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  1. Richard, I'll attach my Dad's ID Card from the war years to 1951, when we moved from the Huts at Hartford Camp into Hollymount Hall. There is no documentation regards when we left and moved into our Council House at The Oval, but I'm pretty sure it was 1957 (ish). So, I am fairly sure that the demolition took place circa 1958.
  2. I can only come up with 2 :- Tony Woodcock - 42 caps 1978-86 and Ian Storey-Moore - 1 cap 1970. It's obviously a trick question.
  3. Bugga, if only I could read questions properly. I guess that's why I failed my 11+ and ended up at Westridge. Back to the drawing board.
  4. I assume you mean with the surname starting with O, so Osgood as you say; Michael Owen - 89 caps (1998-2008); William Oakley - 16 caps (1895-1901) & Russell Osman - 11 caps (1980-83) 7 Peter O'Dowd - 3 caps (1932-33).
  5. Nr6468, there was another lad who also played football with us, called Maurice Patty who lived in Roslin Park, but he didn't join the Army, he worked in the kitchens at St. Georges Hospital in Morpeth.
  6. Eggy, myself and wor Allan (from No. 3 The Oval) plus David Rix (No. 5) and Tommy Cullen (No. 6) were the nucleus of lads who played football (and cricket) on the Oval Green throughout our childhoods. Tommy was in the school year below me, so about your age. Yes, he joined the Army. With me moving to work down South in 1969 I simply lost track of him so don't know where he ended up.
  7. When I moved down to London then Windsor (with the help of someone called Alan Edgar) in 1969 I used to phone my Mam most Sunday evenings at 7:00pm. Mam and Dad didn't have a phone at 3 The Oval, so my Mam would go down to the bottom half of the shops and stand outside the Oval Telephone Box and when it rang, we'd have a weekly catch up. The kids today, don't know the half of it. The phone box was just outside the Chiropodists.
  8. 1 was Warnes, not Wilson, they lived in the first house round the corner in Fontburn Ave.
  9. Canny Lass, i'm fairly sure it was bigger, my memory seems to think there was another wing, nearer the cut from Hollymount Square through to Haig Road. I'll ask wor Allan if he can recall anything.
  10. sorry folks, but the only photo I have is of me and wor Allan on our 3 wheeler bikes with a very blurred section of the Hall in the background. We lived in Hollymount Hall for approx 4-5 years in the mid 1950's, renting a couple of rooms from the owners - Bedlington Co-op (where my Dad worked in the Abattoir).
  11. Hello Joe, You a correct in respect of the "History of The Terriers" on the Bedlington Terriers FC web-site being not quite accurate. Especially the early years. A few years ago I tried to have some input and provided their Chairman with the info and even re-wrote what was originally on there. They took no notice. Someone has now made another attempt to clean it up, but the early years Certainly, all the time that they played at Millne Park are very misleading and chronologically wrong. Hey Ho. By the way Sep Kidd was my Grandad, not Ian Rowe's, who refers to my Grandad as his Uncle.
  12. welcome Ian, Sep Kidd was my Grandad and used to take me (and my brother) on Jordans busses to all the away matches when I was a child. Me and wor Allan also went to all the home matches at Millne Park, so I guess we must have been aware of each other back then. There are lot's of items and photos on this site regards The Mechanics FC, hopefully you can navigate to them. Good luck, Jack Kidd
  13. I've not seen any photos of Bedlington footballs teams from the WW2 years. Could be interesting.
  14. When I did the research into Bedlington Mechanics FC and then widen it to all the local pit village teams in Bedlingtonshire, I focused on after WW2, from 1945-1965. I have some detail regards various Choppington teams that played in either the Miners Welfare League, the Ashington Welfare League or there was one (Choppington High Pit FC)who played in the Coquetdale League. However, on looking at these teams after WW2 there is no mention of a Choppington United FC. You might do better searching old copies of the Morpeth Herald, as well as the Blyth News and/or Ashington Post. I did try and find some details of Bedlington United FC from the very early 1900's - 1930, but really struggled as the newspapers only carried reports etc. direct from the clubs. If no-one bothered to report on the teams and results then there wasn't anything in the papers.
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