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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. @BJT - There was South Row at Bedlington Station, next to the Bedlington 'A' pit, and a New South Row at the Top End of Bedlington next to the Doctor pit. The Doctor pit, and colliery rows, were at the bottom of the Glebe Bank and on the opposite side of the road there was Thompsons store. I can’t remember the store but I have seen many references to it and I believe it was opposite Doctor Terrace and there is now a car dealers, Cars4U North East Limited, in it's place . The photo of Thompsons shop is taken from one of Evan Martin's books on Bedlington. This is an extract from a 1924 map showing the South Row, next to the 'A' pit, at Bedlington Station. Can't remember anyone ever mentioning there was a Thompsons Store at Bedlington Station
  2. Photo from Layna Alexandrou-Panayiotou - Facebook group Bedlington Remembered. Layna did not know the exact year of the photo but we have another photo, dated 1930, in this album from Louise Scarr with the same teacher (probably the Headmaster) man wearing the exact same outfit as No 36 in this photo.
  3. Often referred to as the 'Council School'. Entry in https://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/005616.htm has the date c1916
  4. Photo from Carron Cunningham and names from the Facvebook groups Cambois & Bygone Bedlington members.
  5. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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    Local teams other than Bedlington Mechanics teams. The history of Bedlington Mechanics is current being researched by @Ovalteeny and his info is posted in the topic BEDLINGTON MECHANICS FC under - Hobbies & Interests > >The Sports Club>
  6. Three more football photos from @Reedy's dads collection that he believes must be old Bedlington teams , otherwise he wouldn't have them, but unfortunately nothing else can be remembered about these photos. If I manage to find any info on these photos I will add them into the album :-
  7. For anyone that can't select rosco's link this is an extract from the Advance Northumberland site :- Advance Northumberland is pleased to confirm that contracts have been exchanged with supermarket chain Aldi for the sale of a 1.5 acre site that will deliver a new, 19,000 sq ft anchor food store in the heart of Bedlington Town Centre. Aldi will form an integral part of this exciting scheme, a development that is already attracting a number of other national retailers who are lined up to join them. Working on behalf of Northumberland County Council, Advance Northumberland is leading in the delivery of a major new development that will reposition Bedlington as a retail destination, improving amenities and giving local people greater choice. Further announcements of other retailers joining the scheme will follow over coming months. Aldi have given a clear commitment to start on the site in 2020. Advance Northumberland plan to commence their works to ensure both developments are aligned. Once complete it is estimated the combined schemes will create over 180 new jobs along with 70 construction jobs during the construction phase. Richard Wearmouth, Chair of Advance Northumberland said: “The project is central to the regeneration of Bedlington Town Centre, we are delighted to announce a commitment to the scheme and provide much needed new retail amenities for local people. Aldi will provide a resurgence to the town centre retail offer and will drive footfall to support and attract other retailers. We have put a significant amount of resources and time into this development, demonstrating our commitment to deliver the best possible outcome for Bedlington.”
  8. Alan Dickson & Elaine Yarrow - Facebook group Barrington, Barnt' n memories and stuff!! have confirmed No 39 = Eileen Ellwood
  9. @Joe McNally - cheers Joe. One day I might just sign up and to one of the genealogy sites and access the info.
  10. Photo from Graeme Younger and names from Graeme and Keith Patterson - Facebook group Bygone Bedlington.
  11. Entry under History in Wikipedia states :- 'It was founded in 1926 as Bedlington Secondary School for the areas of Bedlingtonshire, Ashington and Newbiggin, being built next to Bedlington railway station. Subsequently it became Bedlington Grammar School, before turning comprehensive in 1974. It gained Maths and Computing College status in 2009. I would add - the Secondary Modern School merged with the Grammar School to create the High School. The new build + the old grammar school remained until a new High School was built, on the existing grounds, and opened in 2016.
  12. @Joe McNally - shot in the dark - recognise Mrs McNally or the name Bank House from the photo above?
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