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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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About Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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    Seghill but born in Bedlington
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    Singing and dancing in the rain

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  1. Does anyone know anything abut the Fountain Inn or Fountain9s) Yard? On the Bedlington remembered Facbook group a Mikki Lee Townley commented :- 'Does anyone please have any info on fountain yard off glebe road in bedlington, (I'm not local- I'm doing family research) my grandads sister Isabel Thompson was born there in 1904. Many thanks.' I had heard of the Fountain Inn but not of Fountains Yard. The info in one of Evan Martin's books said that Fountain Inn was across the road from the Mission Room building. I am wondering if what was Blackbird Hall became the Fountain Inn and Fountains yard. I don't have access to the census records so I checked the North east War Memorials site and found there were 5 residents of Fountain(s) Yard listed.
  2. @Andy Millne - another failed attempt by me with the video (type avi) from the MEGA site . Uploaded Judging of the Bands but after I had uploaded the video I couldn't get it to play All I get is a file that when selected Downloads back to my PC
  3. Sun on the dark side on the moon?
  4. @Dorothy Glover :-info on the www about the Bedlington Christian fellowship (Coffin Chapel ) is :- Wednesday 9.00-10.30 am BEST BUDDIES TODDLER GROUP (term time) Thursday 10.00-12noon COFFEE MORNING “ 1.00-3.30PM CRAFT GROUPLeadership: Chris Ruddick 504336 Mike Clark 829060 Maureen Chilton 853014 The Coffin Chapel :- Address: 21 Beech Grove, Bedlington NE22 5DA
  5. Talking to some village people last night :-
  6. There was a footballer of that name :- Brian Chambers English footballer Description Brian Mark Chambers is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He played in the Football League for Sunderland, Arsenal, Luton Town, Millwall, AFC Bournemouth and Halifax Town, before moving into non-league football. Wikipedia Born: 31 October 1949 (age 69 years), Newcastle upon Tyne Education: St Mary's Catholic School, Newcastle upon Tyne Position: Midfielder ...but @threegee will know the answer
  7. Must learn to quality check - or should I attend 'typo' classes
  8. I just switched on my old Doris Day 78rpm :- When I was just a little girl I asked my mother, "What will I be? Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?" Here's what she said to me Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be The future's not ours to see Que sera, sera What will be, will be When I grew up and fell in love I asked my lover, "What lies ahead? Will we have rainbows day after day?" Guess what my lover said Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be The future's not ours to see Que sera, sera What will be, will be Now I have children of my own They ask their mother, "What Bexit will I be? Will It be pretty? Will It be rich?" I tell them, "Wait and see." Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be The future's not ours to see Que sera, sera What will be, will be Que sera, sera
  9. @Dorothy Glover & @Canny lass :- attempted to show Then and Now. One 2019 map showing all the areas that have been mentioned and the other zoomed in to show the current streets where Sawmill used to be. Hope that helps
  10. @Dorothy Glover :- I have never heard of Sawmill Road and Sawmill Road. I have searched this group, via the search facility at the top right of the page, but no entries for sawmill Road. If you want to search for a phrase (two or more words) then put " around the words eg "Sawmill Road" otherwise the system returns entries for every occurrence of every word in the phrase . Any other info that might help locate the area of Bedlington? @Canny lass - have you heard of Sawmill Road?
  11. Michael Gair - Facebook group Past Times History - has named No 34 as Catherine Rutter.
  12. Rough sketch, from Jim McMaster - Past Times History group, of the buildings at Hartford in the early 50's. Then and now showing the only building that is left. Don't know if this was the only stone building on the site.
  13. Hartford camp residents c1949.
  14. Photo and some names from John Fox. Jack Kidd posted this info on the Facebook group Bygone Bedlington :- I've been to Woodhorn Archives today and whilst looking through some old copies of The Blyth News/Ashington Post I came across this very same photo. It was in an edition from late 1955 but it stated that it was a retrospective photo from October 1951. The great thing is that most the surnames are as already identified by contributors to this site. However, No. 8 is Harry Walker, No. 9 is Tichy Mather, No. 10 is Billy Richardson and No. 11 is George Richardson. At this time (between 1949 and 1952) the Mechanics played their matches in The Northumberland Miners Welfare League. They moved to a higher standard to The Northern Combination in August 1952 and stayed there for 3 seasons before once again going up in standard to The Northern Alliance for the 1955/56 season.
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    Bedlington Mechanics FC

    Men from the Dr. Pit Colliery formed Bedlington Mechanics FC in 1949, initially playing in the Northumberland Miners Welfare League before entering the Northern Combination in 1952. They won the Northumberland Minor Cup in 1954 and were league champions the following season which enabled them to be promoted into the Northern Alliance where they remained for the next 8 seasons. Home games were played in the centre of the town at Millne Park, the land was owned by Jimmy Millne, a successful local businessman and he provided a very generous arrangement with the Committee. However, in the early 1960’s there was a dispute and the Mechanics had to relocate to the “A Pit” Welfare Park at Bedlington Station. Sadly, crowds dwindled and income fell to such an extent that in 1963 they were forced to disband.
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