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Uncle Tommy

Uncle Tommy was my mothers older brother. When I was about 8yrs old i thought he was great. I watched their furniture getting loaded into the van and off to London. Perhaps they got our house in Kidds yard when … Continue reading

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uncle jamesy

Uncle Jamesy is the only person I know who has had the birch. He must have been a bit of a rebel I heard he refused to go to the outside tap to fill the kettle so granda made him … Continue reading

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a set in

i was in Northumberland Arms with my dad. I’d be under five and granda Riley came in. he asked for a set in but pop said “I’ll get you a drink here.” but granda wanted a set in. he wanted … Continue reading

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eugene

I’m a radio amateur call sign G3ZKG one day i made a cw contact with F5EB he lived in Luc sur mer which is on sword beach where we landed 200 soldiers on Dday. We arranged a sked and made … Continue reading

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foy boat

a foy boat i had never heard that name before until i got one. It is sculled from the rear with one oar and is used to carry the loop of a securing rope from the ship to the jetty. … Continue reading

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motoring 1.

My middle son Kevin wanted a scooter. His friend had one so as he was 16 yrs old Kevin wanted to join his friend. But our neighbours son had a motorbike and when he revved up and off, I imagined … Continue reading

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Sunday morning.

My wife and I were married the same year as the queen. BUt circumstances were very different. When we returned from our honeymoon in London we had nowhere to live. So i lived with my parents and she lived with … Continue reading

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1902

The Blyth news had a column 50 years ago. In 1962 they included a tragedy at Bedlington. It was about a man after making his shots of gunpowder waffing the crumbs into the fire and being burnt to death. and … Continue reading

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LOL MUNLEY

It is many years since we first met our friend lol munley. My first impression of him was he seemed a pleasant sort of chap, but rather a boozy type. He had been drinking with my rather boozy husband joe, … Continue reading

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