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Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 11-08-2017, 09:17 PM
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Views: 1,757
Posted By Vagabond
Rudyard Kipling on Newcastle and Morpeth

In the summer of 1908 poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling paid a visit to friends who had rented Biddlestone Hall in Northumberland for the summer. He stayed one week at Biddlestone, departing the...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 06-03-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,726
Posted By Vagabond
What happened there? The forum wasn`t...

What happened there?

The forum wasn`t available for a while, and then when it came back Sir Hugh de Morwick`s effigy had gone walkabout - vanished!

maybe he went for an ice cream ;)

Nice...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 02-03-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,726
Posted By Vagabond
My Murray`s for 1864 says, "In the N. isle of...

My Murray`s for 1864 says, "In the N. isle of Warkworth Church is the effigy of a knight with the (modern) inscription," `"The effigy of Sir Hugh de Morwick who gave the common to this town of...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 09-02-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,240
Posted By Vagabond
Very interesting indeed, and a great set of...

Very interesting indeed, and a great set of photos; Wish my dad were still alive, he was a merchant seaman, served on the Athenia 1934/5. I`ve some memorabilia somewhere, postcards, photos, etc.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 09-02-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,594
Posted By Vagabond
While not directly related to your query this...

While not directly related to your query this short (unfinished) history of the life boat may be of interest to yourself and to others. Posted some time ago on one of my forums. It was a work in...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 09-02-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,353
Posted By Vagabond
Not in the immediate area, but the Pin Well at...

Not in the immediate area, but the Pin Well at Earle near Wooler may be of interest.

NB. Can`t find one of my own photos, so this excellent image (below) courtesy of Andrew Curtis.
...
Forum: Rothbury and Thropton 04-10-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,898
Posted By Vagabond
Update 4/10/16 These road signs started leaning...

Update 4/10/16
These road signs started leaning to one side about six months ago and eventually over the summer, they collapsed altogether in a tangled heap, before disappearing into the long grass...
Forum: General topics 25-04-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,437
Posted By Vagabond
Ok, more about corves later; in the meantime,...

Ok, more about corves later; in the meantime, this about the miners themselves.

"The pitmen are a distinct race. They live in villages, and they worship in churches of their own, and they seldom...
Forum: General topics 25-04-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,437
Posted By Vagabond
More... "On arriving at the bottom of the...

More...

"On arriving at the bottom of the pit, the visitor finds a number of passages striking out in every direction, and only lighted by candles, one of which is carried by each of the pitmen. ...
Forum: General topics 25-04-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,437
Posted By Vagabond
Hi janwhin :) That was a link I found on...

Hi janwhin :)

That was a link I found on Google which I thought may be of interest, I confess though I`ve not done any research on this subject.

The following imho gives a fascinating glimpse...
Forum: General topics 24-04-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,437
Posted By Vagabond
A very interesting thread! ...

A very interesting thread!

http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/e041.htm

:)
Forum: General topics 10-03-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,512
Posted By Vagabond
As promised my reiver dagger. ...

As promised my reiver dagger.




http://i.imgur.com/hSzJzRyh.jpg (http://imgur.com/hSzJzRy)
Forum: General topics 28-02-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,512
Posted By Vagabond
A clock like the one in the picture - found on...

A clock like the one in the picture - found on the beach at Amble! I`ve found some interesting stuff at Boulmer, eg a brass doorknob, But a clock Wow! I`m coming on over. Ages since I was in Amble....
Forum: General topics 25-02-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,512
Posted By Vagabond
Amble Golf Course & Hillbank

According to my Pevsners, Amble Golf Course contains a "Bronze age burial ground, comprising no less than forty graves. Revealed by accident 1857, badly excavated 1883." Can anyone throw any light...
Forum: General topics 30-01-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,299
Posted By Vagabond
lol Nothing changes, eh! Meanwhile, this...

lol Nothing changes, eh!

Meanwhile, this from `The Cheap Magazine` for 1814.

ACCIDENTS FROM INTOXICATION

"The state of intoxication greatly resembles that of an incipient palsy or apoplexy....
Forum: General topics 09-11-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,854
Posted By Vagabond
The first that springs to mind is the riverside...

The first that springs to mind is the riverside path at Rothbury, starting from the bridge, opposite Tomlinsons Bunkhouse and westward (upstream) to the where the old golf course building was, and...
Forum: Rothbury and Thropton 08-11-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,553
Posted By Vagabond
Yes, perfect sense, indeed the aforementioned...

Yes, perfect sense, indeed the aforementioned burn still enters the River Coquet at the Scottish Ford, better known now a` days as the `Stepping Stones`across the road from Armstrong Cottages. This...
Forum: Rothbury and Thropton 08-11-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,553
Posted By Vagabond
Wow! Thanks for posting Brian, these are superb...

Wow! Thanks for posting Brian, these are superb images, :) the middle bottle is indeed a corker, if you`ll pardon the pun! The stopper on my Jackson & Co bottle is the original: one side has the...
Forum: New member zone 05-11-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,430
Posted By Vagabond
Hi David :) I`ll give a wave next time I see...

Hi David :)

I`ll give a wave next time I see the TNT van.
Forum: Rothbury and Thropton 26-10-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,553
Posted By Vagabond
One Green Bottle

And if one green bottle should accidentally fall...

http://i.imgur.com/t44JcEAh.jpg



Nine more would be nice! ;)
Forum: Rothbury and Thropton 23-10-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,553
Posted By Vagabond
Very nice indeed, and an excellent photograph!...

Very nice indeed, and an excellent photograph! The Thompson bottle is especially interesting! One question though - what is that on the neck of the left-hand bottle? Is it the original glaze?...
Forum: Rothbury and Thropton 01-10-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,898
Posted By Vagabond
I would have thought that all road signs, the...

I would have thought that all road signs, the ancient and the more recent are the property of the council. These posts were (are) made for, and on behalf of Northumberland Council , as is the case...
Forum: General topics 27-09-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,610
Posted By Vagabond
I`ll have to take another look, the traffic light...

I`ll have to take another look, the traffic light does appear to be showing amber in the picture, but I think that`s a trick of the light - the natural light, that is! At the scene looking at the...
Forum: General topics 26-09-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,610
Posted By Vagabond
Somethings not right!

There`s something not quite right here - but what?

http://i.imgur.com/c2uitFuh.jpg

(Thropton - Snitter road)
Forum: Rothbury and Thropton 21-09-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,898
Posted By Vagabond
Driving through the village of Thropton the other...

Driving through the village of Thropton the other day, I noticed similar 30mph markers, very much the same as those at Eglingham. I must have driven through there (at 30mph lol) hundreds of times...
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