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Offline NITON

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Re: Northumberland history/heritage
« Reply #25 on: Friday 15 December 2017, 02:13:25 PM »
Admiral Lord Collingwood around Morpeth.  Love the anecdote about him wanting oak trees to grow...

Had his home at Morpeth, in Northumberland, and when he was there on half pay or on leave he loved to walk over the hills with his dog Bounce. He always started off with a handful of acorns in his pockets, and as he walked he would press an acorn into the soil whenever he saw a good place for an oak tree to grow. Some of the oaks he planted are probably still growing more than a century and a half later ready to be cut to build ships of the line at a time when nuclear submarines are patrolling the seas, because Collingwood's purpose was to make sure that the Navy would never want for oaks to build the fighting ships upon which the country's safety depended."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuthbert_Collingwood,_1st_Baron_Collingwood

Offline NITON

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« Reply #26 on: Friday 15 December 2017, 02:15:11 PM »
Oh and Joseph Swan?  Inventor of the electric light?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Swan

Offline Thomson Mouse

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« Reply #27 on: Monday 1 January 2018, 10:58:56 AM »
Get this book. It’s incredibly well researched, is a fascinating read and is what the Ant and Dec show was based on.

Starts out with with the first people entering the north east as the ice sheet retreated and then focuses down to Tyneside from about post 1066.

It’s exactly what you need and I’d recommend it to anyone who hasn’t read it.

https://www.amazon.com/Tyneside-History-Newcastle-Gateshead-Earliest/dp/1845961196
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Offline mattypnufc

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« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 2 January 2018, 04:59:12 PM »
I know its been mentioned, but give that Robson Green show a watch.  I found it really interesting.

Offline Infinitely Content

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« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 2 January 2018, 05:01:02 PM »
Thank you, Thomson & Matty.

The project is coming to a close this month and the pieces are largely complete at this stage, but I will certainly look into both of your suggestions, even if just for personal interest :thup:

Offline Greg

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« Reply #30 on: Friday 5 January 2018, 04:21:15 PM »
So all of this was to help you make a f***ing mug? :lol:

Offline Infinitely Content

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« Reply #31 on: Friday 5 January 2018, 04:24:08 PM »
So all of this was to help you make a f***ing mug? :lol:

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

A collection of mugs, and what a ravishing collection it is. You'll see when you can't choose one and end up buying all 6. I'd prep your cupboard for a ceramics upgrade asap if I were you.

Offline Greg

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« Reply #32 on: Friday 5 January 2018, 04:30:31 PM »
Everyone that contributed to this thread should be sent a free set.  :snod:

Offline Infinitely Content

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« Reply #33 on: Friday 5 January 2018, 04:36:20 PM »
Queue 60 new commenters...  :lol:

I'm still hoping I'll get a free set tbh. It's a commission-based job so once they're printed they're no longer my property as far as I know.