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Forum: General topics 31-08-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,402
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: 22,402
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: 17,634
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: 14,460
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: 3,720
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: 10,727
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: 10,727
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: 9,316
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: 5,253
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: 39,636
Posted By John@theDrift
God Bless us, everyone!

God Bless us, everyone!
Forum: General topics 23-12-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 39,636
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: 39,636
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: 7,576
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: 7,576
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: 21,923
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: 21
Views: 16,946
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: 21
Views: 16,946
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: 14,658
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: 7,856
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: 19,545
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: 8,327
Posted By John@theDrift
And yes, I believe the burial ledger is retained...

And yes, I believe the burial ledger is retained at Woodhorn?
Forum: New member zone 16-09-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,327
Posted By John@theDrift
Hello Bob, pleased you found the site and are...

Hello Bob, pleased you found the site and are finding it interesting
Hope you will get plenty of information from the members, John
Forum: New member zone 15-09-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,367
Posted By John@theDrift
http://www.tameside.gov.uk/archives/manchesterregi...

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/archives/manchesterregiment

I think this would be a good starting point Margaret
Anything I can do to help, drop me a line
Forum: New member zone 13-09-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,367
Posted By John@theDrift
273 Is this chap your relation Margaret? I...

273
Is this chap your relation Margaret?
I think he is John Arries, Amble
Forum: General topics 11-09-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,545
Posted By John@theDrift
Oh well, not to worry Sleighbelle, you're not the...

Oh well, not to worry Sleighbelle, you're not the first to deny being related to me and I'm sure you won't be the last, only joking.
I was told that this fellow was Token Guy, but was possibly...
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