Yes I remember your family next door to the Kirtley's and remember your dad extending the garden now you mentioned it. A keen gardener eh? I'm glad you recognised my description of the Slag Heap. Can you remember when we had deep snow and then there was a quick thaw one winter and the 'Dip' filled up like a Lake because the little drain under the Slag Heap was part blocked and couldnt drain quick enough?
Can you remember the Bonfire's we had on the field? Us lads used to go to the Newtown when they were pulling the old houses down and get wood for the bonfire.
About 1957-58 we were on the Heap and a lad tagged along with us and decided to show off so started to climb to a Kestrel's nest. We told him its dangerous but he thought he could do it but then he got stuck so we told the Watchie and the Fire Brigade came to get him down. We'd disappeared by then as he wasnt really with us. Not sure if it got in the Papers though.Happy days
If you have you any class pics from Bedeburn or the next school you and your sister attended I'd love scans of them Liz.
Good to see you on the board.
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