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  1. Canny lass

    1948c Bed Council school named.jpg

    Sorry, I've no idea about No 34. Not sure about No 5 either - looks more like her sister. About how old are these children?
  2. Canny lass

    Problems with webcam?

    Thanks Pete! I'd noticed that the picture changed every time I tried. I just put it down to the drink at the W/E!
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    Problems with webcam?

    No problem with the dropdown menu but I just get the icon when clicking on the menu. I tried your suggestion, Pete, and opened the image in a new tab but all it produced was a still picture.
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    Problems with webcam?

    No picture at all here.
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    East Street

    Happy to have been of some help.
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    East Street

    Rigger, it might be helpful to cross check the information/adress you obtained from the Record of Enlistment with the info/adress given by the persons themselves in their military records. From what you say, I'd hazard a quess that East Row may well be First Street - if it is Netherton and if the year of enlistment is later than the date of construction of the 'modern' housing which included First Street. Prior to the 'modern' houses of First-, Second-, Plessey- and Third Street (built 1905-1909) all houses in the colliery area were Rows. The Francis Pit had Francis Row and South Row. By 1860 these had been renamed New Row and Cross Row. The Howard Pit had Clifton-, Yard- and Howard Row. It's not unlikely that people continued to call the modern housing 'Row' and it's not unreasonable to assume that First Street, given its name, was built in 1905
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    Robert Smith Watson, my 3xgreat grandfather

    I've a few in my family who were given a 'surname' as a middle name. That name was usually the maiden name of a woman who had earlier married into the family - a great grandmother or a great-great grandmother for instance. Might be worth having a look at.
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    East Street

    Rigger, I've researched Netherton for years and never come across an East Row. However, my research has been concentrated on the collieries and what's now known as Nedderton Village. The area of Netherton, particularly in relation to the census' stretches way beyond the colliery rows and has its boundaries as far afield as Hartford and Stannington. Symptoms has a point when he says the enumerator may have written the name incorrectly. I've found Stone Row written as South Row. Another problem is that street names changed over the years but some residents continued using the old name for many years, even on official documents. Another problem I've encountered is the apalling handwriting of some enumerators. 'First Row' looks very much like East Row on som parts of the census. Can you give me a bit more information. You mention that the entries are "among the Netherton streets and rows". What are these other streets and rows that are mentioned? Perhaps those street names might give me a clue. A link to the actual document would be even more useful.
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    East Street

    In the 1901 census it'was simply called 'East End'
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    Robert Smith Watson, my 3xgreat grandfather

    Martin, I hope this is not too late. I knew there was anther page to the brochure I posted but i just couldn't find it. Now I have and here it is. Enjoy your visit to Bedlington. Bedlington CA Leaflet p.1.pdf
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    Robert Smith Watson, my 3xgreat grandfather

    You MUST do the Heritage Trail! Print out this PDF and take it with you. They are available from the Council Offices, I think, but that's not always open. Bedlington CA Leaflet p.2.pdf The Ogles were a big family, somewhat aristocratic, who had large amounts of land in and around Bedlington. From the middle ages they had tower houses in both Bedlington and Choppington. Unfortunately they are long gone. Kirkley Hall, another home is still in existence but now an agricultural college. There is a village, Ogle, which bears their name just outside of Morpeth.
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    Watch the Football!

    Too late for that I'm afraid but cheer up .....
  13. Canny lass

    Watch the Football!

    More or less! But, it's taking a bit longer for the 17 males with whom I watched the match! Seeing grown men cry is a terrible thing. i.O.U 1/-
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    You were starting just as I left, Symptoms. I left very suddenly, due to a family crisis, mid way through the spring term of 62. I was sent to Mrs Hemming,s office (next door to the headmaster's) to have the necessary paperwork completed. I always thought that she looked like quite a 'hard' person but she was wonderfully helpful that day. I've no memories of her teaching. Miss Greaves was the piano-playing music teacher during my time. Mr Roley, followed by Mr Granger, was my geography teacher but I recall Mr Hemming stepping in to fill the gap on odd occasions. Ialso remember his map of Britain even if I can't quite remember the number sequence. "7,7,1,5,2,3, gets me to the Lizard point then i reverse it. However, I know it finished with "a flash of lightning" northwards on the west coast of Scotland.
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    Playground for a school in the area.