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  1. VID-20200612-WA0001.mp4
  2. A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland Volume 1 mentions Birkinshaw building Hollymount Hall in 1844 and later selling it to Longridge. The book references the Memoir of J C Birkinshaw which I presume is the son of Birkinshaw ... John Cass Burkinshaw.
  3. #StaySafe & #StayatHome Bedlington. ♥️
  4. Perhaps we will get the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker.
  5. Maybe you could make that money back with a gig at East Bedlington Community Centre.
  6. Perhaps B&M Ashington or Dunelm Cramlington. https://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/stainless-steel-spoons-4pk-308985
  7. Bedlingtonian

    Chess

    If you can tolerate a bit of advertising you could also have a try at the card game Bridge. https://www.arkadium.com/gb/games/bridge/
  8. Michael Longridge (c1785-1858) died at Hollymount Hall in 1858. (source: six townships) The hall was said to be designed/built circa 1844 for John Birkinshaw (c1781-c1845). (source: The Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland.) Above does not take you back much further and certainly not back to Holy Mount. Good luck with the research.
  9. Somewhat ironic in that the Brexit Party saved him from the chop. Perhaps he should look at his own performance rather than blame everything on Brexit.
  10. Ashington, Cramlington and Morpeth appear to have a branch. Bedlington would have to have a volunteer moderator to start I believe. https://www.freecycle.org/browse/UK/North East
  11. Cheers Malcolm, just read it thanks. Keep up the good work.
  12. Hi Malcolm, This may be too deep or controversial. Who does or should a Bedlington Independent Councillor advise us on to vote on for the best interests of Bedlington in a General election?
  13. I am sure I enjoyed crossing the footbridge over the main track when I was younger however I can not remember when it was destroyed!
  14. It is a difficult decision should a family member have to move into a care home because of dementia. I would recommend that you first visit the home and ask questions to reassure yourself that the home has 'expert care'. If you become a Dementia Friend it will aid your understanding of the illness and may assist you to decide what you need to consider. My mother had dementia and my mother-in-law now has dementia. With support, people with dementia can and do take an active role in life. https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/register-digital-friend
  15. You can obtain a copy of Wills and Probate Records for £1.50 using the official Government website. You can use this service to search for a probate record in England and Wales, check if probate has been issued, check the type of probate issued, order a copy of a probate record (including a will, if there is one) https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
  16. Recently came across this Network and I had a good feeling when I gave stuff away rather than taking it to the local tip. The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,319 groups with 9,202,164 members around the world, and next door to you. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and neighborhoods. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. https://www.freecycle.org/
  17. Hi Brian, welcome back. I lost a great friend and family member owing to undiagnosed Sepsis. At times it can be difficult to recognise. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sepsis/
  18. I think former Wansbeck miners and their families would like to here him answer the questions.
  19. I find it difficult to name my favourite Christmas Songs/Records as there are so many. I will start with this as I believe whatever age you are it is never too late to believe in Father Christmas.
  20. The UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%. People in Northumberland voted strongly in favour of leaving the European Union. Perhaps our local councilors can advise us of where they stand on that? As we have some great Independent representatives they could maybe advise and guide us on their views.
  21. I have access to some old census and voters data and am quite happy to assist anyone from Bedlington who is researching their own family history. There is a Free website that may also assist you with your research. https://www.freebmd.org.uk/search
  22. Yes Vic, That is our MP although I suspect that he has plans to be PM.
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