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  1. 23 hours ago, Tonyp said:

    Definitely same concert bedlingtonian when he jumped off the star he sang whatever happened to a teenage dream brilliant concert I do believe T.Rex were the first group to perform At Glastonbury but I probably will get proved Wrong happy days  

    Always thought of myself as a 20th Century Boy and a Child of the Revolution who had a Teenage Dream.😉

  2. On 25/07/2020 at 01:55, Tonyp said:

    Me mother was brought up in Hirst terrace during the war, I think one of the last people to leave Hirst terrace prior to demolition was a Scottish builder called Ian Milne he had 3 lasses the oldest was called Linda I remember she came with my mother & my brother + me to see T.Rex at the City hall in the early seventies I think one of he's last tours before he died. Anyway Linda had to younger sisters & Ian's wife was called Shirley. A Guide post lass I think

    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. ☺️ 

  3. 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. ☺️


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  4. 1 hour ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    I think, but could be wrong, where John K says :- ....but this doesn't look the case,  is John saying his previous understanding of the sale was wrong.


    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. 

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  5. 10 hours ago, Tonyp said:

    At last! Managed to get my  hands on some ordered on line Marks & Spencer pick up @ Morpeth they were a bit steep £17.50 for 6 but had to be done

    Maybe you could make that money back with a gig at East Bedlington Community Centre. ;)


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  6. On 16/01/2020 at 20:04, Canny lass said:

    I'm researching the possibility that Hollymount may be a derivation of Holy Mount - it's an interesting theory.

    Does anybody know the earliest record of 'Hollymount' as a place name in Bedlington - on a map or document, for instance. 1860 is the earliest I've found to date.

    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. :thumbsup:

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  7. 41 minutes ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    When we had the heavy snow fall and I was confined to the house, January 2010, I did a bit of family research within FreeBMD. To pass a few more hours I joined as a transcriber and and transcribed a few B, M & D registra sheets to be uploaded to the BMD Database. 

    So when your using the site just remember one of the records you find might be one of the 55,331 I did:D 

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    Great work Alan. Well done! 

  8. 3 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    Don't know of any of my relatives that have been diagnosed with dementia but I see the local care homes say there have expert care for people with dementia : - 


    Barchester Meadow Park Care Home

    Choppington Road, Bedlington NE22 6LA


    Hartford Court Care Home

    Cumbrian Road, Cramlington NE23 1DA


    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

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