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  1. This is new to me. My 2x great grandad was landlord at the Anvil Inn. The spelling is Johnstone and his middle name was Bruce but he did not use that name. I would be interested in any information from the inquest. thanks
  2. Did you know Bob was a singer in a group? When he was an apprentice!
  3. What a great photo. In 1901, my great great Grandfather William Johnstone, originally from Scotland, was the 'Innkeeper' at the Anvil Arms. In the Inn at this time were his second wife Jane Johnstone (nee Gibson), his son James Johnstone (Blacksmith), Elizabeth Gibson , age 29, and William Bruce Johnstone a butcher and then miner who died in 1917 in WW1.
  4. Can I take it this is taken form the colliery end and Shiney Row is on the left. cheers
  5. Rigger

    Doctor Pit 1906.jpg

    The photo dates from 1906 but I have another reference which states 1920. On the left is another pit head, could this be the John shaft? i.e. Photo taken looking northwards?
  6. I think you may have cracked it
  7. Photo from Evan Martin book Bedlingtonshire Remembered. Thompsons Store was opposite The North Terrace and would have been used by many of the families in the houses around Doctor Pit.
  8. Back view of the John Shaft at the Bedlington Doctor Pit which was taken before the colliery was closed.
  9. Photo from 1966 of Apprentice Electrician Derek Johnstone
  10. 1966 Outside Electrical Workshop at Doctor Pit. In the group, back row left to right Donald Cameron (Cowpen) , Bob McGregor (Bedlington Station) , Ted Cochran (Bedlington). Front row left to right Ken Ross (Cowpen) and Derek Johnstone (Bedlington)
  11. Yes, no problem, the one in the middle is Bon McGregor he was an electrician, my brain has just kicked in and I remember!
  12. In this photo taken in 1965 are left to right Ron Kinghorn, Mick Mills, unsure, Jack Cramer and Bob Napier. Taken outside the electrical workshop.
  13. About 1965, and shows where the damaged cables from the machines underground were stored prior to being loaded onto reels to be sent to Ashington Workshops. The job took place first thing every morning and was normally carried out by apprentices in all weathers. When job was finished it was off to the canteen! In the background, the John Shaft, airlock, lamp cabin and winder.
  14. Probably one of the best photos taken of Doctor Pit. It was taken by Bill Ward Photographer in Bedlington, I believe. Bought this photo, in a frame, from him many years ago.
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