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  1. There`s a good photo of the Coop (or what used to be the Coop) in Carole`s gallery http://www.bedlington.co.uk/community/gallery/image/239-the-co-op-after-fire/
  2. Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  3. Happy Belated Birthday to you Keith, sounds like you had a good day
  4. Happy Belated Birthday Pete, hope you had a nice day
  5. Cympil

    I'm A Dad!

    Congratulations to you both on the birth of your daughter! What a lovely name she has
  6. For those of you that missed the BBC documentary of the Bedlington Terriers travelling to America, here it is. They got a great reception there and Mr Rich seems like a great bloke, very down to earth..
  7. Happy Belated Birthday Malcolm. I hope you last longer than your car!
  8. Well, i finally made some pease pudding today and it turned out perfect (even if i say so myself) I decided to steep the yellow split peas, added 1 large onion, just over a pint of stock (i just used Knorr stock cubes) then put it in the oven on gas mark 4 for 2 1/2 hours. I made sure to check on it every 30 minutes or so to give it a stir..and here`s the result!
  9. I haven`t had chance to make this yet but i`ll be sure to do it before the end of the week. If it comes out nice, i`ll even take a photo
  10. I can edit posts with no problem.
  11. Thanks for the recipe! I`m going to give this a try. I`ll let you know how it turns out
  12. A Brief History of the Park The site is named after the Doctor Pit which was sunk on land now known as Gallagher Park and adjoining new housing estates to the west of the park in the 1860's. The park itself was established in the early 1930's on farmland which was purchased by the Bedlington Coal Company. The park provided recreational facilities for local miners and their families. The park offered bowling, football and tennis as well as a play area and more formal gardens. The Doctor Pit finally closed in 1967 when the management of the park was taken over by the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (CISWO). In the early 1970's the park was covenanted to Wansbeck District Council who undertook to maintain and manage the park "for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Urban District of Bedlingtonshire for recreational and sporting activities†In April 2010 the management of the park passed to the unitary authority of Northumberland County Council. Taken from here
  13. I read this a short while ago. Sad news indeed. RIP Columbo
  14. I saw a documentary a few years ago, which was all about this carry on, very informative it was too. Boots are one of the worst companys exploiting folk, Buy one get one free..look for the green sticker..aye right! The same item can be bought 2 stores down for the actual retail price, which turns out to be half the `original` price that Boots state anyway! Lot`s of the shops do this, especially at Xmas. The worst case of this happening in Bedlington, was Safeway. They always had `deals` on, placed right at the first place your eyes focused on. Normally `fresh` chickens. `Todays special, half price chicken, buy one get one free`..their normal price for a chicken was something like £7.99. i kid you not! Then they had the cheek to make out you were getting a bargain and they were doing you a favour if you bought 2 chickens for £7.99..they were basically selling two proper priced chickens at the going rate. Money in their pocket! Some folk are MUGS! On page 6 of that article about making it difficult to get the bargains in the clearance rail is spot on. They mix everything up `Retailers know shoppers want to easily find the size, price and item neatly displayed. So they purposely create the frustration of the poorly marked and poorly organized clearance area to tempt you toward the beautifully displayed and perfectly organized full-price merchandise` Asda is one of the worst for this! Plus, they`ve hiked the prices up anyway, so even if you manage to find a `bargain`, you can guarantee it`s nothing more than last years stock they couldn`t get rid of, with an extra couple of quid thrown on! As for the advice for turning `leftish`, i already do this when i see a scam..i turn `leftish` and straight back out the door
  15. I went to hospital with food poisoning the other day, after I'd eaten some Spanish lettuce. I had been settled in a cubicle where I had been given a bowl to vomit into, which I did. The doctor came into the cubicle and after seeing the lettuce in my sick, he said "If there is more in your stomach we should probably do a stomach pump. How much lettuce did you eat?" I told him "well, that's just the tip of the iceberg."
  16. One minute he says he`s collected them himself over the past couple of years, then he says `I had the chance to purchase a workshop as a job lot with all the tools`...seems a bit dodgy to me
  17. The link doesn`t work, so anyone who wants to view it will have to go to the auction site and search for the item number 290569983872. The auction is currently on £26,200.00 I hope he isn`t accepting Paypal..can you imagine the seller fees!
  18. Happy Birthday Monsta. Hope you`ve had a fantastic Birthday
  19. Unlucky Alf (filmed in Ashington)
  20. Obama briefly but proudly addressed the top secret raid that killed Bin Laden, public enemy Number 1. "I think we can all agree this is a good day for America," he said. "Today we are reminded that as a nation there is nothing we can't do." Bet you can't put a Rowntree's Fruit Pastille in your mouth without chewing it
  21. From the album: Bedlington & Netherton Old Photo`s

    The photograph Was taken On 19th July 1919 during Bedlingtons Peace Celebrations following World War 1. "Bedlington celebrated the Peace on Saturday by entertaining the school children, the aged people over sixty, and all ex-servicemen to tea and sports. The children and ex-servicemen assembled in the Market Place at 1.30pm where they sang the National Anthem, and Councillor J. Caine, J.P., addressed those assembled. A procession was then formed, and headed by the Netherton Silver Prize Band, marched to the field for sports, the field being kindly granted by E. Gray, for the purpose, a fairly large programme of sports was enthusiastically gone through, not only by the children and ex-servicemen, but by the old people as well, prizes for each event being £1, 12/6d, and 7/6 respectively. At 3pm the old people sat down to a splendid tea in the Locke Hall, which was most tastefully decorated for the occasion, the tables also being beautifully adorned with flowers, and the various ladies who presided vying with each other for the best display. The comments of the old people showed how thoroughly they enjoyed the good things provided, Soldiers widows were entertained with the old people, each being presented by Councillor Caine on behalf of the committee with a 10/ note. The ex-servicemen sat down to tea at 4.30, and greatly taxed the efforts of Mr. Eadington and his staff of ladies to supply their wants. However like the proverbial "Bedlington Terriers" their tenacious efforts prevailed and the ex-servicemen were satisfied, and voted it a good tea: "couldn't be better", said one. The school children had tea in their own schools, the teaching staffs with various helpers attending to them. After tea all sports were resumed, being witnessed by huge crowds of the townspeople, who seemed to enjoy the sports equally with those who took part. Dancing was indulged in by the young folk both on the green and in the Locke Hall. At 11 pm, Mrs. Weeks set fire to a large bonfire in the colliery field which was built through the kindness of Mr. R.J. Weeks. A fireworks display was also given, these being purchased by the subscriptions of many of the public, Councillor Leathard and Mr. J. A. Chrisp being responsible. The proceedings from start to finish were declared perfect, and spoke well for the way in which each section was organised. Councillor J. Caine, J.P., acted as chairman and Mr. J. Eadington as secretary to whose efforts with those of the ladies and gentlemen who formed the committee, the success of the proceedings were due. The Bedlington dancing party, who have done so much for the boys while they were away fighting were represented on the committee, and were responsible for the tasteful way in which the hall was decorated.".
  22. I see Wills and Kates wedding rehearsal went well
  23. Happy Belated Birthday Brettly
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