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  1. I tried to edit the last post but when i pasted in my text, after the file, the wordsa nd letters ran amok changing font and size here, there and everywhere. I tried to write it direct on site but time ran out for editing. I'll have another go at pasting it in this post and see what happens BUT I'm not going to try and rewrite it if the same thing happens! I looked at the 1911 census and the 1939 register and compared the number and placement of dwellings in relation to three fixed points on Glebe Row: Fountain Inn at the northern end of Glebe Row, Tankervlle Arms and the Alma Inn situated towards the southern end of Glebe Row. We can assume that the position of all three has remained constant. This information was then plotted on a map dated 1922 where individual buildings could be clearly seen. For the 1911 census I give the familiar address – that given by the resident. For the 1939 register I give the official adress - that given by the enumerator as this is the only one available. However, in the 1911 census, all dwellings situated between Arcade and the Alma Inn have the official address, Glebe Row but the residents choose to call it anything from Tankerville Yard to Front Street. Between 1911 and 1939 the number of dwellings in the enumerators area between Fountain Inn and Alma Inn increased only slightly from 59 to 68 dwellings. In 1911 the area from Fountain Inn to, but not including, Arcade lists 28 dwellings. The same area 1939 lists 36 dwellings. Most of this increase can be accounted for by two roomed dwellings being divided into one room dwellings and the five roomed dwelling adjacent to Olivers Buildings becoming five separate dwellings. The area from, but not including, Arcade to Alma Inn lists 27 dwellings in 1911 and this is reduced by one, to 26 dwellings in 1939. In other words there hasn’t been much change and Arcade appears to be consistently situated adjacent to the same yard, Renwicks Yard which is the second ’yard’, respectively the third on the 1911 and 1939 records as the Alma Inn yard was a later addition. Worked fine! I clearly didn't choose 'plain text' when posting.
  2. Well, that’s nice to hear but as I’ve spent an hour looking for it and giving it a bit of a brush up to make it readable, I may as well post it. It might help somebody else. In the attached file, by ’dwelling’ I mean a unit which houses one family. Here, a unit can be anything from 1 room to 5 rooms and a family can be any number of persons between 1 and 7. The greater majority of dwellings in the area under discussion are of 1-2 rooms. Arcade 1911-1939.docx
  3. Renwicks yard (as it's named i the census records) was close to Arcade - assuming my research gives a good result. There were only three dwellings, facing Glebe Row, which separated the two. renwicks Yard was situated further south towards Front Sreet. Here's a map showing what my picture of Glebe Road is based on the 1911 census and the 1939 register. It's a map from 1922 but not a lot changed between 1911 and 1932. I'll see if I can dig out my research notes and post them so you can see how I've reached that conclusion. Pink - Fountain Inn Yellow - Tankerville Arms Red - Arcade, nrs 1-6 Green - Renwicks Yard, nrs 1-5 (possibly 1-6) Brown - Renwick House Purple - Alma inn Orange - Alma Inn yard, nrs 1-2 (possibly 1-3) Blue - Kidds Yard
  4. They are so welcome and if they ever find a photo or any other information about Arcade I'd love to see it.
  5. I should point out that the buldings were there even if the name was not. The end of the 1800s and the introducton of a postal service created a need for more specific addresses and many 'familiar names' became official.
  6. I believe Arcade (no definite article) features on maps from as early as 1860 but not by name - only the buildings. Comparing the enumerators route along Glebe Row in the 1901 and 1911 census together with the 1939 register, I pinpoint it here (map from 1922): My parents lived there 1935-39. The name "Arcade" doesn't appear on the 1901 census where everything on the east side of the road, with the exception of the Alma Inn and the Tankerville Arms, has the address "Glebe Row". First in 1911 can we see that the six resident families are calling it "Arcade" - the majority without a number (only 2 and 6 give a number). The district enumerator, however, does not use the address "Arcade". He is still calling it Glebe Row. From this I draw the conclusion that Arcade is the familiar name used by the residents but not yet officially accepted. As the residents are calling it "Arcade" I can only assume that the place has some features of an arcade and I believe that the 'alleyway' I've pointed out above was covered (hence the elongated x which appears on this and all other maps way back to 1860. This position is also consistent with the 1939 register.
  7. Here we go again! Quite a few here that I couldn't answer so get your thinking caps on: Why was General Claus von Stauffenberg executed in 1944? What is the capital of Qatar? By what name was tap dancer Luther Robinson known? Which unit amalgamated with the Royal Flying Corps in 1918 to form the RAF? From which country does the dish ‘enchilada’ originate? Which word connects: crab, mite, monkey, plant and wasp? Which golfer won the 1997 Us Open? What was Charlie Chaplin’s middle name? Into which bay does the River Ganges flow? Who was the male star of the film Lolita? Who plays against Celtic in an Auld Firm derby match? Which country is served by Findel Airport? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Lord Byron resorted to curlers to give him wavey hair. Answers on Thursday next week.
  8. Thank you guys! I did have a good one but didn't get my roll in the snow for the third year in a row. Plenty of snow this year and I started my training for it on Xmas Eve as usual but a series of thaws folowed by minus degrees left the snow with a hard, icey crust which hurts like H--l so I gave it a miss. One of the grandchildren did it for me instead:
  9. Answers to last week's quiz: Victoria Cross for acts of military gallantry or the George Cross, awarded to all ranks of the services and also to civilians. They are equal in stature A skirt worn by a Greek soldier 2 Andrew Ridgeley Barn Owl Christian Calcium Firethorn John Constable Cuba Southend United John Cobb New quiz tomorrow.
