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  1. There is a History Society in Bedlington, that I know of. A chap called David Cowans is the Chairman. I no longer live in Bedlington but take a great interest from a distant.
  2. As a kid we used to stop off there on the way to the woods and chuck a stone down the shaft and wait for the noise when it reached the bottom. Many years later I worked at the same Dr Pit pit.
  3. Was Ewart Hill not where the ventilation shaft was for the Doctor Pit on the road from Bedlington to Hartford Woods?
  4. I have been helping the North East War Memorial Project providing research and stories of Soldiers who died in the Great War. The names I listed are the ones I can not positively identify. Unfortunately, we only have an initial to work with which adds to the difficulty. I have tried all the the usual sources. I was aware of the Poppy Map which was a great initiative, but not sure if they have any detail behind the names. I was hoping a family might recognise some of the names.
  5. A post about the Bedlington Memorial on the Front Street at Bedlington was posted on the Bygone Bedlington site recently. The North East War Memorial Project (NEWMP) web site has compiled short stories of the soldiers listed on that Memorial however, several soldiers have not yet been identified, these are W Burns, G Crozier, R Hunter, E Martin, A Mitchison, R Peebles, G Peebles, W Sanderson and J Gilby (Gilroy). If anyone has information about these brave soldiers can you please make contact so the NEWMP can complete the stories for this Memorial. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  6. Thanks very much for providing this information, greatly appreciated
  7. 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
  8. Did you know Bob was a singer in a group? When he was an apprentice!
  9. 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.
  10. Can I take it this is taken form the colliery end and Shiney Row is on the left. cheers
  11. 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?
  12. I think you may have cracked it
  13. 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.
  14. Back view of the John Shaft at the Bedlington Doctor Pit which was taken before the colliery was closed.
  15. Photo from 1966 of Apprentice Electrician Derek Johnstone
  16. 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)
  17. Yes, no problem, the one in the middle is Bon McGregor he was an electrician, my brain has just kicked in and I remember!
  18. 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.
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