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  1. Perhaps not my view however Former judge says rape conviction rates will not improve until 'women stop getting so drunk'
  2. I think Maggie is correct in that the younger generation do not do First Footing. Perhaps their parents have advised them not go into strangers houses and accept free drinks from older men and women.
  3. Were shops forced out to accommodate Tesco's plans and if they were could they take some action. Not sure if it was Spend & Save that had to move to Prudhoe.
  4. Is Bedlington a dementia friendly community? Recently I attended a 'Dementia Friends' information session at Cramlington. I would recommend the sessions to anyone who has any concerns regarding their relatives or friends. ( Further details can be found at https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/ ) Five things you should know about dementia: 1. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing 2. It is caused by diseases of the brain. The most common being Alzheimer's 3. It's not just about losing your memory - it can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks 4. It is possible to live well with dementia 5. There is more to a person than the dementia With support, people with dementia can and do take an active role in life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9KBlXb3j2Q8
  5. My only visit to the City Hall was in the early seventies when I went to see T.Rex when they were at their peak. To start the concert Marc Bolan was risen up on the stage by an illuminated star and many of the girls then threw their underwear onto the stage. I think I was star struck at the time as the next live group I remember seeing live were The Jam at Whitley Bay ice rink.
  6. It would also be interesting to find out what Sym's parents ate.
  7. Can you say 'Black Bullets' or is it politically incorrect these days.
  8. The Reverend Henry Cotes mentioned by Maggie may shed some clues about life in Bedlington in his 1809 book entitled 'Metres, Addressed To The Lovers Of Truth, Nature, And Sentiment'. It does not appear to be the type of book that you would be rushing to take on holiday with you. Cotes has a poem in the book called 'Watson's Wake' that refers to Cuthbert Watson's death at the church in 1669. There may also be a Templar link as his grandson was Digby Henry Cotes of the Inner Temple, London. Cotes died in 1835 ( Hopefully I have attached a copy of his will )
  9. Perhaps politics can have its own heading in Hobbies & Interests and everyone would then know where to find the latest debate
  10. Hi Paul, Welcome to the forum. There is a James Waldock 1873 - 1946 who is a possible. He lost his wife Susannah in 1913 when she was 42yrs. It appears that he had a number of children and records suggest he also had a brother Thomas. I think I have picked up on your Nan's birth and would guess that the only chance of a mention of her father would be on her baptism record.
  11. Great photo. There is a postcard of the same picture currently on ebay listed with a £17.50 starting bid.
  12. Hi Joanne, I do not know Anthea although I think she may have married and now lives in the Blyth area with her family. I do not think it would be appropriate to post details on the forum however if you could send me a message I may be able to assist.
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