  10. I'm a bit confused by the red star, Eggy. Isn't that the spiritualist church we discussed recently? If so then Muter's would have been facing the road on the site of the two houses to the left of the white car. The 'pop-factory' is not a place I was familiar with - only their products.
  11. I didn't! Can't wait to impress with that gem at the next social gathering.
  12. It certainly is! My childhood Netherton Colliery and the same area today:
  13. Nice easy one to start off the new year: What is the highest British decoration for bravery? Who or what is a fustanella? How many standard bottles are there in a Magnum? Who was George Michael’s partner in the pop-duo Wham? Tyto Alba is better known by what name? What is the name of the pilgrim in John Bunyan’s famous book? Which chemical element has the symbol Ca? What is the popular name of the pyracantha? Name the English landscape artist who painted The Haywain? What is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea? Which English football club play at Roots hall? Who was the first man to drive at more than 400 mph? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Shirt buttonholes are vertical but pyjama buttonholes are more often than not horizontal. Answers on Thursday, next week.
  14. Both long gone, I'm afraid.
  15. In 1881, according to the census of that year, there were 23 dwellings on Chapel Row. However, by 1911 this number had been reduced to six. It was a period of great change in the area with a lot of development around the Bell's Yard area. In 1911, while the enumerator notes 6 dwellings with a Chapel Row address, two of the residents give their address as Bell's Place so there was a modicum of confusion. There still weren't any house numbers to speak of which makes it even more difficult.
  16. There's a Chapel Row at Cambois as well, and even that came under the heading 'Bedlington' for census and parish purposes way back then. i remember being bogged down with Chapel Lane research for ages, a few years ago. It can be quite confusing - as can most of the 'row' names of the greater area of the six townships. Fantasy in naming wasn't at it's best. I use Ancestry for my census research. It costs me about 120 pounds a year, but I think it's well worth it.
  17. Ernest was living with his parents and 3 siblings in Yard Row, 1911 and is recorded as attending school, aged 5. Here's a picture of the school (compliments of Evan Martin):
  18. It might be worth looking through the gallery images for Netherton and Nedderton old photos. There are school photos and mining photos where you might be able to place Henry or even Ernest now that you have a face to compare. Ernest must have started his schooling at the same infant school as me. feel free to ask if there's anything about Netherton I can help with.
  19. Thank heavens it's not! We'd have two years of Covid in front of us!
  20. @Grahame ApplebyThanks for the map showing Chapel Row, East End. Saved me looking for it. Have you seen this: http://www.newmp.org.uk/article.php?categoryid=99&articleid=1511&displayorder=97 You do appear to have some connections with Netherton Colliery. I asked about that connection because I was born there - in the next street, Howard Row. That was many years after Henry's death of course, but there were still two Appleby families in the 50s. Relatives, maybe?
  21. Silly me! It is January 2022. I must take more water with my whisky. Just checked, it's not available on Ancestry yet.
  22. I think there must be a mistake here. The 1921 census hasn't been released yet. It's not due until Jan 2022. Eggy, I think you're right about a Chapel Row being located in Barrington Colliery but it was located within the parish of Bedlington and for the purposes of the census (at least those of 1901 1nd 1911) it lay within the boundaries of the enumeration district of Bedlington (sub-district 9). Some enumerators were a bit careless when it came to filling in the town name at the top of every page so it can sometimes be confusing. However, there was also a Chapel Row at the East end of the town, roughly in the vicinity of Bell's Place and Walker Terrace. I'll try and locate some paperwork on it tomorrow. Grahame, I don't suppose you ever had any relatives at Netherton Colliery?
  23. Welcome to the forum, Grahame. It is a good thread and if you look around the site there are plenty more like it. Feel welcome and make yourself at home.
  24. I've had a quck look at Clock House, through the census records and a few older maps. I can find nothing in either the census records or on the maps to suggest a church on that site. In fact, the building itself doesn’t seem to be named in any census before 1871 when it appears as ”Clock House” comprising five separate occupied dwellings. It’s worth remembering that the Bedlington Iron Works had closed some four years earlier in 1867. The families living there in 1871 were exclusively mineworkers families – possibly part of the great influx that ocurred around that time to cope with the íncreased demand for coal. The enumerator’s district description for 1871 includes for the first time ”some houses at Bedlington Iron Works” and Clock House is one of them. (also included are Garden House, Barrack Row and Bridge House). That’s not to say that people didn’t live at the Iron Works prior to 1871. The 1851 district descripton records ”houses in Cowpen Township at Bedlington Iron Works” and shows 35-40 dwellings recorded simply as ”Furnace” in the enumerator’s book. Judging by their recorded occupation, the residents were exclusively Iron Works employees. If Clock House was one of these dwellings is impossible to say as there were no individual addresses recorded at that time. Interestingly, Clock House appears as ”Clock Tower” in the 1901 census, when it houses four families.
  25. Answers to last week's "New Year Special": Left-handed Second hand furniture dealer Feathers She did her housework in the nude 1597 122 A small owl 88 Casanova 3 years Flashing Liechtenstein True Russia William Wordsworth They are not immune to their own poison Silverstone 133 Thomas Coryat (1608) Elton John Normal service will be resumed tomorrow with the weekly quiz.
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