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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. Posted around the same time @Family Detective posted the comment above this photo and info was posted on the Bedlington remembered Facebook group - 12th April 2017 - by Anne Ensoll. . @Bedlingtonian & @Canny lass checked the Bedlington Equitable Co-operative Society 1861-1911 album and it's 'A Locke' that gets a mention on page 57.
  2. Not a lot the general public can do or say in these Lockdown restricting times. Sorry for their loss but would hope with the current R rate etc that a large gathering doesn't pass on the virus that might result in more sadness.
  3. 1. Which instrument is used to measure the strength of earthquakes? Answer = 2. In which country is the source of the Amazon? Answer = 3. What name is given to the cultivation of plants without soil? Answer = 4. What was the Christian name of the Mr. Marks who set up penny bazaars with Thomas Spencer in 1887? Answer = 5. Which stretch of water separates Denmark from Sweden? Answer = Oresund 6. Which two cartoon characters were used by the Ministry of Food during WW2 to promote the benefits of vegetables? Answer = 7. Who had a Top Ten hit with Jo le Taxi? Answer = 8. Who chose Ottawa to be the capital of Canada? Answer = Vic 9. The volume of what shape is equal to a third of the area of its base multiplied by its height? Answer = 10. Androphobia is the fear of who or what? Answer = Men 11. How many years of marriage are celebrated in a china wedding anniversary? Answer = 20 12. Which former Prime Minister was created Earl of Stockton in 1984? Answer = I’ll bet you didn’t know …. A bumblebee can fly at speeds of up to 11 km per hour. Answer = I didn’t – but as a child I could run faster
  4. There are a number of reports, online, on the loss of the K class submarines and they include some info on the K5. Unfortunately when you see this statement you can see not a lot was known about what happened to the K5 :- K5 left Torbay on 19 January 1921 with the K8, K10, K15 and K22 as part of the Atlantic Fleet for a mock battle in the Bay of Biscay. The submarine was commanded by an experienced officer, Lieutenant Commander John A Gaimes, DSO, RN, but had a new crew. The other officers on board were Lieutenant F Cuddeford, Engineer-Lieutenant E Bowles, Acting Engineer-Lieutenant G Baker, Lieutenant B Clarke and Acting Lieutenant R Middlemist. The full complement included 51 ratings on board. All 57 hands were lost on 20 January about 120 mi (190 km) south-west of the Isles of Scilly. She had signalled that she was diving but she did not surface at the end of the exercise.[1] An oil slick was discovered and after planks from the battery covers and a sailor's "ditty box" were recovered, it was presumed that she had somehow gone past her maximum depth and been crushed. Links to the online reports on the K series subs :- https://www.submerged.co.uk/the-k5-submarine-disaster/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_K5 https://portsmouthdockyard.org.uk/timeline/details/1921-loss-of-submarine-k5 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/submarine-disaster https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/45550413 This one lists some of the men on the K5 and shows a group photo of the K5 sailors :- https://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1921.htm
  5. @Canny lass - reply on Facebook from Hazel Krzyzanowski - ' ..sorry I don't know anything about it . I just shared the posting off someone in our group, sorry xxx' Normally that means that the photo + comment, from the person who initially posted it, has been 'Shared' = posted from one Facebook member to another and so on and so on - so tracking back to Lewis barker could be a never ending trail of 'Shares'.
  6. @claire Holmes - If you are on Facebook then you could join the Cambois Facebook group where there are some Calumboski family members :- Michelle Grant - Rayne Calumboski
  7. Info stored into memory banks ------------------------------ its the retrieval that I will have the problem with but that knowledge surfaces during an afternoon session in Seghill Cluuuub I will hope to remember to tell you of that event.
  8. Now if I had been that member of the public that saw the police officers vehicles outside The Chef House Kitchen Cafe I would not have investigated the sighting but would have simply thought they were doing their job. I might have been tempted to report the cafe owner, as the cafe should not have been open on the 9th Jan during a Lockdown, but I wouldn't have reported the police officers.
  9. Unfortunately not as it wasn't Lewis Barker that posted the photo + comment on the Bygone Bedlington group. But I can, and will, ask Hazel Krzyzanowski that 'Shared' Lewis's posting (from somewhere on Facebook) if she is in contact with Lewis and if she will ask her . Let you know if Hazel replies. This is the full posting :-
  10. I must have missed Maggie's topic . Another member @graeme had posted pages from that book and I created an album in the gallery :- Page 47 of the book has the list of officers of the society and the Tindal Talor, as well as the secretary, gets a mention.
  11. CL - Church of Christ = Front Street West and the Lion Garage extended it's buildings replacing the church. Garth Cottage was next to the church and the church caretaker's family, Marley, lived in Garth Cottage. Mr Marley worked at the Dr Pit and he and his wife were church caretakers. I know that info as back in the 1950's I used to attended the Church of Christ Sunday School held in the single story building behind the church. The caretakers grand daughter also went to the Sunday School (as did @Ovalteeny) and I courted that young lady in the late 1960's and visited Garth Cottage many times.
  12. @claire Holmes - I will check on the Cambois Facebook group where the school photo, with Peter Calumboski, was first posted, to see if there are any other photos that have Calumboski family members on. No doubt @HIGH PIT WILMA will have a search through his memory to see if he has any info on your family.
  13. This image posted on the Bygone Bedlington site. Does anyone on this group know the Tindall family?
  14. 1. In which year was the wearing of front seat belts made compulsory in England? Answer = 1983 2. Pertussis is the medical name for which infectious disease? Answer = Whooping Cough 3. Which Spanish singer was a goalkeeper with Real Madrid before a car crash ended his career? Answer = 4. Which bird was once known as the Halcyon? Answer = 5. What was the first name of the silent film star Fatty Arbuckle? Answer = 6. In which American state is The Garden of the Gods? Answer = 7. If one, two and three are Cardinal what are First, Second and Third? Answer = 8. By what name did Frances Glumm become better known? Answer = 9. At which battle of 1798 did the boy stand on the burning deck? Answer = The Boy stood on the burning deck At the Battle of Aboukir Bay He gave a cough, his leg fell off and floated miles away. 10. In which year was Hong Kong handed back to China? Answer = 1997 11. Which metal provides an outer protective layer when iron is galvanised? Answer = Zinc 12. The berries of which evergreen tree are used to flavour gin? Answer = I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Pigeons in Venice were once fed grain mixed with contraceptives to stop them breeding Answer = I didn’t
  15. It was The Dunn Coo Bill. I can't remember the exact sequence the name changing took but something like = Millfield (when John Tudor took it over after he finished playing football for NUFC) - then changed to Connections - then back to Dunn Cow - then back to The Millfield and then La Torre, Italian restaurant, joined/partnered The Millfield and as far as I am aware that's how it is now. Street view, 2019, from the entrance to Hollymount Square. Black Bull comp Bedlington's drinking establishments - Then & Now album I did in 2016 :-
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