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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. 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!
  2. 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"
  3. 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.
  4. Today Wilf went to Greenwoods:- He got two pairs of plus fours, just in case he got a hole in one.
  5. 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?
  6. 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 = 'aaaaaa@aaaaa.aa' 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 aaaaa@aa.aa <phishing@cahoot.com>;internetsecurity@barclays.co.uk <internetsecurity@barclays.co.uk>;emailscams@lloydstsb.co.uk <emailscams@lloydstsb.co.uk>;security@halifax.co.uk <security@halifax.co.uk>;phishing@hsbc.com <phishing@hsbc.com>;phishing@nationwide.co.uk <phishing@nationwide.co.uk>;phishing@natwest.com < spoof@paypal.com <spoof@paypal.com>;phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk <phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk>;phishing@santander.co.uk <phishing@santander.co.uk>;stop-spoofing@amazon.com <stop-spoofing@amazon.com>;abuse@bankofamerica.com <abuse@bankofamerica.com>;internetsecurity@barclays.com <internetsecurity@barclays.com>;phish@fb.com <phish@fb.com>; 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.
  7. 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:-
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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".
  11. That could be him collecting his brother Tommy or that other landscaper Stephanie.
  12. He has made a boob of his footwear. I think that's a 'fairway' to start Wilf's golfing adventures.
  13. I keep telling the kids - Father's day, nothing for me I have everything, I need. Take me to a new pub for lunch and a pint of 'real-ale'. However, today Wilf arrived. I wonder what adventures he wilf have?
  14. Keith - I have sent your message on to Peter. He now lives at the top end. Watch out for White-van-man (with green writing) 'Peter Davies landscape gardening services'.
  15. Keith - I email Peter Davies the photos and his reply is:- Hi Alan I recognise one of the lads in the last photo.... Mr granges class although i always thought it was spelt mr Grainge. The lad I recognise is called David Kennedy from Stakeford and he is standing next to Paul Maddison. I also think Keith has a few names wrong...ie. Vicky Sedgwick in one of the photos she is too old for that year group and I recognise the girl pictured but can't put a name to her. I also think Janet Cowell is wrong as she is a lot younger than the others pictured unless there were two Janet cowells. Peter. Hope this helps
  16. Nothing concrete but this subject did come up with a few of my family, after they had been digging into their family tree and found out they were born outside of Bedlington/Mona Taylor. It looks like all those born 1948, and after were either born in house or Mona Taylor. Prior to 1948 it looks as though Mona Taylor could not cope with the baby boom, following soldiers return from war, and many mothers were sent off to Hexham - Rothbury etc to deliver. Some of the older cousins thought they must have been adopted it was only when others, of same age, said - 'that's where I was born' hat they realised they were really a Henderson and not adopted.
  17. I remember in the ship yard a sotherner asking why there were Chinese working in the yard when he heard someone shout :-' ' Hoi a hammer ower here man hinney'.
  18. Only aboot tuthers gannin past. We nivver had any guid clathes te swank aboot in. We always thought it was just a pit-mattic version of showing off one's new clothes!We nivver had any.
  19. Could it have been the open cast site that was down Church Lane on the way to the baths. I can remember the large machinery, cranes & trucks (we called them euk's) that we passed. The inner tubes of the large wheels from these 'euk's' made their way to the baths, all on their own, so we could dive, from the side of the baths, through the centre. But I can't remember any red stuff, just black & white to me.
  20. lmao, I did - 'gok wans; not have any others, Alf Garnet'. Start a new topic Wonky - Specs thru the ages. I remmeber my first set - Horn rimmed and I think they cost, me mam, approx 14shillings 7 8pence (no idea why that specific figure popped out of memory banks). I know I have a photo (1959?) filed away. Probably took them off before entering the station budgie to remain cool!
  21. There is a close up on this site, in the Gallery, when it was 'unveilled' in 1953 for the coronation, with The Picnic Queens:- Foxy - your recent photo, from your latest hiking expedition, with rear view of rucksack, is rather outstanding. Paul - The Station hut was much more up market - smelt of beer, tabs and piddle.
  22. Bedlington Station shelter, that was back off the road at the bottom of South Row before the chemists and railway gates, was referred to as The Budgie Hut and as The Lone Ranger says the placque on the shelter was BUDC that we pitmatic lot traslated into The Budgie Hut. Can we find photos of the Red Lion & Bedlington Budgies?
  23. More school photo,s from the 60s, supplied by Martin & Susan - Susan not on the Class 2R 63/64 photo as she was absent the day it was taken.
  24. Ok. Never used that method but I will check everywhere for your message and pass it on.Martin lived in Lilly Avenue just east of the Terriers football field - Susan I believe was Melrose Avenue at the Bank Top.
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