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Old September 2nd, 2015, 04:09 PM   #61
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I remember Ponteland as a place to change buses. Also, although the Ponteland nimbys have protested and blocked the Birney Hill Farm development, I believe that field is strictly in Callerton. I've seen the historic rock that was pulled out of it - it's at the Great North Museum now - and its removal and gifting appears to be dishonest. (They should've notified EH etc before touching it).
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YOLO shows customers how to live: Newcastle's latest bar-restaurant is out to add style

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YOLO shows customers how to live: Newcastle's latest bar-restaurant is out to add style
10 September 2015 By Barbara Hodgson



Customers have been enjoying a taste of the high life at new bar-restaurant YOLO which is adding an extra touch of glamour to Ponteland.

With its name standing for You Only Live Once, the transformation of a former off-licence at Bell Villas into a trend-setting eatery is proving a welcome addition to the local social scene. The vaulted barn-style venue opened its doors on Friday and has enjoyed a busy weekend with first customers keen to see its up-market decor. Open to the rafters, its sophisticated style is a mix of traditional features including beams, stripped wood and exposed red brick walls plus chic cream leather Chesterfield-style seating and dramatic chandeliers.

While it serves foo, it’s first and foremost a bar, with its two-for-one Friday cocktail offer particularly popular on its opening day.

The makeover of its new building, acquired three years ago, has been fitted in between other company projects including the major student accommodation development at Shieldfield. And Neill’s focus has been on offering something a little different in an area he knows well and in which his children go to school.

Owner Neill Winch is chief executive of Danieli Holdings, known for its security, nursing home and property work, and this is the company’s second bar venture after taking over Bar B, formerly Bannatyne, in Newcastle’s The Gate.“There are very traditional pubs in the village and this is something totally different to what others are offering,” he said. The building had been standing empty: “It was a former off-licence and before that a Co-Op,” he said. And the recent 10-week makeover has created an interior of subtle light creams and greys and a feature zinc bar. This is a tasteful development and I think it’s nice for the area,” added Neill

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Old September 17th, 2015, 10:53 AM   #63
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Northumberland County Council labelled 'destructive' over Ponteland homes plan

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Northumberland County Council labelled 'destructive' over Ponteland homes plan
16 September 2015 By Brian Daniel


Residents of Ponteland protesting to prevent building on greenbelt

Council bosses have been accused of seeking to “destroy the distinctive and unique character” of a Northumberland town following a hike in the number of houses envisaged there.

Northumberland County Council (NCC) has published the latest version of the core strategy of its local plan, which sets out the authority’s priorities for the future of the county. The document says 880 homes may be built in the town over the period up to 2031, an increase on the 640 set out in a previous version, which was a decrease on the 800 in an earlier draft. It also proposes that Ponteland be regarded as a main town rather than a service centre. The latest version of the strategy envisages the building of over 24,000 homes across Northumberland over the plan period and allocates land for economic development, which it hopes will create 10,000 additional jobs. It proposes releasing some green belt land for such development although the council says it has reduced the amount proposed by around ten hectares from the previous version, with over 99 percent protected.

However, its proposals for Ponteland - to increase the number of houses which could be built and to designate it a “main town,” have angered a group in the village, the local MP and a councillor.

In a statement, Ponteland Green Belt Group said: “Ponteland Green Belt Group (PGBG) are dismayed that NCC continue to ignore the views of the vast majority of Ponteland residents. Although we are in the process of reviewing the document, PGBG immediate concerns are focussed on the increased housing allocation for Ponteland - at odds with previous assurances from NCC - and the proposal to designate Ponteland as a main town - we were listed previously as a service centre – this is no doubt an attempt to justify the vast increase in housing allocation. The housing numbers provided within this version are a minimum; sites identified for development within this version provide the potential for over 2,000 homes during the plan period.

“This represents an unbelievable 35% growth in the population of Ponteland - with no indication of any infrastructure investment to support that level of growth. NCC’s own planning experts have told us, by way of an FOI request, that anything over 1,000 houses in Ponteland would compromise the character of the village. It would appear therefore that NCC have made a conscious decision to destroy the distinctive and unique character of Ponteland.”

