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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. @Canny lass :- can't find anything on any building where any of the Ironworks owners etc. There is a 1858 map/scaled drawing of the area but no houses on the map. The map shows a Puddlers row approximately where Melrose Avenue is now so don't know if this is accurate or this row was demolished and a new Puddlers Row.
  2. Unfortunately it was posted with '....(date unknown).....' Like you CL I had a look at the old maps and there is a cluster of buildings marked on the 1859 map - two buildings marked on the 1896 map - one building marked on the 1920 map and one on the latest map they hold, 1938, but no name etc on any of the maps . Busy going through Evan Martin's book - 'Bedlington Iron & Engine Works 1736 - 1867' but haven''t found any reference to buildings in that area.
  3. @Peter Turner - there have been a few photos of the the wooden bridge, replaced in 1930 with steel bridge, but all the ones I have seen have only had proberties on the South/Bebside side of the river. @johndawsonjune1955 posted this photo, today, on his Facebook group site - Past Times History group :-
  4. @Andy Brown - don't know anyone of that name on this group.
  5. Can't find an image of the front of the Laird's House since it's refurbishment - but it is now open :- https://www.thelairdshouse.com/
  6. @Alan dickson posted on the Bygone Bedlington group :- Alan Dickson Possibly it could be to do with the Iron works Alan, judging by the hair and mutton chop whiskers, eport this Alan Dickson I've Seen photos of Mr Weekes and its not him.
  7. John Krzyzanowski Good find. The problem with this time era is it is pre planning. The documents are probably hidden away in some old solicitors papers.
  8. @Andy Millne - posted your photo on the Bygone Bedlington group for the admin, John Krzyzanowski to see as Woodhorn Museum (where John works) might have some info. If John replies I will update you. A couple of comments from the Bygone Bedlington members :- Scoop Jeffrey At first glance I thought it was Bernard Manning! Vic Thompson Wow! That’s fantastic! Can it not be placed on show somewhere? Lisa Kelly Barry Lairds house has one on the bar Viv Mather From what I recall, Lairds House was a rebuild in 1777 of a previous farmhouse that stood on the site... not sure of family name, just that the present building wasn't the original. Hide or report this Christine Warne Viv Mather it did belong as a farm to the Marshall family before it became a pit managers residence x
  9. Stuart :- these are the links I use, and have saved in my favourites, to search for places in Bedlington :- https://maps.nls.uk/geo/find/#zoom=12&lat=55.1358&lon=-1.6409&layers=102&b=1&z=1&point=55.1326,-1.5691 & https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/427570/581434/10/100708
  10. @Canny lass - I wonder if @Maggie/915 has any more info?
  11. Found a slightly clearer map - 1895 - with Wilsons yard and Smithy on :-
  12. @Canny lass - No 13 updated to Paul Goonan
  13. @Stuart & @Canny lass - this is a map and comment that Eilleen Brooks - facebook group Bygone Bedlington, posted on the 8th November 2019 when a member was asking if anyone knew where Drummonds Yard used to be :- Eileen Brooks 8 November 2019 Judging from the census report- Drummond's Yard was between Wilson's Yard and the Sun Inn, on the High Street. I have one map that shows Wilson's Yard but not Drummond's (unfortunately copyright means I cannot display it). I have indicated on the map below where I believe it to have been (one of the two yards next to Wilson's) Hope this helps.
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