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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The 2012 Brown Rigg School Reunion wil take place over the weekend of 8/9/10th June. There will be a packed programme of entertainment and the opportunity to take a look around Brown Rigg once again. Bellingham hasn't changed very much since the Brown Rigg days and will be instantly recognisable, even after all these years. (...Read full memory)

I attended Brown Rigg only for a short period of time in 1972, Sept-Dec I recall, so not many pupils from that time might remember me, maybe for being very disruptive. I think I held the record for absconding the most times in such a short period of time, it wasn't that I didn't like the place, it was a personal battle with Mr (...Read full memory)

Happy days indeed, made lots of friends - after the Sunday bridges hikes we used to race to be first in the dining hall queue. You had a better selection of fancy cakes to choose from if you got there first! Len Johnson was head boy and Ann Rea, I think was head girl at the time. I was in the football team and Len was (...Read full memory)

IT is the experience of my life. . Getting to known English and the culture Will be back next year that is 2017 in August . Anybody there to join me ?

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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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