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Chod North East. Spotting through time.


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#481 ONLINE   Worldcupwillie

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:02 PM

Sorry, as mentioned i’m new to this and as such reserve the right to bugger things ups on my very first post !!!
The message should have read chod bins and not child bins. Doh !!
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:31 PM

Not far from Scary Towers.
 
Consett front road?
 
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Front Street , Consett. Around about Christmas 1979 or early new year. A year later that mass of smoke and steam from ‘the works’ would be gone and never to return. Some called it a scruffy little town but it was a great place to live, full of characters and total nutters.
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:42 PM

Sorry, as mentioned i’m new to this and as such reserve the right to bugger things ups on my very first post !!!
The message should have read chod bins and not child bins. Doh !!

 

TBF when I read 'child bins' it brought back memories of us 'borrowing' wheelie bins as kids on bin day when they were empty and racing/wheeling each other round in them.

 

Proper wholesome Northern childhood sport IME, I just assumed that's what you were referring to.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:59 PM

Front Street , Consett. Around about Christmas 1979 or early new year. A year later that mass of smoke and steam from ‘the works’ would be gone and never to return. Some called it a scruffy little town but it was a great place to live, full of characters and total nutters.

 

 

And then you fled in the middle of the night to the South Coast?

 

Is the provvy man still looking for you round Consett?


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

TBF when I read 'child bins' it brought back memories of us 'borrowing' wheelie bins as kids on bin day when they were empty and racing/wheeling each other round in them.
 
Proper wholesome Northern childhood sport IME, I just assumed that's what you were referring to.


You were obviously posh - we had to make do with planks of wood, string and some nicked pram wheels for our transport , not ready made luxury like a wheelie bin. Our stuff looked lethal, were more dangerous than they appeared and were called bogies - so you can picture what they were like. Get what you mean about child bins though, it’s a good idea and I’ll give ours a try when my son comes in .
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:41 PM

And then you fled in the middle of the night to the South Coast?
 
Is the provvy man still looking for you round Consett?


Nah, I was hijacked Jim. Company I was working for asked me to go down south to help set up their new area office. Said I would be only needed down there for about 3 months they did and 30 years later they still refuse to let me go home. Not that I’m special or anything like that - it’s just they can’t get any one else to work there. I wanna go home !!!

The provvy man kept on getting mugged in Consett , so they do it all online now but who’s line they use I have no idea. I think someone kept on nicking his horse and cart too.
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:44 AM

Nah, I was hijacked Jim. Company I was working for asked me to go down south to help set up their new area office. Said I would be only needed down there for about 3 months they did and 30 years later they still refuse to let me go home. Not that I’m special or anything like that - it’s just they can’t get any one else to work there. I wanna go home !!!
The provvy man kept on getting mugged in Consett , so they do it all online now but who’s line they use I have no idea. I think someone kept on nicking his horse and cart too.



Ha ha ha, I bet you the sea is (slightly) warmer down there. There cant be many people left in Consett that have had the same job for 30 years!
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:46 AM

Public transport interlude.

Tynemouth rail station, pre-Metro.

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The old, but not old-old Shields Ferry.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:50 PM

Ha ha ha, I bet you the sea is (slightly) warmer down there. There cant be many people left in Consett that have had the same job for 30 years!


........ and I also had to leave Consett ( and Newcastle ) to achieve it !!

Probably saved my liver and driving licence though Jim - had a fondness for the night life in the Toon - Fitzgeralds, Julie’s, Stage Door and nurses etc. Not as much fun down here though, and the people are certainly more reserved. Never really settled myself down down here.

Consett is a healthy place to live now, no red dust and they don’t get pink snow anymore ( but still lots of snow ) and I’ll go back when I retire in about 6 years time and bugger my liver up then.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:38 PM

Grainger St/Bigg Market bus.

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