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Forum: New member zone 21-01-2022, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Hi there, on the 5th Aug 1943 they were at...

Hi there, on the 5th Aug 1943 they were at Gravesend heading to Warkworth -
then back and forward same route. I would say 95% of their voyages were Warkworth-Gravesend-Warkworth. don't think they...
Forum: New member zone 25-11-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Coquet
Would that George Spears (AKA 'Geordie Spears'?)...

Would that George Spears (AKA 'Geordie Spears'?) be the same chap that was a Whittle Colliery Overman in the 70s/80s? .. anyone?
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 19-08-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Coquet
Here's the thread on the bomb crater (with...

Here's the thread on the bomb crater (with picture)

https://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/amble-northumberland/showthread.php?t=168&highlight=crater
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 19-08-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Coquet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_Sub_Office ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_Sub_Office


I'm convinced it's just a post town designation for Acklington. Just a mis-formed letter 'O'
The designation fell into disuse in 1905 but I'm...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 19-08-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Coquet
Regarding the 'RSG' in the address, I think that...

Regarding the 'RSG' in the address, I think that is some post office abbreviation, Acklington was our sorting point for mail for around the district at one time, (now Morpeth). It might be a badly...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 18-08-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Coquet
There's a Jane and Robert Lowrey living at...

There's a Jane and Robert Lowrey living at Turvelaws Cottages, Wooler in 1939. He was born 1890. (Robert Lowrey married Jane Riddell 3rd quarter of 1914, Glendale District)

Back in 1911 he's at...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 18-08-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Coquet
So the photo is at Togston Barns? Or just sent...

So the photo is at Togston Barns? Or just sent there? Could it not be some army camp or even the proverbial 'Somewhere in France' - why write 'England' on the reverse?

Any chance of an...
Forum: New member zone 29-07-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By Coquet
Hi Graham10m, which building was the shop? I see...

Hi Graham10m, which building was the shop? I see her listed in the 1934 Directory (https://www.fusilier.co.uk/amble_northumberland/amble_business.htm)
but number 18 is two houses away from the...
Forum: General topics 29-07-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Coquet
Wonderful. That's joined a few dots.

Wonderful. That's joined a few dots.
Forum: General topics 06-07-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Coquet
Ah.. right got it. Another lovely stone building...

Ah.. right got it. Another lovely stone building gone, replaced by a carbuncle. :)

On the subject of Carbuncles - Amble Harbour - what a total mess the place is now. And it's been a conservation...
Forum: General topics 04-07-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Coquet
Yes it looks like Winter was quite the Amble...

Yes it looks like Winter was quite the Amble businessman. Did they live at Warkworth at one time?

Sorry to hear you're having issues with ancestry - you should contact them and say your images are...
Forum: General topics 03-07-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Coquet
Where was 'Central Hall'? - I forget Winter is...

Where was 'Central Hall'? - I forget
Winter is selling tickets for an event here in 1920
Forum: General topics 03-07-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Coquet
Current numbers (?have they changed at any time?)...

Current numbers (?have they changed at any time?) puts 57 as that AFC Pizzas...
Forum: General topics 29-06-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Coquet
Not sure - William Winter had a...

Not sure - William Winter had a stationer/newsagent/general dealer on Queen Street during 19c. - wonder it it was named after him? What was the function/origin of the large green hut near north...
Forum: General topics 28-06-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Coquet
necessitous children and mothers

21,884 Meals at Amble
The work of feeding the children who are affected by the coal stoppage is being sustained every day in Winter’s Hall, Amble. There have been 10,968 free breakfasts served to...
Forum: General topics 26-06-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Coquet
Actually named the A.B. Gowan: ...

Actually named the A.B. Gowan:

http://www.naviecapitani.it/Navi%20e%20Capitani/gallerie%20navi/Traghetti%20e%20ferry%20boat/schede%20navi/A/A.B.%20Gowan.htm
...
Forum: General topics 26-06-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Coquet
A Hundred Years ago...or thereabouts

(9th June 1921 Blyth News)

BUILT AT AMBLE

Launch of a Ferry Steamer for Jarrow Corporation.

The first steel ship built at Amble was launched there on Tuesday afternoon in the presence of a...
Forum: New member zone 28-12-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,654
Posted By Coquet
Welcome! I hope you can find the time to show us...

Welcome! I hope you can find the time to show us your finds. :)
Forum: New member zone 28-12-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,191
Posted By Coquet
Hi Perille, welcome to the forum. One of my...

Hi Perille, welcome to the forum. One of my 'Richardson' ancestors lived there in the early Vic period.
Forum: General topics 15-11-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,804
Posted By Coquet
Did we discover why it was called that? Do we...

Did we discover why it was called that? Do we have a local 'monkey hanger' story? :D
Forum: New member zone 15-11-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,669
Posted By Coquet
Wikipedia says the word "abbas" refers to: ...

Wikipedia says the word "abbas" refers to:

Monastic history
An abbot (from Old English: abbod, abbad, from Latin: abbas ("father"), from Ancient Greek: ἀββᾶς (abbas), from Aramaic: אבא‎/ܐܒܐ...
Forum: General topics 01-11-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,804
Posted By Coquet
The mother of these two boys was Elizabeth A...

The mother of these two boys was Elizabeth A Griffiths, (born c1873) Monkey Island :)
Forum: General topics 01-11-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,804
Posted By Coquet
William had an older brother- Thomas - probably...

William had an older brother- Thomas - probably the Griffiths that is on the Absent voters list for East Chevington. Served 2/4th West Riding Regiment. He's in hospital with a gun shot wound in...
Forum: General topics 01-11-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,804
Posted By Coquet
The fact that our man is not on the absent...

The fact that our man is not on the absent voters' list, and his 1917 number is not on the medal index card suggests he was out of a theatre of war perhaps before early 1917. I would bet he got out...
Forum: General topics 01-11-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,804
Posted By Coquet
The 1918 death you have found for a William...

The 1918 death you have found for a William Griffiths (age 40) from the Drift tells me our soldier is not that man - why? because I'm convinced the death would be recorded on the pension card.
So...
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