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  1. Hi Alan, Thanks so much for taking the time to pull together the various maps and images and for adding the additional explanatory notes to them. It makes it all a lot clearer to me. Best wishes. Steve PS My great grandmother returned to Workington in 1919/20 to live with my grandfather (her eldest son who served Coldstream Guards 1905/08 & 1914/18) who was also a pre 1914 miner (hewer). She clearly made efforts to have her 2 youngest sons names recorded on the Bedlington RC Church WW1 memorial before she left the area (with a 4th son who had a disability and worked above ground at the pit) but presumably left before plans were being made to erect the Bedlington Civil War Memorial. She died in 1920 so my grandfather ensured his brothers names were recorded on the Workington War Memorial.
  2. Hi, Thanks very much for the offer Alan. I'm still in the dark (no mining pun intended) as to which pit my great uncles worked at and have always assumed it was Doctor Pit as that is the only Bedlington pit I've seen mentioned so if you can assist in any way I'd be very grateful. Thanks. Steve
  3. Hi Bill, Thanks but I doubt if any of your contemporaries would know of the Devlin brothers as they were killed in France in 1916. However, do you know if there was/are any memorials to Bedlington Miners killed in the First World War? Thanks again to everyone for their help. Steve Y
  4. Hi, Thanks to everyone for their comments and help. Sorry to ask another question but - Does anyone know whether the current Clayton Street is the previous Back or Front Clayton Street that are on the 1911 census? Regards Steve Y
  5. Hi, I started this message on its own topic thread earlier today nut have ben advised to attach it to this thread as it mentions Phoenix Row..... "I'm looking for some help in working out which Bedlington colliery my relatives worked at pre 1914. On the 1911 census my great uncle Peter Devlin, born Workington, Cumberland, 1893 is living at 1 Phoenix Row, Bedlington Station lodging with a Wills family, employed as a Coal Miner (Putter) Underground. There are some 50 Workington born people in Bedlington on the census. He was joined by his widowed mother and youngest brother Frank Devlin, born 1897, later that year after his brother left school. Frank joined him to work at a local pit. Frank enlisted in 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in May 1914, aged 16 years. He was killed in action with 1st NF at Bazentin Le Grand, Somme, France Friday 14th July 1916, aged 18 years. Peter enlisted in 1st Battalion Tyneside Scottish (20th NF) in October 1914. He was killed in action at La Boisselle, Somme, France Saturday 1st July 1916, aged 23 years. I have recently obtained the soldiers will made by Frank Devlin in January 1915 before he went to France with 2nd NF. He gives his mothers address as 13 Clayton Street, Bedlington Station. The 1911 census shows a Front and Back Clayton Street. I think they were close to Phoenix Row as they are listed on consecutive pages. I know that miners homes were in effect "tied cottages" so I am hoping that someone will be able to help me with the ownership of the Phoenix Row and Clayton Street houses and perhaps be able to narrow it down to a colliery where my relatives would have been working before they joined the army. They are commemorated on a memorial at St Bede's RC Church, Bedlington. I'd appreciate any assistance. Thanks. Steve Y, Maghull, Merseyside"
  6. Hi Keith, Thanks for the advice. I'll copy my message into that thread. Steve Y
  7. Hi Keith, Thanks for the advice. I'll copy my message into that thread. Steve Y
  8. Hi, I'm looking for some help in working out which Bedlington colliery my relatives worked at pre 1914. On the 1911 census my great uncle Peter Devlin, born Workington, Cumberland, 1893 is living at 1 Phoenix Row, Bedlington Station lodging with a Wills family, employed as a Coal Miner (Putter) Underground. There are some 50 Workington born people in Bedlington on the census. He was joined by his widowed mother and youngest brother Frank Devlin, born 1897, later that year after his brother left school. Frank joined him to work at a local pit. Frank enlisted in 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in May 1914, aged 16 years. He was killed in action with 1st NF at Bazentin Le Grand, Somme, France Friday 14th July 1916, aged 18 years. Peter enlisted in 1st Battalion Tyneside Scottish (20th NF) in October 1914. He was killed in action at La Boisselle, Somme, France Saturday 1st July 1916, aged 23 years. I have recently obtained the soldiers will made by Frank Devlin in January 1915 before he went to France with 2nd NF. He gives his mothers address as 13 Clayton Street, Bedlington Station. The 1911 census shows a Front and Back Clayton Street. I think they were close to Phoenix Row as they are listed on consecutive pages. I know that miners homes were in effect "tied cottages" so I am hoping that someone will be able to help me with the ownership of the Phoenix Row and Clayton Street houses and perhaps be able to narrow it down to a colliery where my relatives would have been working before they joined the army. They are commemorated on a memorial at St Bede's RC Church, Bedlington. Thanks. Steve Y, Maghull, Merseyside
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