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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

    Posted on the Bedlington remembered Facebook group by Brian Jenkins was the following comment on the meaning of the Anglo Saxon word B忙dling :- 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!'
  9. 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
  10. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Happy New Year - 2019

  11. 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 :-
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Happy New Year - 2019

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

    Matty Hall - Whitley Memorial & Medowdale Teacher

    Posted by his grandson on the Facebook Bygone Bedlington group :- John Davidson 4 hrs Hope this is ok to post. My Grandad Matty Hall, former teacher at the Whitley and Meadowdale, has been mentioned on this site quite a lot over the years so I just wanted to let people know of his passing and funeral arrangements. The service is on 28th December, 1.30 at St Cuthberts Church, then afterwards at Market Place Club to celebrate his life, all welcome. Thanks Jools Storey Sorry for your loss. Great teacher, fond memories of my time at meadowdale in his class. x Manage Dot Leddy Sorry for your loss a great teacher and a proper gentleman x Anne Walker Sorry got your loss he was a great teacher x Manage Like 路 Reply 路 4h Tracy Armitage Sorry for you're loss such a luvly man and a great teacher x Manage Suzanne Young Sorry to hear this, he was one great teacher 馃槬 Manage Like 路 Reply 路 4h Barbara McGlen Oh that鈥檚 so sad. He taught a lot of us. Alizon Jayne Carr So sorry to hear this, your grandad was a lovely man, a funny man and a great teacher, he genuinely liked kids which makes a huge difference when you鈥檙e a teacher. Manage Sandra Buckham Maddison My condolences to you all matty was a true gentleman my dad was a good friend of his when covering at meadow Park he reconsized me straight away rip matty x Jeff Carr Sad news, Matty was a top man, sorry for your loss. Manage Alison Preston Ah sorry to hear this John we lived 2 doors down on Church Lane for years and he taught me at Meadowdale, he was a lovely man xx Barron Tracey Kenneth Alison Preston I went to school with you.I was Tracey Palmer then.Hope you are ok .Never seen you for years.Matty Hall was a lovely teacher.Found the photo the other day when we were in the netball team Xxxxxx Manage lan Chilli Man Stuart So sad to hear this. Great memories of Matty from West Ridge, he was a dab hand with the blackboard ruler back in the day. Later on in life met him in the Grapes a few times and had a pint with him and a chat. Respect. Christine Fuller Rip Manage Sonia Miller So sorry to hear this. Rip Mr Hall. He taught me in Meadowdale and he was a great teacher. Manage Denise Green Sorry for ur loss a great teacher xxx Manage Like 路 Reply 路 3h Steve Oliver RIP I remember him well from the Whitley. Manage Gemma Henderson I'm sorry for you an your family lose he was a lovely man used to look after him Manage David Short Sorry to hear of your loss. Matty was a great teacher and one of Bedlingtons great characters. Eileen Tyers So sorry for your loss he was good teacher xx Manage Clare Foster he was a great teacher x so sorry Manage Like 路 Reply 路 3h Karen Gear Marks He was a fab teacher sorry to here this xx Manage Keith Docherty sad loss of a very well respected Gentleman & great friend of both of my parents sadly gone also Manage Paula Stokoe Sad news Marty Hall was a great teacher, one of the best, sorry for your loss x Manage Like 路 Reply 路 3h Gwen Clelland My sincere condolences to you and your family.He was a superb teacher ,who always put his students first x Manage Susan Dixon Best teacher. Rip Manage Sarah Gibson Sorry to hear this , he was my teacher in meadowdale too.. when I used to see him on the front street he still knew my name !! Sending my love x Manage Sharon Armstrong True gent. He taught me at Meadowdale & was one of my fav teachers there. An inspiring, kind, caring man. So sorry for your loss. X Manage James Mole So sorry to hear of his passing a great teacher and a well respected gentleman.i have great memories of him when I was at school. Manage Henry Sadler was my teacher in meadowdale what a lovelly man and a great teacher sorry to hear of his passing xxx Brian Turner Rip mr hall he was my teacher at the whitley remember the blackboard duster but a good teacher old school.r.i.p. Manage Keith Scantlebury Sorry to hear of your loss. He was my teacher at the Whitley Memorial when I was there in the mid 60's. Is Linda your mam ? Manage Diane Straker Sorry to hear your sad news. Your grandad was my teacher at meadow dale. He was a lovely man and one of the teachers who inspired me. One of Bedlington finest who was respected by all xx Neil Gray Top man & he never forgot anyone鈥檚 name. Rip Manage Shirley Cairns Etheridge So sorry to hear the sad news Mr Hall was a true gentleman he taught my daughter and son RIP Mr Hall xx Manage Carol Hakin So sorry to hear this.He was a lovely man taught all my girls and always spoke to me when I saw him on the street.x Judith Anderson So sorry to hear your sad news Marty was a lovely man x Manage Marie Alexander Bell Sorry for your loss he was a lovely man x Manage Michelle Cram Yearham One of the best teachers in meadowdale rest in peace sir xx Julie Scott Condolences to all your family I remember him well from Meadowdale . Brian Kirtley Sorry for your loss,great man and teacher. Dawn Oliver - Doyle He was a teacher everyone remembers fondly. I often think of him when I think of my old teachers. Lovely man. Firm but fair and a real heart of gold. Thinking of you all Jan Lockhart Sorry for your loss a lovely man as well as a great teacher knew him from the Whitley Memorial x Louise Furness Sorry for your loss lovely teacher lovely Man rip mr hall Paula Armstrong Nigel Cotton He was a perfect gentleman and even better teacher our deepest condolences to all the family Manage Gary Gazza Taylor I am so sad to hear of Matty (Mr Halls as I always addressed him) passing , I was lucky enough to have been taught by him but also got to know him socially later on in life when we both called the Barrington Arms our Local.. if it is ok I would like to attend the service to pay my respects to a man I respected greatly.... Kath Quigley Manage Keith Lightley Sad news indeed - as Alison鈥檚 big bro I too was a neighbour - great memories of Whitley Memorial football and disciplinary antics. Prayers for you and the rest of the family. anage Edie Purvis So sorry for your loss Matty hall was one of my teachers he was a true gentleman rip Matty xx Margaret Speller So very sad to hear this, one of the best teachers the Whitley ever had. