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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. Picture updated with the two names - Alan Jarvis & (Turner?) and picture added to gallery.Rafie your comment on the influx of pupils to Barrington could be the answer to the question I have asked many for years and years - 'Why did our family, from Coquetdale Place, behind the Oval Shops, go to Barrington and not Bedlington Station?' As fas as I can recall (and probably wrong) we were the only family from Coquetadle that went to Barrington. There were people from Waverley Ave, Roy Batchelor ? & Steadlands Tom, Rob & Harry Dixon ? that went to Barrington. My eldest brother, borth 1946 would have started Barrington in August 1950. We moved in to Coquetdale, from Beatty Road, in either winter 1948 or Spring 1949. So our family moving from Topend catchment area to Station catchment area could have coincided with the much more 'airey' houses influx from Choppington. Even if it is not totally true I can now say it is rather than - nee idea mate' as I have for the past 20 years. Thank you Rafie. ps. just Google street viewed the Oval area and Coquetdale place, although in the pics, is not named. Had to input Waverley Drive to get the map. Perhaps it was all just a dream and me mam was right -'your in your own little world lad, day dreaming away'.
  2. Rafie - read the quotes and unless I missed it the kids in the photo were not named by anyone.Check out the photo (I have shrank it a bit cos it was massive) and see if you recognise the names added, not by me, by a lad in the photo:-
  3. Some names added and file saved in 'png' format so they can be changed if necessary.
  4. Memory - just made a couple of changes to some names, to protect the innocent.
  5. Ed - The Arkles confuse me. I can only remember an Ian Arkle, good defender, but from Bolam Place, not Barrington.I went to Barrington CP. I was born 1948 so I can remember a few names, some younger and some older :- Purvis (could have been Purves) - Alexander, Lynn & Alan Rutter - Melvyn & James (Jimmy). One picture in this topic shows the Melvyn I knew (2/3 years older than me) and also names Jimmy. The Jimmy I knew was in the same year as me. Ramsay - Robert (Bob) - every jumper he had had a hole in (me mam used to darn ours) - had an older sister but can't remember her name. I think that lot all lived in Alexander Terrace - the one closest to the Glove facotry. Lynne Maddison - Office row, I think. Did the Anderton's run the Post Office? Brian Davidson (had an older Brother but can't recall his name) - Victoria Row In the 1949 school photo is Ralph Lowe, my wife worked with his wife, at Ronsons in the 1960s. They are still in touch and I have sent hisome of the other photo's to see if he can remember any one. Don't hold your breath!
  6. I would say - Back row, third from right = Ralph Lowe
  7. I had remembered that bit about the septic tank. Found a partial story in The Times:- Welcome to your preview of The Times - Behind the scenes at Glastonbury Hugo Rifkind Last updated at 12:01AM, June 27 2011 Exactly how does Glastonbury deal with the needs of 177,000 revellers? Hugo Rifkind asks the questions you don't want answered You see jaunty, hand-painted signs on white backgrounds pretty much everywhere you go at the Glastonbury Festival, telling you how to get to the Pyramid Stage, or the Other Stage, or just the best way to get the hell out. There is one though, high up above the west corner of the site, on which most festival-goers will never set their eyes. "Stadium of S***e†it says. It is on a sewage tank. I can't tell you how many gallons it holds, because the number that I wrote down in my notebook, before the word "million†is obscured by a
  8. Your right Keith, it's just my memory - 2011 that pic must be. I forgot all the police, and the portaloos, were at the olympics last year. Seem to member seeing a picture of workers playing 5-a-side in an extremely large sewerage tank they were building, in a field next to Glastonbury, and it was sign posted 'Stadium of S***e'. But I could be mixing that up as well.
