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Out here in the harbour we understand why Pangloss knows how to spell "Arrogant". Its a sad to witness a fellow mammal covering his insecurity with a pretend education.
Dolphin in the Harbour
Seaham, - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 09:32:00 (PST)
I agree with Candite, Pangloss, stop your Nitpicking or is it knitpicking? why don't you write something interesting for a change, you are a pain not only in your language but in "another region" also, so come on lad get constructive and dare I say it? get less ARRAGONT Oh and a happy New Year to you too.
Wise One
- Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 09:30:50 (PST)
peter parkinson is 84 and is a world recognised breeder of english bull terriers. he should be best remembered for saving the lives of over 100 men in an incident involving a man riding set at dawdon pit in approx 1959.
No Name
- Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 09:30:02 (PST)
I would like to take a minute to say "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" to all the good people of Seaham and especially my good friends NTJ,Frank W.,Tony and all my Cousins.
Frank X. Riley <FXROhio@aol.com>
LaHabra, California USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 09:29:14 (PST)
Welll...wouldn't you know what I have just read from the headlines of the newspaper "USA Today." That if USA is planning an attack on North Korea, North Korea "VOWS it will fight until the last man."............Oh yes, folks of Seaham...Don't you be kidding yourselves that North Korea is not rebuilding their Nuclear weapons for no reason...Yes! People, I bet by the year 2004 or 2005 we will have a full world castrophe! And we will be brought into the "One World Government." None of us will have our freedom as we know it. Oh I am telling you...we are in for a big rude awakening! ............I hope y'all have a very happy New Year!!! Have fun, but stay safe..no drinking and driving..use your heads and have a friend or Taxi take you home. God Bless!
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 09:27:28 (PST)
Despite the passing of these many years you still have trouble spelling your own name my dear Candide. Never mind , I'm sure you'll manage it one day. To those who CAN spell their names - I send greetings for the New Year.....
Dr Pangloss
- Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 09:25:56 (PST)
my life dream is one time in touer ireland.two three month visit a ireland. irish public nuture is good.
bharatkumar <yahoo.baraiyabk.com>
ahmedabad, gujarat india - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 09:25:16 (PST)
Pangloss! You were a pain with your language when I knew you a few centuries ago and you haven't improved. Leave our poor Yankee, kind of Eglish lass alone. At least she's honest in her opinions and philosophy unlike the disaster you were and still are.
Candite
Paris, France - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 14:01:17 (PST)
Some of you may know Ralph Dickinson who lived at Parkside. Ralph has now been elevated to the ranks of the Chelsea Pensioners. Check it out at http://www.seaham.com/news/
Ed Mason <mace@daltonet.com>
Seaham, Durham UK - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 14:35:06 (PST)
In response to Miss Markies comments on War the only two people that should be at war are Mr Warmongering Bush and Tony Blair. Let them both loose in Iraq and that should sort out there problems
John Spenxer <jaspencer8mvent@aol.com>
Portsmouth, Hampshire England - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 14:33:51 (PST)
Jacqueline. My very dear old thing. Twice you write 'ARRAGONT' Is this simply another example of chronic American misspelling or are you thinking of Catherine of Aragon ? (Like you a historical figure of doubtful substantiation) Far be it from me to suggest a new years resolution but a little concentration in the spelling department would be a kindness to us all. Did you learn nothing in your Seaham schooling? Arragont indeed!
Dr Pangloss
- Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 14:31:46 (PST)
was John G Barron, he was born in Seaham and went on to live in New Brancepeth. He joined the 2nd Tyneside Scottish, 21st Northumberland Fusiliers. He fought at the Somme in 1916 and was captured in 1918. I would greatly appreciate any information on this man! Thanks David Hall
David Hall <david.l.hall@blueyonder.co.uk>
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear England - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 17:03:29 (PST)
50 degrees - Southerners turn on the heating - people in Sunderland plant gardens. 40 degrees - Southerners shiver uncontrollably - people in Sunderland sunbathe. 35 degrees - Southern cars will not start - people in Sunderland drive with the windows down. 20 degrees - Southerners wear coats, gloves and wool hats people in Sunderland throw on a T-shirt(girls start wearing mini-skirts). 15 degree - Southerners begin to evacuate - people in Sunderland go swimming in the North Sea. Zero degrees - Southern landlords turn up the heat - people in Sunderland have the last BBQ before it gets cold. Minus 10 degrees - Southerners cease to exist - people in Sunderland throw on a lightweight jacket. Minus 80 degrees - Polar bears wonder if it's worth it - boy scouts in Sunderland start wearing long trousers. Minus 100 degrees - Santa Claus abandons the North Pole - people in Sunderland put on their long johns. Minus 173 degrees - alcohol freezes - people in Sunderland get frustrated because the pubs are shut. Minus 460 degrees - All atomic motion stops - people in Sunderland start to stamp their feet and blow on their hands. Minus 500 degrees - Hell freezes over - Sunderland qualify for Europe
sherwood forester
newark, notts uk - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 17:02:04 (PST)
