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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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    This photo was in the Evan martin book, The Archive Photographs Series - Bedlingtonshire, with surnames  + initial. The full names researched by @Ovalteeny and added to the image by me. 

    1959 from Evan Martin book named.jpg

  2. @benjymous :- it's not something I have seriouslr researched, just a few Google searches for, but when looking at the old Maps (1800's to 1947) and seeing Netherton Hall in Netherton, not Nedderton as I expected, I searched the www and found an answer. 

    If you look in the album there is an entry from Kelly's Trade Directory of 1910 where it refers to the village of Netherton, Rothbury. If you want to check out that Netherton then Google/search for The Star Inn 3 Cherrywell, Netherton, Morpeth NE65 7HD. 

    As post got directed to the wrong Netherton it was decided, for postal purposes our Netherton should be addressed as Nedderton.  As you say benjmous from then the maps still identified the place as Netherton but eventually the village inhabitants, and therefore amenities, adopted the  postal address as their name.

    If you scroll down in the Album you will also see an extract from Parson & White Trade Directory - 1828 with a bit about the Nedirton family that owned some property in Netherton Village.

    From the old maps you will see there was mining in the Netherton/Nedderton Village but where the NCB took over Howard Pit & Francis Pit that part of Netherton was known as Netherton Colliery and it had Netherton Colliery as it's postal address so it didn't have to change as everyone knew it as the colliery.

    That's what I discovered via Google and left it at that.

    @Canny lass may have a more detailed explanation as she has done a lot more research of the area she grew up in.

    ps. - just remembered the Northumberland Communities site. On this site is a list of all the local communities and each one has it's own pages with some info and photos ( that have made their way on to many a Facebook group as originals!) - Nedderton is in the list, with the  Parson and White Trade Directory (1827), under Printed Material.

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    @Layna Alexandrou-Panayiotou - posted the photo on Facebook group Bedlington Remembered and a couple of members have said it is the Doctor Pit Welfare Park in Bedlington and it is the Doctor Pit Welfare Team of 1944-45. A couple of members did name a couple of their relatives. One member, Paul Reed, recognised the photo as one in his 89 year old dad's collection and he had a list of many of the names on the back of the photo :- 

    Dr Pit Welfare team named.jpg

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    Can't work out the location of this photo. If that was Dr Pit Park then I would expect the double row of  houses in the background to be Lilly Avenue but doesn't look like them.   

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