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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. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Bedlington Memoirs

    @Lee Foster if you input "Rose cottage" (with the double quotes) there is a mention of the memoirs in a topic raised by @johndawsonjune1955 . I don't know if John has a copy or knows where to find one. I have seen a couple of facebook postings, with photos, on the Bedlington groups claiming to be Rose Cottage. At the moment I don't have access to them but other members will have. When I get the chance to contact John Dawson I will ask him what info he has and update you but he may read this and comment himself.
  2. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    B.U.D.C. workers c1978 to identify.

    Ashington Facebook member - Ian Baird is trying to get his old mates from the B.U.D.C. workers c1978. Nos 5, 6 & 11 to identify :-
  3. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    North East War Memorials Project

    A link to the newmp site is :- http://www.newmp.org.uk/
  4. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    3 Generations Of Miners

    Rigger - I am sure I have seen this photo before but my mind says Facebook - sixtownships, Bedlington or Ashington groups. Was it you that posted it on Facebook? It would save me a lot of searching if it was you that posted it, and therefore you will already be aware of the response (that I can't remember was).
  5. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    3 Generations Of Miners

    @Richard Bloomfield :- whilst Ovalteeny was researching the Mechanics history etc. we never created an Album in the Gallery as we expected the info to change, constantly. There is a Sports section in the Gallery where there are a few photos of local teams :- https://www.bedlington.co.uk/gallery/category/4-sports/
  6. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    3 Generations Of Miners

    @Richard Bloomfield- check out your 'Messages' - see top right of this page.
  7. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    3 Generations Of Miners

    @Richard Bloomfield - the photos belong to @Reedy = Paul Reed. Although I have 'tagged' him in this comment I am not sure if Paul still receives messages from this group. The last time Paul visited/Logged onto this site was 22nd November 2017. In one of the photos Paul's dad, John reed, is named and that's where Paul gets his info and photos. John Reed was involved with the Mechanics from when they first formed. If you enter "Mechanics" in the Search box (top right) many Topics about the Mechanics will be displayed. I will send Paul a Message (via the Bedlington Facebook groups) and let you know what he says. On this group there is also Stan Kidd' grandson ( Ovalteeny) and no doubt your research has thrown up the name Stan Kidd. @Ovalteeny has researched the full history of the Mechanics and I am sure he would supply you with some info. Ovalteeny is still active on this group.
  8. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Baedling Manor

    Cheers @Andy Millne - I thought it had been discussed in the past but my search of "Baedling" didn't return any matches so I assumed it was jut my memory playing games with me
  9. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Baedling Manor

    Posted on the Bedlington remembered Facebook group by Brian Jenkins was the following comment on the meaning of the Anglo Saxon word Bædling :- Brian Jenkinson 'I guess that you will all be aware of Baedling Manor on the Front Street. The very word is very similar to Bedlington so some may assume that it is it's origins I think that the person / committee who chose the name are unaware of what a Baedling is / was! The term does go back to Anglo Saxon days or earlier (as suggested by the spelling) but has nothing to do with the town of Bedlington. A Baedling was a term used to describe a person of indeterminate sexuality. This does not mean they were bisexual as it goes much wider than that. A Baedling was usually a male who would suffer penance for having sex with another Baedling, another man or with a beast. Clearly there was a difference between having sex with a Baedling and having sex with a man! A homosexual / bisexual man was called a "waepedman" (meaning a weaponed man). No prizes for guessing the euphemism folk! So, when you decide to put your granny into a home think of the real meaning!'
  10. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Todd's Barbers

    @Stakeford lass :- don't think @Leanne Todd will see you comment - she hasn't been on the site since the 25th May 2018 :-
  11. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Welwyn Tranistors - women's football team - 1962

    @Canny lass - posted by John Krzyzanowski on the Facebook Bygone Bedlington group and one comment, from Joan Morland was that one of them was from Netherton Colliery. Is there a relative of yours on this ? I thought I had posted this image before but I can't find it
  12. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Happy New Year - 2019

    I was renting a bedroom in a house in Forest gate, London E7. Neither the landlady or the other one bedroom tenant had a TV so the three of us watched it on my rented set.
  13. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Happy New Year - 2019

    He's not as transparent as the rest so probably in the Northumberland Arms (= I forgot him )
  14. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Happy New Year - 2019

  15. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Matty Hall - Whitley Memorial & Medowdale Teacher

    Kath Simpson A lovely service today for a lovely man. Paul Maddison Yes the service was a fitting tribute to such a well respected man. Very well attended....