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    Rubbish of interest ( maybe)

    No idea why this has not been thrown out. circa1998 In Europe not run by Europe!!!
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    Happy New Year - 2019

    For me 1969 was living and working away from home. On the night of the 20th (blast off was the 16th) I recall thinking its time to get home and watch tv on the rediffusion set .No signal on anything else. I recall a glass or two of rice wine. Underfloor central heating was a good start for the wine. The mix with three days of stirring then seven days to go before the Demi John was needed . History or Herstory. The decades roll on and when you have lived through seven it all becomes a story in itself. Trouble is that ,maybe , no one is too interested. Troubke at ‘Mill’ and current problems take over. i agree with Billy Connelly ‘Life becomes an adventure’ at this advanced old age
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    Happy New Year - 2019

    Happy New Year. Why does fifty years seem to have gone past so quickly. Old age is the answer. Where were you when the moon landing happened .?
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    Councillor Robinson - November 2018

    Just an odd thought Malcolm!!! Was it Ronnie Campbell who talked about the Wansbeck Mafia ? Could that still be true. Surely not in these enlightened days. One thought / you could join the Labour Party and being about change from within. i hope that does not offend you too much.
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019. Which road are we on ? Freedom or no where
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    Shopping Locally

    We do not decorate often but need Wallpaper , paint and more. My husband visited a well known local shop, liked what he saw so I followed to view. The Staff appeared very helpful until I asked for a piece of paper to write down which papers I liked. Numbers codes etc cannot be written down or indeed pictures taken. Why was the obvious next questions :- People come in accept our help and then buy on the Internet . As I had no intention of buying today, not even sure of the number of rolls needed , I left. Despite knowing the family of this business for a lifetime and despite buying pictures and lots more from them in the past I do not feel like returning. Maybe I am being a sensitive old git but surely you can browse and accept help without being made to feel guilty. Is the help only offered in a 'police state' situation to stop you taking notes or pictures. We all window shop from time to time. Personally I am not to keen on the whole process of shopping. Would others be put off if they shopped and felt obliged to buy or get out of the shop. One lady assistant apologised for their rule and how it made me feel . The other lady simply ignored me as I left. Not sure I want to shop there again.
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    Bookies Runners

    Prior to May 1961 most pubs it seems had bookies runners because there was no legal gambling. Bill Kerr's book about Ashington and the Portland is interesting about this topic. I remember my Dad putting bets on in Bedlington. Sometimes the language was a little over the top. 'Up and down shift a double' No idea maybe it was just a wind up! Now gambling is everywhere! I wonder how much is manipulated by the people involved. Basically this topic is past present and future. Will our kids and grandkids gamble.
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    1961 Pre EU Brexit

    Anyone interested?
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    1961 Pre EU Brexit

    Sorry 3G the magazine has been given away. I thought there was no interest.
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    Political History

    A different time but maybe the same old story.
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    History Society 2018/2019

    Maybe of interest
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    Where is the site? Maybe start a new one. Anyone remember the wires to the caretakers house being cut? Circa 1960 I was hit by a hockey stick. Several stitches later I never did like competitive sports. A prize list I have tells a tale. Ghostly voices from the past
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    Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    This seems appropriate to Bedlington.
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    Has anybody noticed?

    What a topic? Interesting and funny to read. All that remains is to say Happy Easter but that could be controversial. Resurrection with eggs. Then there is Mithras. Blackadder would certainly have a few comments to make about this topic. Maybe even a new series of programmes.
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    Councillor Robinson - February 2018.

    Good to read Malcolm. Informative and shows your dedication to our town. One day I hope it becomes easier to communicate with all the others involved. Sadly politics is not for the faint hearted. Keep on keeping on.
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    No More Forum Meetings

    Thank you to Brian and all who have contributed to making the Forum meetings so special. The regular meetings will be a miss to Bedlington. I have good memories of the meetings I attended . People did not always agree ! The Red Lion after these meetings always helped to put things in perspective. Bedlington will rise again to the glory days.
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    Happy Birthday Vic

    Happy Birthday (rather later than most.) Have a good year
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    Happy Birthday Brian

    Happy Birthday hope you have a good year
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    Husbands and wives circa 1912

    Maybe of interest if anyone has spare time. I found this newspaper article in an old Dictionary of Domestic Medicine.
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    Games We Played In The Past

    Without wifi and electricity we may need to remember all those games we played as kids. Cannon with a tin can and lolly sticks. Skipping games that even the lads joined in. Jacks
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    1973 Cooking into Europe

    Especially for 3G
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    Lp's 1978

    Twenty LP 's 'you should have collected in 1978. Maybe of interest.
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    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
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    Barrington Colliery

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

    That's fine Eggy. Please share the photo with anyone interested.