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Manage John Turnbull So sorry to hear of your loss. Lovely man, great teacher and well respected by all those in my year Janine Brown Sorry for your loss. Brilliant teacher, and a lovely man. Alan Charlton Sorry to hear of your loss. Great teacher played a big part in my education. From the Charlton Family Manage Kim Burrell Sorry to hear of your loss. I was lucky enough to be taught by him. Lovely man and great teacher. He was one of my favourites Diane Mattocks Sorry for your loss. Condolences to all the family x Jane Murray Seccombe So sorry for your loss x Manage Ina Breadin I also was one of Mattys pupils so sorry to hear of his passing true gentleman fabulous teacher so sorry for your loss may you rest in peace Mr Hall your work is now done xx 馃槝 Susan Murther So sorry for your loss .great teacher and a lovely gentleman .respected by all who new him xxx Manage Sian Barnard So to hear your sad news especially at this time of year. Jan Murther So sad to hear this Mr hall was my favourite teacher I was in his class at the Whitley in 1968/69 he was a lovely man and a great teacher rest with the angels sir xx Norma Maughan So sad to hear the news about Matty,my teacher many years ago and used to see him and his pal at The Top Club."Happy Memories". Donyale Marc Porrelli So sorry xx Susan James-Hemsted So sad he was my teacher in the late 50s some great memories .You are in my prayers x Gwen Finnigan A true gentleman who was loved by many xx Mick Cunningham Great teacher matty and a nice guy. Manage Ray Matthews Absolutely fantastic teacher and a great man still new your name after many many year's after school and what a great shot with a piece of chalk and a blackboard duster RIP matty Keith Scantlebury Ray Matthews not a bad hand with that blackboard ruler either. Ray Matthews Keith Scantlebury that's what's missing in the schools today Derek Nufc Lawson Sorry for your loss.Good teacher RIP Mr Hall Manage Jean Hale So sorry to hear about your loss he taught me and all my four sisters and my husband and he played football with my dad he was a truly lovely man xx Manage Chris Oliver Great teacher and a good man ! We always had to test him on the names of every teams home ground in the football league , he knew them all . Anne Sanderson Gavin Sanderson Andrea Wright Manage Janice Hillerby So sad to year of his passing. I was in the same class as his daughter Linda through Whitley Memorial & Bedlington Grammar School. What a lovely gentleman he was, also his Mum was a dinner lady whilst at Whitley Memorial. Remember them both fondly. anage Keith Scantlebury Janice Hillerby. Your memory is a lot better than mine. I can only remember Peggy Ashdown as a dinner lady. Manage Liane Todd My Mam has just said she was at the Whitley school when he was introduced as a new teacher there....Very sad news Manage Christine Maclennan Sad to hear your news. Condolences to you and your family. Xx Manage Michael Eastlake Sad news, a great teacher who has had a positive impact on many, sometimes with his yard stick complete with split at the end. Your grandad was much loved and as seen from many comments had a life well led. Thoughts are with your family. Angela Henderson Matty taught me. I remember passing the house down the church lane and he was playing piano and singing. I used to play with his elder daughter until I moved away. Manage Richard Ellis Legend Manage Paul Maddison So sorry for your loss. He was the best teacher I ever had. was in the prefab at the old Whitley memorial School 1960s. He will be missed. Paul. Manage Judith Bosomworth Sorry for your loss.Good teacher RIP Mr Hall Manage John Docherty Remember him well a lovely man condolences to his family Manage Sarah Johnson How long was he at meadow dale. C Derek Stephenson A lovely man R.I.P. Matty Manage Barron Tracey Kenneth He taught me at Meadowdale.He was one of my favourite teachers.Lovely man.I used to see him when I was older and he never forgot me.So sorry to hear the sad news.Definitely a gentleman Xxxxx Manage Margaret Vare Awww so sorry to hear this... Often wondered about him. I remember his tuning fork haaa thought it was magic x Tony Lee So sorry to hear this news, he was a great teacher, r I p matty hall Gillian McMaster Lovely man, a local celebrity, everyone knew him, sad news indeed. Kath Simpson Oh how sad. I remember him well and his daughter. He didn鈥檛 teach me but taught my sister and brother Margaret and John Hall. I did however, do work experience at Westridge - prior to Meadowdale being built and he offered me a job in the new school - unfortunately I wasn鈥檛 to qualify for another year - so timing not quite right. He was a lovely man. Well thought of and I know my brother will be devastated. Maureen Quait Kath, you won't remember me but I knew you as a baby, I was best friends with your sister Margaret and I was so envious of her having a lovely baby sister. Unfortunately Margaret and I drifted apart when we went to different schools at 11, but we were鈥ee more Manage Gregg Maddison A lovely man x David Laynovich Sad news mate!! 馃槦 , not in town but will have a drink to him .. he was a big character and I still remember his off topic tales in class 馃槉 Manage Julie Chrisp So sorry to hear that, he was a great man and teacher. Mick Hedley I was at Whitley memorial when he was there a top man. Sorry to hear. Anne Scott Please accept my sincere condolences. I knew your Grandad as I was School Nurse for both those schools from 1966. Manage Alison Kirkpatrick Hart One of the best, R.I.P xx Wendy Allison So sorry to hear, he was a good man and teacher x Jimmy Lowrie So sorry good teacher and let us listen when football was on the radio during lessons one of us had to look out for headmaster
  16. 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....
  17. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Matty Hall - Whitley Memorial & Medowdale Teacher

