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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. Update from Joan Cummings - No 25 Mr Pilbin.
  2. Update to the info for No's 9 20, & 22 from Bill Sharp.
  3. @Jammy - names updated. No 4 I have left as B ainbridge as it was John Bainbridge who posted the photo, using the name he uses on the Facebook group Bygone Bedlington :- John Bainbridge Added by John Krzyzanowski on 9 March 2015 Works at Northumberland College
  4. @Jammy - from when the photo was first posted by George Railton, with the nickname Hocky for No 13, I have racked my brain/memory to drag back the name of the small lad, with the rough/loud voice from around the Oval area (1960's). I would say it's definitely Kitty Brewster.
  5. Tuesday - one line joke night - Canada's turn - Vic's probably know these :- What do urine samples and Canadian beer have in common? ....................................................................... The taste! What are the 2 seasons in Canada? ........................................................... Winter and July! What do Canadians sing when they get excited .............................................................. Who let the sled dogs out! What is the difference between a Canadian and a canoe? ......................................................................................A canoe tips. How does a Canadian hold up their hair? ...................................................... With moose. How do you know Adam was a Canadian? .............................................................................. Who else could stand beside a naked woman and be tempted by a fruit?
  6. @Malcolm Robinson will be the only one with any news/update😷
  7. Photo from Carole Robinson (Facebook group Bedlington remembered) - her uncle, Jim Fish, No 9.
  8. Often referred to as the 'Council School'. Entry in https://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/005616.htm has the date c1916
  9. @Hursty - is your dad in this photo? I've highlighted part of the text above where your dad gets a mention.
  10. It's strange how small things stick in your mind from 60 years ago.I remember your dad used to have the butchers van and delivered around the estates in the late 50's and early 60's. We lived 5, Coquetdale Place (near the Oval shops) and I hated salt on anything so it always seemed a treat when Ernie Gurney turned up and my mam would get me a bag of plain crisps (probably Smiths) with the little blue bag of salt in. 🙂
  11. Margaret Williamson - Facebook group Bygone Bedlington, clearing out her loft came across her school velour hat from the early 1960's. The girls had a choice of hat or beret.
  12. 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
  13. 1. Which furniture chain was founded in 1950 in Sweden by Ingvar Kamprad? Answer – IKEA 2. Which Sinead O’Connor single topped the charts in 1990? Answer = Nothing compares 2 U 3. Sloes are the fruit of which shrub? Answer = Blackthorn or if you ask wor Simon, who goes out and gathers them, - Prunus spinosa 4. By what name is November 1st known? Answer – All saints day - also known as All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints. 5. Which was the first country to win football’s World Cup four times? Answer - Uraguay 6. Which screen role connects Peter Cushing, Boris Karloff, Sting and Kenneth Branagh? Answer = Frankenstein 7. Which is the only letter worth five points in a game of Scrabble? Answer = K In Words With Friends both the K & V are worth 5 points. 8. What is a young turkey called? Answer = poult From the late 16th century, thousands of geese and turkeys were walked the hundred miles from Norfolk to Leadenhall market in London each year. The journey would take three months and the birds wore special leather boots to protect their feet. Geese wouldn’t allow themselves to be shod (hence the contemporary phrase “to shoe a goose” for something difficult), so their feet were dipped in tar and covered with sand. 9. Brian Orser was a world champion in which sport? Answer = Ice Skating Brian Ernest Orser, OC (born 18 December 1961) is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater. He is the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medallist, 1987 World champion and eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion. 10. What name is given to an isolated mountain peak protruding through an ice sheet? Answer = Nunatak Nunatak, isolated mountain peak that once projected through a continental ice sheet or an Alpine-type ice cap. Because they usually occur near the margin of an ice sheet, nunataks were thought to be glacial refuges for vegetation and centres for subsequent reoccupation of the land. 11. Which well known Latin phrase means ‘in good faith’? Answer = Bona fides 12. Whose catchphrase was “Shut that door!”? Answer = Larry Grayson Or as my wife would tell you – me. My kids know what happens when you leave the door open from the South facing warm sitting room into the colder hall way where the thermostat is fitted ie. the warm air rushes into the hall, rises and ups the thermostat level = central heating switches off. I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Al Capone’s business card gave his profession as ‘secondhand furniture dealer’. Answer = I didn’t
  14. That's what I thought, but just wanted to make sure. Oh to take some coinage into any drinking establishment must be magic ☺️.
  15. Now that our 'lock-down' is over, and your garden and wildlife will be beckoning you, should tomorrow be the last one?
  16. @Malcolm Robinson - does this mean your having to put your hand in your own pocket?
  17. Yes but to make things stick I have to repeat myself over and over😉
  18. Copy and paste used to easy - must be me dexterity; it must be me dexterity.🙃
  19. @Vincent Joisce - No 9 updated. . All the photos should be available to download, any problems let me know.
  20. It's Tuesday night - and that's not a joke 🐇 I’m thinking about removing my spine----------------------------------------------------- I feel like it’s only holding me back.🐦 Did you hear about the two thieves who stole a calendar? ---------------------------------------- They each got six months.🦔 I’m terrified of elevators….............................................................so I’m going to start taking steps to avoid them.🐰 I used to hate facial hair…............................................................................................... but then it grew on me.🐔 Did you hear about the two thieves who stole a calendar?............................They each got six months.🐿️ I’m terrified of elevators….......................................................... so I’m going to start taking steps to avoid them.🐍
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