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Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-03-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Pete
Any chance of a youtube upload perhaps?

Any chance of a youtube upload perhaps?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 22-03-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,241
Posted By Pete
I've never heard of rappers either, well not that...

I've never heard of rappers either, well not that kind. :D

Checked with my Flanighan/Flanagan relatives and its not something they have come across. Interesting thread but count me out too :D
Forum: New member zone 22-03-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,120
Posted By Pete
Hi Jan, nice to see some new, contributing...

Hi Jan, nice to see some new, contributing members on here
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 05-05-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,531
Posted By Pete
Twas this thread that rekindled my interest. :) I...

Twas this thread that rekindled my interest. :) I have one more Warkworth will to order sometime in the future, 1667 from Storton/Sturton Grange.

I don't suppose i'll ever work out the...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 05-05-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,531
Posted By Pete
So, Nether and Low Buston are one and the same!...

So, Nether and Low Buston are one and the same! Thats good to know as i have just ordered a copy of a will dated 1664 from Netherbuston. Seems my lot were "the great unwashed" :D
Forum: Alnmouth, Lesbury and Hipsburn 05-05-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,623
Posted By Pete
I saw a reference somewhere, to a 19thc...

I saw a reference somewhere, to a 19thc publication called The Encyclopaedia Metropolitana which mentions that Alnmouth was garrisoned by the french during the reign of Elizabeth 1st.

The...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 02-05-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,531
Posted By Pete
Nice pics Mike. Do you think the village was...

Nice pics Mike. Do you think the village was demolished because it spoilt the view from the hall?
Forum: Alnmouth, Lesbury and Hipsburn 01-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,623
Posted By Pete
Before my time i'm afraid, Brownknees. There...

Before my time i'm afraid, Brownknees. There should be a photo in the newspaper archives somewhere, i'll add it to my endless list of things to do :)

I was intrigued to learn of an attack on...
Forum: New member zone 29-04-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,205
Posted By Pete
Welcome aboard Vagabond :)

Welcome aboard Vagabond :)
Forum: Alnmouth, Lesbury and Hipsburn 25-04-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,623
Posted By Pete
Cannon shot seems likely as its a big old lump. I...

Cannon shot seems likely as its a big old lump. I wouldn't like to fire a Brown Bess loaded with it :D
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 25-04-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,638
Posted By Pete
Great photo :)

Great photo :)
Forum: Alnmouth, Lesbury and Hipsburn 25-04-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,623
Posted By Pete
Lead shot

Picked up this lead ball on Alnmouth beach,it's a good bit larger than the sporting musket balls i normally find. Perhaps a relic of one of the conflicts on our coast?
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 03-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,547
Posted By Pete
Segger clay bricks, the hardest material known to...

Segger clay bricks, the hardest material known to man :) I've burnt out many on drill on them.All the colliery houses are the same colour hereabouts.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 01-04-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,547
Posted By Pete
Radcliffe Colliery

Nice photo, I see Radcliffe Colliery comprised of three pits, First, Newbrourgh and North Engine. Perhaps this photo is the "North Engine"
Forum: Rothbury and Thropton 01-04-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,842
Posted By Pete
Debdon Colliery

A lifetimes work recording all the pits around here :)
An entry i have jotted down in my notes from Rothbury parish registers-
Ann Nichol, baptised June 1800, daughter of Matthew Nichol, Pitman...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 08-01-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,628
Posted By Pete
Felton churchyard must have been tidied since...

Felton churchyard must have been tidied since last i was there. It was very overgrown and a lot of stones were over.
Good to see Shilbottle is being maintained. Now we're all one council, perhaps...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 08-01-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,628
Posted By Pete
[QUOTE=Coquet;225]Hi Pete, I think that stone and...

[QUOTE=Coquet;225]Hi Pete, I think that stone and the following two must have been paid for by the Newton Hall Widdrington/Cook dynasty, as they seem to conform and are about the same age:

I...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 08-01-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,051
Posted By Pete
Fascinating stuff Mike. I had to look up...

Fascinating stuff Mike. I had to look up "northern cyclists" never having come across them before. It beggars belief that in a time of trench warfare, tanks, artillery, and barbed wire, we had...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 08-01-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,046
Posted By Pete
The Drift: the village that wouldn't die

Hi John, for some reason i can't post links on here, but if you go to the British Film Institutes(BFI) website it appears they have the film archived.
If you follow the links on the webpage you can...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 03-01-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,628
Posted By Pete
Never came across Newton Hall colliery either....

Never came across Newton Hall colliery either. Interesting that there was a colliery there c1800. Thats earlier than i would have thought for steam engines.
Just had a quick look on the national...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 03-01-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,628
Posted By Pete
Thats a cracking inscription for anyone...

Thats a cracking inscription for anyone researching their family tree. A quick look at the igi takes you straight back to 1750.Wish my lot had been so considerate.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 03-01-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,046
Posted By Pete
The film was never broadcast John. I did find...

The film was never broadcast John. I did find details of the production company who made the film and emailed them but never got a reply.
Pity cos it would be fascinating to see
Forum: Felton and Thirston 13-06-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,544
Posted By Pete
Northumberland communities

A great site for local research
Forum: Felton and Thirston 13-06-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,544
Posted By Pete
Apart from studying the parish records and having...

Apart from studying the parish records and having a nose around the churchyard, i'm not so familiar with felton history myself Mike. (another project on the backburner) :rolleyes:
I seem to recall...
Forum: Widdrington 12-06-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,975
Posted By Pete
Nice info. I was aware of the french raid but...

Nice info. I was aware of the french raid but that has added more detail. Lets hope they left that frenchie for the crows
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