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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. 5 hours ago, Canny lass said:

    Nr. 3 is definitely not Frank Bower. Nr 2 is, I believe, one of the Leonard/Lennart boys, Joe, Martin or Edward  from Third Street. The others are familiar faces but just now I can't put a name to any of them.

    Update from the Docherty family - 

    Keith Docherty I'm sure I've seen this photo before & think No 4 is my dad Howard Docherty & No 5 my uncle John Cunningham

    John Docherty Definitely dad and Uncle John

    and Mick Cunningham Number 1 is Billy Bell

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  2. 12 hours ago, Liz Moore said:

    Thanks so much for all your help.  Alan Edgar.  The photo's are wonderful. 

    Liz Moore

    @Liz Moore - have you download copies of the photos?

    I found this extract (don't know what book it was taken from) on the Facebook group -  Barrington, Barnt' n  memories and stuff!! 

     

     

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  3. @Liz Moore - photos from the facebook group - Barrington, Barnt' n  memories and stuff!!

    Double Row

    Double Row Barrington.jpg

    and the outside toilet (Nettie) and coal shed (coal cree)

    Double Row ootside nettie.jpg

    This is a photo of one of the other rows in Barrington with the same setup - back lane/road; outside toilet and coal shed.

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  4. This pic comes from Facebook group Bygone Bedlington member Albert Armstrongs collection. It is Westlea Rovers football team being presented with the Randolph Cup. The competition was run in the Blyth and District Sunday League. The awards were presented by Sunderland Player Cecil Irwin seen here in the front row. Albert can name most of the team but is struggling with two remember two of the names. Can any one help with the names and the  exact year?

     

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  5. On 05/07/2019 at 10:03, Liz Moore said:

    Hi Everyone,     My Ancestor George Thompson born 1839 was a coal miner and he his address in the 1881 Census was Double Row, Bedlington, Northumberland.  

    I found those photo's fascinating.  I'd like to have a copy if anyone has one.

    Thanks

    Liz Moore  Australia 

    @Liz Moore - any member of this group, when signed in, can take a copy aof any of the photos that are posted within this group. 

    I don't use a handheld/mobile device but from my PC, using the mouse, if you left click on the image it enlarges and then if you right click the system gives you a number of options of which one is 'Save image' and selecting that option you get the option to name the file the system is about to download to your device.

    If you would prefer the info emailed to you then the best way, so as not to broadcast your email address etc. to the rest of the world is to send a Personal Message, by selecting the envelope logo at the top right of the page you can send a personal message to me - Alan Edgar (Eggy 1948) - with your email address and I will email you whatever info you request that is available on this site. :)  .

    That small photo of Double Row, Barrington, is the only one I can remember having seen on this group but there is at least one on the Facebook group -  Barrington, Barnt' n  memories and stuff!!

     

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    @joe Callahan -normally the best way to alert a member that you are after a re sponse from a comment you have made is to add the members name, preceded by an '@' like I have done with this one. It does depend on the setting the member has , either to recieve notifications or not, but doesn't do any harm to use that method.

    When you start typing the name eg @johndawsonjune1955 that members name tag will pop up and you select that.

    John Dawson is not a frequent visitor to this site. When you hover over the members name tag the system gives you some info on that person. I did that for John and it shows the last time he logged into this site was 5 months ago :-

     

     

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  7. @anniemarr :- had a search of the www but only found one reference to the farm and that was in the London gazette of 1924 in connection with the Ashington Coal Company.

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    Then I checked on a Facebook group - Past Times History, Admin @johndawsonjune1955 - as there has been info on Sheepwash etc posted on that group before. When I searched for Sparrow House farm I found three photos that a Helen Birch had given to John Dawson and John posted them with this comment  :-   

     

     

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    Sparrow House farm2 by Helen Birch.jpg

    Sparrow House farm3 by Helen Birch.jpg


  8. 5 minutes ago, anniemarr said:

    Thank you very much, yes this is the farm and I am trying to get a photograph.

    Just about to go out but I will have a search online later today but I would be surprised if there was anything on the www - but always worth a try :)


  9. @anniemarr - not a farm I had heard of but I did a search for "Sparrow House farm" and it does get one mention on this group. Back in 2014  on a discussion in History Hollow - about Netherton Lonnen -  Alan Dickson & Hihg Pit Wilma commented :-

     

    Alan dickson

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Aye years ago I had a walk over Sheepwash Bridge up to where Sparrow HOUSE Farm was. Then decided to have a look at the old Farm I could see from my side of the river.An old lady told me it was last inhabited in the 1940s.

    Her granny had worked there and every Xmas got an invite up to Bothal Castle with the rest of the hired help for the Xmas party. She said it was in the Portland Bothalhough Estate.

    Also said the Bothal Vicar at one time resided at Sheepwash and walked up to Bothal every day along the river. Alas it is no longer there

    the local kids demolished what was left of it.l asked the Farmer to let me try my metal detector on the land but met a refusal.

    HIGH PIT WILMA

    Posted March 29, 2014

    A builder-friend of mine told me that when he was on the team that renovated the rectory[?] at the Ashington side of Sheepwash bridge,beside the traffic lights,they found loads of boxes of ancient records and financial documents,plans,etc in the loft of the house.