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Pont’s library services will be moving to leisure centre

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Pont’s library services will be moving to leisure centre
6th November 2015



Details have been announced for the re-location of Ponteland library to the leisure centre on Callerton Lane – with the move now planned to be completed by spring 2016.

Northumberland County Council says the move is happening as part of its need to make £44million of savings over the next two years and it has successfully integrated joint library and customer facilities in towns such as Blyth, Cramlington and Corbridge.

Once the works have been carried out at the centre, there will be a single reception for library and leisure services. It is proposed to accommodate the books, public access computers and library advice service within the existing creche area, as well as utilising additional space in the foyer and corridor areas. Plans are also being considered to include a creche service within the overall design, along with much-needed improvements to the toilet facilities. The co-location will also allow the services to be accessible for extended hours – supported by existing library staff and self-service terminals.

Coun Val Tyler, cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture, said: “The new developments in Ponteland will enable us to protect a highly-valued library service while integrating services in a way that makes them more accessible, more efficient to manage and sustainable, and which delivers value for money. Unfortunately, we have to make savings across all services because of central government cutbacks and this means changes to the way we deliver services, including library services.”

Meanwhile, residents can find out more about plans for new school buildings for Ponteland High School, Ponteland Middle School and Darras Hall First School on a shared site at a core strategy consultation in the Memorial Hall on Saturday from 10am to 3.30pm.
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Darras Hall headteacher hits out at council plans to move his school

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Darras Hall headteacher hits out at council plans to move his school
16 Nov 2015 By Brian Daniel


Head of Darras Hall First School Peter Tincombe

A headteacher has hit out at his local education authority’s plans to move his school, claiming it will impact on pupils.

Northumberland County Council has announced plans to relocate Darras Hall First and two other schools, to a new site at Ponteland at which there would also be new leisure facilities.

However, Peter Tincombe, head at the Darras Hall school, has spoken against the moving of his school, claiming its pupils will suffer from being moved to a site where there will be over 2,300 children and that such a big site will result in traffic “mayhem.”

The county council has said the issues raised by the headteacher will be considered and that work is already underway to look at the traffic issues. The authority recently announced plans for new buildings for Ponteland High, Ponteland Middle and the Darras Hall schools on a shared site with public leisure facilities on land to the east of the existing Ponteland schools.

Mr Tincombe has now outlined his opposition to the move in a newsletter to parents. In it, he wrote: “At the centre of all we do must be the children. Whilst many would point to our current buildings as mere bricks and mortar, the school is for me far more than a building, and the value and importance of our placement at the centre of our community should not be underestimated. This is both in terms of the children’s feeling of identity and what we as a school offer the community. Although we are a comparatively large first school, we organize so that children are comfortable within smaller groups as well as on occasion with the larger ‘whole.’ Thus an important part of that key sense of identity and security is the size and position of our school. The plans for relocation will remove our children to the edge of Ponteland, away from their natural home in a con-joined building housing in excess of 2,300 pupils. Whilst this may not be an issue for older children, I believe it will be so for our children. He added: “Whilst I am sure the behavior of middle and high school pupils is of the highest order, I would be concerned about how four to nine year old children would mix with more mature pupils and what effect this might have upon our younger children.”

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The 'Darras Hall Estate Committee' has once again rejected a families application to convert their home, for their disabled daughter...

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Duchess of Northumberland opens new £7m care home in Ponteland

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Duchess of Northumberland opens new £7m care home in Ponteland
24 Apr 2016 By Michael Muncaster


John and Margaret Lightly with the Duchess of Northumberland

A multi-million pound care home has officially opened its doors.

Her Grace The Duchess of Northumberland opened the £7m Royal Hampton in Ponteland, a 73-bed home providing residential, nursing and dementia care.

The site also has two three-bed bungalows and four three-bed town houses with associated car parking, service amenities and garden area. It was built on the former cattle auction site by Crown Care and has already welcomed its first residents.