  9. No - I will not be there but I am sure some Terrier's must be there and have some stories or pictures. TICKET PRICES Standard Ticket: £205 + £5 booking fee per ticket + £6 P&P per booking (a £50 deposit per ticket is payable on October 7th 2012). My mate is there - this is him last year:- Previous Jokes:- I was approached by Beyonce who had just finished her set at Glastonbury. She said, "Excuse me hon. You haven't seen my phone have you? It's pink with a 'Bubblicious' cover on it." I said, "No, sorry. Have you tried calling it?" She said, "No. I put it on silent before my gig." I said, "If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it." I went Glastonbury once with Victoria Beckham, and she was a right miserable bitch. Talk about a stick in the mud. When I told my mum I was going to Glastonbury she made me make a solemn promise not to take any drugs. She obviously didn't realise how easy it would be to buy some when I got here. Glastonbury Festival 2013 revelers greeted by mud. Brilliant, I wonder if they did Tiger Feet? BBC News: U2 Pulls Out Of Glastonbury Sky news: Glastonbury ticket sales increase dramatically.
  10. If you have BT Broadband and and SKY or BT HD box you can get BT sport free for 1 year. Just got to remember that in June/July 2014!
  11. Unless you get a reply from someone involved in this area then it has to be guess work! Have you just attempted to upgrade 'Adobe' and it has failed and the pdf (Portable Data File) element is corrupted? Never dabbled in this before, just found that whatever page you are on you can right click (I still use mouse) and the following is displayed:- When you select one of the options eg. 'Inspect Element' you get:- and that shows you all the scripts/dialogues/software calls etc. and in yours you might see an ERROR that may give you a hint, tip or clue of something that has changed. Probably not a lot of help but it might fill in half an hour!
  12. Malcolm - I received an email from you, via this site, today, and I have replied, via the link in the email to you. No problems using what I did. I assume you have the email as a post on this site, but I have not worked out how this site's mailing system works so I can't see where my reply appears.
  13. He He, soon he will be recognised all over the world, not just Bedlington. Whilst he was getting his two pairs of golfing trousers, from Greenwoods, he noticed a cheap pair of jodhpurs and bought a pair for his trip to Cragside today. Wilf could not find a horse so he Rhododendron!
  14. Ten Best Caddy Responses Number :10 Golfer: "I think I'm going to drown myself in the lake." Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long, sir?" Number : 9 Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course." Caddy: "Try heaven sir, you've already moved most of the earth." Number : 8 Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?" Caddy: "Yes sir . . . . You miss the ball much closer now." Number : 7 Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?" Caddy: "Eventually, sir." Number : 6 Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world." Caddy: "I don't think so sir . . . That would be too much of a coincidence." Number : 5 Golfer: "Please stop checking your watch all the time. It's too much of a distraction." Caddy: "It's not a watch sir - it's a compass." Number : 4 Golfer: "How do you like my game?" Caddy: "It's very good sir - but personally, I prefer golf." Number : 3 Golfer: "Do you think it's a sin to play on Sunday? Caddy: "I'm afraid the way you play sir, it's a sin on any day." Number : 2 Golfer: "This is the worst course I've ever played on." Caddy: "But this isn't the golf course . . . We left that an hour ago sir." And the Number : 1 . . . . Best Caddy Comment: Golfer: "That can't be my ball, it's too old." Caddy: "It's been a long time since we teed off, sir." Bonus . . . An old favorite . . . about the Golfer who has been slicing off the tee at every hole . . . He finally gives up and asks his long suffering caddy . . . Golfer: "Can you see any obvious problems . . . ?" Caddy: "There's a piece of s*** on the end of your club." The Golfer picks up his club and cleans the club face . . . Caddy: "No sir, it's at the other end"
  15. An 8-year-old choir boy catches the priest masturbating in the confessional. He says, "What are you doing father?" "It's called masturbating" the priest replied, "You'll be doing this soon." "Why's that father?" he asked "Because my wrist is killing me" the priest replied.
  16. Today Wilf went to Greenwoods:- He got two pairs of plus fours, just in case he got a hole in one.
  17. It's just us pensioners that are suffering! Makes my decision, just as the crash started 5 years ago, to take my pension and freeze the rate for 10 years. We might just be getting out of it by 2018 and I should be able to afford two pints on a Friday night. I have zillions of zeros in my accounts. Even NS&I are changing their rates. Will have to get the wife back to work to boost her retirement fund. Think it's soup and bread for evening meal - missed out dinner. How come there are no charity shops (that I know of) of Bedlington front street? Is Bedlington avoiding the crash - apart from The Percy & Clayton Arms?
