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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. Don't know the exact year the school was built. I would assume there would be some colliery rows built when the colliery was due to start production. The Durham Mining Museum does not have a year against when the colliery was opened but it does have 1982 as the first year coal was output. The First Edition of the OS map of the Cambois area held on the National Library of Scotland is 1859 (published 1865) and there is no colliery or houses. The Second Edition - 1896 (published 1898) shows the colliery, many pit rows and the school etc.
  2. photo from Trevor Elliot and names from Trevor and other members of the Cambois Facebook group.
  3. Photo from Pat Robinson & names from Pat and many other members of the Cambois Facebook group.
  4. photo and names from Patrick Halley - Cambois Facebook group.
  5. Photo and names from Yvonne Anderson - Cambois Facebook group .
  6. Clearer photo from Anne Crosby, Facebook group Bygone Bedlington, and with a year of 1957. Numbers added by Anne.
  7. @Canny lass - after many comments and confusion on the Facebook Past Times History group Nicola Ternent commented :- Right apparently Biff Smith is 1, Jackie Appleby is 7, Tommy Percy 19 and Joe Jones has told me that Joe grant was solo cornet but Joe Jones is not in this pic.
  8. Names from David Dickinson & Micky Young added to No 2, 9 and 13.
  9. @Canny lass :- my answers are mixed up - I got timed out as I was 'Clarting' again with pictures
  10. 7. With what is the organization CER N concerned? Answer = The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN derived from the name Conseil européen pour la recherche nucléaire), is a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Established in 1954, the organization is based in a northwest suburb of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border and has 23 member states. Israel is the only non-European country granted full membership. CERN is an official United Nations Observer. The acronym CERN is also used to refer to the laboratory, which in 2016 had 2,500 scientific, technical, and administrative staff members, and hosted about 12,000 users. In the same year, CERN generated 49 petabytes of data. 8. What breed of dog is Scooby Doo? Answer = Great Dane Scooby-Doo was first introduced to the world back in 1969. 9. Which part of Britain was called Vectis by the Romans? Answer = Isle of Wight 10. Who, in a song, was thrown out ‘with nothing but a fine tooth comb? Answer = Bill Bailey Louis Armstrong "Bill Bailey Lyrics." :- Won't you come home, bill bailey, won't you come home I've moaned the whole night long I'll do the cookin', honey, I'll pay the rent I know I done you wrong You remember that rainy evenin' I threw you out....with nothin' but a fine tooth comb Ya, I know I'm to blame, now... ain't it a shame Bill bailey, won't you please come home 11. Euclid is associated with which branch of mathematics? Answer = Geometry Euclidean geometry Euclidean geometry is a mathematical system attributed to Alexandrian Greek mathematician Euclid, which he described in his textbook on geometry: the Elements. Euclid's method consists in assuming a small set of intuitively appealing axioms, and deducing many other propositions (theorems) from these. 12. Which boxer’s real name was Walker Smith? Answer = Sugar Ray Leonard Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1940 to 1965. And I thought the word bride meant – to Cook AND Clean 1. What name do we give to the study of flags? Vexillology Vexillology is the study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general. The word is a synthesis of the Latin word vexillum ("flag") and the Greek suffix -logia ("study"). 2. In which Dickens novel does Richard Carstone appear? Bleak House is a novel by Charles Dickens, first published as a 20-episode serial between March 1852 and September 1853 Richard Carstone is a ward of Chancery in Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Straightforward and likeable but irresponsible and inconstant, Richard falls under the spell of Jarndyce and Jarndyce. At the end of the book, just after Jarndyce and Jarndyce is finally settled, he dies, tormented by his imprudence in trusting to the outcome of a Chancery suit. 3. What is the boiling point of water on the Fahrenheit scale? Answer = 212 4. Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Answer = Michelangelo While many Renaissance artists helped, Michelangelo is the main artist to take credit for this work of art Originally known as the Cappella Magna, its current name derives from the pope who restored it in 1477- Pope Sixtus IV. The Sistine Chapel is located inside the Vatican Museums and is the private chapel of the pope. It’s also where all of the cardinals from around the world come together to elect a new pope during the conclave. 5. In which year was Grace Kelly born? 1929 Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who, after starring in several significant films in the early- to mid-1950s, became Princess of Monaco by marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. 6. The Colorado Beetle attacks which plant in particular? Answer = Potato The common black and yellow-striped "potato bug", a very familiar insect to home gardeners, is the most serious insect pest of potatoes. Both the striped beetle and the black-spotted, red larva feed on potato leaves. Their damage can greatly reduce yield and even kill plants. In addition to potato, Colorado potato beetle can be a serious pest of tomato, eggplant, and pepper.
  11. @Canny lass - I will have to be more patient, looks like I jumped the gun. The photo was posted on the Facebook group, by John Dawson, yesterday so I add mine, with a few names. Loads of members commented but a couple kept contradicting each other and unfortunately I missed a few of the comments (on Facebook it doesn't show all the comments once it reaches a certain number it only shows the subsequent comments and then you have to click on a link - 'View nn more comments'. I have asked then to check and I will update, when I think they have finished - my fault I was too hasty
  12. @george47666 if you add a '@' at he front of the persons name you are wanting to contact the system should send a notifivation/email to that person. @Andy Millne - have I got that right?
  13. Previous update wrong - No 1 is Joe Grant.
  14. No 1 is Barron (Biff) Smith not No 9.
  15. @george47666 - A lad on the Facebook past times History has been asking if anyone has a photo of the school. Do you know which camp the school was on and have you ever seen any photos of the school?
  16. No 26 names as Jeff Howe by Nathan Barnes of the Facebook Past Times History group.
  17. Same class as Michael, from Guidepost all the way through - 1960 to 1965.
  18. We do it all the time Vic, mix up the comments within topics I think the council estate - Woodside - that is behind Stead lane would have been built in the late 1940's or early 1950's. This old map, 1938, published 1947 shows the area before the council estate, and bungalows at the bottom of Stead lane were built.
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