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Forum: General topics 02-05-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By janwhin
Up until I was eight I used to go across the...

Up until I was eight I used to go across the railway line on the brow of Percy Street on my way to school. Most of the road was bordered by the allotments on the south side but I do have a vague...
Forum: General topics 28-04-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By janwhin
I can resist anything but a challenge. James...

I can resist anything but a challenge.

James Whittle born in Amble in 1898 to Joseph Pringle Whittle, a monumental sculptor, and Elizabeth nee Marr, both born in Alnwick. On the 1911 census they...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 28-04-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By janwhin
Since you've put me on the right track I owe you...

Since you've put me on the right track I owe you one!
Age on census 32 years and 9 months. Occupation "screener above ground" at Broomhill Colliery. He calls himself Thomas William Gray as...
Forum: General topics 25-04-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 50
Posted By janwhin
1921 Miners' Strike

Having taken advantage of the cheap offer on the 1921 census there was one unexpected result.
1921 saw the national miners strike when pits returned to private ownership after the War. I believe it...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 24-04-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By janwhin
1921 census address page says 22 Church Street.

1921 census address page says 22 Church Street.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 24-04-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By janwhin
Now you've blown my FH up! Edward is clearly not...

Now you've blown my FH up! Edward is clearly not my William who died in 1964. So that theory will be put on the scrap heap.
I've had a look at the 1921 census under the half price offer at FMP. My...
Forum: General topics 17-04-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By janwhin
The quarry drowning was a boy called Thomas Hall...

The quarry drowning was a boy called Thomas Hall of Melrose Gardens, Bobbie Honey drowned in the sea.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 16-04-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By janwhin
This William enlisted 29 March 1915, service...

This William enlisted 29 March 1915, service number 19034 and was discharged on 6 September 1918.

William, born 1876 in Radcliffe was a coal miner, lodging in Pegswood at the 1911 census. He is...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 16-04-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By janwhin
Ok....1901 census, William Gray born 1884...

Ok....1901 census, William Gray born 1884 Warkworth and living at Long Row with David Douglas and Isabella is the same as the 1911 census William born 1887, lodging with the Scotts at Radcliffe. He...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 16-04-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By janwhin
I can help you with some of the William...

I can help you with some of the William Grays....one a brother of my grandfather, and the other a cousin. I'll have a dig round in my family tree!
Forum: General topics 16-04-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By janwhin
When I was growing up (1950s) the quarry was full...

When I was growing up (1950s) the quarry was full of water although stuff was being thrown in. Lads used to go shooting rats! I think there was at least one drowning, danger of getting entangled in...
Forum: General topics 26-03-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By janwhin
Historic England Aerial Photography

Worth checking out the new facility on the website. Some good shots of Amble and Warkworth in the late 1940s.
https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/archive/collections/aerial-photos/
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Forum: General topics 05-03-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By janwhin
Historic Maps of Alnwick and Alnmouth

I don't know if any members are aware of the publication of the Historic Town Maps of Alnwick and Alnmouth at the end of last year, which included a gazetteer....
Forum: New member zone 26-01-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By janwhin
You can pick up JB Fisher on the War Memorials...

You can pick up JB Fisher on the War Memorials page on the main site.
Forum: Acklington and Guyzance 12-01-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By janwhin
Many congratulations Graeme for publishing this...

Many congratulations Graeme for publishing this mega work. Well done!
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-04-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,562
Posted By janwhin
Hi Gina, Yes Robert Ditchburn is the son of...

Hi Gina, Yes Robert Ditchburn is the son of William and Robina. Left England in 1927 bound for Canada, died in Innisfail in 1973.
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 16-11-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,799
Posted By janwhin
My grandfather was secretary of the Pegswood...

My grandfather was secretary of the Pegswood Cycling Club and then when he moved to Broomhill, became secretary there. Photograph of the Pegswood cyclists attached.
Forum: General topics 16-11-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,062
Posted By janwhin
The word is that the one on the Blyth was so...

The word is that the one on the Blyth was so named because ships used to dump their ballast there and on one occasion the remains of a monkey was deposited as well. Could be......
Forum: General topics 16-11-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,062
Posted By janwhin
Monkey islands seem to pop up everywhere. There's...

Monkey islands seem to pop up everywhere. There's one in the River Blyth, one in the Bristol Channel:confused:

Story in the Blyth News, 4 July 1891:

"Drowning in the Coquet

A young man named...
Forum: General topics 10-11-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,062
Posted By janwhin
It does say "Monkey Island". Wh'd have thought...

It does say "Monkey Island". Wh'd have thought it.
Forum: General topics 18-08-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,628
Posted By janwhin
What a lovely tribute.

What a lovely tribute.
Forum: General topics 17-08-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,628
Posted By janwhin
VJ Day

I watched the ceremony from the National Arboretum on Saturday and found it very moving. Both VE and VJ Day reminded me of my uncles killed in the war. Uncle Albert Gray was killed at Kohima in 1944....
Forum: New member zone 17-08-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,638
Posted By janwhin
Hi Ralph, hope you find what you are looking for...

Hi Ralph, hope you find what you are looking for on the site. The sister of my great grandfather married a Richard Forster Redhead (1823-1907). He farmed at Snitter. Any connection?
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 24-03-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,020
Posted By janwhin
Lovely story. My mother's family all lived in...

Lovely story. My mother's family all lived in Warkworth. The birthday tea made me smile. My mother did the girdle scone thing, split in half, buttered and a penny wrapped in greaseproof paper put...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 12-01-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,656
Posted By janwhin
I have the original transcript, not the CD, if...

I have the original transcript, not the CD, if that makes sense. 1733-1736 seems to be there if you can tell me what you're after.
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