  18. Not sure if this still works now as the spammers/hackers just get more sophisticated. To stop them emailing from your address book we used to add in a duff address as the first address they would read as :- Surname = 'aaaaa' ; Christian name = 'aaaaa' ; email address = '[email protected]' so the hacking/spammer got an invalid response back and the attempted read of your address book therefore failed. Then found that if you purchased Microsoft products and in the package was Microsoft Outlook for email you could ignore using your providers email server to login to get your emails. I have MS Outlook installed (yes I am still in the dark ages) on my Desktop and it links into my provider BTYahoo. Therefore I do not have to connect to BTYahoo to get my emails and I do not have to have my address book in BTYahoo full of friends names and email addresses. All I have in the BTYahoo server address book is:- aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa [email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] < [email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>;[email protected] <[email protected]>; I find BTYahoo very good at identifying 'phishing' emails and placing then in the dedicated SPAM folder. So when I do connect to BTYahoo I can forward any SPAM emails to the relevant organisation, the SPAMMER was pretending to be from, for their security to check out. I agree with Threegee in that there is no harm in opening these mails just don't click on the links they include. As for 'cookies' left on your system there is no harm in just deleting them. Sometime the 'usernames' etc. that you may have saved for certain sites will also get deleted but not a great deal of harm done as I am sure we all have brilliant memories and can remember, without having them written down! I normally use AVG or McAfee to keep my machine tidy but you can use the windows help facility and if you search for 'cookies' you will get:- Delete your Internet cookies Follow these steps to delete the cookies stored on your computer. After you delete cookies, websites will no longer remember information you have entered on previous visits (for example, they will no longer have record of your user name or preferences). Click to open Internet Options. Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click Delete. Under Cookies, click Delete cookies, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to delete them. Click Close, and then click OK. Hope some of the above makes sense; time for a cup of tea.
  19. Perfectly true - Keith Lockey's ex school mate Peter just fitted it. So now Wilf, apart from when he is out and about, should never get lost.Before:-
  20. The Bank Top Races (from a well known tune) Aw went to Bank Top races, 'twas on the ninth of Joon, Nineteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon; Aw tyuk the wheels of Prambulator, an' she wis left a standin, Away we went doon Furnace Bank, with shin pads savin skinnin. (chorus) Ah me lads, ye shud only seen us gannin', We pass'd the foaks doon the road just as they wor stannin' Thor wes lots o' lads an' lasses there, all wi' smiling faces, Gannin doon the Furnace Bank, with shin pads savin skinnin. We flew past Wonky's boomshanka, pointin at the Hairpin bend", Just gannin' doon te the white bridge, the 'pram wheels flew off the end. The lasses lost their crinolines off, an' the veils that hide their faces, An' aw got two black eyes an' a broken nose in gan te Bank Top races. (chorus) Ah me lads, ye shud only seen us gannin', We pass'd the foaks doon the road just as they wor stannin' Thor wes lots o' lads an' lasses there, all wi' smiling faces, Gannin doon the Furnace Bank, with shin pads savin skinnin. When we gat the wheels put on away we went agyen, But them that had their noses broke they cam back ower hyem. Sum went to the Oval clinic an' uthers to Doctor Broon, An' sum sought out their mutha to mend their broken croons.
  21. Yesterday was the official opening of the sculpture to commemorate the Iron Works. I went down the furnace bank, and up the hairpin bends, just to see:- GLO - BED - RAIL, a sculpture erected in Bedlington Station to commemorate the Bedlington Engine and Ironworks, 1736-1867. Picture by Paul Appleby of Choppington. The official launch of the new sculpture will take place at 11am on Sunday, June 16, when MP Ian Lavery will unveil the commemorative plaque.
  22. Today Wilf is going to Seaton Delaval Hall to see the flowers. Last time he was there he asked the head gardner - "are you planting in bunches this year? No". replied the gardener -"Just in Rose".
  23. That could be him collecting his brother Tommy or that other landscaper Stephanie.
  24. He has made a boob of his footwear. I think that's a 'fairway' to start Wilf's golfing adventures.
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