To MacTabash , thanks for the inclusion in your Xmas wish list,it's wistful though , I doubt there will ever be 11 Bothams ,but your lot seem to be thinking right , your highest score was made by Craig White , he was born over here , our second best team beat them ,and we would have another six teams who can't get a look in , so send your scouts over here and make some deals with them and you will have a much better team . It is becoming boring with a script which seems to be written in stone .Tomorrow is another day , best of luck and the best of the seasons greetings to you all , Oz-Brian
Oz Brian <balhaven@iprimus.com.au>
South Australia - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 16:59:52 (PST)
Hello! And What did I tell you all? I told you all that we were going to go to War with Iraq and when we do...God Help us! It was said in the CNN News Headlines yesterday (December 27th) That a "War with Iraq will be a "Human Disaster." Now we have North Korea who are relentless about rebuilding their Nuclear Weapons. .................Mother Teresa said, "The fruit of Abortion is Nuclear War." And the latest..The first human baby cloned! (We are still waiting to find out if it is for real or a hoax.) If it is for real....then we, as human beings have become so arragont! How dare we think we can clone humans. How can these "things" be normal? How dare we think we can be God. Mother Angelica (from EWTN Catholic Television Station.) Said, "Woe to us when we start human cloning." ..........People! take a look around you..just look at our world - at our society. it is hardly recognisable. Mother Angleica said, "By the year 2004 we will not recognise society as we know it.! "....That is almost true to this day. Morals and family values have gone right out of the window! Parents are buying their children these violent video games, and think nothing of it - of the affects it is having on our children. it desensitizes our kids from any sense of violence..even violence of abuse to women. On the moral issue: take a look around you! See what is going on...I am telling you, people, we had all better get ourselves put right with God and with each other this coming New Year, because 2003 is only the beginning of very frightening and uncertain times ahead of us. And do you know what? We have done this ourselves..all because of greed and selfishness; and not willing to forgive each other, let "bygones be bygones" We have done this to ourselves because of our own arragonce...and now we are paying the price. Those of you who are parents the greatest gift you can give to your children is the "gift of faith" and the gift of "boundaries." I pray for each and eve! ryone of us and especially for all the soldiers and their families who are preparing for a very uncertain War with Iraq in the next coming weeks. Take care everyone and God Bless..your friend...Jacqueline.
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 16:58:11 (PST)
To A Green, my grandmother was Hanna M. Green.lived in Seaham prior to 1900, married to John Thomas from South Wales.moved to Horden around 1900/1903,Jack Thomas
jack thomas <jackthomas1@bigpond.com>
brisbane, queensland australia - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 16:55:32 (PST)
A Happy New Year to all Seaham folk from this part of our lovely, the only country in the world worth living in. B.
Brian <beresford.b@btopenworld.com>
nettley abbey, hampshire uk - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 16:54:17 (PST)
Wise one ......? At last some festive humour.
Dr Pangloss
- Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 16:53:01 (PST)
Greetings from Sunny Florida! I drove from Atlanta, to Orlando on Christmas Eve (8 hours) to be with dear,, dear friends for Christmas... having a brilliant time! Weather is beautiful! Hope y'all are having a super, duper, fun and merry Christmas..and ejoyed eating lots of Turkey! God Bless...
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
Florida for the holidays, USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 07:35:18 (PST)
everyoneA merry Xmas and a happy New Year to everyone, whether they know me or not.
Wise One
- Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 13:28:30 (PST)
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to anyone who knows me .
John Spencer <jaspencer8mvent@aol.com>
Portsmouth, Hampshire England - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 16:41:06 (PST)
: I believe in the Sun, Even when it's not shining. I believe in Love, Even when I feel it not. I believe in God, Even when he is silent. Never argue with a stupid person. First they'll drag you down to their level, then they will beat you with experience. Faith sees the invisible, Feels the intangible, And achieves the impossible. Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than look back.
Wise One
- Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 16:39:11 (PST)
Frank Stubbs - would that be the Surrey Stubbs? Perhaps not. Did I detect the word THESAURUS in your missive .... now there's a big word! Fear not Francis, big words don't bite. Even ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM has a place in the world. I send you, despite your discommodious behaviour, greetings for the festive terratinations.
Dr Pangloss
- Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 16:37:35 (PST)
Dear Sadie, if people are to exchange Christmas Greetings using this Guest Book over the next few days then you need to update the site on a more regular basis, it's really poor right now with no continuity about it. I know the reason is to keep filth off the Guest Book, but please try to check it out at least a couple of times a day over the week or so. Oh - by the way - MERRY CHRISTMAS
Not Thomas Johnson
- Monday, December 23, 2002 at 15:24:52 (PST)
Dr Pangloss give us a rest and let us have a peaceful Christmas. you are a spent force.
Candite
Paris, france - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 15:23:24 (PST)
I must say, there's nothing big or clever about posting to the GB using a thesaurus or dictionary. Merry Christmas and all that twaddle!
