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Caption for Bedlington, Front Street West C1960: Front Street is a long wide high street that leads down to the River Blyth. The town is also the birthplace of Daniel Gooch; having served his apprenticeship at Robert Stephenson's works, he was only 21 years old when he was appointed Locomotive Superintendent of the Great Western Railway. Gooch was later knighted and became Chairman of the GWR in 1865.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Bedlington

Lived in Netherton Colliery from 1937 - 1952. Attended Morpeth High School for Girls 1940 - 1947. I remember some names, if anyone remembers me I can be contacted on e mail at - jaynell130@yahoo.co.uk. Look forward to hearing!!

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