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  1. 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".
  2. It is "never too late" for Mr Lavery to "apologise".
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Perhaps@Malcolm Robinson & @Bill Crosby could clarify.
  7. 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
  8. Very quiet! Newcastle upon Tyne. 499 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week 29 Sep-5 Oct. 1,510 cases in the latest week 29 Sep-5 Oct +760 compared with the previous week 5,420 total cases to 08 Oct Today it is announced that another 1600 students have tested positive in Newcastle Universities! Why should Northumberland Council ask to be grouped with the likes of Newcastle?
  9. Northumberland County Council have apparently called on the Government to introduce greater lockdown restrictions. Was this discussed at council meetings with our local area councillors?
  10. With a jelly gun............ whatever that was. Bats on top of pit heap when in tin shelter was a happy days experience.....
  11. There was an Ellenor Armstrong married a Brian Owen in 1959. Total stab in the dark although may help with possible dates if correct.
  12. Always thought of myself as a 20th Century Boy and a Child of the Revolution who had a Teenage Dream.😉
  13. Linda, Lorna & Tracey. Suspect I was at the same concert at City Hall when it started with Marc rising from the stage on a star. ☺️
  14. It may not help with Hollymount Hall however when Michael Longridge died in 1858 I suspect he was in Bedlington as he was buried at St. Cuthberts. I think in the 1951 census he may be in Westgate Street Newcastle with his family. I believe the original Assembly House was in Westgate Street. Hollymount Hall could be a 19th Century holiday home. ☺️
  15. The Chinese was on the Millbank Terrace end of Hirst Terrace (Now Brook Court). I remember when it closed that it was infested with rats!
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  17. 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.
  18. #StaySafe & #StayatHome Bedlington. ♥️
  19. Perhaps we will get the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker.
  20. Maybe you could make that money back with a gig at East Bedlington Community Centre.
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