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  1. @Canny lass you will be correct. I can remember looking at the Howard terrace wall sign. Just got the wall it was affixed to at the wrong end of the terrace.
  2. When I lived in Jubilee Terrace any letters from the DWP, usually telling me I have a few pence pension rise, were always addressed Jubilee Terrace, Bank Top, Bedlington. This makes me wonder when did the DWP create a database of addresses. They were the only government department that used that address. I'm guessing that Howard Terrace was added to the end of Glassey Terrace sometime later. At a later date Howard terrace was name changed to Glassey terrace because of confusion with another Howard terrace at the Top End.
  3. 1. Nairobi is the capital of which African country? Kenya 2. Which planet is nearest the sun? Mercury 3. What name, derived from the Latin for ‘old man’, is sometimes given to the legislative assembly of a country? Senet 4. Which wine is flavoured with pine resin? 5. Which organ is inflamed when you are suffering from Nephritis? Kidney(s) 6. Which swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games? Marc Spitz 7. Who was the last prisoner to be held at the Tower of London? 8. Which bottle size is equivalent to 12 standard bottles? Magnum 9. Which West End and Broadway musical was adapted from T.S. Elliott’s Old Possum Poems? Cats 10. How many points win a game of Cribbage? 21 points 11. What name is given to an eagle’s home? Eyrie (Eagles nest) 12. What do we call the chemical process by which a substance combines with oxygen to produce heat and light? Combustion
  4. 1. What does a cricket umpire signal by raising one arm horizontally? No ball 2. Which writer was imprisoned because of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas? 3. A strobilus is another name for what? 4. What was the occupation during the French revolution of a tricoteuse? Guillotine sharpener 5. When referring to radio waves what do the initials AM stand for? Amplitude Modulation 6. Which island separates the two principal parts of Niagara Falls? Ram Island 7. In which film did Bob Hoskins play Eddie Valiant? 8. Who won the women’s Olympic 100 metres in 1992? Gail Devers 9. Which terrier is the largest of the terrier breeds? Airedale 10. In mythology what happened if you drank the water of the River Lethe? 11. For every seven white keys on a piano how many black keys are there? 5 12. The deficiency of which vitamin can cause rickets? Vitamin D(needed for the body to absorb calcium)
  5. 'I think it was @Malcolm Robinson who took the photo without any clothing added' There are no leaves on the trees so he was probably quite cold standing there in the nude with his flasher in his hands!
  6. Behind the later YMCA building there is a flat field with something going on. Does anyone know what is happening on the field? My guess is it's a sports day. I didn't know that field existed. There appears to be footpath access from both ends.
  7. 1. Who was the original lead singer with heavy rock band Deep Purple? 2. Who was Liza Minelli’s famous mother? Judy Garland 3. Which football league club used to play at Goldstone Ground? 4. Roy Jenkins was the founder of which political party? Liberal democrats 5. What type of creature is a ‘flying phalanger’? A type of flying(gliding) Squirrel 6. What is the capital of Honduras? 7. What name is commonly given to the area around Stoke-on-Trent? The Potteries 8. Who invented the bouncing bomb (and no, it wasn’t Bobby Ball)? Barnes Wallis 9. Over what distance is the Classic horse race ‘The Oaks’ run? 3 miles 10. Who coined the phrase “a land fit for heroes to live in”? Winston Churchill 11. Which reactive metal is represented by the symbol Ba? 12. If Monday’s child is fair of face what is Wednesday’s child? Full of Woe
  8. I've found these 2 images of the Wallaw after it became a night club. The roof is higher as I thought and the sandstone crowns are gone from the corners of the building. It seems my memory cells are still intact(well some of them).
  9. This phase comes to mind when a sweet or an item of food is dropped. Don't pick it up and eat it 'The Devil has Kissed it'. A good one to teach the grandkids cause it still applies.
  10. I wonder if the Palace was altered at a later date. I thought the roof was steeper, no chimney protruding through the roof and no crowns on the corners when it was the Wallaw. Does anyone know if it was only a theatre then converted to show films? A 50's or early 60's photo would confirm, or not! I think the last time I was inside was when I watched a Dracula film at the age of 15yrs. Once I was legally allowed to watch them I didn't go. Does anyone remember Torchy(Jack Tate) who seemed to always be flashing his torch along the rows even if you just talked to a mate! He used to get into a right state when the cavalry came over the hill to sort out the indians and all the younger watchers started stamping their feet. Other memories, Pearl and Dean, Looney tunes and an interlude to buy ice creams or lollies. A film called 'The Nudist Story' had us young lads very wide eyed! Happy days.
  11. When we were kids we spent hours in the spring catching toads from the 'A' pit pond(s). We didn't do anything with them, we caught them because we could. I remember there was competition to see who could catch the most. We put them back when we were hungry and went home for something to eat. We were never challenged by any blokes for being there. Every year my uncle wanted one in the spring for his greenhouse to catch the slugs that appeared overnight and the odd insect during the day. The toad he got that had fed well over the summer disappeared early winter. It didn't reappear the next spring. Did it get the urge to breed and dig its way out or escape through the open door, I wonder. We never caught any frogs in the pond and we didn't see any frogspawn, only the long strings of toad spawn. Frogs mustn't have liked the water taste or there wasn't any food there for them.
  12. 1. Charles Rolls founded Rolls Royce in 1906 but what aviation record did he set in 1910? He flew over the channel and back non stop. 2. In which year was Lord Mountbatten killed by the IRA? 1973 3. If you were described as an ectomorph what would you be? 4. What is a young male zebra called? A colt 5. Which football club folded in 1992 after 66 years in the League? 6. Who designed the Volkswagen car? Ferdinand Porsche 7. What is the country home of the Marquess of Bath? Longleat 8. How many furlongs in a mile? 8 9. In which conflict did Prince Andrew fly a helicopter? The Falklands 10. In which sport could you have a York Round and a Hereford Round? 11. What name is given to expressions like ‘catch the town drain’ and ‘tasted two worms’? 12. How many eggs does a peacock lay in a year? None. It's the Peahen that lays eggs
  13. Eggy. Looking at the roofline mark on the wall in the space you point out it appears the toilet block carried on beyond the wall that is standing. Perhaps that wall was built after the toilets were demolished as a boundary between club property and the councils land. All of the picnic photos that I've viewed are taken with the photographers back to the toilet except for the one I posted. Perhaps there will be picnic photos taken from the other side of the street showing exactly where the toilet block stood.
  14. Found this image which may help work out where the toilets were. I hope it uploads ok.
  15. Yesterday I called in at the scouts hut when the East meets West black belt academy was there and spoke to one of the instructors. The building still belongs to the Scouts Association and the East meets West black belt academy rents the building and have done for 15yrs. The scouts have a lockup room where they keep some things. I wonder why there are no cubs or scouts using the building. I remember when Henner Forsythe was the scout master and his wife was cub master(?). I was told at the time there was a waiting list to join the cubs so can only think finding replacements for those roles when the Forsythes retired was the problem. Whatever the reason it's a shame because I had some great times in the cubs and scouts and I'm sure many more would have if given the opportunity. Jammy
  16. I'm almost 100% sure No. 34 is Joan Richardson
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. That's as good as I can do. I wouldn't make the pub quiz team.
  21. No. 22 could be ??? Williamson
  22. 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.
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