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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. Photo from Bob Simmons - don't know what year but according to Ronnie Mordue on the Bates Colliery Facebook group :- Ronnie Mordue That stretch of the pit road flooded regularly.It still does,thought they would have improved the drainage or something before they built those new rabbit hutches. Bet the buyers weren’t aware of the flood risk.
  2. Names updated and Alan Charlton, No 19, reckons the photo was taken in May 1965 and it was the year this group left school. This photo from Joanne Cuthbertson.
  3. @george.atkinson. - No 4 updated. Playing for that lot your lips must have been well puckered all week .
  4. @george.atkinson. - names updated. I assume you have copies of the photos that you are on? The member - Bandsman1966 (Biff's son) that posted the photos hasn't visited the group since November 1st 2018. Any names I have added since Bandsman1966 visited have been from ex Netherton Colliery people that are members of the local Facebook groups.
  5. 1977 - photo from Vicki Gooch. Names from Vicki Gooch and Dawn Mclaughlin.
  6. The following info is from the http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/8ad93b61-5d1a-46e9-ad51-f17b07e91684 site :- History: The school opened officially in 1958 and was reorganised as a middle school in 1976. It had ceased to function by 1977 when the premises were taken over by St. Benet Biscop's Roman Catholic Aided High School. The school records were transferred to the new Meadowdale County Middle School which opened in 1982.
  7. Names from Vicki Gooch - Caron Nesbitt Barnfather & Elizabeth Nichol.
  8. . How many milk teeth does a child normally get? Answer = 20 2. Which number comes next: 61, 122, 183, 244? Answer = 305 3. The first pop video was used to promote which single that first topped the charts in 1975? Answer = Don’t know which one but one of these :- 11 January "Lonely This Christmas" Mud 18 January "Down Down" Status Quo 25 January "Ms Grace" The Tymes 1 February "January" Pilot 22 February "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 8 March "If" Telly Savalas 22 March "Bye Bye Baby" Bay City Rollers 3 May "Oh Boy!" Mud 17 May "Stand By Your Man" Tammy Wynette 7 June "Whispering Grass" Don Estelle & Windsor Davies 28 June "I'm Not in Love" 10cc 12 July "Tears On My Pillow" Johnny Nash 19 July "Give a Little Love" Bay City Rollers 9 August "Barbados" Typically Tropical 16 August "I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" The Stylistics 6 September "Sailing" Rod Stewart 4 October "Hold Me Close" David Essex 25 October "I Only Have Eyes for You" Art Garfunkel 8 November "Space Oddity" David Bowie 22 November "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." Billy Connolly 29 November "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen 4. Which US president was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth? Answer = Abraham Lincoln Did you know that President Lincoln was shot in the head at Ford's Theatre in Washington AND an attempt to shoot President Ford was outside a theatre whilst getting into a Lincoln. 5. What is the SI unit of work or energy, named after a British physicist? Answer = Joule Joule, unit of work or energy in the International System of Units (SI); it is equal to the work done by a force of one newton acting through one metre. Named in honour of the English physicist James Prescott Joule, it equals 107 ergs, or approximately 0.7377 foot-pounds. 6. Which dish normally consists of cooked rice, flaked fish and hard boiled eggs? Answer = Kedgeree 7. What is a hornbeam? Answer = tree 8. Who was the younger brother of Cain and Abel? Answer = Seth 9. Who starred as Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe in TV’s Wycliffe? Answer = Jack Shepherd 10. In the RAF how many squadrons make up a wing? Answer = 3 Most flying squadrons are commanded by a wing commander who oversees around 200 personnel and between 12 and 16 aircraft. A squadron is further divided into flights, under the command of a squadron leader. A squadron usually consists of three flights. 11. Linonophobia is the fear of what? Answer = string A piece of string walks into a bar A piece of string walks into a bar and walks up to the counter. The bartender says, "Sorry mate, we don't serve pieces of string in here, get lost." Upset, the piece of string walks out the door. A sudden thought strikes him. He ties himself in a knot and messes his hair up. He walks back into the bar and approaches the counter. The bartender says, "Oi, aren't you that piece of string from before...?" "No," says the piece of string, "I'm a frayed knot." 12. Which symbol denotes a battlefield on an Ordnance Survey map? Answer = crossed swords I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Reuters, now one of the world’s biggest new agencies, began in 1850 – using pigeons. Answer = Coo I never knew that. -------- My homing pigeon died. I’m worried it will come back to haunt me.
  9. Unfortunately no colour shots around of the gear at Bedlington - just a black and white and a shot of the 'bucket' with some info from the Villageguides Facebook group :-
  10. Dorothy Sadler has identified No 10 - Bob Kennedy.👍
  11. @Richard Pyle - another member, John Johnson, of the Barrington Facebook group commented :- 'There was an open cast along there in 1980 run by diggergaylord it lasted approximately four years' Checked, via Google, and and the company name is :-
  12. Photo from Lilyan Taylor, her mam and dad No 8 & 4.
  13. @Canny lass - the construction of 'Big Geordie' - hope one of these links work :- http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/big-geordie https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-big-geordie-1970-online
  14. West Bedlington Town Council 2019 - Autum Newsletter - https://westbedlington.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/3.-Autumn-2019-Residents-Newsletter-FINAL.pdf gave info on a Sun Dial for the Bedlington Market Place. Today - John Krzyzanowski posted this photo, and comment, on the Facebook group - Bygone Bedlington John Krzyzanowski Admin · 18 hrs I know this isn't historical yet but for those of you who no longer live in Bedlington I thought I would show you this new sundial on Bedlington Front street. designed and made by a Bedlington man. I think it's a fantastic piece of art that I would definitely stop and look at if in another town on holiday. Apparently Mr Moss spent 4 years on it. Photo courtesy of John Fox.
  15. Updates from Bedlington remembered members - No 2 updated from Bill Storey to Philip Knight - identified by his niece - Joan Morland & No 18 identified as her father in law, Jack Ridley, by Maureen Ridley.-
  16. No 3 - Jimmy Golding - identified by Brian Hedley on the Past Times History group.
  17. Tuesday - June 16th 2020 :- Why did Cinderella get kicked off the football team? ...........................................Because she kept running from the ball! What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet?................................“Supplies!” You know what the loudest pet you can get is?..............................................................................................A trumpet. Why shouldn’t you write with a broken pencil?..............................................................Because it’s pointless! Why did the scarecrow win an award?.........................................................................He was outstanding in his field. What did the buffalo say when his son left?................................................................ Bison!
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