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Old 21-09-2012, 05:31 PM
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Further to Coquet's musings on some biographical notes for people influential in Amble's development or otherwise regularly popping up in the newspapers, here's a few possibilities:
Thomas Browne (Warkworth Harbour and Radcliffe Colliery);
Rev A O Medd, and Rev Fairbrother (Medd Memorial Schools);
Gibson, Town Surveyor (?Gibson Street);
John Henderson (Gas Works, ?Henderson Street);
Joseph Welch (Harbour Contractor, Welch's Buildings, Cliff House);
Sanderson (Railway builder, Sanderson's Buildings);
Captain Perry (Waterloo);
Ronald Robert Scott Martin DCM (Dep Head of Church School).
Carse (builder); Green (plumber); Ballantyne (undertaker); Young (painters and decorators); McInnes; McAndrews.
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Old 21-09-2012, 09:24 PM
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Rev A O Medd,pretty sure this is the rev who signed my grandmothers confirmation prize prayer book i@1909 at St Nicholas cathedral in Newcastle.He was then I think vicar of St Aidans in Bamburgh.There is something else signed by him back in the family history box of stuff!!Cant get to to it as I am in OZ just now!!!
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Old 22-09-2012, 10:45 AM
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You'd better hurry back from Australia, Brownknees, and get in that box. The Rev died in 1894 at Rothbury, the schools were erected in his memory by the Rev James Fairbrother . Medd was the first vicar, then moved to Bamburgh and finally Rothbury.
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Old 24-09-2012, 10:05 AM
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OK I see what you mean!!Memory again!Maybe my daughter can look it up for me!
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Old 28-09-2012, 11:53 AM
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Street names could be handy clues

below is a list of distinct places from the 1911 census enumerators book for Amble:
the bold ones suggest people that could be in the movers and shakers list?
[i'm only guessing here!]


Acklington Road
Acklington Street
Albert Street [Prince Albert]
Amble Hope Farm
Amble Link Farm
Bede Street [The Venerable Bede]
Blackwood Street
Bridge Street
Broomhill Street
Byron Street [Lord Byron, the Victorian obsession]
Cement Houses
Cemetery Cottage
Church Street
Cliff House
Coastguard Station
Congregational Chapel
Coquet Street
Cross Street
Dilston Terrace [Dilson or Dilstone -One of the Earl of Derwentwater castles]
Dovecote Street
Duncans Buildings
Edwin Street [King Edwin of Northumberland]
Gasworks and Cottages
George Street [???]
Gibson Street
Gloster Terrace
Gordon Street [General Gordon of Khartoum]
Greenfield Terrace
Henderson Street
High Street
Hope Terrace
House on the North Links
Ivy Street
John Street [???]
Kilnbank House
King Edward Street
Ladbroke Street
Lawson Street
Leazes Street
Lees Cottages
Lime Street
Link House
Marine Road
Marks Row
Middleton Street
Moor House Cottages (both sides of the road)
New Hall Farm
Newburgh Street
North Street
Nyberg’s House and Shop at Radcliffe [??? - this must have been in Amble parish?]
Oswald Street [St Oswald]
Panhaven Road
Percy Street [Duke of Northumberland]
Prospect Terrace
Queen Street [Queen Victoria]
Rectory
Salt Pans
Sandersons Buildings
Scott Street [Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, poet etc.]
Small Pox Hospital
Smith Street
Station Masters House and Cottages
The Wynd
Turner Street
Victoria Street [Queen Victoria]
Wellwood Street
Windmill Cottage
Woodbine Terrace

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Old 28-09-2012, 12:15 PM
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And there's this one in Amble, never seen it mentioned anywhere. must have changed its name sharpish for some reason:

Who was the mysterious Stephen that gave Stephen Street its name???

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Old 28-09-2012, 02:33 PM
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A Mr Ladbroke appears in some of the Radcliffe Colliery legal wrangles. 1840s
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Old 28-09-2012, 03:36 PM
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Lots of good names there, but where is that Stephen street sign? Turner Street is probably related to the Turner family which had significant land in Amble, Scott Street could well be after Walter Scott (another Victorian hero). I'm working on a theory that Marks Row, Marks Bridge have something to do with a Mark Douglas who seems to have had land at the top end.

