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Malcolm G Allan

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About Malcolm G Allan

  • Birthday 16/05/1952

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    Glastonbury Somerset UK
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    Vegan,Vegetarian Macrobiotic cooking&Nutrition,Social Enterprises and Cooperatives,Micro Finance,Local Currencies,Buddhist Philosophy,writing,Spontaneous Cabaret Performing and Avalon Peace Ambassador.

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  1. Hi I knew the Marley family very well when I lived in Bedlington many years ago now, the Marley's were always welcoming from Wilf when he was a live, Joan has passed on as she was always a warm hostess at there House at Humford Mill. Billy always had an anecdote at hand as he was a master of English literature from Duncan, Ann, Stuart, John and Michael they were a family who were well informed and could be entertaining with the debates that used to be held down at Humford Mill. I know Stuart was a Probation Officer and Billy now retired, has a lady friend somewhere in Northumberland don't think he spends much time in Bedlington nowadays don't know about rest of clan but hope everyone is well as like a lot of the oldies remember Humford Baths as a young swimmer with Wilf's steady gaze on our activities and becoming friends with the Marley family is a memory that I hold dear to my heart as had many interesting conversations and laughs with Billy,Duncan, Stuart, Ann, John and Michael, Wilf would be proud of you all. Yours in the spirit of Cooperation Malcolm G Allan.
  2. Thanks Eggy for your post, enjoy the warmer weather of spring,keep well. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm
  3. Stuart and Malcolm used to play football with Trevor Finnigan on the slopes of West Lea green he was a very good footballer as he was always the one to play with the big lads he did go on to play professional football for Blackpool, another local lad was Joe Lees who signed for Port Vale and you had Brian O Neil who played for Burnley and Southampton.I remember Bill Thompson playing Centre Half for NUFC as the North-East used to be a hotbed for football. Of course you got the Charlton brothers from Ashington along with Jackie Milburn and there was a lad from Stakeford who played for WBA also did a Bedlington lad play goalkeeper for NUFC so we nearly have a full team of Northumberland lads who would be able to give anyone a game. I think we were all pretty good footballers but along came the Broon Ale and larger girths to reduce our fitness even though we still got together to kick around and sweat the Broon Ale out of our system. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm.
  4. Hi well nearly 2,000 views on the Westridge Re-union all we need now is some volunteers to arrange venue &entertainment at Bedlington Terriers football club early July time is getting on for this to be organised as it's problematic for me as I live in Glastonbury Somerset.As Symptoms and Eggy have suggested a data base to record who want's to attend and would it be possible to arrange this before cut off date late May. Thanks Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm.
  5. Thanks Symptoms okay lets keep to the orginal plan, cut off date end of May, be good if Jan could e-mail us details of cost for Bedlington Terriers facilities as this seems to be a regular venue for Westridge Re-Unions. So in all reality to make this work we are going to have certain numbers to attend good news that people from all over the Globe want to attend, just goes to show you what a Secondary Modern Education can do for you. Keep well and in good spirits. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm.
  6. Thanks Eggy 1948 and Jan Murther, I will not be attending as will be in Ipswich on March the 4th, so I don't know about a summer re-union? If Jan Muther is for anyone who attented Westridge, as I put down for a summer re-union as that would give us plenty of time to organise and it's slightly warmer in the summer time in Bedlington. So is the Summer Re-Union of Westridge pupils of 50 odd years ago a no go? as for us exiles we got to plan and save up as a trip to the North-East from Somerset can get quite expensive, train travel,B&B or Hotel accomadation,well anyway got a lot of people viewing and if we could maybe have a vote if it's worthwhile to create a Summer Re-Union since Jan Muther as already set one up in March 2017. Well done Jan Muther hope everyone has a good time of memorys of schooldays and of our Youth will be abundant on March 4th 2017. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm.
  7. Hi Bedlingtonians and those in exile Well, Well, over a 1,000 hits on the Westridge Re-Union for summer 2017. Thanks to Symptoms and John Fox for their involvement, we need just a few out of the1,000 to assist in the development of the idea into a reality. Like the idea of Bedlington Terriers Football club as venue if anyone can post details of how much it would cost to hire rooms and facilities, has the Terriers for example a PA system that we could use if we provide live music on the night, a local DJ with nostalgic music of our Youth? So sign up if you where at Westridge Secondary Modern about 50 years ago there has been a lot of water flown under the bridge since those days, be good to see how we swam along with the tide of life? I am still swimming how about you? Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm G Allan.
