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Old 13th Dec 2015, 07:27
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As predicted, still raining. +2C.

Interesting piece on Rudolf Abel, structor.

Today is my aged mater's 91st birthday. Apart from short term memory loss
she is probably in better nick than me.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 08:23
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Tyne frozen over at Hexham
Maybe 1963.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 08:50
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 10:00
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On reflection (considering the style of the hats) it is more likely that the photograph of the frozen Tyne is from 1947.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 10:08
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I was serving in warm furrin parts in 63, in 47 I was first officer in a perambulator.
Personally I think we are heading for another little ice age, the last one ran from the 1300s to the early 1800s and that one was preceded by the seasons being out of kilter and warmer wet winters.

Bonny painting of a winter scene.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 11:29
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Nice picture Tony, dated 21st July, 1803!
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 13:16
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Winter Scene

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Aivazovsky
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 17:25
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CITY were lucky to win 2-1 yesterday.

UNITED were lucky to only lose by the same score.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 18:15
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A lady has been elected to the governing council in Saudi,she will be shown where the kitchen is and where the coffee and tea stuff is tomorrow.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 18:59
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You've reminded me of how nice that picture is. Think I will get it out of the loft.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 19:12
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Yer the bloke knew how to handle his crayons allright
I could draw thing like airyplanes ships guns and such but like Adolf I was no good wi figures.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 20:26
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Good day all. Doing a couple of hours in work to prep for tomorrows course. Raining here and windy.
Football is all about luck!
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 21:25
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Interesting map of the collierys Mr G-C. The house I was born in was on the site of the former Walker Colliery- I think it was the Jane Pit. The houses were built by shipbuilder Charlie Mitchell, after the pit closed, for the workers in his shipyard at the bottom of Mitchell Street.

When I was four, my parents moved to a new estate in Benton which was built across the road from The Ministry. When it was knocking off time at The Ministry there would be loads of buses all lined up along Benton Road, ready to take the staff to all parts of Tyneside and beyond (even Sunderland).

Funny really, that a single request for information for research on someone's family tree should produce something that someone else has a personal link to.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 21:35
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I did my machine-shop apprenticeship at Vickers Elswick Works.
At finishing time there was an almighty rush by the workers to catch the long row of double-decker buses waiting on Scotswood Road.

Nowadays, (although there are no Vickers workers), the very idea of a row of buses lined-up and waiting is beyond comprehension.

Likewise at the shipyards - and there were many people who would walk under the Tyne (in the pedestrian tunnel) as they went to and from work.
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Old 13th Dec 2015, 22:57
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I used to catch the bus along the Coast Road to school in Newcastle from Station Road Wallsend. There were always a lot more people at the stop than there were places on the buses which were coming from the coast. Long waits and mad crushes.

Then after a year or two of miserable mornings, the Northern buses which had ferried the workers to the Ministry in Benton started to position empty down from the Old Coast Road and join our route at our stop - sheer heaven, a bus with plenty of space for us all. Ours was not a Northern route, it was Newcastle, Tynemouth and United, but Tynemouth was part of the Northern group so I suppose that was how they were allowed to operate 'fifth freedom'.

They used Guys and Leylands too, which were a nice change from the Atlanteans.

The drivers were not familiar with the route, though, and one attempted to cross the 2-ton-restricted Jesmond Dene bridge, until he was alerted by the screams of the passengers.
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Old 14th Dec 2015, 06:10
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Morning everybody.
It's stopped raining but is still overcast and cold.

It is indeed a small world.
I was talking to my neighbour yesterday and found out that she was born
and brought up in Wallsend and after leaving school worked at the Ministry
for several years before getting married.

It is Monday once more and it is a day full of expectations.
The blind man cometh to fit 3 new blinds. Hopefully he isn't really blind or
it could prove difficult for him.
Some time today my new printer should arrive as well.
The excitement is overwhelming.
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Old 14th Dec 2015, 06:27
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....the Northern buses which had ferried the workers to the Ministry in Benton.......
I went to Manor Park School (opened by that pillar of Newcastle's civic society T. Dan Smith and now a housing estate) and would see the Northern buses lined up, waiting for the passengers. They seemed to use the most clapped-out buses for that run. After the buses had gone off to destinations (various), you could see where they had been standing by the pools of oil left on the road.
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Old 14th Dec 2015, 07:36
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Some time today my new printer should arrive as well.
The excitement is overwhelming.
I HATE printers, on my 5th, or is it my 6th ? Why can't "they" make one that keeps on working. Planned obsolescence gone mad I reckon.
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Old 14th Dec 2015, 07:44
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Morning peeps, me lodger went home last night so overslept due to not having wet nose thrust into me lug in the early hours this morning, Nephews JR Danny had more subtlety, he could wake me up just by staring intently at me from ten feet.
Clearish sky out there.

Couple of wee Chuffers at the Tanfield Railway.
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Old 14th Dec 2015, 08:24
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I HATE printers
A fairly sensible emotion I would say ExSp33db1rd.
The one I'm replacing does actually still work but the cost of the ink
cartridges is so ludicrously high that it is practically as cheap to buy a new printer. Swapping an HP for an Epson this time round.

Nice wee Chuffers Mr D.
Here's some news on a rather more famous one.

The Flying Scotsman is pictured for the first time after 4.2m restoration | Daily Mail Online
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