Whereabouts is Duncans Buildings? Wasn't Peggy Aitcheson's daughter called Margaret Duncan?
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Old 28-09-2012, 03:46 PM
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That Stephen Street stone is in Newburgh Street next to Young's Newsagents
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Old 28-09-2012, 03:57 PM
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Duncan's Buildings - don't know - but looking at the list in the return it comes between Gibson Street and Greenfield Terrace:
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Old 28-09-2012, 04:02 PM
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Morpeth Herald 5 November 1892:
"House and shop to let at Nov. term. For particulars apply to Mrs Stephen, 28 Stephen Street, Amble."

Alnwick Petty Sessions, 6 May 1899: "Ejectments; Orders were made upon Michael Nevin, Pottergate, Alnwick and John Straker, 20, of Stephen Street, Amble, to quit the occupation of their premises, rented by them within 21 days."

Seems like Stephen Street was there for a while.
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Old 28-09-2012, 04:02 PM
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Duncan's Buildings - don't know - but looking at the list in the return it comes between Gibson Street and Greenfield Terrace:

Light bulb just came on in my head. I'm certain it will be the group of red bricks that face down the Wynd. (now part of High Street?)
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Old 28-09-2012, 04:09 PM
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Duncans Buildings. Years ago I have a vague memory of going though an arch somewhere opposite Lambs Terrace and there were a few buildings either side of the alley. I wonder if that might be it. We used to got there to visit my sister's friend. I'll give her memory a tug It would be not far from Bob Aicheson's shop as well!
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Old 28-09-2012, 04:11 PM
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Morpeth Herald 5 November 1892:
"House and shop to let at Nov. term. For particulars apply to Mrs Stephen, 28 Stephen Street, Amble."

Alnwick Petty Sessions, 6 May 1899: "Ejectments; Orders were made upon Michael Nevin, Pottergate, Alnwick and John Straker, 20, of Stephen Street, Amble, to quit the occupation of their premises, rented by them within 21 days."

Seems like Stephen Street was there for a while.

Cant find it in the 1891 or 1901 census, so your dates must be close to defining its lifespan? Bet that street was built in 1891/2?
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Old 28-09-2012, 04:16 PM
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On the subject of Lambs Terrace - why is that not in the 1911 list -surely must have been built pre 1911? .....or maybe not.
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Old 28-09-2012, 04:34 PM
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Lambs Terrace is on the 1896 map.

and those red bricks at the top of the Wynd are not yet built.

now what's that line of buildings south of the blue area joining on to Gibson Street? ....my mind's gone blank again.


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Old 28-09-2012, 04:42 PM
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On the subject of Lambs Terrace - why is that not in the 1911 list -surely must have been built pre 1911? .....or maybe not.
Like the map. I've a report of an Amble Council meeting in 1905 which is discussing stable manure in the same breath as Lambs Terrace And a member of the council is Mr J T Duncan?

There is also a discussion on a plan sent in by Mr J W Barsted for the erection of a small building at the back of his photographic studio, adjoining Coulson's gable end.
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Old 28-09-2012, 04:50 PM
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Duncan's Buildings - don't know - but looking at the list in the return it comes between Gibson Street and Greenfield Terrace:
Alnwick Petty Sessions, 1 April 1893: "On the application of Mr G D Watson, solicitor, acting on behalf of Mr Wm S Duncan, an ejectment order was granted against James York, who occupied dwelling premises in Duncan's Buildings at Amble"

So we're looking for William Duncan.
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Alnwick Petty Sessions, 1 April 1893: "On the application of Mr G D Watson, solicitor, acting on behalf of Mr Wm S Duncan, an ejectment order was granted against James York, who occupied dwelling premises in Duncan's Buildings at Amble"

So we're looking for William Duncan.

So the buildings are not the Red Bricks at the top of the Wynd if they existed as far back as 1893. Back to the drawing board for me.
Good news is they should be on the map above.
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Old 29-09-2012, 07:51 AM
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The map on this thread shows Togston Square sitting somewhere near Eastgarth Avenue, I had it in my head that it was at the top of the Wynd at the end of the Togston lonnen. It had a smithy as part of it. I always assumed it was around Gibson Street.
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