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Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 16-03-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,415
Posted By John@theDrift
I couldn't say for certain where the original hut...

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...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 13-03-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,415
Posted By John@theDrift
I was told that the original Comrades club was a...

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...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 13-03-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,415
Posted By John@theDrift
Hello Geoff. Glad was Gladstone, former WW2 PoW....

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...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 26-02-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,415
Posted By John@theDrift
Number 11 is Glad Hardy, Red Row, former PoW ...

Number 11 is Glad Hardy, Red Row, former PoW
Number 19, Jim 'Daddy' Common
Forum: General topics 31-08-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 34,117
Posted By John@theDrift
Yes, they took quite a hammering that day, but...

Yes, they took quite a hammering that day, but made great progress,, in Somme terms at any rate,, captured three lines of enemy trenches to the left of High Wood. There are three men from Chevington...
Forum: General topics 30-08-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 34,117
Posted By John@theDrift
My guess would be that he fell in the fighting...

My guess would be that he fell in the fighting around High Wood Jawhin, if he is with the 7th NF
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 08-09-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 28,909
Posted By John@theDrift
I believe this is the part of Swarland Terrace...

I believe this is the part of Swarland Terrace which was demolished in the 70s
Wish I knew who these old timers were, bet they could tell us a story
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 17-03-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,133
Posted By John@theDrift
I'm almost positive that Miss Elliott of...

I'm almost positive that Miss Elliott of Whitefield Farm told me they were constructed by men of the Hertfordshire Regiment, who were billeted at the farm at the time. She loaned me some photos, I...
Forum: New member zone 12-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,733
Posted By John@theDrift
Hello Keith, welcome to the forum, I remember you...

Hello Keith, welcome to the forum, I remember you well, weren't you good friends with Phil Green? Good to see you on here, there should be plenty to keep you interested!
All the best John (Hardy)
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 04-02-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,246
Posted By John@theDrift
I have another photo, taken from the same vantage...

I have another photo, taken from the same vantage point, will hunt it out.
I believe the pictures were taken from an upstairs window in the old Co-op department building, I once worked the angles...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 04-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,246
Posted By John@theDrift
I was always led to believe this was the first of...

I was always led to believe this was the first of the WW1 funerals to come out of the Drift, in which case it would be the funeral of Robert Anderson Bell, 1/7th NF who died on 2nd April 1916 from...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 31-12-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,220
Posted By John@theDrift
I seem to remember hearing 'old' Mrs Allan, who...

I seem to remember hearing 'old' Mrs Allan, who would have been quite young in 1942, I imagine, knocked over an oil lamp, causing three premises to be destroyed. The three rebuilt premises are...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 30-12-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,774
Posted By John@theDrift
|Fantastic photos Hollydog, thankyou for sharing ...

|Fantastic photos Hollydog, thankyou for sharing
And well done John R Young!
Forum: General topics 24-12-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 57,065
Posted By John@theDrift
God Bless us, everyone!

God Bless us, everyone!
Forum: General topics 23-12-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 57,065
Posted By John@theDrift
I also seem to remember reading somewhere in the...

I also seem to remember reading somewhere in the Gazette archives of a soldier who wrote to James Dalby's family detailing how he buried James in a makeshift grave on the battlefield? James is one...
Forum: General topics 23-12-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 57,065
Posted By John@theDrift
Hi there, as far as I'm aware, there were three...

Hi there, as far as I'm aware, there were three Dalby boys, James, William and Johnny.
James (kia 26/04/15) is number 24 on this photo. I believe William is number 45, identified by his nephew...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 30-11-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,500
Posted By John@theDrift
and don't get me started on the X20 Janwhin!

and don't get me started on the X20 Janwhin!
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 30-11-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,500
Posted By John@theDrift
Unhappy I tried to recreate the photo a little while ago ...

I tried to recreate the photo a little while ago
NB. If you are going to try the same, take care of X18 bus approaching from rear! They don't slow down! :(
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 26-11-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,780
Posted By John@theDrift
Wow, really interesting find Mike, thanks for...

Wow, really interesting find Mike, thanks for sharing
Forum: General topics 07-10-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,807
Posted By John@theDrift
aye, I did think that when I read he had four...

aye, I did think that when I read he had four sons serving in 1914...
Forum: General topics 05-10-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,807
Posted By John@theDrift
This is the band of the 7th Northumberland...

This is the band of the 7th Northumberland Fusiliers at Armistice as pictured in Captain Buckley's 'War History'. Charles Johnson possibly fourth from left in the centre row?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 01-10-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,630
Posted By John@theDrift
From what I recall, there were a number of local...

From what I recall, there were a number of local men killed whilst serving in the 8th Somersets, seems like an unusual sort of posting for men from Northumberland?
And I would also suggest that the...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 30-09-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,709
Posted By John@theDrift
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Three-Villages-Radcl...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Three-Villages-Radcliffe-Southbroomhill-and-East-Chevington-by-Elizabeth-S-/390669560863?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item5af5b86c1f

a bargain at 100. Free postage, mind!
Forum: General topics 17-09-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 30,427
Posted By John@theDrift
I've got to agree with you Sleighbelle, it...

I've got to agree with you Sleighbelle, it certainly looks like two different people... further research definitely required. You are right, if anyone, he looks most like the man sitting to the right...
Forum: New member zone 16-09-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,756
Posted By John@theDrift
And yes, I believe the burial ledger is retained...

And yes, I believe the burial ledger is retained at Woodhorn?
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