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  1. Hello anybody still alive who went to bedlington council school in the 1940s who would like to meet up again    where are you Marlene Barnes, dad was johnie barnes  Sarah Pamplin,North terrace, Billy Mullen Doctor Terrace, Paddy Riley,  lots more but cant remember their names.   Thank you if you can help.


  2. I can remember this shop it was the first one to sell home made ice lollies they were mostly only ice though, it was a small shop but packed with all sorts of items, the owner and his Mother who also served in the shop always seemed a bit abrupt with children. Can anyone remember the fish shop and Charlie who owned it I vaguely remember some sort of scandal connected to him.


  3. Can anyone remember Dunns department store? you could get goods on credit and someone would call at your house every week to collect weekly payments they sold just about everything , it was a large old fashioned shop with big wooden counters, also further along was another departmewnt store with elderly male assistants dressed in black suits. Another strange shop was the one around the corner from the chemists in the market place two old ladies owned it who were dressed in fashions from the 1900`s.


  4. jorga,

    stop being such a snob, in the 1950s if you stood on the station bridge there was a view the same as this, so I made a mistake and forgot this site is only about Bedlington, remember when Morpeth thought they were too posh to hold the Miners Picnic and looked down their noses at Bedlington,still do in fact.

    wash your mouth out.............this is a no swearing site!!!!! :lol:


  5. My grandparents lived at Doctor terrace opposite the Tankerville Arms they and their friends used to drink there nearly every night. The landlord and landlady where called Mr & Mrs Exton I remember they had names for different rooms and used to talk about the Blue room which had blue wallpaper. It could have been to widen the road in the 60s I can remember seeing it being knocked down and fires burning around it during the night. A very popular pub.


  6. I wonder how many of you there are that were raised in the old rows by doctor pit? I know they have all been torn down last time i visited i could barely find my way from the top end to where they would have been the changes amazed me but i guess that is what time and technolgy do they just keep moving forward

    I used to live at Doctor terrace before it was pulled down have a few photos I will sort out and post here.

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  7. I can`t say i`ve heard of Fountain Hall but i`ve had a quick search on Google and the best site i`ve came up with that may help is Here

    Your link refers to.."That part of the Township of Bedlington from the first house in the west

    side of the half closes to the end of the Town on the same side. All the West

    end of the Town and from Fountain Hall on the North side of the Town to the

    Cross on the same side."

    The only references to any Halls in Bedlington what i can find are `A demesne house, or hall, of the Bishop of Durham is recorded in Bedlington, probably somewhere near the church.` (Church of St Cuthbert)

    So maybe the above link i gave might be of some help...Other than that, you could maybe pm Sw@lnalla, who is a member on here..he seems to know a bit about the history of Bedlington.

    There was a Fountain Inn on Glebe road in the thirties and some old type houses next to it .


  8. Shame on the weak kneed, yellow-bellied craven bosses at the Beeb who are clearly running scared of the hysteria whipped-up by that vile Nazi supporting rag, The Mail; the same paper, whose Ward Price supported Hitler in the 30's and thought the idea of the Concentration Camps had some merit. The Mail, in it's recent Editorial, even accused Brand of making a joke about the Holocaust, when what he had done was to remind us of that paper's Nazi tradition. So we can describe recent events as the Mail's Revenge, stirring-up the ‘beige brigades’ who normally lust after the chair lifts advertised it’s Classified Section, to complain in their thousands to the Beeb. This blitzkrieg, driven by the Mail’s fake outrage should be seen for what it is!

    The two naughty boys apologised, Andrew Sachs accepted these with grace, the Beeb should have then drawn a line under the episode then. Instead, we have the gifted Radio 2 Controller sacrificed, one talent permanently exiled and the other 'flogged around the fleet' for 3 months. All we now have to look forward to is a diet of anaemic, safe tosh dished-up as cutting edge by scared comics; they'll always be 'looking over their shoulders'. Watch out Franky Boyle ... you'll be next for that old Queen's !*!@# skit. Leave the comics alone! - otherwise prepare for wall-to-wall Wogan.

    Now Max Clifford representing the Granddaughter ... it all smells like a publicity stunt to me. You can just image Brand, whilst busy 'diddling' (his expression, not mine!) with The Granddaughter hatching a plan for her future career. Just watch ... glamour shots in the tabs, invitation to join one of those awful reality shows, celebrity stardom. You couldn't make it up.

    can`t agree here, we are paying licence money to Ross he is an idiot who thinks he can do and say what he wants lets have some decency please, as for the idea of the Mail being a Nazi paper, my grandad always said their were plenty of Nazis in Bedlington, " gifted Radio Controller" who are you trying to kid.


  9. Shame on the weak kneed, yellow-bellied craven bosses at the Beeb who are clearly running scared of the hysteria whipped-up by that vile Nazi supporting rag, The Mail; the same paper, whose Ward Price supported Hitler in the 30's and thought the idea of the Concentration Camps had some merit. The Mail, in it's recent Editorial, even accused Brand of making a joke about the Holocaust, when what he had done was to remind us of that paper's Nazi tradition. So we can describe recent events as the Mail's Revenge, stirring-up the ‘beige brigades’ who normally lust after the chair lifts advertised it’s Classified Section, to complain in their thousands to the Beeb. This blitzkrieg, driven by the Mail’s fake outrage should be seen for what it is!

    The two naughty boys apologised, Andrew Sachs accepted these with grace, the Beeb should have then drawn a line under the episode then. Instead, we have the gifted Radio 2 Controller sacrificed, one talent permanently exiled and the other 'flogged around the fleet' for 3 months. All we now have to look forward to is a diet of anaemic, safe tosh dished-up as cutting edge by scared comics; they'll always be 'looking over their shoulders'. Watch out Franky Boyle ... you'll be next for that old Queen's !*!@# skit. Leave the comics alone! - otherwise prepare for wall-to-wall Wogan.

    Now Max Clifford representing the Granddaughter ... it all smells like a publicity stunt to me. You can just image Brand, whilst busy 'diddling' (his expression, not mine!) with The Granddaughter hatching a plan for her future career. Just watch ... glamour shots in the tabs, invitation to join one of those awful reality shows, celebrity stardom. You couldn't make it up.


  10. Can anyone help me find an old book printed by Robinson the printer in Bedlington Station. The book is

    "History of Bedlington Ironworks" by Chris Bergen.

    Hi I have a copy of that book somewhere in my house if there is something specific you need to find out from it I could photo copy it for you.

    Cheers.


  11. Could be modern day problem with the art of communication?
    I have Windows XP using BT broadband I have burned loads of CDs with Windows Media, Real Player etc. but none of them could be played on an audio machine.  I know about the Red book system, but it seems unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money on programmes such as Nero or others you can get no further than just playing the CD on your computer.  Has anyone done it without buying a programme?

  12. Talking about Greggs, they opened a new shop up in Maltby South Yorkshire and the Mayor of Rotherham and his wife went along to open it, handing out free sausage rolls, the local press had a good laugh as the week before the Mayor had been promoting healthy eating!!

    The Tankerville Arms was on Glebe Road.

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