    Margaret Emmerson Margaret Emerson sorry to hear about Mattyhe will always be rememberd
  18. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    1972c named.jpg

    No 20 - Lynn Tilmouth, nee Johnston, has corrected the spelling of her name.
  19. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Matty Hall - Whitley Memorial & Medowdale Teacher

    Jason Fennell Matty Hall ... what a legend. RIP SIR
  20. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    1950 Class 4A named.jpg

    @Rose kerr :- sent you a Message with the photo and my contact details if you need them.
  21. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Matty Hall - Whitley Memorial & Medowdale Teacher

    Mike Irvine Sad to hear this he was a teacher at Whitley Memorial when I was there early 1950's. Nice bloke, I was never in his class but he took sports classes for the lads, mainly football. Manage Louise Todd He was a great teacher and a great fella. R.I.P. Mr Hall. Peter Oliver He was one of my teachers at the Whitley Memorial School in the late 50s and 10, 20years afterwards if I bumped into him on the front street he would greet me by name and I don鈥檛 think I-was the only ex-pupil he remembered, lovely man and great teacher, R.I.P Matty.
  22. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Coal Mining

    If you can't get down to Blyth and want a copy of the mural that I posted from Google street view then I am sure we can get it to you via your niece. Is your niece on the local Facebook groups - Bygone Bedlington - Past Times (just change it's name from sixtownships) ?
  23. Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

    Coal Mining

    Eric was originally from Shop Row and went to Barrington CP school same time as me - 1953 to 1960. Bedlington Station secondary modern school - 1960 -1965. 'A pit when he left school but then went out with, and married a Bebside lass - Kathleen Popely and moved to Bebside. I think the first house he lived in at Cowpen was the street just past the Sydney Arms pub = Cowpen Road. No idea where he moved to after that. Union Street is where the old Wallaw cinema ( now Wetherspoons) used to be. Going down Union Street, passing Wetgerspoons on your right the mural is just a 'gud hockle' up the road on the left.