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Old 12-11-2018, 06:00 PM
Angus Stephenson Angus Stephenson is offline
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Thanks for accepting me into the group, which I found by looking up old pictures of the area. I'm a semi-retired archaeologist who worked for the Museum of London for many years and moved back to my family home in Gateshead, Tyneside, a few years ago, when my mother died suddenly aged 88. I applied to join for two reasons.

The first reason is because I had family in the area. Somehow my mum managed to be born in Dunstan to parents living and working in London. I've no idea how that would have come about. She never lived with her parents, although I was fairly close to them later until my grandfather died in 1974, but was brought up by her grandmother in Alnmouth, and had uncles and aunts living in Lesbury and Warkworth (family name Arthur, mostly buried in Embleton). I will be looking into the whole story, as at present it seems hard to fathom out, and some of your members may be able to point me in useful directions.

Secondly, I was coming up to retirement anyway (now being 68) but when I moved back to the North-East, the Museum of London was given the contract for running a project called Citizan, which stands for the "Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network" (website at citizan.org.uk), and I do voluntary work for them, recording training and so on, but mostly just keeping my eye in on the sea shore. Some of you may have seen the Channel 4 TV series "Britain at Low Tide", much of which was about the project. Basically it is all about recording archaeological stuff along the coast which is under threat from sea erosion and the Amble / Hauxley areas are obvious ones to keep an eye on, so I expect I will be asking you about the odd things that turn up.

Cheers,

Angus
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Old 14-11-2018, 11:10 PM
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Hi Angus, welcome to the forum!
Hopefully you will be able to share with us too some of your material / photos
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Old 15-11-2018, 08:34 AM
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Thanks. I will be happy to share snaps. Did you get my private message asking whether I could use your 1910 postcard image of miners on the beach at Amble in a blog, if I credit where it came from and post a link to the Forum? Angus
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Old 22-11-2018, 09:29 PM
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You are I expect the man to ask about the process and events regarding the excavations and removal of remains from West Chevington cemetery (the Capelry graveyard) to make way for the opencast. I was living overseas at the time so even if it made the local papers I am unaware of the events.

I note that all the cemeteries on the HS2 route will have the remains relocated - where did our West Chevington 'occupants' end up? Is there a photo record of the 'dig'?

Anything you can find out for us from your contacts?
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