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Eggy1948 last won the day on February 16

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About Eggy1948

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    Seghill but born in Bedlington
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  1. Ford Castle Bedlington Grammar.jpg

    @Rigger - if I share this image on the Bedlington Facebook sites I would hope we could get some of his lot identified - Ok if I do that?
  2. John Chave

    @Rigger - was the Bedlington Community Centre - Creatives Group, that have done a lot of research on Bedlington soldiers to create their 'Poppy Map' one of the usual sources you have tried? They produced a list of Bedlington Soldiers' 'Poppy Map' and I believe they have retained info that they uncovered in their research :- http://www.bedlingtoncommunitycentre.co.uk/ Address: 60 W End Front St, Bedlington NE22 5UB Phone: 01670 824141
  3. West End Junior school - Ridge Terrace

    Often referred to as the 'Council School'. Entry in https://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/005616.htm has the date c1916
  4. Westridge School - End of term class photos

    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.
  5. Bedlington Grammar School

    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

    Date of photo updated to October 1951 following Ovalteeny's research at the Woodhorn Colliery Archives - the photo was found whilst looking through some old copies of The Blyth News/Ashington Post and he came across this very same photo. It was in an edition from late 1955 but it stated that it was a retrospective photo from October 1951.
  7. Lord Ridley socks it to the HoL on our behalf!

    Too technical for me - just checked and the upload photo is back to 34 x 25.5 - I'll ask the wife, or perhaps 3g can deviate from the original topic and explain this
  8. Lord Ridley socks it to the HoL on our behalf!

    Couldn't prove it Steve, but if you take a copy or check the original, your photo is H34" x W25.5" so the system might have turned it 90 degrees to fit. Made him back into a small dog = H6.0 x W4.5 However first attempt even though I had downloaded the large image; shrunk it to 6x4.5, saved it the uploaded the new file, using 'png' format this system created the file portrait but back to 34 x 25.5. Saved the downloaded file in 'jpg' format - deleted, via edit, the uploaded png file and selected the jpg file for uploading - this time file size has still altered but only to 7" x 5" (approx).
  9. ‎From John Burn‎ Admin on the Cambois Facebook group site Saturday, April 21st will be 50 years since the closure of Cambois Pit. As a means to celebrate, some of the very pitmen who worked there are organizing a night at Cambois Club and they hope that any miners who worked at the pit can join them, as are any descendants. My dad tells me that at the 25th anniversary, back in 1983 - people came as far as from the West Midlands to join in and see old faces. Obviously since that time, many pitmen have passed on. But it will be great to remember them. Please feel free to share this message as far and wide as possible.
  10. West End Council School 1959-60

    Got the names a bit mixed up - photo updated
  11. Cambois School team Burton Foster

    Names added to photo
  12. Local Football 2

    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>

    Through Ovalteeny's research and the memory of John Reed ( @Reedy's dad) some more names - plus this team is not a Mechanics team and now - Ovalteeny says :- ' From team sheets I've seen in old copies of the Morpeth Herald I would say that this is West Sleekburn Welfare FC.
  14. Class unknown - 1960s ?

    Some names added by No 5 Mel Douglas on the Facebook Bedlington remembered group site.
  15. 1963 at Ford Castle.jpg

    No 11 is John Crocker not Michael Shephard