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  1. I'm almost 100% sure No. 34 is Joan Richardson
  2. 1. On what date does Halloween fall? October 31st 2. In which Scottish town was James Watt born? Greenock 3. How many metres in a mile? 1,600 4. In which Dickens novel does Thomas Gradgrind of Coketown appaer? 5. Spanish flu, 1918-1920, claimed 50 million lives. Where did it start? France 6. In which year was the Apple iphone launched? 2006 7. Which Harrod’s boss became Chairman of Fulham FC? Mohamed Al Fayed 8. Who said, after winning the Grand National, “Sex is an anti-climax after that”? Lester Piggot 9. By what name is polytetrafluoroethylene better known? PTFE Teflon 10. What was the name of the raft which Thor Heyerdahl used to sail from Peru in 1947? 11. Which country invaded Kuwait in 1990? Iraq 12. Which British cathedral has three spires? Canterbury
  3. There was a part time driver called Tom. I think he was a Raisbeck and a full time butcher who worked at the butcher shop at the market place(Hay?). I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong. There was a driver Jimmy who may also have been a Raisbeck as well. One of the drivers had a glass or faulty eye. I travelled from Doyles shop to the West End school everyday from the age of 5 until 11. It was 2d and never changed. If I got the United bus after school to the Bank Top it was 2 and a half pence. There is/was a little lass that lived opposite Anne's Pantry who was a daughter of one of the Raisbeck drivers.
  4. The lad 2nd from the right on the front row is William(Bill) Jamieson. The lad with his hands on Bill's shoulders is Joe Cotsworth who became a barber at the station. The lad standing on the right edge of the group with a dark jacket and button hole flower is I believe Joe Anickan(spelling?). I know he was in the same class.
  5. That's as good as I can do. I wouldn't make the pub quiz team.
  6. No. 22 could be ??? Williamson
  7. He used to be called Kitty Brewster by us but his actual name was Roy. He did have a loud/rough voice. I think he talked a lot. He was a mate of Morris Pattie at one time. Possibly because he lived in the same area/street.
  8. Well that sorts that out! Lol
  9. A long shot at no. 13 Roy Brewster
  10. No. 30 is Keith Knowles No. 29 is Jim Douglas from Melrose Ave at that age. No. 28 is Alan Redpath, I believe. No's 18 and 19 cannot be those people. They are in a younger year. No. 18 could be Ailsa Grenfell's older sister? No. 4 John Bainbridge may be spelt John Bambridge? No. 1 ?? Hart? No.7 ?? Smart(Smarty)? No. 22 looks like a Fuller? I stand to be corrected on the ??? marks.
  11. I was a cub from 1954 at the age of 5 until I left as a Queens scout at the age of 17 when those things that wear skirts became more interesting! During my time there the building went from a wooden hut to a brick building with the work beginning around 1964-5. The building was built by Phillipson builders who were based behind Bridge Terrace at the station. The plumbing and heating works were carried out by Henderson Plumbers who had their yard behind Jubilee Terrace. A gas boiler was installed with radiators throughout. Much better than the paraffin fuelled portable heaters with a circular wick that were used. A ladies toilet was added and a new kitchen complete with running hot water. I cannot remember the name of the electrical company at this time but may have had a shop where Sonia's is now. An electrician called Brian Metcalf may have worked on the building. I think the new building was built down to a price. The workmanship was good but the bricks used were not the best or near the best though all other materials were good quality. Money for the new building was raised via jumble sales, beetle drives, bob-a-job, raffles, carol singing at xmas and any other way possible. The only 'ghostly noises' I can think of were creaking sounds in the wooden hut when the wind blew hard. Perhaps others felt differently but I'm like eggy as regards the paranormal and I'm not frightened in the dark. That branch of the scouts was officially designated The 1st Bedlington Station, 15th Bedlingtonshire troop. Blue and yellow neckerchief's were worn as part of the uniform. Walter Gregg was chairman or president. Here's a story. On one of the weekly Friday evening meetings in the wooden hut one of the those portable paraffin heaters suddenly flared up with flames going up 3ft. One of the scouts(no names, no pack drill) grabbed a bucket of water and threw it on the heater. This is , of course, absolutely the wrong thing to do. The flame immediately went from 3ft up to the ceiling and turned along the ceiling in every direction. The ceiling was painted with gloss paint so very quickly the hall filled with black acrid choking smoke. The scouts were soon evacuating though the windows as well as the main door. The scout master grabbed a fire extinguisher and bravely got the flames under control. I don't know how he managed to withstand the conditions. The whole place stunk for months. One of the sign boards on the outside wall indicates it is still a cub/scout meeting place so must be a shared venue. My time spent in either building brings back happy memories.
  12. 1. What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe? 2. What is the chemical symbol for arsenic? AS 3. In which street did the Fire of London start? Baker street 4. Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools? Keith Moon 5. What is the proper name of the funny bone? 6. In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called? Thelma 7. Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998? 8. What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored? 9. What is a Honey Locust? A tree 10. What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship? Queen Mary 11. How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses? 16 12. Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place? 2001 I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Ducks only lay eggs in the morning. -------- Most birds do this.
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