  8. John&Symptoms, The Bedlington Terriers Football Club looks like a good venue as Johns picture shows they have held a Westridge Re-union before 7.30 pm -11.00pm would prefer live music entertainment to Karoke we could have a Disco of the hits of our schooldays Beatles, Stones, Animals etc etc. We seem popular with over 800 hits so there is an interest out there,can we organise a date, venue and time and what we can provide on the night. As Canned Heat said"Lets Work Together" Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm.
  9. Hi John thanks for info on Bedlington Terriers football club that hold events there, will e-mail them to see what the deal is,if we can book at a certain date,cost of booking and entertainment, hope your well and enjoying that bracing Bedlington climate. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm.
  10. Hi Symptoms,thanks for casting the net as wide as possible and getting people who want to attend this wonderous occassion of school days of yore at Westridge. As we agree if people log on and say they are willing to attend then this gives us a chance to organise where to have it? any costs involved, who will cover the costs and do we provide some form of entertainment, maybe some ex pupils who have developed some musical or entertaining qualitys could provide? Thanks for your cooperation as we are both exiles we got to rely on technology to assist us in promoting and organising the Westridge school Re-Union as we have had over 800 hits since December 2016. Keep well if all goes well looking forward to see you at the Re-Union. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm G Allan.
  11. Hi Symptoms hope alls well, The Bedlington Community Centre Longridge Room hire prices £25.00 per hour or special offer £75.00 for 4hrs for a room of 150 people. If we book room for the 4hr period do we have a door policy of charging people to cover costs of hiring room at Glastonbury we do Magic Hat Donation to pay for events, if not what would we charge? I suppose it depends on the amount of people who say they are going to attend if we get a good response what would you recommend? Maybe a cut off date end of May for those who put their name on a list then we could see if it's worth pursuing the Great Westridge School Re-union,of course there could be another venue to be considered for the night, maybe draw up a list of possible venues and ask those who want to attend which they prefer. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm G Allan.
  12. Dear Symptoms well done with your list and recomendations of gathering all names together I think it was Joe Knox who lived around the corner from me some other names that I can just about recollect Stewart Green, John Harmerson, Beryl Hart, David and Micky Potts, Davy Job, Stuart Anderson, Marion Laws, Malcolm Byers, Pat Foreshaw,Muriel Cutter, Harry Stapley,Bob Baxter so there is quite a list built up so far if we can contact and confirm how many can make the re-union so we can book Community Centre for the night as forward planning is good policy, thanks for your imput and others who can make this happen anybody in Bedlington to assist would be great as they are at the frontline of business as some of us have moved away from the area for sometime now and have not got the local contacts that somebody would have in the Bedlington area. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm G Allan Glastonbury Somerset.
  13. Dear Bedligtonians at Home or in Exile, I am making enqires about Davy Job a best mate a long time ago, great memory's Hope Davy's well, can anybody inform me? We had a Community Spirit in the day's of pit's parental main employer locally all community where involved in the mining industery at that time. Good to see and hear from John Fox as a Bedlington Citizen and past association.Keep well John. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm G Allan Glastonbury Somerset.
  14. Hi all Bedlingtonians at home or in Exile. The Westridge Re-union July 2017 does anybody have contact with any of the following: Peter Tate, Jimmy Watson, Tom Miller, Joe Lees, Colin Ellis,Alan Coultas, Keith Bacon, Tom Rodway, Janet Common, Carol Suthers(Snedden) Mary Matthews, Maureen Purvis all these are from the x class anybody else of those years interested in the Re-union or you have contact with anybody inform them of this site and leave details if they can attend and those who they can contact. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm G Allan.
  15. Hi Carol Sneddon have just checked out Janet Commons address apparently the house she used to live in was sold in 2015, so I dont know were she lives now only solution if someone knows her brother Norman maybe he could pass her details on for you. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm G Allan. Hi Symptoms yes a good idea if we can build up a list of who wants to attend this wonderful collective nostalgic occassion,maybe book Bedlington Community Centre with some entertainment to get our creaking aging bodies into a groove, I cant remember everyone in my year but somebody who still lives in Bedlington and was about in our time,can act as a coordinator a link with the past to the present,we have sometime to organise but if we have not had a response by May 2017. Then our schooldays will just remain memory's. Keep well and in good spirits. Yours in the Spirit of Cooperation Malcolm G Allan
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