Bellingham, Market Place c.1960

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Caption for Bellingham, Market Place C1960: Bellingham straddles the B6320 that winds its way from the near Hadrian's Wall to Otterburn. The town is considered the gateway to the moors and forests of the Northumberland National Park, and the Pennine Way also passes through the town. The town has not always been peaceful: like many others in this part of the country it suffered at the hands of the Borderers, who raided and reived until they were finally suppressed in the early 17th century by James II.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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I attended Brown Rigg from 1964 to 1966. As I recall, Bent Toe got stuck in a mud hole and was that exhausted with trying to get out it was kinder to have him put to sleep as the stress and strain on his heart, he was a big horse. I have memories of Dianne, we went out together for a while. I was the farm Captain for a while (...Read full memory)

I went to international camp school in 1974, 75 and 76. These years were my most beautifull. I was 18 and found there my first big love. A young boy called Paul coming from Newcastle. I spent there 3 times 2 weeks full of happy and silly things sharing fun with Norwegian people, French people, German people, (...Read full memory)

I attended Brown Rigg Boarding School between 1964 - 1966 I remember good friends - Chris Briddock, Terry Pencott, Charlie Short, Ali Peek, John Bartle, Ian Wright. Peter Myers, Trevor Ord, Frances Ferguson.  Teachers - Alan Bradburn, Ted Grey. If anyone remembers me please get in touch by email to edbar1@hotmail.co.uk  I was know as Eddie to my friends and I came from Stamfordham. All the best Ed

Hi boys and girls, you may not remember me by my proper but my nickname for 3 great years was 'Spud'. I will never forget all the good times I had at Brownrigg and the friends I lived with for 3 years. Many a tale I could tell; anyway here's wishing you all a happy 2014. Cheers for the memories.

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Caption for Bellingham, Market Place C1960: Bellingham straddles the B6320 that winds its way from the near Hadrian's Wall to Otterburn. The town is considered the gateway to the moors and forests of the Northumberland National Park, and the Pennine Way also passes through the town. The town has not always been peaceful: like many others in this part of the country it suffered at the hands of the Borderers, who raided and reived until they were finally suppressed in the early 17th century by James II.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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