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Maggie/915 last won the day on January 12

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About Maggie/915

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  1. Barrington Colliery

    That's fine Eggy. Please share the photo with anyone interested.
  2. Happy New Year 2018

    A little late but Happy New Year.
  3. Happy Birthday Canny Lass

    Have a great day tomorrow . Health Wealth and Happiness for the year ahead. Maybe fit in a spot of relaxation in good old Bedlington along the way. East West Home is Best
  4. Barrington Colliery

    Barrington Colliery 1902. Not sure where this Colliery was in relation to Choppington. Obviously this coronation mug has seen better days
  5. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas one and all
  6. Daniel Lanois Oslo

    This is one for Canny Lass or so I thought. Actually it is a venue in Hackney. Daniel Lanois is an all time favourite both his singing and the records he has produced. Check out 'The Maker' and 'Still Water'.
  7. Councillor Robinson - June 2017.

    Good luck does not seem relevant . You have survived some truly terrible situations and survived. Politics needs more people like you Malcolm. Keep on Keeping on.
  8. Happy Birthday Foxy

    Aye lass that's the right word 'VINTAGE' Others may use other words to describe our age and attitude but a sense of humour has always been a basic of life in Bedlington.
  9. Just an idea... Heritage Walking Tours

    Right I have to admit to forcing people including Grandchildren to do the walking tour. On one occasion we were so 'mucky' that plastic bags were needed to allow us into a car at Plessey Hartford Woods. We had walked from Westlea Red Ash Path then Humford and along the river.. I think possibly fire clay was what stuck to our trousers. However Fish and Chips at Blyth Beach helped make the day perfect .
  10. Happy Birthday Foxy

    Well Foxy you have reached that certain age ! Congratulations and have a very Happy Birthday. A 'Good Age' you could say !
  11. Sting -When The Last Ship Sails

    Still a favourite cd. Sting just has a good and interesting way of celebrating our life in the NE. Sorry Symptoms love the music . Saw him at the Newcastle University with the Police in 1978
  12. Netherton Colliery Pitmen

    Who would put graffiti on the posters on Netherton Colliery Road ends? The posters are for Ian Lavery and someone has sprayed derogatory words/ comments. Maybe some miner who did not agree with Mr Lavery. Public opinion can be expressed in so very many ways .
  13. Latest on Tesco site development

    Fingers crossed something happens soon. Considering how quickly the new houses can be built locally, let's hope by this time next year we have a town centre again. Bedlington was an important centre in the past and will be again.
  14. Historic Letters From Bedlington To New Zealand

    These letters maybe of interest today.
  15. Chapman ; Lightley

    Rhonda Bee somewhere in the depths of this website there are some letters written in the 1800's from your part of the World back to Bedlington. The family were Methodist ( I seem to remember) and it gives an insight into the past . I found them while 'spoaching' through a few years ago. Amazingly people travelled huge distances to work. I think the railways were, in part , a reason plus all the usual. A friend born in the NE found her family in Devon in the late 1800's. Tales of people walking huge distances to find work are not uncommon. My own ancestors can now be found around the World. Many occupations allowed people to live a healthy life and large families lived and thrived. Somewhere I have a book on the 'Navies' which makes interesting reading. I suppose there are lots of other interesting reasons for movement. A visitor to Bedlington last year was adopted by a couple whose ancestors moved to California for health reasons. The common thread is often that these people never forget the importance of Bedlington in their lives . It is good to be in contact with people around the World.