Directory of Thornton Blogs and Bloggers
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My name is Bob McMillan, the nephew of Willie & Babs MacGregor (formerly) of Mount Pleasant Lodge. They had three or four of a family, but I was there when they had only two: a boy, Stuart & a girl, Lindsay. I used to stay with them on school holidays from 1949-1954. We lost touch in about 1969. I would appreciate any news of the family or history - recent or otherwise, of the farm. Thank you, Bob, (formerly Robbie).
Hello, I found this great website for people with a local interest. I used to live in Norham and although I now live in Nottingham I have just released a mystery novel called 'Sins of the Father'
(the haunted life of Doctor James Parker) based in a village in Northumberland I have called Norbridge (possibly Norham) I have changed the name slightly and have added one or two fictional features to aid the storyline. The tale starts just after the end of the second World War and spans two decades up to the mid 1960's...to a Britain which still advocates the death penalty for wilfull murder. It concerns the lives of two young men. Billy Turpin, an orphan who becomes a successful businessman and James Parker who becomes the village doctor. I have chosen the beautiful Coldstream Bridge for the cover of the book, rather than Norham bridge in order to preserve the fictional illusion. There is a ghostly suggestion running through the story and someone told me he thought Wilkie Collins fans would probably love it as it has similarities to 'The Woman in White.' I had not read that story but have since heard an audio tape of the story and am amazed at the similarities. I too have used the device of important letters and have put James Parker into many life threatening situations. I have an 'enchanted churchyard' on the banks of the River Tweed and a white angel.
James Parker is very naive and not really cast in the heroic mould. They say every story needs a hero but if there is a hero to my story then it has to be the awesome historical countryside of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
This paperback is available from today by the publisher: Pneuma Springs' or from Amazon, Waterstones, W. H. Smith online and all good bookshops. RRP: £9.99.
search by ISBN: 978-1-905809-77-6
I can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by: email@example.com note: I write fiction as Harry Riley and have written for tourist information online as David Page: www.aboutbritain.com Town Guides of Berwick, Chirnside and Norham. I hope you find this interesting and feedback will be very welcome.
Some history and blogging about life in Chirnside in the 1930’s - 1960’s.
im looking for my family crawford ,rae ,learmonth .they all lived at CHIRNSIDE,thomas wife edith and there 4 children ian,jack tommy and violet (my mum)CRAWFORD ,MY GRANFATHER SISTER CHAROLOTTE Married alex LEARMONTH and my gparents ,granny RAE is buried there ,PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY FAMILY , i know they lived there before 1949 because my mum and family moved to AUSTRALIA , i would LOVE to hear from my lost family there email firstname.lastname@example.org ,i have old picture of there home my mum called it the old bridge house ,cheers and thank you
Fun filled night on 23rd Jan with Steve Royle, you can reserve seating and there are offers on throughout the year at all the comedy nights.
can't wait, anybody else fancy it?
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