The Duchess was given a tour of the new site and told the residents and staff: “I have been so impressed by what I have seen. All the touches around the home are wonderful. There is nothing they have not thought about.”

Michael Ladhar, director of Crown Care, said: “The Royal Hampton really is a care home with the wow factor – it is the jewel in our crown. We are confident we have met our aspiration to deliver the best quality environment the region has to offer while providing the highest possible standards of care to ensure those who come to live here or stay with us for a short time get the care, attention and lifestyle they deserve. Each of the single bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms while there are a number of suites with private lounges and kitchens to help our residents maintain independence. It is close to the town centre and we have strong links with a number of local groups to ensure our residents will be very much part of the community.”

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YOLO shows customers how to live: Newcastle's latest bar-restaurant is out to add style
10 September 2015 By Barbara Hodgson



Customers have been enjoying a taste of the high life at new bar-restaurant YOLO which is adding an extra touch of glamour to Ponteland.

With its name standing for You Only Live Once, the transformation of a former off-licence at Bell Villas into a trend-setting eatery is proving a welcome addition to the local social scene. The vaulted barn-style venue opened its doors on Friday and has enjoyed a busy weekend with first customers keen to see its up-market decor. Open to the rafters, its sophisticated style is a mix of traditional features including beams, stripped wood and exposed red brick walls plus chic cream leather Chesterfield-style seating and dramatic chandeliers.

While it serves foo, it’s first and foremost a bar, with its two-for-one Friday cocktail offer particularly popular on its opening day.

The makeover of its new building, acquired three years ago, has been fitted in between other company projects including the major student accommodation development at Shieldfield. And Neill’s focus has been on offering something a little different in an area he knows well and in which his children go to school.

Owner Neill Winch is chief executive of Danieli Holdings, known for its security, nursing home and property work, and this is the company’s second bar venture after taking over Bar B, formerly Bannatyne, in Newcastle’s The Gate.“There are very traditional pubs in the village and this is something totally different to what others are offering,” he said. The building had been standing empty: “It was a former off-licence and before that a Co-Op,” he said. And the recent 10-week makeover has created an interior of subtle light creams and greys and a feature zinc bar. This is a tasteful development and I think it’s nice for the area,” added Neill

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Extended hours plan
24 May 2016



The owner of Ponteland bar and bistro YOLO has submitted an application to open from 10am to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

The bar, on Bell Villas in the centre of Ponteland, was opened by Neil Winch in September last year. At the time, Mr Winch said he hoped YOLO would revive the nightlife of Ponteland.

However, in its objection to the application, Ponteland Town Council said no similar establishment in Ponteland remained open past midnight. The objection stated: “The extension of opening hours into the early hours of the morning is inappropriate and would create unacceptable disturbance around the area, particularly for nearby residents.”

A final decision will be made by the county council’s planning department.
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Plans to build 1,800 new homes in Ponteland are met with anger

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Plans to build 1,800 new homes in Ponteland are met with anger
11 Jul 2016 By Michael Muncaster


Ponteland residents at the Ponteland Memorial Hall

Councillors and an MP have launched a blistering attack on council bosses for supporting plans to build 1,800 new homes on the outskirts of Ponteland.

Developer Lugano Property Group wants to build a “garden village” on land at The Dissington Estate, north of Darras Hall . The company claims the project could create around 500 affordable houses, support the Ponteland Relief Road scheme and enhance the town’s infrastructure. The council’s cabinet has been recommended to support an ‘expression of interest’ by the developer which would be submitted to the government.

Coun Peter Jackson, the leader of the Conservative group, said: “It is no less than two-faced for the council to absolutely oppose Lugano’s plans just a year ago. At last year’s inquiry into the Birney Hill plans, the inspector threw out all of Lugano’s overblown claims as they had little substance. To bring this report forward without going through any proper democratic process is indication that the council is increasingly acting like a dictatorship imposing its will on all areas. Once again this is just further proof that Northumberland is now nothing more than a developer’s paradise.”

