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in Chat Central
Posted April 20, 2012
in History Hollow
Posted February 3, 2012
Can anybody remember :when didthe Coop moved from it's original site next to the pit into the single-story, prefabricated building opposite the Institute at Netherton?when did the coop finally close?when did Esther (Rochester) who had the corner shop at Netherton move into the building?
Can anybody remember :
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/
Posted December 21, 2011
Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Happy Belated Birthday to you Keith, sounds like you had a good day
Happy Belated Birthday Pete, hope you had a nice day
Posted November 9, 2011
Congratulations to you both on the birth of your daughter! What a lovely name she has
in The Sports Club
Posted October 21, 2011
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..
Posted September 10, 2011
Happy Belated Birthday Malcolm. I hope you last longer than your car!
in Food & Cookery
Posted September 2, 2011
did you ever try to make some peas pudding ?.
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!
Posted August 30, 2011
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
Posted August 29, 2011
I love tracking these down. When you can't reproduce a problem it takes much longer to identify. I have more questions unfortunately. Which browser are you using? Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari etc? and which version number?
Is anybody else having problems editing?
I can edit posts with no problem.
Posted August 19, 2011
1 poundyellow split peas 2 large onions enough ham stock to cover peas put allin a large dish whith lid on put it in the ovenand let it cook for 2 to 3 hours untill it has all dissolved stir often after first hour do not let it go dry salt and pepper if needed hope you enjoy it happy eating
Thanks for the recipe! I`m going to give this a try. I`ll let you know how it turns out
Posted August 3, 2011
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 activitiesâ€
In April 2010 the management of the park passed to the unitary authority of Northumberland County Council.
Taken from here
Posted June 24, 2011
R.I.P Peter Falk
I read this a short while ago. Sad news indeed. RIP Columbo
in The Bedlingtonshire Consumer
http://www.bankrate....tell-you-1.aspx..and remember, always turn left(ish) and head towards the back of the store without stopping to look at anything!
..and remember, always turn left(ish) and head towards the back of the store without stopping to look at anything!
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
Posted June 5, 2011
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."
Posted June 4, 2011
I HAVE COLLECTED THIS LOT OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND ONLY EVER USED A FEW SPANNERSBegs a question then................
I HAVE COLLECTED THIS LOT OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND ONLY EVER USED A FEW SPANNERS
Begs a question then................
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
Posted June 3, 2011
That online auction site that is in no way as good as Free Bedlington.co.uk Classifieds LinkQuite the collection and that will fetch some guaranteed.
That online auction site that is in no way as good as Free Bedlington.co.uk Classifieds Link
Quite the collection and that will fetch some guaranteed.
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!
Posted May 18, 2011
Happy Birthday Monsta. Hope you`ve had a fantastic Birthday
Posted May 12, 2011
Unlucky Alf (filmed in Ashington)
Posted May 3, 2011
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
Posted April 28, 2011
I see Wills and Kates wedding rehearsal went well
Posted April 22, 2011
Happy Belated Birthday Brettly
in Talk of the Town
Posted April 15, 2011
All the details of the Easter run can be found here
Looks like they`ll be in the Market Tavern around 2.48pm. I hope there`s plenty people there to greet them, although i`m sure there will be!
Posted April 10, 2011
`Money snatched in armed robbery at Northumberland store`