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Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 19-12-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,186
Posted By Sleighbelle
Actually, I'm not normally given to speaking up...

Actually, I'm not normally given to speaking up for footballers but think you might be wrong there. Many premier league footballers give of their time and money to children and children's charities....
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 25-11-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 54,566
Posted By Sleighbelle
This report makes fascinating reading. Might...

This report makes fascinating reading. Might there be one around for Radcliffe?
Forum: General topics 08-04-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,028
Posted By Sleighbelle
Smile Just had a quick look; really useful stuff!...

Just had a quick look; really useful stuff! Thanks Janwhin.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 14-03-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 38,781
Posted By Sleighbelle
That is a truly wonderful photograph! I don't...

That is a truly wonderful photograph! I don't remember ever seeing quite so far when I was a child, despite spending many hours in that place.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 30-12-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,382
Posted By Sleighbelle
I agree with Corfuandy. I have had a lot of...

I agree with Corfuandy. I have had a lot of pleasure from some of the Facebook posts and have contributed photos enabling contact with long-lost friends and neighbours and relatives. However, I...
Forum: General topics 07-11-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 26,532
Posted By Sleighbelle
An underground worker, paid by the day was listed...

An underground worker, paid by the day was listed as a datal: Durham Mining Museum page.
Forum: General topics 02-11-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 26,532
Posted By Sleighbelle
Yes Janwhin, I agree. It is a lot of money to pay...

Yes Janwhin, I agree. It is a lot of money to pay for a 'possible' match. The clauses regarding exemptions are a bit confusing too. Ah well! Back to the drawing board.:)
Forum: General topics 17-10-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,266
Posted By Sleighbelle
Yes, my dad was victim to it at least once! His...

Yes, my dad was victim to it at least once! His allotment was like Fort Knox afterwards.
Forum: General topics 14-08-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,518
Posted By Sleighbelle
Yes, I explored them yesterday. Some lovely...

Yes, I explored them yesterday. Some lovely photos of the beaches and the caravan park which I remember well, having lived so close in Links Avenue.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 18-08-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,876
Posted By Sleighbelle
Just followed this thread and 'discovered' my...

Just followed this thread and 'discovered' my great grandmother on my mother's side, Emma Foster. I knew she lived at 4Coquet Street in 1914, as this was the address my grandfather gave on...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 16-08-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,164
Posted By Sleighbelle
Yes, Janwhin, I agree. We girls were forbidden to...

Yes, Janwhin, I agree. We girls were forbidden to go there, even though it was just a short walk away. Good advice as I have memories of drownings. My childhood nightmares often focused on falling in...
Forum: General topics 09-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,577
Posted By Sleighbelle
Time and patience?!? This is fascinating stuff...

Time and patience?!? This is fascinating stuff and kept me wide awake long after my bed time last night. The visit of Prince Christian to Northumberland was clearly a big event, attracting the...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-07-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,432
Posted By Sleighbelle
Blimey! Murder(s?) in such a beautiful place....

Blimey! Murder(s?) in such a beautiful place. Who'd have thought it? Really interesting stuff Coquet, if a little lurid!
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-07-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 23,571
Posted By Sleighbelle
Now, the Meadow Dairy ... 2 choices of cheese,...

Now, the Meadow Dairy ... 2 choices of cheese, red or white. Brenda ? Used to come to our house taking an order for groceries from my mam. If we were home, we would beg for Cremola Foam and Cadbury...
Forum: General topics 09-06-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,252
Posted By Sleighbelle
I was putting it down to DDay celebrations....

I was putting it down to DDay celebrations. Thought maybe everyone had gone to Normandy.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 02-03-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,315
Posted By Sleighbelle
Broth Monday

Yes, I've been sharing these with my daughters too. One didn't know what the boiler was for! I explained about washing clothes, but when I told her it was also used for making broth on Leek Mondays,...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 02-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,315
Posted By Sleighbelle
Second photo

For some reason, I couldn't add both photos, so here is the second one.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 02-03-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,315
Posted By Sleighbelle
Radcliffe Club early 60s

I thought some members might like to see these photos of the club, taken when our dad was steward there. The Leek Show picture shows an interesting special prize which my dad won, along with the...
Forum: Rothbury and Thropton 01-03-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,017
Posted By Sleighbelle
I am sure you have read this reference Janwhin,...

I am sure you have read this reference Janwhin, but just in case!...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 30-12-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,420
Posted By Sleighbelle
My dad started learning to be a driver of the...

My dad started learning to be a driver of the school bus, as it would have fitted in well with the Radcliffe Club stewarding hours. However, he gave up after a frightening 'introduction to the stone...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 30-10-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,590
Posted By Sleighbelle
Thrilled to see this collection! Thank you...

Thrilled to see this collection! Thank you billcon for sparing the time. Was the front-on view of the club taken from the school vantage point shot after my dad, Dave Guy, left it? I notice no...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 26-10-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 45,441
Posted By Sleighbelle
Radcliffe School

Wonderful photo collection! So many memories. The school photo is taken from the vantage point of the Radcliffe Club. Very nostalgic for me as I lived there for several years until I went away to...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 26-09-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,590
Posted By Sleighbelle
Club steward in Radcliffe that is, not Woodhorn!...

Club steward in Radcliffe that is, not Woodhorn! Have been in touch with nice lady at the Guardian/Observer archives. They have no negatives or copies of the photos published and she suggested...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 25-09-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,590
Posted By Sleighbelle
I did plan to contact The Observer re archives...

I did plan to contact The Observer re archives and contacts for the writer and photographer. Will post if any further info. Thanks for the Woodhorn link Coquet. I am planning a visit there in October...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 25-09-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,590
Posted By Sleighbelle
The last days of Radcliffe

Just rediscovered a magazine article when clearing our loft; from The Observer January 30th 1972. THE LAST DAYS OF A MINING VILLAGE. The article was written by John Patten and the modern photos were...
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