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Forum: Amble and Hauxley 14-05-2022, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I’m reminded of digging on a farm tip near...

I’m reminded of digging on a farm tip near Warkworth. The tip was at the edge of a field in a wide area of waste between the fence line and the ploughed area. We had permission to dig in the waste...
Forum: General topics 03-05-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 235
Posted By Coquet
I remember that building near the crest of the...

I remember that building near the crest of the hill next to the railway line. Well I suppose it's still there but as you say modified a lot over the years. I remember it as a 'junk shop', owned by...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 03-05-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Coquet
Could be - definitely an unusual high...

Could be - definitely an unusual high concentration of marble bottles for some reason.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 03-05-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Coquet
Someone on evilbay thinks they are worth £20 - (...

Someone on evilbay thinks they are worth £20 - ( Amble mineral water company one)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363824478217?hash=item54b5a0f809:g:w0cAAOSwdQ5iF7zC
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 01-05-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Coquet
Interesting. They are marble bottles AKA 'Codds'...

Interesting. They are marble bottles AKA 'Codds' (invented by Hiram Codd)
kids have smashed them for the marbles inside. I remember the seniors in the family mentioning this activity when they were...
Forum: General topics 01-05-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 235
Posted By Coquet
I remember the chemists being built then later...

I remember the chemists being built then later the house next to it. No memory of what was there before. :(
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 29-04-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
My grandfather worked on the Broomhill screens...

My grandfather worked on the Broomhill screens after the war, left the harbour colliers to go there for some reason. Probably worked with Thomas if he was still there.
Forum: General topics 29-04-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 235
Posted By Coquet
Was their workshop in Wellwood Street?

Was their workshop in Wellwood Street?
Forum: General topics 29-04-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 235
Posted By Coquet
Splendid. And.. there's WW1 Service...

Splendid.


And.. there's WW1 Service papers for Jas. Whittle Jnr. - Joined aged 18 in Jan 1916. Went to France in the summer of the following year. Served in the 210th and 124th Siege Batteries...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 28-04-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
Oops! I suppose it's bad and good in a way! what...

Oops! I suppose it's bad and good in a way! what is his age and occupation as recorded on the 21 census Janwhin? - if you don't mind me scrounging data :D
Forum: General topics 28-04-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 235
Posted By Coquet
J.P. Whittle

This Amble monumental mason 'J.P. Whittle'. Come across this name a few times. Ashamedly without giving him much thought. It says he actually designed the Chev/Broomhill memorial as well. Probably...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 23-04-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
Now this card appears to relate to the same man....

Now this card appears to relate to the same man. Looks like his widow's claim for his pension. She is shown as 'Margaret Jane Gray'
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 23-04-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
Wonderful. is this your man? (pension card) has...

Wonderful. is this your man? (pension card) has given name as Edward, service number as 19034, has a date on it that agrees with your 6.9.1918 discharge date. Card shows dead and a date 7/12/34 ? and...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 31-03-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
contradicting what I've just said - the...

contradicting what I've just said - the house/flat appears to be still there on our 1926 electoral roll. (https://www.fusilier.co.uk/amble_northumberland/1926_electoral_roll.html) (roll entry or...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 30-03-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
Ah right.. I still had 4 years to go in the...

Ah right.. I still had 4 years to go in the antipodes at that time so probably missed the building work period.



That will explain it; going off '22's' disappearance off the records it probably...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 29-03-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
1911 census Amble area, William Gray / Grey born...

1911 census Amble area, William Gray / Grey born after 1875:

William Grey b Uphall Mid Lothian 1895 age 16 Coal Miner. Blackwood Street Amble. stepson? of George Gilmour

Willie Grey b...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 29-03-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
1901 census Amble area, William Gray / Grey born...

1901 census Amble area, William Gray / Grey born after 1875:

William Grey b Uphall [Scotland] 1895 age 6. Panhaven Road Amble. father James (my g-grandfather's next door neighbour)

William Gray...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 28-03-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
Do I recall a house sized 'gap' in Church Street...

Do I recall a house sized 'gap' in Church Street at one time? was it next to NF Youngs? and was built on?

Hollydog will know.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 28-03-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
Regarding 22 Church Street on the 'findmypast'...

Regarding 22 Church Street on the 'findmypast' 1939 Register, there's something up regarding what they are claiming to be '22' in their transcription. It appears to be number '3' on the document...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 28-03-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
In 1911 the '22 Church Street' address is...

In 1911 the '22 Church Street' address is occupied by widow Martha Hart and her daughter, also Martha.
So I went to the new 1921 census and '22' is missing from their list of Church Street...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-03-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
Absent Voters List

On our AVLs (https://www.fusilier.co.uk/northumberland_absent_voters_list/amble_hauxley_radcliffe_togston.htm) our man is recorded with his six digit number, address '22 Church Street'. So definitely...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-03-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
So.... from the medal index card, our 3049/Gray...

So.... from the medal index card, our 3049/Gray was also numbered 290836. Also on the card is another number '3051', a couple of digits away from his original number, not sure what that is.

Card...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-03-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
the other chap: 6-2003 Pte W. Gray North'd...

the other chap:

6-2003 Pte W. Gray North'd Fus.


https://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/images3/gray2-1.jpg

https://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/images3/gray2-2.jpg
...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-03-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Coquet
William Gray, Northumberland Fusilier

An auction house (in Staffordshire) I buy from frequently had some 7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers medals in their last sale. The recipient apparently came from Amble, one William Gray.

So...
Forum: General topics 27-03-2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Coquet
That's interesting; the second photo link. My...

That's interesting; the second photo link.
My earliest recollections, late 60s early 70s of the quarry were that it was full of rubbish heaps, old cars and allsorts. Not empty and flooded like in...
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