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by windmillbill
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: tyne shipping
Replies: 52
Views: 14087

Re: tyne shipping

Hi, All this talk about ferries makes me sea sick, what about all the British Tankers on the tyne, I used to go down the Mill Dam before school after my paper round at the Hill to watch the ship. I finished up doing 42 years at sea, grand days they were.
by windmillbill
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: new lad on the scene
Replies: 24
Views: 5414

Re: new lad on the scene

Sorry for the delay, I am not in touch with Vic Toulson or Vera, just know them from years ago.
by windmillbill
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Readheads ship "Himerland"
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Readheads ship "Himerland"

In the 1960s, does anyone remember the Himerland fitting out, and any of the joiners, one nicknamed the phantom joiner who used to jump the wall regularly and come back to clock off.
by windmillbill
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: new lad on the scene
Replies: 24
Views: 5414

Re: new lad on the scene

Hi Hilary, Sorry but I lost contact with the toulsons some time ago, but I know Dennis used to get in the Cleadon Club, maybe you could get some info from there,sorry again, Bill
by windmillbill
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: looking for a small breed of dog or puppy
Replies: 44
Views: 1415

Re: looking for a small breed of dog or puppy

Whats the diference between a labrador and a stottie cake, they are different breeds
by windmillbill
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: The biggest....
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: The biggest....

Your right the chinese build that many ships in a week, then a week later they scrap them
by windmillbill
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Ned Kelly
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Ned Kelly

thought Ned Kelly was still alive and living in Whiteleas , now retired.
by windmillbill
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: Football Teams
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: Football Teams

Would love a copy of that other photo if it is possible.
by windmillbill
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: new lad on the scene
Replies: 24
Views: 5414

Re: new lad on the scene

Thats right Geordie, Vic had a sister called Vera and a brother called Dennis, lived in Bamburgh Ave. then later at the bottom of Marsden Lane, I think Vic now lives in Immingham or near that.
by windmillbill
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: Football Teams
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: Football Teams

Thats a good photo I remember it, there is another somewhere, does anyone know what happened to all them photos from the cross corridoor when the school closed
by windmillbill
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: boys brigade 4th thorneholme church
Replies: 13
Views: 1775

Re: boys brigade 4th thorneholme church

I was in the 7Th. B.B. which was in the Baptist Tabernacle at laygate and later went to the new Baptist Tabernacle in Horsley Vale , that was in the late 1950s, we became the 8th.B.B. in the new church, there was a Captain Rigby, I remember a Mr. Smith and his sons, and Eric.
by windmillbill
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Frederick St.
Replies: 66
Views: 7058

Re: Frederick St.

yes John Coates shop was King Tuts, I remember him from the 1950s selling bundles of sticks from Embleton ave. at the hill. His mother sold toffee cakes to us kids and she had a stall in the market, good old times.
by windmillbill
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Who filled you with fear at school
Replies: 151
Views: 13771

Re: Who filled you with fear at school

Back to fenellas comment about Reuben Ford, yes the Block would take some beating, alongside other lads from the Hill in the 50s/60s, such as Big John Westall (darkie), Peter Newbrook, and many more, not forgetting the girls, among them Louie Moyse and Doreen Wilkinson, proper hard cases if trouble ...
by windmillbill
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Doon Toon Notice Board
Topic: Where was the Station Pub?
Replies: 24
Views: 6196

Re: Where was the Station Pub?

The Mile End Club was along from the Station bar then the Northern Club a bit further along.
by windmillbill
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Brinkburn School
Topic: anyone leave in 1972?
Replies: 3
Views: 3174

Re: anyone leave in 1972?

I didn't go to school with you lot, but I sailed with Deka and Micky Fada on there first trip to sea,the Ixia it was Stag Line, I also sailed with Matty Wanns relative ,Micky Wann, what a small world it is .Talking about hard cases Micky Wann takes some beating,I used to fun fight with him on a ship...
by windmillbill
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: new lad on the scene
Replies: 24
Views: 5414

Re: new lad on the scene

Know all them lads as well, Jimmy Clements , he's still got his old motorbike,John (basher)Bays, sailed with Jacky Smith,went to school with Frank Urwin,and Jimmy (slim) Knox from the hill,he used to go to the riding stables and the horses would run away when they seen him coming,sadly he died some ...
by windmillbill
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: new lad on the scene
Replies: 24
Views: 5414

Re: new lad on the scene

pete, well well, I didn't know that, just shows you live and learn eh, thanks for the info, were you at redwell about the same time or did you know Hodga from the pit.
by windmillbill
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: new lad on the scene
Replies: 24
Views: 5414

Re: new lad on the scene

Pete, dont remember that, Alan Hodgson in my class went on to serve his time at the pit, as an electrician,he married a girl from our class called Pat Burdis and they live at marsden, I might have been away when that incident happened. Alan lived in Westmorland Road with his parents and sister, also...
by windmillbill
Sat May 30, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: Football Teams
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Football Teams

Does anyone have any photo's of redwell school football teams of the early 1950s, with the likes of Frankie Marshall and Frankie Dixon on , remember there was some in the cross corridor of the school, good players of the time, Frankie Dixon died I think but Frankie Marshall is still around, anyone o...
by windmillbill
Fri May 29, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Redwell School
Topic: new lad on the scene
Replies: 24
Views: 5414

Re: new lad on the scene

I know Jacky Smith didn't go to redwell, I said I knew him, I was at sea with him on a Hudsons ship, and I know Frank Urwin very well, he lives in Hertford Ave,and so does Alan Hodga who married Pat Burdis, I was talking to Joyce Easter a couple of months ago, does Jacky still walk everywhere, he is...

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