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Old 21-11-2013, 06:08 PM
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it was willie falkous the scrapman jimmy was his brother lived at the drift
I couldn't remember if it was willie or jimmy and went for jimmy! Thanks for clearing that up
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Old 21-11-2013, 06:53 PM
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Default Historic garage

Someone broke a 90yr old window in the garage, the shop was still for sale when I took this last week, must have seen me taking an interest
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Old 21-11-2013, 07:17 PM
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This was a garage, my father bought two cars from here in the 50s, can`t remember the owners name, should make them listed buildings
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Old 21-11-2013, 08:23 PM
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I was always intreagued by the greenhouse built on top of a garage on the left as you came up the bank into Red Row. Is it still there?
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Old 21-11-2013, 08:26 PM
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This was a garage, my father bought two cars from here in the 50s, can`t remember the owners name, should make them listed buildings
They should. There's virtually nothing left like that anywhere. A nice coat of paint and it would be quite eye-catching.
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Old 21-11-2013, 08:27 PM
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Someone broke a 90yr old window in the garage, the shop was still for sale when I took this last week, must have seen me taking an interest
Some of the windows in the first floor over the shop were out a few years back but I see it's had whole new windows fitted.
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Old 21-11-2013, 08:58 PM
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I was always intreagued by the greenhouse built on top of a garage on the left as you came up the bank into Red Row. Is it still there?
Think it is but I see the Primrose Hall has gone
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Old 22-11-2013, 07:12 AM
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The building was Red Row County Primary school. They tried, and failed, to educate me there for four years. In 1955 they released me on the general public and I got a job at Broomhill Colliery. That wasn't a clever move either.
They released me in 1965 when i failed my 11+ Sent me to south broomhill sec,for the next 4 years.
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Old 22-11-2013, 06:45 PM
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Another tin building but long gone. Where did this need to build in tin come from
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Old 23-11-2013, 07:29 AM
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Another tin building but long gone. Where did this need to build in tin come from
Saw a fair few films in there early 60s,bought my first pint in the grey arms,well some one went to the bar for me as i still had a few years to go till i could buy my own.
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Old 23-11-2013, 08:57 AM
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When my dad and his brother were kids they were thrown out of the picture hall for loosening the screws in the backs of the seats. In revenge they went and got a load of veg which was stacked outside the greengrocer and rolled them down the roof so no-one could hear the picture
The policeman told their sister that the trouble with my dad was "he had the face of an angel"
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Old 23-11-2013, 05:48 PM
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Saw a fair few films in there early 60s,bought my first pint in the grey arms,well some one went to the bar for me as i still had a few years to go till i could buy my own.
Used to drink rum & blacks and listen to "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro on the jukebox, I got over it
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Old 24-11-2013, 09:16 PM
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Talking Primrose Hall

Used to go to Friday night dance in Primrose Hall when stationed at RAF Acklington (1963 to 1965) Happy times!
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Old 24-11-2013, 10:21 PM
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Used to go to Friday night dance in Primrose Hall when stationed at RAF Acklington (1963 to 1965) Happy times!
Was Primrose hall the Buffs club?Down near falcouses yard,remember the brick club and the comrades club where my father used to frequent.are these places still alive and kicking?
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Old 25-11-2013, 12:36 PM
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Was Primrose hall the Buffs club?Down near falcouses yard,remember the brick club and the comrades club where my father used to frequent.are these places still alive and kicking?
I though the dance was at the Buffs but my brother put me right. Primrose Hall which is a house now was in front of the Buffs (recent photo) attached. Brick Club looks like it`s still open but Comrades shut, wonder if the Brick club has any old photos and photos of RAF Acklington seem rare
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Old 25-11-2013, 12:48 PM
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Was Primrose hall the Buffs club?Down near falcouses yard,remember the brick club and the comrades club where my father used to frequent.are these places still alive and kicking?[
I though the dance was at the Buffs but my brother put me right. Primrose Hall which is a house now was in front of the Buffs (recent photo) attached. Brick Club looks like it`s still open but Comrades shut, wonder if the Brick club has any old photos and photos of RAF Acklington seem rare
Only one I have, used to cycle up there and watch the Jet Provosts take off right next to the road, remember there were a few crashes early 60s
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I was at a wedding reception at the Brick Club, last year, so it is still going.
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Old 25-11-2013, 03:53 PM
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Grey Arms, was severely damaged by fire late 1993 and subsequently had to be demolished as it was beyond repair even though it was classified as a listed building.
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Old 25-11-2013, 06:21 PM
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Default The Willows

Least I think they were called the Willows, a row of houses on the right down the Drift road. May be one left standing. These seemed very old houses. Edna and Dan McKenzie lived in one before moving to Bondicar Rd. Hadston. I have put a photo of his brothers on the Broomhill Colliery thread. I think Dan was in the army WW2 at Dunkirk. Was there a pit at Red Row
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Old 25-11-2013, 10:26 PM
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Least I think they were called the Willows, a row of houses on the right down the Drift road. May be one left standing. These seemed very old houses. Edna and Dan McKenzie lived in one before moving to Bondicar Rd. Hadston. I have put a photo of his brothers on the Broomhill Colliery thread. I think Dan was in the army WW2 at Dunkirk. Was there a pit at Red Row
No pit at Red Row Borderlad, but there was a man drift entry just at the east end of The Willows. My memory is lacking any detail really but I did go down that one a couple of times. It was a second route into the Southside area of Broomhill Colliery. It linked with the areas men worked in who entered at The Drift. Some on this site have maps of various seams and workings and may be able to put some meat on my bones of a description. It wasn't worked in my time but may have been pre-war, and coals mined sent to the shaft bottom.
Late addition. Re the origins of Red Row, did the village not evolve from coal being mined at Maidens Hall, just a short walk from the village down the track that went between the Co-op and Primrose Hall and The Buffs? It wasn't a small operation as far as I can see, with aerial roadway etc. (As discussed by Coquet in an earlier thread

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