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Forum: General topics 25-01-2019, 05:25 PM
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Posted By janwhin
Bailiffgate Museum

I don't know if anyone has picked this one up. The museum is developing a new website: https://bailiffgatecollections.co.uk and so far they have got some of their photographic archive up as well as a...
Forum: New member zone 20-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By janwhin
I've done a drifting off now. 1939 Register for...

I've done a drifting off now. 1939 Register for that part of Queen Street brings back all the shop names! The Gibsons are there at 94. He is a cinema proprietor and his war duty is "member of the...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 25-11-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By janwhin
I found this plan of the gas works, which can be...

I found this plan of the gas works, which can be found in the sister site's "Map Room", helpful in establishing the positions of the stables and the Fox and Hounds :)...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 23-11-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By janwhin
The building seems to be sited on the east side...

The building seems to be sited on the east side of the Wynd nearly at the start of Amble so I would think the pop factory site is a candidate. The 25 inch map rather confusingly put PH on the west...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 21-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By janwhin
The only references I have come across are from...

The only references I have come across are from the 1870s when the hospital was moving from the Poor Guardians to the Rural Sanitary Authority. The Alnwick Mercury of 16 March 1872 described a report...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 14-11-2018, 09:51 AM
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Posted By janwhin
Rob, I don't know whether you have access to the...

Rob, I don't know whether you have access to the FMP website which carried service records for the NF. https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBM/NORTHUMFUSILIERS/047623

The site usefully...
Forum: General topics 14-11-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By janwhin
What a prompt service :)

What a prompt service :)
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 13-11-2018, 03:52 PM
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Views: 7,795
Posted By janwhin
How interesting those pensions ledgers are!...

How interesting those pensions ledgers are! Discovered some info about one of my great uncles. Enlisted in the NF in 1909 but never posted overseas in WW1 and discharged in 1918. He got himself a...
Forum: General topics 13-11-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By janwhin
Fusilier Website

Am I missing something, the forum doesn't seem to have a link back to the sister site?
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 25-09-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,267
Posted By janwhin
Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men......

Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men......
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 24-09-2018, 12:52 PM
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Views: 13,267
Posted By janwhin
I see we have a headstone for Thomas in Amble...

I see we have a headstone for Thomas in Amble East Cemetery which states he died in Brussels. Burial entry is Thomas, a joiner aged 34 of Amble, 16 July 1886. His widow, Maria Josephine Anne, was...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 24-09-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,267
Posted By janwhin
Lovely bit of detective work Coquet :) Maybe...

Lovely bit of detective work Coquet :)

Maybe these are the Lambs Terrace properties:
Alnwick Mercury 9 February 1884:
Tenders required for the erection of six cottages in Amble for Mr Thomas...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 15-09-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 31,066
Posted By janwhin
Pub in Warkworth now Bertrams was the Black Bull.

Pub in Warkworth now Bertrams was the Black Bull.
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 15-09-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,267
Posted By janwhin
Nice photo, presumably Brewery Lane? Trying to...

Nice photo, presumably Brewery Lane? Trying to get my bearings, is that looking toward the river or Castle Street?
Was the brewery on the site of what became the garage?
Forum: New member zone 14-08-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By janwhin
I've found the Lost Cousins website useful in...

I've found the Lost Cousins website useful in trying to understand better all the different DNA tests. As expected the leader of the pack is Ancestry with by far the biggest database. Apparently...
Forum: New member zone 12-08-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By janwhin
Well, what about that.....I'll have to take a...

Well, what about that.....I'll have to take a look at my DNA matches again. It was Hannah White and that is down my "Gray" family line. My maternal grandfather was George Gray and he was married to...
Forum: New member zone 10-08-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By janwhin
Welcome to the forum Mick, we'll be related then!...

Welcome to the forum Mick, we'll be related then! Mary Green (nee) Common was my mother's cousin. My grandmother was Theodosia Common but all the Drift/Hadston Commons are descended from her brother,...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 04-08-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By janwhin
It looks like it's the same John Bell. His age is...

It looks like it's the same John Bell. His age is consistent across the census and he states he was either born in Newsham or Earsdon. There are a lot of John Bells though.
Forum: General topics 23-06-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,686
Posted By janwhin
We used to live opposite a Trobe family in...

We used to live opposite a Trobe family in Melrose Gardens in the 1950s. I remember a Brenda as she was a similar age to me.
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 23-06-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By janwhin
Was that not Alfie Moore?

Was that not Alfie Moore?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 23-06-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By janwhin
Apart from being able to say I knew where I was...

Apart from being able to say I knew where I was when England won the World Cup (cricket teas in the pavilion at the welfare, when my dad captained the Amble second team), I can recall walking up in...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 01-05-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,322
Posted By janwhin
A bit of a tangent, but am I correct in having a...

A bit of a tangent, but am I correct in having a memory of Carse and Goodger solicitor's office being up a this end of Queen Street??
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 26-04-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,322
Posted By janwhin
Welch's Buildings were built by Mr Welch of the...

Welch's Buildings were built by Mr Welch of the Harbour development, see the attached piece about him.
http://www.fusilier.co.uk/amble_northumberland/movers_and_shakers.htm
Forum: New member zone 07-04-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By janwhin
Apparently there was an airfield south west of...

Apparently there was an airfield south west of Morpeth so I guess that was where he would be based.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 03-04-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,228
Posted By janwhin
War Memorial Names

The Newspaper Archive has just loaded a lot more newspapers including the Journal and Evening Chronicle. Picked this one up for J Ryan (memorial and West Cemetery).
Evening Chronicle, 30 December...
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