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Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 22-10-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,449
Posted By Digvul
841 This is my mother's proggy mat frame. I've...

841
This is my mother's proggy mat frame. I've set it up with Aunty Freda's mat laid on top to show how it would look while it was being constructed.
Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 22-10-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,449
Posted By Digvul
840 This is my mother's clique, cleek -...

840
This is my mother's clique, cleek - whatever. It was pushed through the canvas and a part of a large clipping was pulled through to make a loop. Then a half inch or so farther away the process...
Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 21-10-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,449
Posted By Digvul
Sorry, picture is far to small. I'll try again...

Sorry, picture is far to small. I'll try again later.
Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 21-10-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,449
Posted By Digvul
828 Hello, I spent many happy childhood hours...

828
Hello, I spent many happy childhood hours helping my mother to make proggy and cliquie mats. There is a difference between the two kinds: with proggy mats the clippings were cut quite short and...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-06-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,195
Posted By Digvul
The man in the Radcliffe video was Temple...

The man in the Radcliffe video was Temple Caruthers. His father was called Sam. I think Billy Caruthers was Sam's brother and Temple's uncle but I'm not absolutely sure. I remember all three of them...
Forum: General topics 09-04-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,881
Posted By Digvul
Thanks for that borderlad. Brought back more...

Thanks for that borderlad. Brought back more memories.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 29-11-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,879
Posted By Digvul
This video makes me feel very sad. There was an...

This video makes me feel very sad. There was an incredible sense of community in Radcliffe as people encountered their neighbours more than in other places because they had to leave their houses to...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 07-06-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,119
Posted By Digvul
I lived in Leslie Row in the 1950s and early...

I lived in Leslie Row in the 1950s and early sixties. We called that square the "tettie lots" which means potato allotments. I don't remember any potatoes being grown in that spot but have fond...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-11-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,054
Posted By Digvul
It changed the district's way of life for ever...

It changed the district's way of life for ever and led to the destruction of Radcliffe, the village where I lived as a child.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-11-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,054
Posted By Digvul
A sad day.

A sad day.
Forum: General topics 01-07-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,149
Posted By Digvul
What a wonderful site this is.

What a wonderful site this is.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 12-05-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,156
Posted By Digvul
I remember the blocks well and Billcon's...

I remember the blocks well and Billcon's description of that part of Bondicar with the tank trap, the pill boxes and (a bit farther away) the three tanks brought back a lot of memories. I've found...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 14-01-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 50,879
Posted By Digvul
Thanks for that Janwhin

Thanks for that Janwhin
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 14-01-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 50,879
Posted By Digvul
There seems no way to dispute that there was...

There seems no way to dispute that there was smallpox in Radcliffe in 1864. However, I have a problem with the statement from the Alnwick Mercury 14th of April 1877 (quoted earlier in this thread)...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 13-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 50,879
Posted By Digvul
This is all good stuff Coquet. What is the...

This is all good stuff Coquet. What is the evidence to suggest that the 1864 outbreak was cholera and not, for example, scarlet fever which was a killer disease at that time?
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 11-01-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 50,879
Posted By Digvul
For the last several years I have been attempting...

For the last several years I have been attempting to write an account of my childhood in Radcliffe during the 1950s. At a fairly early stage of this project I wrote a brief history of the village and...
Forum: General topics 24-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,895
Posted By Digvul
Can this book be bought Alan? And if so, where?

Can this book be bought Alan? And if so, where?
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 02-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,996
Posted By Digvul
Great stuff!

Great stuff!
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 14-04-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,712
Posted By Digvul
The standard book on the origin of English...

The standard book on the origin of English place-names is "The Concise Book of English Place-names" by Eilert Eckwall first published in 1936.
He says:
"Hadstone, Northumberland, (Hadeston 1189,...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 19-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,299
Posted By Digvul
I seem to remember calling somewhere around this...

I seem to remember calling somewhere around this area "the Gut". Do the two words "Braid" and "Gut" refer to same place?
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 12-12-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,541
Posted By Digvul
The early Radcliffe miners had a horrendous life....

The early Radcliffe miners had a horrendous life. The first houses were back-to-back terraces, so most homes had connecting walls on either side and also to the rear. They were one storey high and...
Forum: General topics 29-11-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,226
Posted By Digvul
Thanks for that complete and very informative...

Thanks for that complete and very informative posting.
Forum: General topics 28-11-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,226
Posted By Digvul
Thanks for that Brownknees. It makes sense.

Thanks for that Brownknees. It makes sense.
Forum: General topics 27-11-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,226
Posted By Digvul
wrecked aeroplanes?

I spent most of my formative years playing on the shore or the links at Bondicar. I have a strong memory of looking at very small bits of wrecked aeroplanes which were lying in the dunes? Is this a...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 27-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 86,248
Posted By Digvul
Before the days of television my parents...

Before the days of television my parents sometimes took me to this picture house. I have two main memories of it:
One is that it showed so many Westerns that everyone called it "The Ranch".
The...
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