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Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 16-11-2020, 04:28 PM
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Posted By janwhin
My grandfather was secretary of the Pegswood...

My grandfather was secretary of the Pegswood Cycling Club and then when he moved to Broomhill, became secretary there. Photograph of the Pegswood cyclists attached.
Forum: General topics 16-11-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,447
Posted By janwhin
The word is that the one on the Blyth was so...

The word is that the one on the Blyth was so named because ships used to dump their ballast there and on one occasion the remains of a monkey was deposited as well. Could be......
Forum: General topics 16-11-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,447
Posted By janwhin
Monkey islands seem to pop up everywhere. There's...

Monkey islands seem to pop up everywhere. There's one in the River Blyth, one in the Bristol Channel:confused:

Story in the Blyth News, 4 July 1891:

"Drowning in the Coquet

A young man named...
Forum: General topics 10-11-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,447
Posted By janwhin
It does say "Monkey Island". Wh'd have thought...

It does say "Monkey Island". Wh'd have thought it.
Forum: General topics 18-08-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,997
Posted By janwhin
What a lovely tribute.

What a lovely tribute.
Forum: General topics 17-08-2020, 11:50 AM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By janwhin
VJ Day

I watched the ceremony from the National Arboretum on Saturday and found it very moving. Both VE and VJ Day reminded me of my uncles killed in the war. Uncle Albert Gray was killed at Kohima in 1944....
Forum: New member zone 17-08-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,467
Posted By janwhin
Hi Ralph, hope you find what you are looking for...

Hi Ralph, hope you find what you are looking for on the site. The sister of my great grandfather married a Richard Forster Redhead (1823-1907). He farmed at Snitter. Any connection?
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 24-03-2020, 04:02 PM
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Views: 2,916
Posted By janwhin
Lovely story. My mother's family all lived in...

Lovely story. My mother's family all lived in Warkworth. The birthday tea made me smile. My mother did the girdle scone thing, split in half, buttered and a penny wrapped in greaseproof paper put...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 12-01-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,152
Posted By janwhin
I have the original transcript, not the CD, if...

I have the original transcript, not the CD, if that makes sense. 1733-1736 seems to be there if you can tell me what you're after.
Forum: General topics 12-01-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,335
Posted By janwhin
Hi Coquet, I think I'm back if you want some more...

Hi Coquet, I think I'm back if you want some more bios! Given up working for a living.
Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 12-01-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 53,633
Posted By janwhin
Hi Gordon, I've had a look through my papers and...

Hi Gordon, I've had a look through my papers and discovered the only plan I have is one of the "new" section of the Beach Road cemetery which is where my great grandfather and grandparents are...
Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 01-12-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 53,633
Posted By janwhin
Red face I am still around but only infrequently. 'll have...

I am still around but only infrequently. 'll have a look through my papers to see if I have the Woodhorn reference. As I recall it was actually a handwritten register of actual burials so probably...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 01-12-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,194
Posted By janwhin
Hi Mark, thanks for your message.....the...

Hi Mark, thanks for your message.....the newspaper article comes from the British Newspaper Archive. Do you have access to it?
Forum: General topics 25-01-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,672
Posted By janwhin
Bailiffgate Museum

I don't know if anyone has picked this one up. The museum is developing a new website: https://bailiffgatecollections.co.uk and so far they have got some of their photographic archive up as well as a...
Forum: New member zone 20-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,038
Posted By janwhin
I've done a drifting off now. 1939 Register for...

I've done a drifting off now. 1939 Register for that part of Queen Street brings back all the shop names! The Gibsons are there at 94. He is a cinema proprietor and his war duty is "member of the...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 25-11-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,850
Posted By janwhin
I found this plan of the gas works, which can be...

I found this plan of the gas works, which can be found in the sister site's "Map Room", helpful in establishing the positions of the stables and the Fox and Hounds :)...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 23-11-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,850
Posted By janwhin
The building seems to be sited on the east side...

The building seems to be sited on the east side of the Wynd nearly at the start of Amble so I would think the pop factory site is a candidate. The 25 inch map rather confusingly put PH on the west...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 21-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,850
Posted By janwhin
The only references I have come across are from...

The only references I have come across are from the 1870s when the hospital was moving from the Poor Guardians to the Rural Sanitary Authority. The Alnwick Mercury of 16 March 1872 described a report...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 14-11-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,114
Posted By janwhin
Rob, I don't know whether you have access to the...

Rob, I don't know whether you have access to the FMP website which carried service records for the NF. https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBM/NORTHUMFUSILIERS/047623

The site usefully...
Forum: General topics 14-11-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,584
Posted By janwhin
What a prompt service :)

What a prompt service :)
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 13-11-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,114
Posted By janwhin
How interesting those pensions ledgers are!...

How interesting those pensions ledgers are! Discovered some info about one of my great uncles. Enlisted in the NF in 1909 but never posted overseas in WW1 and discharged in 1918. He got himself a...
Forum: General topics 13-11-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,584
Posted By janwhin
Fusilier Website

Am I missing something, the forum doesn't seem to have a link back to the sister site?
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 25-09-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 21,664
Posted By janwhin
Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men......

Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men......
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 24-09-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 21,664
Posted By janwhin
I see we have a headstone for Thomas in Amble...

I see we have a headstone for Thomas in Amble East Cemetery which states he died in Brussels. Burial entry is Thomas, a joiner aged 34 of Amble, 16 July 1886. His widow, Maria Josephine Anne, was...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 24-09-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 21,664
Posted By janwhin
Lovely bit of detective work Coquet :) Maybe...

Lovely bit of detective work Coquet :)

Maybe these are the Lambs Terrace properties:
Alnwick Mercury 9 February 1884:
Tenders required for the erection of six cottages in Amble for Mr Thomas...
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