band says:

    So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again.
    The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

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