Click photo above for plan of site from Google Earth

This is a quick fly by of what Tom Cordell and myself saw yesterday and what we thought of the houses.

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Christine stands her ground

“Despite retiring, Derek and Christine have no intention of slowing down. They want to move from Huddersfield to the south east of England but simply can’t afford the house prices. Their radical solution? At 71-years-old, Derek is attempting to build his first house from scratch.” from the BBC page.


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Phil, Sam and Krystle in Forest Hill – July 2016

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Jules and Geordie on a bench in Regents Park in London

The character who seems to me the least successful and yet most likeable is Geordie played by Daniel Craig, who by accident or design is a drifter. Of the four of them his life appears to be the least planned out, and the least fortunate, especially given that his earlier success in Soho was based on criminal activity, which was never likely to end well.

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Tosker Nicky
Mary Geordie

Four friends in Newcastle have the strands of their lives interwoven with the political and economic events over three decades. Superficially it’s a nine hour film about housing, but it’s much more than that.

The Labour Party, corruption in public life and housing, the rise and fall of T. Dan Smith (Mr Newcastle), John Poulson and Reginald Maudling, sleaze in Soho, corruption in the Met, the Tories rise to power, the violence and politics of the Miners’ strike in 1984 to name but a few of the political events covered.

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Felix has dementia

Four friends in Newcastle have the strands of their lives interwoven with the political and economic events over three decades. Superficially it’s a nine hour film about housing, but it’s much more than that.

The Labour Party, corruption in public life and housing, the rise and fall of T. Dan Smith (Mr Newcastle), John Poulson and Reginald Maudling, sleaze in Soho, corruption in the Met, the Tories rise to power, the violence and politics of the Miners’ strike in 1984 to name but a few of the political events covered.

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Scabs

Four friends in Newcastle have the strands of their lives interwoven with the political and economic events over three decades. Superficially it’s a nine hour film about housing, but it’s much more than that.

The Labour Party, corruption in public life and housing, the rise and fall of T. Dan Smith (Mr Newcastle), John Poulson and Reginald Maudling, sleaze in Soho, corruption in the Met, the Tories rise to power, the violence and politics of the Miners’ strike in 1984 to name but a few of the political events covered.

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Four friends in Newcastle have the strands of their lives interwoven with the political and economic events over three decades. Superficially it’s a nine hour film about housing, but it’s much more than that.

The Labour Party, corruption in public life and housing, the rise and fall of T. Dan Smith (Mr Newcastle), John Poulson and Reginald Maudling, sleaze in Soho, corruption in the Met, the Tories rise to power, the violence and politics of the Miners’ strike in 1984 to name but a few of the political events covered.

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Is this still standing and where is it?

Please identify this pub in Newcastle

Can you identify this pub in the Newcastle area, used in the 1964 episode of Our Friends in the North? It’s a lovely building. Google says the Wolsington at Smiths Docks in North Shields but it isn’t that one.

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=83994 

I wrote to the author of Newcastle’s Old Pubs and he said that he couldn’t place it in Newcastle or even in the North East.

See also this thread.

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/archive/index.php/t-83994.html

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Claud Seabrook – Arthur Fieldson – Ron Conrad

Four friends in Newcastle have the strands of their lives interwoven with the political and economic events over three decades. Superficially it’s a nine hour film about housing, but it’s much more than that.

The Labour Party, corruption in public life and housing, the rise and fall of T. Dan Smith (Mr Newcastle), John Poulson and Reginald Maudling, sleaze in Soho, corruption in the Met, the Tories rise to power, the violence and politics of the Miners’ strike in 1984 to name but a few of the political events covered.

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