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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. Bedlington Mechanics FC Updated

    Men from the Dr. Pit Colliery formed Bedlington Mechanics FC in 1949, initially playing in the Northumberland Miners Welfare League before entering the Northern Combination in 1952. They won the Northumberland Minor Cup in 1954 and were league champions the following season which enabled them to be promoted into the Northern Alliance where they remained for the next 8 seasons. Home games were played in the centre of the town at Millne Park, the land was owned by Jimmy Millne, a successful local businessman and he provided a very generous arrangement with the Committee. However, in the early 1960’s there was a dispute and the Mechanics had to relocate to the “A Pit” Welfare Park at Bedlington Station. Sadly, crowds dwindled and income fell to such an extent that in 1963 they were forced to disband.
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  2. Bedlington Grammar School Updated

    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                                       
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  3. Whitley Memorial School Updated

    The original school building was destroyed by fire in 1970. The old school building was replaced with garages and houses and the new school is still within the old school grounds.
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  4. West Sleekburn Middle School Updated

    Pupils that attended the junior schools in Cambois & Bedlington progressed to the West Sleekburn Middle school , in the 1980's & 90's before moving on to the 'High' schools.
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  5. Netherton/Nedderton old photos 2 Updated

    All photos shared by members that have posted these photos on Facebook sites - Bedlington Remembered, Bygone Bedlington & Sixtownships
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  6. Local Football 2 Updated

    Local teams other than Bedlington Mechanics teams. The history of Bedlington Mechanics is current being researched by @Ovalteeny  and his info is posted in the topic BEDLINGTON MECHANICS FC   under - Hobbies & Interests >  > The Sports Club>
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  7. Westridge School - End of term class photos Updated

    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.
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  8. Bedlington Station 1st School Updated

    Celebrated it's 100th year on June 30th 2012. The school has a web site with a collection of photos over the years and the web site address is   http://www.bedlingtonstationfirstschool.com/bsfs100/100_years_of_Photographs/100_years_of_Photographs.html
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  9. Cambois Infant / Junior School Updated

    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. 

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  10. Barrington County Primary School Updated

    Class photos
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  11. Bedlington drinking establishments - Then & Now Updated

    In History Hollow 'Reedy' posted - 'List Of Pubs And Clubs -Bedlington District'
    From that list I extracted the establishments within Bedlington and along with a list of list of pubs in 1886 from one of Evan Martin's books on Bedlingtonshire I, assisted by members on the Bedlington Remembered & Bygone Bedlington Facebook sites, attempted to find evidence of the listed establishments.
    This was not a delv into historic documents etc., just a www search combined with some 2009 Google Street View images.   
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  12. West End Junior school - Ridge Terrace Updated

    Often referred to as the 'Council School'. Entry in  https://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/005616.htm  has the date c1916
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  13. St. Bede's Primary & Senior School Updated

    Before the new senior school - St. Benet Biscop Catholic High School opened I was told that both the junior & senior schools went under the name of St Bede's. This album will be a mix of photos from the junior & senior schools.  
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  14. Bedlington Village School Updated

    Often referred to by the locals as 'The Old School' or 'St. Cuthbert's School'.
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  15. Bedlington Station (Sleekburn) 1st School, started pre 1850. Updated

    Info from Rootsweb online genealogy forum :- 'Sleekburn had a school from at least 1842. This is supported by entries in the Methodist records by a local preacher who stated that he preached in the new Board School in that year. Evidently there are no surviving records to indicate when the School was opened. The School was of course built by the Colliery Owner, more so to keep his workers happy and content.. It appears that the School closed in 1941 and was taken over and used as a County Library.
    Source - "Sleekburn (The Station) with Bank Top, East Sleekburn and Red Row" by Stephen B Martin - Bedlingtonshire Villages History Series.
    Steve Ellwood - Whitley Bay, North East England'
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  16. Bedlington Station Secondary Modern School Updated

    Nicknamed The Woody school, as it was mainly constructed of wooden planks. The school of our mate, Keith Lockey. Don't know when it first opened but it first appears on the 1951 ordnance survey map and it is not on the previous map of 1938.  Destroyed by fire in 1969. When the replacement school was built, opening in 1974, it combined with the grammar school to be Bedlingtonshire Community High School.   
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  17. Bedlingtonshire Community High School Updated

    Entry under History in Wikipedia states :- '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.
    I would add - the Secondary Modern School merged with the Grammar School to create the High School. The new build + the old grammar school remained until a new High School was built, on the existing grounds, and opened in 2016.
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  18. Sch. near Bells Place - Hollymount Hall - 1896 Updated

    I have been creating an Album, on this site, for each of the schools in the Bedlington area. Whilst looking at an 1896 map of Bedlington around the area of Hollymout Hall & Bell's Place I noticed there was a 'Sch.' identified. I have not found any further info, on the www, about this school. I have not checked the historical records held at the Woodhorn Museum. The label 'Sch.' does not appear on the 1920 map but the label 'Misn. Rm.' appears to have taken it's place.  
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  19. Bates Pit by High Pit Wilma Updated

    All initial photos and comments from HPW. (added into the Album by Eggy).
    Comment from HPW - credit to Russel Hogg for enabling me to capture the Pit Surface photo's,without whom it would never have happened.


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  20. Stead Lane Primary School - The Oval Updated

    Opened 1955 or 56
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  21. Bedlington Equitable Co-operative Society 1861-1911 Updated

    Images from @graeme  from an old book - In Commemoration - Of The Jubilee - Bedlington Equitable Industrial Co-Operative Society Ltd. 1861 - 1911
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  22. Doctor Pit Welfare Park Updated

    A number of local teams have played at the Welfare Park. This album is to hold any team photos of any team that played there in the year the photo was taken.
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