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  1. I presume the forestry clearance at Gallagher Park is related to overhead cables.☹️
  2. In the past before Gallagher Park was developed the hedgerows on what is now the access road were always full of birds. There was a bird that we referred to as a 'Scribbleyjack' (Yellowhammer). I do not know where the name came from and it is not in common use. The bird does have a nickname of 'Scibble Lark' or 'Writing Lark'. Yellowhammer territories in the UK have declined by 50% in only twenty-five years. Perhaps something to look out for when you are walking through the park.
  3. I have also got connections with the Church Of Christ as that was my mother's church when she moved from Edinburgh to Bedlington after marrying my father.
  4. When John Davison Tindall died in 1947 his estate passed to his wife Dora Annie Adelaide Tindall. She died in 1957 and I would be happy to get details of what happened to her estate if that helps.
  5. Hi Margaret, the people of Bedlington will welcome you with open arms. Suspect you may have to wait a while for comments from the Longridge Farm development.
  6. Hi Paul, if the children of William and Margaret were Thomas, Joseph and Catherine I think they were in Burnside in 1939. My great grandfather was a William Young but not your William. There are better people than me to keep you right about place names. Good luck with your research and welcome to the website.
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    Could it be the COOP at Falun? https://www.coop.se/195030
  8. I was walking my dog in the Gallagher Park area this morning and saw two red squirrel in the wooded area near the old Doctor Pit. If we have the reds we do not want the greys. I understand that there are some active locals in the woods around Humford who have tried to get rid of the greys and would welcome them to visit Gallagher Park and advise our councilors before any decisions are made
  9. Nine police officers who had breakfast together inside a cafe have been fined for breaching COVID lockdown rules on duty. The officers, from the Metropolitan Police, were fined £200 each and told to "reflect on their choices." Unfortunately some of our heroes can be fallible,
  10. I believe the first Bedlington Terrier was named Ainsley’s Piper in 1825. Perhaps we could have the Piper awards rather than the Tony's or the Oscar's.
  11. Nominations are now invited to win Bedlingtonian of the year on Bedlington.co.uk and I nominate Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) for keeping this website active. There are one or two runners up although there are no prizes unless Mr Crosby, Wallace and Robinson fund it.
  12. A quote from from one of our councillors. 'Whilst Ian Lavery chaired Ashington Football Club it benefited from more than £1m of investment as part of the Arch scandal that took place under Labour. How much did Bedlington Terriers get? The answer is nothing'. It is "never too late" for Mr Lavery to "apologise".
  13. It is "never too late" for Mr Lavery to "apologise".
  14. Mr Lavery suggests that miners should be pardoned for their involvement in the 1984-1985 strike. Perhaps they should! In the view of many miners and their families Mr Lavery should perhaps never be pardoned for his involvement with the Miners Union and their pension funds! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-55002169 Perhaps a case of the pot calling the kettle black!
  15. As mentioned Joseph & Thomasina who married in 1899 had 4 children by 1911 however 2 of them had died. Florrie 8 years and Mary 4 years were registered with their parents at 6 1st Street Netherton Colliery. They appear to have a son George born in 1917 who is registered with his parents at 9 Crawford Terrace in 1939. Although the 1911 census and 1939 register are not free to access there is a free website that is useful for family history research. https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl
  16. You can check the number of cases by ward on the Northumberland County Council website. It was last updated on Wednesday 7th October. https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/COVID-19-in-Northumberland.aspx
  17. Perhaps@Malcolm Robinson & @Bill Crosby could clarify.
  18. BBC updates cases near me on a regular basis. Whilst there is no need to comment on the Wharton Arms I feel we have been lumped in with the North East Region and lost our identity as Northumbrians. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274
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