    How old is that property,Alan,thought you would know..!

    Don't know what happened to the documents,I presume they would surely have given them to Woodhorn colliery museum.

    Alan dickson

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Don't/ know exact date but it was hospice for weary travellers in mediaeval times as the road was the main coastal road North.

    When they built the new houses on left side some very old skeletons were uncovered said to be monks who ran the hospice.

    A few years ago the man who lived there told me the kitchen was being renovated and a big pile of flagstones were stacked up for the next day and the door locked.

    On going in the next day they were strewn all over,he moved shortly afterwards. A secret tunnel is said to be rumoured .l think the road split the hospice in two...........

     

    Is that the Farm you are interested in ?


  10. 11 hours ago, Canny lass said:

    If Mikki Lee Townley can give me some more information about Isabel (her parent's names would be a good help) I'll see if i can find anything nearer 1904. Glebe Row was a complicated area. The address of every dwelling was simply Glebe Row but residents put their own names to various parts of it and these were later made official.

     

    @Canny lass :- Than you. I will post your comment for Mikki and suggest she joins this group if she wants more help and info.:)

    I found the entry in Evan Martin's book - Images of England Bedlingtonshire - where the Fountain Inn gets a mention :- 

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  11. Does anyone know anything abut the Fountain Inn or Fountain9s) Yard?

    On the Bedlington remembered Facbook group a Mikki Lee Townley commented :-  'Does anyone please have any info on fountain yard off glebe road in bedlington, (I'm not local- I'm doing family research) my grandads sister Isabel Thompson was born there in 1904. Many thanks.'

    I had heard of the Fountain Inn but not of Fountains Yard. The info in one of Evan Martin's books said that Fountain Inn was across the road from the Mission Room building.

    I am wondering if what was Blackbird Hall became the Fountain Inn and Fountains yard.:huh:

    I don't have access to the census records so I checked the North east War Memorials site and found there were 5 residents of Fountain(s) Yard listed.

    1886 Blackbird Hall.jpg

    1898 nothing.jpg

    1938 Mission Room.jpg

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  12. 36 minutes ago, Dorothy Glover said:

    Hi Bill

    What time does it open and close

    Thanks

    Dorothy

     

    @Dorothy Glover :-info on the www about the Bedlington Christian fellowship (Coffin Chapel ) is :-

    Wednesday 9.00-10.30 am  BEST BUDDIES TODDLER GROUP (term time)
    Thursday    10.00-12noon        COFFEE MORNING 
          “             1.00-3.30PM         CRAFT GROUP

    Leadership: Chris Ruddick   504336  Mike Clark 829060
    Maureen Chilton  853014

    The Coffin Chapel :-

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    Address: 21 Beech Grove, Bedlington NE22 5DA


     

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  13. 14 hours ago, Canny lass said:

    Who is Brian Chambers? Football player?

    There was a footballer of that name :- 

     

    Brian Chambers
    English footballer
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    Description

    Brian Mark Chambers is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He played in the Football League for Sunderland, Arsenal, Luton Town, Millwall, AFC Bournemouth and Halifax Town, before moving into non-league football. Wikipedia
     
    Born: 31 October 1949 (age 69 years), Newcastle upon Tyne
     
    Position: Midfielder
     
    ...but @threegee will know the answer :)

  14. 19 minutes ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    I just switched on my old Doris Day 78rpm :-

    When I was just a little girl

    I asked my mother, "What will I be?

    Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?"

    Here's what she said to me

     

    Que sera, sera

    Whatever will be, will be

    The future's not ours to see

    Que sera, sera

    What will be, will be

     

    When I grew up and fell in love

    I asked my lover, "What lies ahead?

    Will we have rainbows day after day?"

    Guess what my lover said

     

    Que sera, sera

    Whatever will be, will be

    The future's not ours to see

    Que sera, sera

    What will be, will be

     

    Now I have children of my own

    They ask their mother, "What Brexit will it be?

    Will It be pretty? Will It be rich?"

    I tell them, "Wait and see."

     

    Que sera, sera

    Whatever will be, will be

    The future's not ours to see

    Que sera, sera

    What will be, will be

    Que sera, sera

     

    Must learn to quality check - or should I attend 'typo' classes:)


  15. I just switched on my old Doris Day 78rpm :-

    When I was just a little girl

    I asked my mother, "What will I be?

    Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?"

    Here's what she said to me

     

    Que sera, sera

    Whatever will be, will be

    The future's not ours to see

    Que sera, sera

    What will be, will be

     

    When I grew up and fell in love

    I asked my lover, "What lies ahead?

    Will we have rainbows day after day?"

    Guess what my lover said

     

    Que sera, sera

    Whatever will be, will be

    The future's not ours to see

    Que sera, sera

    What will be, will be

     

    Now I have children of my own

    They ask their mother, "What Bexit will I be?

    Will It be pretty? Will It be rich?"

    I tell them, "Wait and see."

     

    Que sera, sera

    Whatever will be, will be

    The future's not ours to see

    Que sera, sera

    What will be, will be

    Que sera, sera

     

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