Hexham MP Guy Opperman said: “The county council’s plans to support the building of 1,800 houses on the outskirts of Ponteland have understandably come as a real shock to local residents. This is the first indication we have had that it plans to support this proposal, despite the fact we have been through years of consultation regarding housing plans and the green belt. Given the huge impact on the greenbelt and the pressure on public services, I simply could not support these proposals.”

Richard Robson, chairman of The Dissington Estate, said they want to involve the community in the plans and hope to announce details of a comprehensive engagement programme in the autumn. He added: “We believe that part of the estate would be perfect for a new garden village and the kind of community facilities you might expect will be a primary school and local shops.”

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This press release from Northumberland County Council @ http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/New...garden-vi.aspx
Councillors to discuss proposals for new garden village
08 Jul 2016

County Councillors are to discuss proposals for a new garden village in Northumberland.

A report to the council’s cabinet on July 12 recommends members agree to the submission of an ‘Expression Of Interest’ to central government for support in developing proposals for a new garden village on land owned by The Dissington Estate, north of Darras Hall, Ponteland.

The Government’s National Planning Policy Framework requires councils to encourage sustainable development through growing the economy and supporting healthy and vibrant communities – meaning the council must make provision for more homes to be built.

Earlier this year the Government published a report entitled “Locally Led Garden Villages, Town and Cities”, seeking expressions of interest from local authorities to create new sustainable and locally-led garden villages based on a number of key eligibility criteria including:

Proposals comprising of between 1,500 and 10,000 homes;
Garden villages must be new discrete settlements and not an urban extension of an existing town or village;
Expressions of Interest must demonstrate how a proposed garden village will be well-designed, built to a high quality, and attractive;
Schemes should be part of a wider strategy to secure the delivery of new housing to meet assessed need.

Announcing the initiative earlier this year, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said: “We have set out the most ambitious housing programme for more than a generation, doubling the housing budget so we can meet our ambition of delivering a million new homes over this Parliament. As part of this, and to ensure that strong communities are at the heart of new development, we made a commitment in our manifesto to support locally-led garden cities, towns and villages in places where communities want them.”

Since publication of the report, the Council has been approached by The Dissington Estate who have an interest in developing a garden village in Northumberland and are working with the Council to prepare submission of an Expression of Interest.

The company has speculatively developed proposals for a garden village in this location of approximately 1,800 dwellings with associated local services, facilities and infrastructure provision.

While physically separate from Ponteland, the report to cabinet states the development would be capable of delivering “significant benefits” to the town.

These would include the provision of more than 500 affordable houses, delivery of a Ponteland Relief Road, enhanced community transport and infrastructure, and delivery of a flood alleviation scheme for Ponteland.

Councillor Allan Hepple, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “While these proposals are in their earliest stages, garden villages form an important part of our drive to ensure the future prosperity of Northumberland and continued economic growth. For our county to grow and prosper we must enable more jobs, more residents of working age and a greater choice in the housing market. The Government also requires us to deliver significant numbers of new houses towards its national target of a million new homes by 2020, and this would form part of our contribution to this.”

If the Dissington Estate proposal is selected as one of the 12 garden village projects the government wishes to support, the Council would work with them to progress the scheme.

The cabinet is also being asked to approve further modifications to the Northumberland Local Plan Core Strategy, requiring further public consultation, to allow the garden village proposal to be brought forward through the Plan.
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Wow I hope they had their riot gear ready at the public consultation, I would not have liked to be the ones trying to defend the plans against the residents of Ponteland........
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Northumberland council meeting RECAP: Plans backed for 1,800 new homes and two-tier schooling system

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Northumberland council meeting RECAP: Plans backed for 1,800 new homes and two-tier schooling system
12th July 2016 By Daniel Milligan , Michael Muncaster

Controversial plans to build 1,800 new homes and extend the age ranges at the majority of schools in Ponteland were backed at a Northumberland County Council meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

Developer Lugano Property Group wants to build a garden village on land at The Dissington Estate, north of Darras Hall.

At just after 3.30pm, plans to extend the age ranges at seven Ponteland schools, despite mass opposition from parents, were given the go-ahead. Northumberland County Council’s cabinet approved the two-tier schooling system plan, which a report adds would need £57million of investment to build new buildings at Ponteland High School and Ponteland First School. The cabinet was recommended to approve the system, which will affect seven schools in Ponteland.

