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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. Canna complain Bill - thers more in a warse state than me. Alan
  2. @HIGH PIT WILMA - photo, + 2 names, posted by Bob Simmons on the 'Blyth Remembered and Memories' Facebook group.
  3. Photo from Jim Hardy who is trying to identify anyone in his photo :- I sent a copy of Jim's photo to my sister-in-law, as two of her cousins that used to live near her in 1953 are in the photo, to see if she could identify anyone. Haven't had any names back for Jim's photo but she sent me her photo from the same event. Looking for names of anyone in either photo.
  4. 1. Who was totally for non-violence but never received the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times? Answer = 2. What was the earlier name of Tokyo? Answer = Edo 3. What is the text of an opera called? Answer = Libreto 4. What name do we give to a group of donkeys? Answer = Herd. Hee-haw, hee-haw, hee-hawlways calls us that. 5. How many edges does a cube have? Answer = 6. For what was the Arc de Triumph, in Paris, built? Answer = 7. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on which island? Answer = Robben 8. What is C2H5OH? Answer = 9. What year is represented here: MDCCLXXVI? Independent answer = 10. Which Greek wrote The Iliad and Odysseus? Answer = 11. For what is Ag the chemical symbol? Answer = 12. Cedar is the national tree of which country? Answer = Lebanon I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Redheads have fewer hairs on their heads than blondes. Answer = I didn’t – does that mean redheads are thicker?
  5. A young blonde girl in her late teens, wanting to earn some extra money for the summer, decided to hire herself out as a "handy woman" and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do. "Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint the porch" he said. "How much will you charge me?" Delighted, the girl quickly responded, "How about $50?" The man agreed and told her that the paint, brushes and everything she would need were in the garage. The man's wife, hearing the conversation, said to her husband, "Does she realize that our porch goes ALL the way around the house?" "That's a bit cynical, isn't it?" he responded. The wife replied, "You're right. I guess I'm starting to believe all those dumb blonde jokes." A few hours later the blonde came to the door to collect her money.. "You're finished already??" the startled husband asked. "Yes," the blonde replied, "and I even had paint left over so I gave it two coats." Impressed, the man reached into his pocket for the $50 and handed it to her along with a $10 tip. "Thank you," the blonde said, "And, by the way, it's not a Porch, it's an Audi."
  6. Can't remember how I found that out🙃
  7. Just to spread Orli's comments a bit this is what she posted, on her Facebook page, on the 6th November at 17:28 Orli Summers Please please, please above anything else, please know I’m not seeking sympathy or wanting to make anyone sad or worried. (God knows we are living in sad enough times.) But thank you for allowing me to keep on sending postcards from the edge. It’s a bit of a bleak landscape out here and sometimes I fall and bloody my knees. And sometimes I dance. “Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.” Rumi CV-19 Day 166 He asks me how I am and greets each symptom with an “oy, oy, oy”. Which, as a Jewess, I recognise as the song of my people. But he is Indian. And it makes me smile. I tell him that navigating life right now is like walking over uneven cobblestones in the rain in high heels in the dark. Each step is precarious. And some days I come crashing down onto my knees. And today is one of those bloodied knees kind of days. “Oy, oy, oy Orli. Oy, oy, oy. It’s a lot, I know. I’m sorry” This is my Consultant and here we are again both in limbo and lost at sea. I ask him if there have been any breakthroughs or new research. Or if there’s any medication he can suggest. Anything... “I wish, Orli. I wish.” He sounds weary. He promises to call me again in a few weeks. “Please don’t leave me” I sob, and it catches us both by surprise. I am aware that I sound like a child. But I am scared and I am drowning. And some days, some days like this day, fear is greater than faith. “I’m not going anywhere” he tells me. “I promise I will stay with you ‘til you are through this.” And he gives me his mobile number. Just in case. And this time my tears are of gratitude. Deep gratitude.
  8. @Dinah - forgot to say if you ever want to search for anything on this group then the 'search' facility is very help full but remember if you put a phrase into the search bar then put " around the phrase. that way only entries with the full phrase will be referenced. If you don't include " at the start and end of the phrase then you will get a link for every time every single word in your phrase has been used on the site.😱
  9. I feel the same way and sometimes wonder if the news should not be showing footage of demos etc. - especially in the USA. I do wonder though what I would be doing if this had happened back in the late 1960's before I was married and had a family. I guess I would have been tempted to meet up with the lads in the Percy Arms, at no social distance, but I think I would still have had my luggs clipped if I had told my parents I was going out.🙂
  10. A couple of my favourites are - Plodging in the clarts and said in the Bedlington twang - aroond the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran. Born and raised in Bedlington I never really knew that my accent was different. Leaving schoolmy first job, age 16, was at Blyth Shipyard - no problems with the accent. Then the DHSS, Longbenton and the first group of lads I teamed up with were from Seghill, Consett and Stanley. They could understand me no problem but I do remember even the lad, born and bred in Seghill, did say my accent was pitmatic. The first time I actually encountered a problem was when I went to work in London in 1969. No matter how many times I asked the way to where I was going I got stared at puzzled looks. Someone even did the slow speaking bit and said - ARE YOU GERMAN. My accent had to change whilst working with the cockneys but each time I came home it took less than 5 mins in the Percy Arms to get back to the home twang.
  11. 1. What is the more common name for the clavicle? Answer = 2. With which sport do you associate Michael Jordan? Answer = 3. Who was the last Saxon king of England? Answer = Edward The Confessor 4. Which English playwright was murdered by his lover , Kenneth Halliwell, in 1967? Answer = Joe Orton 5. What nationality was the composer Edvard Grieg? Answer = Norwegian 6. Where in London would you see the White Tower? Answer = Tower of London 7. Which sorceress turned Odysseus’ men into swine? Answer = 8. What is the Celtic name for ‘river’? Answer = 9. Who said “We live over the shop”? Answer = I refuse to use those two words. 10. Which Berkshire school did Prince Charles attend? Answer = 11. In which TV series did Jimmy Nail play a Geordie detective? Answer = 12. Pomeroy, Von Schneider, Winterbottom and Sir Toby,were the dinner guests. Who was the hostess? Answer = I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Napoleon tried to kill himself but because the poison he took was old it had lost its potency and gave him hiccups instead. Answer = I didn’t.
  12. Sunday - 08/11/2020 a very quiet Front Street West. Photos by Simon Williams - Bygone Bedlington group
  13. Can't give you any info on the Dawsons. There is a Netherton/Nedderton old photos album in the Gallery with a couple of photos from start of the 20th century. This is a direct link to the album album under Gallery>Histoirc Bedlington> A second album with a couple of photos - Netherton/Nedderton Old Photos 2 :-
  14. Photo and names from Anne Gair - Cambois Facebook group.
  15. @Jojo have you downloaded a copy of the photo? There is a copy, without text, in the Netherton/Nedderton Old Photos 2n album :-
  16. @Layna Alexandrou-Panayiotou - attempted some repair to your photo.
  17. Roll on 2021 and vaccine. Now in day 274 of isolation - but 17 of them were in a hospital isolation ward where gowned; masked and gloved up young ladies visited me a few times a day.☺️
  18. Photo and text from Evan Martin's book - The Peolple's History Bedlingtonshire Remembered.
  19. The original school building was destroyed by fire in 1970. The old school building was replaced with garages and houses and the new school is still within the old school grounds.
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