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  1. 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? 


  2. 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.😉

  3. 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. ☺️ 

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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! 

  9. 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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