Then at 5pm, the cabinet voted to support the ‘expression of interest’ to the DCLG for a new garden village in Ponteland. Northumberland County Council’s cabinet vote to support the ‘expression of interest’ to the DCLG for a new garden village in Ponteland. Six councillors vote in favour, while councillors Peter Jackson and Jeff Reid vote against the plans. The proposals will now be developed by Lugano Developments and could be selected as one of 12 by the government to go ahead.

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Concerns at 50 homes for small settlement

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Concerns at 50 homes for small settlement
Ben O’Connell 16 July 2016


The site of the proposed homes at Medburn is to the north-east (behind) Greenrigg and the plans include the demolition of the existing bungalow.

Plans for 50 executive houses in a hamlet of around 100 homes have been given the go-ahead despite a series of concerns.

At a recent meeting of Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee, members approved an application for four, five and six-bedroom properties on land north-east of Green Rigg, in Medburn, near Ponteland. The scheme, by Miller Homes, is essentially a combination of two approved outline planning permissions, one for 18 homes and another for 15. Both of these approvals were granted subject to off-site affordable housing contributions of £350,000 and £267,000 respectively.

In its response, Ponteland Town Council stated: ‘We are very disappointed and perturbed that the housing numbers proposed in the previous outline permissions have been greatly increased; by 50 per cent.’ It added: ‘Medburn is a small settlement without any services, only a limited bus service and poor paths for cyclists and pedestrians. ‘The construction of 50 more dwellings in addition to the recently-approved construction of at least 23 new dwellings would have an overwhelming and adverse impact on this small settlement and the C345, which is a narrow country lane and the only access road.’

The council’s planning department previously had similar views about the sustainability of Medburn as a location for housing, but the authority lost two appeals against refused developments submitted in 2011 and 2012.

Mark Ketley, the senior development and delivery manager, replied that it was fair to say that the council had been ‘scarred’ by previous appeal decisions, but that the inspector’s view was that Medburn’s proximity to Ponteland made it sustainable.

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Regeneration scheme blow for residents

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Regeneration scheme blow for residents
20 August 2016


A section of the Merton Way shopping centre in Ponteland

After almost 10 years since the first public meeting about the subject, it appears that Ponteland residents will have to wait many more years for a project to revamp the village centre to come to fruition.

Northumberland County Council has confirmed that a regeneration scheme for Merton Way is no longer included in its developing core strategy that covers the period up to 2031. It does say that this does not mean it will refuse to support any future plans coming forward, but it is another blow to those who had worked on a scheme to improve the area that was backed by a large majority of residents.

After the recommendation of an initial report by Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners – commissioned by a group of local organisations – was not well received by the Ponteland public, Ponteland Community Partnership (PCP) took on the responsibility for overseeing the Merton Way regeneration. A regeneration sub-group put together a design brief and it received approval from residents at a public meeting in February 2008. This resulted in a preferred developer, MKP Partnership, coming on board a year later. Its plans included the building of new retail units, office space and residential accommodation, new car parking and an increase in green space.

However, the future of the library was a major sticking point in its negotiations with the county council and an agreement could not be reached. The authority said at the time (July 2014) that its development company, Arch, would work with community representatives to try and create a new scheme.

Long-serving PCP member Syd Cowan said: “We were quite frustrated at what happened with MKP and we’re disappointed that nothing has been put forward in relation to Merton Way since then. We’re now looking at projects we can do without too much influence from the county council.”

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Last chance to have your say on controversial plans for 1,800 new homes in Darras Hall

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Last chance to have your say on controversial plans for 1,800 new homes in Darras Hall
26 Sep 2016 By Michael Muncaster



Time is running out for residents to have their say on controversial plans to build up to 1,800 new homes in Northumberland.

Developer Lugano Property Group wants to build a “garden village” on land at The Dissington Estate, north of Darras Hall. The company says the project could create around 500 affordable houses, support the Ponteland Relief Road scheme and enhance the town’s infrastructure.

