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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. Sixth form at Ford Castle - 1968. Photo from Mansel Dinnis's Movie & Memorabilia Website. When I went back to the Movie & Memorabilla website, to update Mansel's copy of the photo with the couple of names from the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group, the website was closed down. I emailed Mansel, over two months ago, and I haven't had a reply back
  2. 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. Ex pupils you should know :- Sir Bobby Charlton CBE & Sir John Hall, who built the MetroCentre
  3. Don't know the exact year the school was built. I would assume there would be some colliery rows built when the colliery was due to start production. The Durham Mining Museum does not have a year against when the colliery was opened but it does have 1982 as the first year coal was output. The First Edition of the OS map of the Cambois area held on the National Library of Scotland is 1859 (published 1865) and there is no colliery or houses. The Second Edition - 1896 (published 1898) shows the colliery, many pit rows and the school etc.
  4. No 3, Brian Finch, has confirmed No 14 is Mary Smith - '?' removed.
  5. Photo from ex head boy Mansel Dinnis's collection and names from me. As Kingsley Wake is younger than some of these players I am guessing the photo is from 1961 when Kingsley was in the Lower Sixth.
  6. School trip to Ford Castle in 1957 - photo from Brian Thompson and names from the Bygone Bedlington group members.
  7. Photo and names from Margaret Hersey - Bygone Bedlington Facebook group.
  8. Photo and names from Margaret Heresy - Bygone Bedlington Facebook group.
  9. photo and names from Kevin Lenoard - Facebook group Bygone Bedlington.
  10. Names and the subjects they taught updated. It is now believed that the year this photo was taken was 1965. The son, Thomas Hilton Dawson (Facebook Past Times group), of No 15, Henry (Harry) Dawson, reckons his dad left the school in 1965 but he says he will have a search through his dad's old papers and confirm.
  11. Photo from Nick Tulip who commented :- This photo was taken prior to a hastily arranged football match against a French school team during a Bedlington Grammar French exchange trip. I would guess around 1967/68 ? Sadly Rocky Stone and Stuart Gordon no longer with us. I think Stuart was Head Boy at the time. I remember Mr Knox was the teacher at the time .
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