Category Archives: Local News

A Little Bit of History . . .

One of the great lies much circulated before the recent EU Referendum was that we were governed by a bunch of unelected bureaucrats. The statement in itself was not at all clear as it seemed to assume that the bureaucrats … Continue reading

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Local History . . .

Fascinating video culled from Facebook of trains operating in our part of the world between 1956 and 1958 . . . Cam Camwell Volume 3 1956 – 1958 Posted by David Richardson on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Election fatigue is setting in . . . ;-)

Being a marginal constituency we are being plagued by election material as was forecast in all the media (they got something right) and it is very evident that the Conservative party have bottomless pockets in this regard. Labour, the Lib … Continue reading

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Weather Warnings . . .

          We have had many weather warnings – as you do – in recent days, but have been fortunate here to escape the worst. The photos show the light snow fall we have had, but I … Continue reading

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Retrospective . . .

Having been a bit preoccupied in recent months – trying to get in, and stay in, the correct lane of the A66 to and from Middlesbrough I haven’t had a lot of time for blogging.  However, catching up a bit, … Continue reading

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Another round of updates . . .

WordPress has just gone to v. 4.1. and so has this blog. No, I don’t know either . . .

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A Whole New Experience . . .

We set off from home for the James Cook Hospital at 7.10 am, the traffic was light, so we pitched up in the car park after 20 minutes.  We clocked in at the Radiotherapy Dept. which is handily situated right … Continue reading

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We Love Tesco . . .

Poor old Tesco is in the wars at the moment and, according to the Guardian, which never says anything nice about them, can do nothing right.  We however keep on shopping there and have no complaints.  I think it might … Continue reading

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Cause of fire at Crathorne Hall . . .

The Darlington and Stockton Times says that “investigators looking into the cause of a major fir at Crathorne Hall earlier this month say the cause was probably an electronic fly killer. The electric fly killers were put up to reduce … Continue reading

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Strange Goings On . . .

Around the 6th or 7th of October a little yellow van appeared in our roads bearing the legend “Premier”.  It was pouring with rain at the time, but two men got out in waterproof clothing, produced a stihl saw mounted … Continue reading

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