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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. @Lorna - Joe hasn't visited this since he posted the above comment.😟 If you don't hear from anyone then I still have the email, containing all the info + photos embedded into a Microsoft Word document, that John Dawson posted on this site, that I sent to Joe and I could forward that email on to you. If you want me to do that then it's better if you send me a personal message, with your email address in it, rather than add your email address into one of these comments that the 'whole world' can see. If you select the white envelope, top right of screen, you will be invited to 'Compose New' message.
  2. 1. What does the symbol HB stand for on a pencil? Answer = 2. What is the motto of the BBC? Answer = 3. England’s best ever win at football was 13-0. Who were they playing? Answer = 4. In which year were cars first required to be registered? Answer = 5. In WW2, what was the codename given by Hitler to the German invasion of Russia? Answer = I can’t get Barbarella and the ‘excessive-pleasure machine’ out of my mind 6. How many years are celebrated with a platinum anniversary? Answer = 7. What is the layer of rock immediately under the crust of the Earth called? Answer = Mantle 8. Which animal lives in a ‘citadel’? Answer = 9. What is the name of the Queen’s residence in Norfolk? Answer = 10. Brassica Oleracea is better known as what? Answer = 11. Who discovered the basic laws of genetics while analysing peas in a monastery garden? Answer = 12. What does a Buck Rarebit have that a Welsh Rarebit does not? Answer = I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Japanese women wear padded underwear to make their bottoms appear more rounded. Answer = I did ... and you never know just when you might need that morsel of knowledge! Answer = I did
  3. 1950 Speech Day at the Wallaw cinema - photo from the Mansel Dinnis collection.
  4. It was founded in 1926 as Bedlington Secondary School for the areas of Bedlingtonshire, Ashington and Newbiggin, being built next to Bedlington railway station. Subsequently it became Bedlington Grammar School, before turning comprehensive in 1974. It gained Maths and Computing College status in 2009. Ex pupils you should know :- Sir Bobby Charlton CBE & Sir John Hall, who built the MetroCentre
  5. @Ali Kelly there are 4 'Gateway Features' - one each at the side of a road entering Bedlington from North, South East ans West. The Bedlington Terrier is at the Soth Entrance as you come into Bedlington on the A1068 road. These images should help :- This is a direct link to the entry in page 2 of the' Gallery> Historic Bedlington' for the 'Bedlington Gateway Features'. If you select each photo you will get additional information about that feature :-
  6. Can't see me ever been persuaded - convinced - given proof etc etc that anything that is called paranormal has got anything to do with so called spooks - ghosts = of or relating to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena. Yes unusual thinks occur but that's normal ☺️ - especially when leaving any public house after a long session😱
  7. 1949 - Form 3B - photo, slightly out of focus, from the Mansel Dinnis collection.
  8. School choir - 1950 photo from the Mansel Dinnis collection.
  9. 1949 - Shakesper's The Merchant of Venice play was staged.
  10. Another from the Mansel Dinnis collection- the school orchestra - 1949. The photo is taken in the school assembly hall. The hall was also used as the school gym. On the left, as you look at the photo, was a storage room where the gym equipment was stored.
  11. The school anthem - Semper Sursum (Latin) = Ever Upwards. The school plaque has the year MCMXXV - 1925. The song sheet has the year 1946 + the initials E.H. and the name EDNA HUMPHREY is printed on the following music sheet. Miss Edna Humphry was he deputy head mistress of the school.
  12. 1949 photo from the Mansel Dinnis collection.
  13. 1. Which comedian, as a schoolboy, had a trial for Heart of Midlothian FC but wasn’t tall enough? Answer = 2. What type of creatures are “Whitstable natives”? Answer = 3. Fullerenes, discovered in 1985, were a new form of which element? Answer = 4. Which island, situated in the Arctic Ocean, is the largest in the world? Answer = 5. Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough and William of Cloudesley were all famous what? Answer = Inglewood Outlaws 6. Which frigate was launched secretly in 1986 in Wallsend to replace a ship lost in the Falklands? Answer = Hansard 7. What instrument is used to measure dew? Answer = 8. Which car manufacturer had the Kitten, Rebel and Sabre models? Answer = 9. Which Japanese word translates as ‘leader of the army’? Answer =「軍のリーダーとして 10. Which country was the first to use paper banknotes? Answer = 11. Who is the lead singer with Simple Minds? Answer = 12. Identify the language used in the following sentence: Dómarinn hefur alltaf rétt fyrrir sér. Answer = Icelandic I’ll bet you didn’t know …. The Russian postal service will not deliver letters containing chewing gum. Answer = I didn't Bonus question: How do they know what’s in the envelope? Answer = No idea - it's Google proof
  14. Girl Guides at Bedlington Grammar School from the Mansel Dinnis collection. All the names and info added from Joan Cummings.
  15. @Canny lass - did you forget to post quiz or have I, or my old PC, missed something
  16. Margaret Williamson and Christina Leach have both named 17a as Miss Heywood - Domestic Science teacher.
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