- Best conditions ever?
Well finally after many weeks had the chance to get out and ride my bike, yeah I know a miracle.
Anyway we did Windy Gyle and cam back down The Street. The conditions were the best I’ve seen on the Gyle and The Street for years.Posted 5 years ago
Drac – My parents live Hexham way and they told me it was absolutely hoyin it doon today, thunder and lightning and everything!!! so you are lucky you didnt get any of that! Grandparents used to live up at netherton at bottom of Coquetdale on a farm called Coatwalls (part of the larger Elilaw farm) if you have ever been past it. They also used to farm at Middle Morr (South Charlton), Greensidehill (Ingram valley) and at a farm in Holystone. Shame they retired before I properly got into MTB and they now live Brownieside.Posted 5 years ago
Drac, what are the chances… when did they live there? what are their names, ill ask… my granda was a shepherd in Northumberland for 50 yrs, Derek Charlton. There was an old couple that lived next door to them when they lived at Coatwalls but they were the fella who owned the farm and lived at Elilaw (Peter Stott)’s parents.Posted 5 years ago
Incredible coincidence. Derek Charlton, familiar the name is he related to Gordon?
They would have lived there in the about the 60s, my Granda was a Shepherd too Alec Henderson. He lives in Netherton the newly built bungalow right next to the school.
Looks damp Rocketdog but seen it worse.Posted 5 years ago
No Gordon in the family but they do know Alec and Roberta! Aparantly my Grandas sister and husband Audrey and Roger (cant remember 2nd name) who lived over towards Kirkwhelpinton knew them well. I imagine we could probably continue this with plenty of people who knows who as everyone knows everyone in the farming community especially from a generation or two back!Posted 5 years ago
Ah right wasn’t sure if they were related or not. They’re very well known but as you say the community is very close, we probably could carry on. I grew up in Morpeth but spent most school holidays with them or my Uncle at Lorbottle.
The family goes back years there, they were drovers so responsible for many the trails I now ride.Posted 5 years ago
The topic ‘Best conditions ever?’ is closed to new replies.