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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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About Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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    Singing and dancing in the rain

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  1. The Pit Heap where both the Doctor Pit and the 'A' pit dumped their mining waste. This image isn't to scale but it shows the two pits and the area where they dumped the mining waste. This shows the Pit H from the other direction, Moorland Avenue, Bedlington Station. This one shows some of @John Fox (foxy)'s photos when they started to reduce/landscape the Pit Heap after part of Bower Grange, Bedlington Station had been built. Then and Now compilation.
  2. Info on the Durham Mining Museum site is :- First shaft was sunk 14th July 1854 Colliery opened in 1855 Colliery closed 2nd March 1968
  3. @JosephineFunderburk - do you mean you would like to contact Lewis Barker who posted the photo of the John D Dindall silver plate? If so then you would have so search Facebook, where the photo was posted and 'Shared' from and see how many Lewis barker's there are and see if you can identify the one that posted the photo. The only clue we have is that this Lewis Barker could live in Ashington - but nobody, that I am aware of, has searched for him.☺️
  4. Photo from Simon Williams, Cambois Facebook group, and names from the Cambois and Bygone Bedlington Facebook group members.
  5. Pupils that attended the junior schools in Cambois & Bedlington progressed to the West Sleekburn Middle school , in the 1980's & 90's before moving on to the 'High' schools.
  6. Yep - Simon posted it on the Bygone Bedlington group as 'Bedlington & Cheviots ( I added the text to his photo.) Simon is always taking photos of the town - he lives on Church Lane, across from St Cuthberts. You will have seen a couple of these before - compilation of just a few of Simon's photos that he has shared with the Bygone Bedlington members. The one in the middle was taken from outside the Red Lion - the green bus shelter on the left is the one on Front Street West at the Top End and the building underneath the tree on the right is the chemists on the corner opposite the Northumberland Arms and behind the trunk of the tree on the left is the Howard Arms.
  7. Photos + info of the Top End and the Station(Sleekburn)
  8. So after -40c a day sitting on a stool, on ice, with your rod dangling into a cold lake must be feel quite warm🙃 Is this on a massive frozen lake with lots of people Vic?
  9. 1. Which range of hills stands on the border between England and Scotland? Answer = Cheviots 2. If you ordered pollo in an Italian restaurant what would you get? Answer = 3. Which team game has the positions first defence, in home and second attack? Answer = 4. In the castle of which West Yorkshire market town was Richard II murdered? Answer = 5. Who wrote The Forsyte Saga? Answer = 6. A musket ball fired from the French ship Redoubtable killed which famous Englishman? Answer = 7. What type of monkey is used as an organ grinder’s monkey? Answer = 8. What was Hilary Clinton’s job prior to entering politics? Answer = congressional legal counsel 9. Which former player tried to buy Celtic football club in 1998? Answer = 10. What is the name of the earth’s outer layer? Answer = 11. In Cockney rhyming slang what is meant by ‘dickory dock’? Answer = 12. What does the acronym UNESCO stand for? Answer = I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Two million pigs are used in the manufacture of Spam each year. Answer = I didn’t – that’s a
  10. CL - looks like the Top End library was just a small branch of the Station Library had had a limited selection. Some of the comments from the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group where I posted the postcard :-
  11. @Mary Hunter - Was the group all BGS or were girls from other schools allowed to join the group?
  12. Gather in The Mushrooms - Benny Hill - 1961 (?) = "There's snow upon the roof but there's a fire in the cellar!"
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