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Forum: General topics 16-10-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,662
Posted By jumpy shore
The were no gummers in the headings as the duff...

The were no gummers in the headings as the duff was thrown out into the road way and shovelled away, the jib size for headings was dependent on the size of road way required, a 9' jib could give up...
Forum: General topics 05-10-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,662
Posted By jumpy shore
Coal Cutters

Switching the cutter on was an art in itself, a bit like opening a safe! The '15' related to its height off the ground (15 inches) obviously designed for use in low seams.

I don't recognise the...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 16-09-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By jumpy shore
It was still known as Grenfells Field in the 60s...

It was still known as Grenfells Field in the 60s and the stables were still in use up to the 70s, there was a coal depot on the same site run by McDonnell. The top part of the field where the gate is...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 24-05-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,436
Posted By jumpy shore
Thanks Alan, thats what I must be thinking of....

Thanks Alan, thats what I must be thinking of. Its probably 50 years ago so my was memory as 7 year old! I remember the pigs and chickens and chasing them, a more vivid memory is what seemed to be...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 19-05-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,436
Posted By jumpy shore
In a recent family conversation about my...

In a recent family conversation about my grandparents and great grandparents homes in Cross Row West and Long Row North respectively I remembered playing in the gardens near the 'Tute and in the...
Forum: General topics 19-04-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,662
Posted By jumpy shore
This must have been quite a sturdy piece of...

This must have been quite a sturdy piece of machinery given the head of water (back pressure) it had to raise on every delivery stroke, i.e several hundred feet of water in what could be anything...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-03-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By jumpy shore
To the rear of the groundsman shed in the west...

To the rear of the groundsman shed in the west cemetery was a site where they dumped the contents of cemetery bins old wreaths etc and the hands look like some thing that could have been attached to...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-03-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By jumpy shore
West Allotments

I lived in High St, The Wynd and West Ave in the 60's and 70's, as Alan J says the allotments along the ridge that backed on to the 'Store Gardens' were there then and used by J Stewart, J Dagliesh,...
Forum: Widdrington 16-01-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,950
Posted By jumpy shore
Great footage, no stone dust though! When was...

Great footage, no stone dust though! When was stone dust first used, any ideas? (For non miners - stone dust was used to cover coal dust underground to prevent the coal dust igniting following an...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 12-01-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By jumpy shore
That would make Pettigrews opposite Petticas if...

That would make Pettigrews opposite Petticas if it had been the case and it had retained its name!
Forum: Widdrington 22-12-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,963
Posted By jumpy shore
Quite right, there wasn't enough space in the...

Quite right, there wasn't enough space in the main gate due to the Armoured Flexible Conveyor (AFC) drive unit and the tail end of the belt which went in to the heading for the DOSCO Roadheader.
...
Forum: Widdrington 19-12-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,963
Posted By jumpy shore
Haulers

Think back to Whittle Y58 tail gate (the supply road), this Hauler was at the top with an endless rope and lowered the set down on 2 West Winnings and hauled the empties out. Overman Jack Barnfather ...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 27-10-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,677
Posted By jumpy shore
Central Association

Wasn't it some kind of relief / renumeration from a mining injury or accident?

I think it was still part of NUM meetings / discussions in the late 70's / early 80's from what I remember.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 17-10-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,728
Posted By jumpy shore
Plumbing at the Drift...

I wonder what the plumber did? The tap was at the end of the row and the 'toilet' was at over the road and didn't require water!
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 26-02-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,847
Posted By jumpy shore
The face that crosses under the road between New...

The face that crosses under the road between New Moor and Amble is heading towards Hope House, in the 60s there was a small spoil heap in a walled enclosure next to the railway bridge on the south...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 19-02-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,305
Posted By jumpy shore
Whittle PHB

I couldn't agree more, two to a stall was a luxury especially on back shifts. It often made us late for the bus and the subject of much jeering from those who were quicker through the baths and...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 12-02-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,305
Posted By jumpy shore
Pit Head Baths Soap! It was available from the...

Pit Head Baths Soap!
It was available from the medical centre next to the baths along with towels which were indestructible, I saw one recently hanging on a line in Aerial St, Ashington.
The soap...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 12-01-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,305
Posted By jumpy shore
Whittle Blacksmiths

It was indeed Arthur, I think he lived at Bilton or Hipsburn and was regular at the Schooner Hotel in Alnmouth, I believe scrumpy was his tipple which seems to fit the persona.

It wasn't unusual...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 21-12-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,305
Posted By jumpy shore
I remember the electricians shop well and spent...

I remember the electricians shop well and spent time in there with Norman Marshall, The surface fitters as well as Eck, were Kevin Dodd (later transferred to u/grd), Ted White, Paul (Dappa) Appleby,...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 21-12-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,305
Posted By jumpy shore
I think you are right, he must be standing on the...

I think you are right, he must be standing on the points where the supply set turned off the drift.The roller in the front of the photo was for the winder cable.
The cable belt was famous for...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 04-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,305
Posted By jumpy shore
Old Whittle Drift and stone spoil

The entrance to the old drift was between the land sale and and the screens as I remember, half way up the hill it was covered by stone but you could see a ventilation pipe sticking out from a...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 04-12-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,305
Posted By jumpy shore
Whittle Shaft and the Loco' House

Cyril Stokoe was indeed Willies marra, I also remember a Gordie 'lang back' Stokoe who frequented the Loco shed. During my apprenticeship I was lowered down the Whittle shaft by Eric 'Eck' Grey a...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 22-11-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,305
Posted By jumpy shore
Whittle stone and lagoons

As I remember it (32 years ago) there was a stone belt that ran out the side of screens, I think it loaded into wagons that tipped near the 'land sale' hoppers and was moved by bucket loader up the...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 21-09-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,156
Posted By jumpy shore
I think from the left it is Ian Handyside then...

I think from the left it is Ian Handyside then Dorothy Clough (not Eileen O'Hara) as I first suggested. I thought the girl with the cup was Susan Boyd but now I'm not sure, followed by yours truly,...
Forum: General topics 25-08-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,993
Posted By jumpy shore
Henderson Smith St

I lived in Henderson St in the early 60s and remember the entrance to the rear of Smiths St being an archway on Henderson St. Some of the properties were empty and they made a great playground if you...
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