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Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 29-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By Alan J.
My fathers uncle, called Ramsey, had buses prior...

My fathers uncle, called Ramsey, had buses prior to Longstaff and I believe operated from that site. He died in the early 30's and I presume Longstaff possible took over from then.
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 13-11-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 79,270
Posted By Alan J.
His age given as 92 on facebook site, would have...

His age given as 92 on facebook site, would have been tight to have been in Chindits.
Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 23-10-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By Alan J.
Nice one Adrain, something for you to do in the...

Nice one Adrain, something for you to do in the winter nights.
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 30-09-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,833
Posted By Alan J.
Strange how you remember things, my parents were...

Strange how you remember things, my parents were married in 1942 and rented an upstairs flat in Church Street. The person they had to see about the tenancy was John Robert Ballantyne who was acting...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 06-08-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 79,270
Posted By Alan J.
Had them at Hauxley commonly known as "Twist...

Had them at Hauxley commonly known as "Twist Belts"
Forum: General topics 30-06-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,867
Posted By Alan J.
I remember Mr Poggi, we lived in Windsor Terrace...

I remember Mr Poggi, we lived in Windsor Terrace when first married, 1964/72 and he lived there too, about the middle of the street. He was an old man then, walking with a stick but was always...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 22-06-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By Alan J.
As for remembering, Alfie Moore had a White horse...

As for remembering, Alfie Moore had a White horse at one point, the late 60's. When Sonny Liston, the boxer, visited Newcastle he wanted to ride through the streets on a White horse, Alfie loaned his...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 20-06-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By Alan J.
Originally, like the other local welfares, it was...

Originally, like the other local welfares, it was the Miners Welfare maintained from deductions from the miners wages. These were throughout the North East, unfortunately no one to make contributions...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 17-06-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By Alan J.
The Colliery Pollis for Broomhill,Hauxley and the...

The Colliery Pollis for Broomhill,Hauxley and the old Newburgh pit was Billy Carruthers. He had been an underground worker at Hauxley and got the job because he was a special constable and the...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 15-06-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By Alan J.
Was Peter Mattison not the security officer for...

Was Peter Mattison not the security officer for Whittle ?
Forum: New member zone 20-05-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By Alan J.
Low Hauxley was a typical Northumberland fishing...

Low Hauxley was a typical Northumberland fishing village and like many others on the North East coast they were all related to one another, there were Stewarts, Olivers and Taylors to name a few of...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 02-05-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,600
Posted By Alan J.
What I take to have been the Radcliffe Arms was...

What I take to have been the Radcliffe Arms was eventually the solicitors offices and the offices of Carse the builder, they were on the immediate corner where the retaining walls are and adjacent to...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 25-04-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,600
Posted By Alan J.
Samples garage occupied the area 3 on the map...

Samples garage occupied the area 3 on the map originally with Grenfell the fruiterer next and the open space next before the Bank opening. Sample then got the whole area after the old fruit shop was...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 25-04-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,600
Posted By Alan J.
The buildings you mention were Prospect place and...

The buildings you mention were Prospect place and Prospect Terrace and ran behind the recently closed bank.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-04-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,659
Posted By Alan J.
I started as delivery boy, aged 13, in 1956, at...

I started as delivery boy, aged 13, in 1956, at the Amble branch of Thompsons Red Stamp Stores in Albert Street, now the petrol station. The manager was Mr Ryan of Lindisfarne Road, he was the father...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 02-04-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 65,294
Posted By Alan J.
I agree with the Meadow Dairy, next to Rolands...

I agree with the Meadow Dairy, next to Rolands the butchers.
Forum: New member zone 30-03-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,551
Posted By Alan J.
No, Andy Spears, a bricklayer at Broomhill...

No, Andy Spears, a bricklayer at Broomhill colliery was in charge and one of the NCO's was Alec Keen who worked on the building sites.
Forum: New member zone 30-03-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,551
Posted By Alan J.
The Army cadets at Broomhill had their hut...

The Army cadets at Broomhill had their hut between the Parish Hall and the first semi, I haven't looked recently but I think it is still there and there is a detachment in existence still. I was a...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 19-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,762
Posted By Alan J.
After Broomhill colliery closed in 1961 it became...

After Broomhill colliery closed in 1961 it became Hauxley colliery band, Tommy played in that band so he could be on any pics of them.
Forum: New member zone 14-03-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,013
Posted By Alan J.
Most of the lads have disappeared for one reason...

Most of the lads have disappeared for one reason or another but Willy Wade is still in the area, living at Shilbottle now but drinking in Amble. I believe Willy was a Coronation Tce, "Tin Pots"...
Forum: New member zone 13-03-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,013
Posted By Alan J.
I remember you from the Army Cadets and Ashington...

I remember you from the Army Cadets and Ashington training centre, summer intake of 1958, Hughie Murray, Ronnie Bell some of the ones there from Hadston. Alan Jamieson.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 24-01-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By Alan J.
I believe it was on what is now the Industrial...

I believe it was on what is now the Industrial Estate.
Forum: General topics 22-01-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By Alan J.
Some very detailed, well researched info in this...

Some very detailed, well researched info in this paper, it seems to have been done after the second World War.
Forum: General topics 11-12-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,426
Posted By Alan J.
Very interesting, the AB15's we had at Hauxley...

Very interesting, the AB15's we had at Hauxley and Shilbottle took some beating. At Hauxley ,because of the water problems we had, us electricians had to open the cutters up weekly instead of monthly...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 11-12-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,953
Posted By Alan J.
Greens Yard Coquet, they were established in the...

Greens Yard Coquet, they were established in the 1700's but not much sign of the yard as we knew it.
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