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Everything posted by Maggie/915

  1. The Trotter Memorial on the roundabout could work. It would be safe and visible . Then people local and visitors may be curious and start to ask questions. Can anyone think of a better way to preserve the memory of this local hero. Access to be allowed on a Bedlington Heritage Day , say in June /July with a brass band playing and marching down the Main Street to Atlee Park. Folk music by the Unthanks, Jez Lowe and the Pitmen Poets. A true celebration of Bedlington East West and Central (plus all the Shire) Now where are those three rings to bind all to our heritage initiative.
  2. If he was not religious Canny Lass then his lyrics show a different view. His latest cd 'You want it darker' is worth a listen. One favourite of mine is 'If it be your will' by Antony and the Johnsons. i love his spirituality, his sense of humour and his overall humanitarian vision. Beautiful Losers was a difficult book to read. We were at the Sage on Friday watching Show of Hands needless to say there were tributes. Even a version of Suzanne sung with the support. One line that keeps coming up is ' I ache in the places where I used to play'. Another is 'I wi
  3. At North Shields Old Light Museum they were selling knitted poppies. £2:50
  4. A great influence for good. A great sense of humour. It seems he said ' I never heard about a religion I did not like'
  5. One positive from a huge negative 'War'.
  6. I like the idea of the monument being more visible . The Roundabout could do just that and make people curious about Bedlington and Trotter. Not trot of to Ashington or Cramlington. When it was first in place I doubt people argued about East West or Central. Today Bedlington needs positive thinking and action. Afterall East West homes best
  7. Hope you have had a good day. Happy Birthday 4G
  8. Not many jobs can have been this dangerous.
  9. The latest history programme may help Daniel with a contact number, e mail and the names of local speakers this year. The Reverend Ian Hennebry has some brilliant stories about Canon Whitley (Senior Wrangler). Our History in Bedlington is unique. Lots to question in the early days and beyond. Lots to argue about in the recent past and present.
  10. Happy Birthday in your wi fi free zone Malcolm
  11. Mine has to be The Producers. 'Being wet hysterical and in pain.' Then there is the line about wearing a cardboard belt.
  12. Did it affect you threegee. i sincerely hope not.
  13. No mention of toilets as yet on the programme and not too many jokes. However politics aplenty.
  14. Radio 4 this week and next at 9 each morning has been brilliant. Melvyn Bragg The Matter of the North Beg or borrow to listen on IPlayer
  15. Out and about in the Highlands These 'Cooper buses' Bedlington get everywhere. Sadly cannot post the pictures.
  16. Gin distilleries in Scotland now have a tourist trail
  17. I am sure we could make Martini . Afterall it seems we are making local gin. The decision then would be :- should it be shaken not stirred. Who could be the Bedlington James Bond?
  18. Welcome to the Forum Brian. Your comments are 'spot on'. You live in a beautiful part of the World.
  19. Alien was partly filmed at the power station. I believe.
  20. It would be great for Bedlington. A cultural centre to showcase all our town has/had to offer.
  21. Sorry but I do enjoy the odd political debate. In the Red Lion , on the Forum or just generally . ( not saying I read all posts ) I do not like intimidation or the language of 'one up man ship' . In certain political circles it seems to be going too far. Still we have not got to 'Vote for me or I will kill you yet'. Now about the so called 'Wansbeck Mafia'. Maybe all can now be forgiven in the interests of the town and the country. Strange times 'Think not what your country can do for you , think what you can do for your country'. Insert :town, forum , friends, fa
  22. Happy Birthday Ovalteeny. Over a certain age we decided not to count the years .
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