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Wilk 29-09-2020 02:47 PM

Comrades Club
 
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I have this photo (attached). I was told it was the inaugural committee of the Comrades Club when it was first founded. I only know one person on it, my uncle, and I recognise some of the faces but do not know any of their names.
Can anyone help?
I have also attached a picture with numbers for each person to help record any names.

Parsonx 08-10-2020 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilk (Post 7856)
I have this photo (attached). I was told it was the inaugural committee of the Comrades Club when it was first founded. I only know one person on it, my uncle, and I recognise some of the faces but do not know any of their names.
Can anyone help?
I have also attached a picture with numbers for each person to help record any names.

My Father was on the Comrades committee mid 60s when he lived at Chiburn Avenue

Wilk 08-10-2020 07:29 PM

Comrades
 
Hi, Parsonx.
Good to hear from you. Do you have any information about the Comrades
and is your dad in the photo?

Parsonx 12-10-2020 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilk (Post 7863)
Hi, Parsonx.
Good to hear from you. Do you have any information about the Comrades
and is your dad in the photo?

My Father is not in the photo,I remember the concert room extension being built as i attended Red Row senior school at the time 61-65 then on to South Broomhill Secondary.Father used to take my Mother out and send her into the concert room or lounge whilst he used to frequent the men only bar.

Wilk 12-10-2020 07:44 PM

Hi,
I also attended Red Row school, infants and juniors, and also left in 65.
The story goes that my Uncle John was one of the original Committee that set up the comrades so I am just looking for some confirmation, or otherwise, as to the truth of the story.
My dad didn't go to the comrades much, he was a 'Buffs' man, and I can't remember my mother ever going to the Comrades or the 'Buffs', she wasn't a drinker.
I do remember going the comrades a few times, when I was home, to see some of the concerts that were on.

borderlad 14-11-2020 06:37 PM

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I think this would be the Comrades Club about 1950. Dan Mackenzie Centre, Evan his son behind over his left shoulder, Ernest Tweddell holding child

hoppa 08-01-2021 08:07 PM

Arthur Knox
 
Anyone remember my Uncle Arthur from Hadston, Think he played drums and worked as a special constable.

John@theDrift 26-02-2021 09:49 PM

Number 11 is Glad Hardy, Red Row, former PoW
Number 19, Jim 'Daddy' Common

Wilk 27-02-2021 08:13 PM

John, thanks for the information.
Is Glad an actual name or an abbreviation?

John@theDrift 13-03-2021 04:22 PM

Hello Geoff. Glad was Gladstone, former WW2 PoW. He would have lived at Red Row in your time... He was named after Gladstone Hardy kia 1915. There was another Gladstone you might remember, lived at the top of Simonside Terrace? My Grandfather's brother.

John@theDrift 13-03-2021 04:26 PM

I was told that the original Comrades club was a wooden hut, procured by veterans of WW1, from the former training camp on Alnwick Pastures. 'Rodder' Mitchinson, latterly lollipop man at Red Row, was one of the original members, you might have come across him Geoff?

Wilk 14-03-2021 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by John@theDrift (Post 7937)
I was told that the original Comrades club was a wooden hut, procured by veterans of WW1, from the former training camp on Alnwick Pastures. 'Rodder' Mitchinson, latterly lollipop man at Red Row, was one of the original members, you might have come across him Geoff?

Hi, John.
Thanks for the information. I do remember the 'lollipop man' at Red Row but I don't recall ever knowing his name. Was the old hut moved to Red Row from Alnwick Pastures and if so do you know where it was located?

John@theDrift 16-03-2021 12:33 PM

I couldn't say for certain where the original hut was, I always assumed it was on the same site as the Coms, but could be wrong. Jack Mitchinson was the son of Rodder and he told me how he and other veterans brought the hut down from Alnwick with a horse and cart. Rodder was wounded at Ypres in April 15, I don't think he went back to the Western Front. Great to hear from you Geoff, good memories of your family down Chevington Drift.

Hadston_Green 17-05-2022 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilk (Post 7938)
Hi, John.
Thanks for the information. I do remember the 'lollipop man' at Red Row but I don't recall ever knowing his name. Was the old hut moved to Red Row from Alnwick Pastures and if so do you know where it was located?

Photo of Mr Mitchinson at work - one of Northumberland’s best known leek growers

Hadston_Green 18-05-2022 07:17 AM

1938 club officials
 
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Originally Posted by borderlad (Post 7900)
I think this would be the Comrades Club about 1950. Dan Mackenzie Centre, Evan his son behind over his left shoulder, Ernest Tweddell holding child

A list of officials in 1938 - D. MacKenzie - President


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