Richard Robson, chairman of The Dissington Estate, said: “We are certain that the best way to ensure that Dissington Garden Village becomes a beautiful place to live, learn, and work is by working together with local people to make sure the development works for the existing community. The Prince’s Foundation have unparalleled experience in community-led neighbourhood planning and it is because of this experience that we have asked them to undertake the enquiry by design.”

In July, Northumberland County Council’s cabinet voted 6-2 in favour of an ‘expression of interest’ submission to the Government by the developer. It came after the Government published a report seeking expressions of interest from local authorities to create new garden villages to help tackle housing shortages. After the planning application has been submitted, it could then be chosen as one of 12 schemes across the country to get the go-ahead.

However, Ponteland councillors Peter Jackson, Eileen Armstrong, Richard Dodd and Veronica Jones said they would all boycott the consultation event in protest against the plans. In a joint letter, they said: “We are clear that this application does not have the support of the vast majority of the residents of our community. There has been bitter experience over the last few years of the interference of the development company, Lugano, in our community. That company has sponsored so-called consultation events such as the proposed event before and we do not feel that the community was listened to then and your event does not seem to be any different.”

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Coates Instutute

This is Coates Institute, these days the offices of Estate Agency Sanderson Young at 1 Main Street, Ponteland - junction of Main Street and North Road.

Formerly a charity school named Coates Institute it was built in 1831. The building was preceded in 1727 by a charity school funded from monies left in his will by Ralph Coates to house up to 15 children. Ralph Coats lived at Horton Grange on the Blagdon Estate and owned a number 0of properties in Newcastle.

After it ceased to be a school the building became the village's reading rooms. A new school was built in front of St Mary's Church during 1874 on land gifted by Merton College and later demolished in 1968. That piece of land is now known as Coates Green.





This scan is courtesy of Ponteland One Thousand Years of History by Leslie Almond, Ronnie Stobbs and Ponteland Local History Society.


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West Road, Ponteland

This is a character building standing on West Road, Ponteland, quite liked the use of yellow brick to give banding within the red.

Known as Old Station Cottages.

Perhaps the two end pieces are later extensions?

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10 West Road, Ponteland

This substantial ashlar building with its red bricked rear extension faces onto West Road, Ponteland.

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Sometimes a ghost sign is so old that it is illegible, this one for example on the gable end of 10 West Road, Ponteland. Wonder what it was originally?

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More great examples of his this site acts as a record and archive of things that will objectively soon be lost forever.In 20 years that will be gone and the only record might well be here...

Hats off to Steve and and the SSC photography team.
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Sometimes a ghost sign is so old that it is illegible, this one for example on the gable end of 10 West Road, Ponteland. Wonder what it was originally?

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This is an entry from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. I searched for this surname because I thought I could just make it out at the top of the sign, along with the word stores below:

Rank:RiflemanService No:R/19411Date of Death:26/11/1916Age:23Regiment/Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps 21st Bn. Grave Reference: In North-West part. Cemetery:PONTELAND (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARDAdditional Information:Son of Henry and Sarah Stobert, of Supply Stores, Ponteland; husband of Mary Ann Stobert, of 1, Grange Poultry Farm, Bishopton Rd., Stockton-on-Tees.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...OBERT,%20JAMES

Just a thought.
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This is an entry from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. I searched for this surname because I thought I could just make it out at the top of the sign, along with the word stores below:

Rank:RiflemanService No:R/19411Date of Death:26/11/1916Age:23Regiment/Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps 21st Bn. Grave Reference: In North-West part. Cemetery:PONTELAND (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARDAdditional Information:Son of Henry and Sarah Stobert, of Supply Stores, Ponteland; husband of Mary Ann Stobert, of 1, Grange Poultry Farm, Bishopton Rd., Stockton-on-Tees.

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Well done - closer look (auto suggestion) does go along with your chain of thought

1897 Kelly's has a James Stobert & Son Farmer and Corn (water) Millers

1921 Kelly's - Henry Stobert & Son Grocers
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