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Forum: Amble and Hauxley 15-02-2019, 11:42 AM
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Posted By brownknees
Amble fire station

During WW2 I think my mother and aunt worked for the Northumberland fire service ,probably manning the phone etc but not going out to fires.My question is would any evidence remain in the form of old...
Forum: Acklington and Guyzance 11-12-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By brownknees
Yes Please!Please post to my daughter with...

Yes Please!Please post to my daughter with postage due .Ms E.Rochester ,309 Victoria road,St Budeaux,Plymouth .PL5 2DG.I live in Thailand but born in Amble!!Acklington was always visited on Bof B day...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 29-01-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,490
Posted By brownknees
No local SCUBA divers to consult with?

No local SCUBA divers to consult with?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 26-01-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,490
Posted By brownknees
To think I played on these beaches so many times...

To think I played on these beaches so many times as a child and knew nothing of peat or coal seams!! I do have a small piece of sea coal from Amble here on my pc desk in Thailand!!
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 13-02-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,550
Posted By brownknees
R.J.Hughes Aden 1966.Which branch of the service...

R.J.Hughes Aden 1966.Which branch of the service was he?
Forum: General topics 31-08-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,720
Posted By brownknees
Historical

I found a site that may be useful to forumites.Unless of course you have already been there!!If you google the "internet archive "and search for History of Northumberland, all the volumes are...
Forum: New member zone 11-07-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,765
Posted By brownknees
Ella Coates ,rings a bell with me also!

Ella Coates ,rings a bell with me also!
Forum: New member zone 08-07-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,765
Posted By brownknees
Looks like the Brickworks rather than a colliery.

Looks like the Brickworks rather than a colliery.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 17-03-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,524
Posted By brownknees
"Coquet",I also went to Cross street...

"Coquet",I also went to Cross street infants!!1947/49!!Alan.J I remember you and I standing in the entrance to the Catholic church/school and you explained what the "Holy water"was for!!Strange the...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 26-07-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,516
Posted By brownknees
I know we northumbrians are a hardy lot but...

I know we northumbrians are a hardy lot but .....!Glad you put me right!
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 25-07-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,516
Posted By brownknees
The 1927 picture

Did I read it right,they rescued five ladies who were swimming on BOXING DAY?!!!!
Forum: New member zone 27-05-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,650
Posted By brownknees
73 years ago

Born Amble 73 years ago,.left 59 years ago and lived in the Midlands for some time!Not in chemicals though I have worked on refineries!!Have a look at my album and see if you recognize anyone!!
Forum: General topics 07-02-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,836
Posted By brownknees
Lion bridge near Alnwick castle?

Lion bridge near Alnwick castle?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 18-01-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,544
Posted By brownknees
The flats mentioned as above the "chippy",there...

The flats mentioned as above the "chippy",there where some more a few doors up but I hesitate to call them flats!A schoolfriend lived there with his family and their living conditions were not very...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 21-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,566
Posted By brownknees
Would there be any records of the aux fire...

Would there be any records of the aux fire service members?My mother and my aunt were both in it and I would like to find out more about their time in the service?I did have their buttons and a tunic...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 09-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,648
Posted By brownknees
abbreviations

Could pd refer to port of destination?Southend being Down and Amble being pd up?
Forum: General topics 11-06-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,886
Posted By brownknees
World wars

Couple of Photos,The RAF one is of Walter Scott of Amble,I met him while serving in the RAF in Aden(1961),walter was at school with my dad!
The other is my great uncle and aunt ,both from...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 16-03-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,654
Posted By brownknees
TV here

Here in Thailand every gory detail is seen!As soon as there is an accident the TV cameras are there and its all over TV later.No respect for the family at all.Could be because they are Bhuddists?You...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,544
Posted By brownknees
That's it!!!Just up and round a bit was a (I...

That's it!!!Just up and round a bit was a (I think)sweet shop?Also across from the chip shop was another shop which I think was electrical?Alan J to the rescue!!!
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-03-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,544
Posted By brownknees
Smile chip shop

Yes I also remember Mr Hendersons fish and chips ,my gran always sent me to get them,loved watching that chip machine in action!Chips always taste better done in Beef dripping!Gran said to be sure to...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 21-02-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,807
Posted By brownknees
Smile The Braid

All I can remember from the late 40s is that at the end of north street you went down to the "gut"(How did it get that name?)and there where stepping stones across to the "braid".All along this...
Forum: New member zone 08-02-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,222
Posted By brownknees
Smile Heres another one!Also two floats!Think my mum...

Heres another one!Also two floats!Think my mum took these!
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 16-01-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,910
Posted By brownknees
Did it have a cannon in the garden?

Did it have a cannon in the garden?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 10-01-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,036
Posted By brownknees
I was christened in St Cuthberts.

I was christened in St Cuthberts.
Forum: New member zone 07-01-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,268
Posted By brownknees
Yes there was a coastguard lookout by Cliff house...

Yes there was a coastguard lookout by Cliff house and a flagstaff .My grans house still had gas lighting (23 church street)up to about 1948,I remember her proudly showing me the switchs for the...
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