Frankie Stubbs <frankiescoat@hotmail.com>
- Monday, December 23, 2002 at 15:21:46 (PST)
Hi Ed and Sadie, thank you for all your hard work over the year. I know it must seem unappreciated at times but the silent majority value it. Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the New Year to you and all your readers, Regards TOM
Thomas S Moreland <Dadmoreland1@aol.com>
London, - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 15:18:55 (PST)
McTabash, glad to see that I am on your wish list. Happy Christmas Guestbookers!
Kinky John
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 15:02:41 (PST)
Monstrous good dear thing! You are as ever well informed as to the contents of a chap's undercard. Yes, he of the slippery hand will be working his inestimable magic. With such a well versed audience I shall have to polish up my venials. When I have my facts marshalled I will communicate them to you forthwith.
Dr Pangloss
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 15:02:06 (PST)
A Durham lad is drinking in a London bar when he gets a call on his cell phone. He hangs up, grinning from ear to ear, and orders a round of drinks for everyone in the bar because, he announces, his wife has just delivered a typical County Durham baby boy weighing in at just under twenty five pounds. Nobody can believe that any new baby can weigh nearly 25 pounds, but the Durham lad, from the Easington district, just shrugs, Thats about average for my neck of the woods, like I said, my boys a typical Easington bairn. Congratulations showered him from all around, and many exclamations of WOW were heard. One woman actually fainted due to sympathy pains. Two weeks later the Easington lad returns to the bar. The bartender says, Say, youre the father of that typical Easington baby that weighed almost 25 pounds at birth, arent you? Everybodys been making bets on how big he would be when we next saw you. So how much does he weigh now? The proud father answers, Nineteen pounds. The bartender is puzzled and concerned. What happened? He weighed 25 pounds the day he was born. The Easington father takes a slow swig from his beer, wipes his mouth on his sleeve, leans over the bartender and proudly says, We had him circumcised.
Easington Lad
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 15:01:14 (PST)
Dear "Mactabash" Thank you so much for thinking of me and for the beautiful Christmas wish. I too, so much pray to meet a wonderful young man sometime this year..I enjoy being single; it is fun, but, I would also do well to be married to a super, kind, fun husband..who loves his Christian/Catholic faith. So, I appreicate you thinking of me and keeping me on your Christmas wish. As for the President..well...what can I say? He is war-mongering, along with Tony Blair until we go to war! and God Help us! As for everything else, well..I am rather content, and looking forwad to a fulfilled new year of 2003. I wish everyone else well too and hope all goals and desires come true. God Bless y'all, be back soon.
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 14:59:23 (PST)
Festive Greetings Have a Great Christmas & New Year
Tommy Armthwaite
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 14:57:38 (PST)
To MasTabash, Thanks for the appreciation. It's nice to know some people are enjoying the Guest Book. Mery Christmas to you all from Ed and Myself.
Sadie M
Seaham, Durham UK - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 15:09:21 (PST)
Am I the only person having trouble downloading this GB? PS. Happy Christmas to all Seaham folk.
Steve Smith <stevesails54@hotmail.com>
Uxbridge, Middlesex UK - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 15:06:53 (PST)
climes at the very endmost extremity of that month which we name after the Roman deity Janus. I shall be on a speaking tour where I will illuminate such as the cost of a pint in Seaham amongst other stuff. Peter Sinclair Seaham, - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 16:03:45 (PST) What aload of rubbish
The Joker
- Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 15:05:14 (PST)
My wish list for Christmas..Thomas Johnson a fiver so he can buy me those beers he promised.Ms. Jacqueline Mary Markie PMT, a new President, a new Man and a new Target .Dr Pangloss & Kinky John. A Tardis and the assistance of a real Doctor (Who) to transport their inner beings back from endmost extremities of whatever time warp they have become entrapped..Oz Brian A worthy visiting cricket team comprising of 11 Ian Bothams and the help 2 bent umpires..Tony from Spain a boat trip to Seaham DockThe good people of Seaham An open day and free bar on Tonys boat..The AGB Continued silence..Ed & Sadie My thanks for a great website.Have a great Christmas everyone.
MacTabash
- Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 15:03:04 (PST)
Pangloss, my good lady and I have already planned to attend at least one of your Sussex dates. Is it true that Jimmy Handtricks is on the undercard?
Kinky John
- Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 15:00:51 (PST)
Who's Carol?.....can I have her phone number
sherwood forester
Newark, Notts - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 14:59:28 (PST)
Who are you Bob Symonds,do I know you
Tony from Spain
Espana, - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 14:58:02 (PST)
Book's been re-formatted, print is very small these days!
Not Thomas Johnson
- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 15:37:38 (PST)
Ah well, dear sir. I will be giving my lecture in Sussex on two occasions that very same week. Unless you know of any learned societies, wistful of hearing me prate, in your great conurbation, I fear that Sussex will be my nearest to you.
Dr Pangloss
- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 15:36:59 (PST)
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The Teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a Human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah". The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".
The Joker
- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 15:35:49 (PST)
harborlad we need to establish a time to be on the chatroom, how about 10-00pm? (most nights)
Johns lad
- Friday, December 13, 2002 at 16:02:43 (PST)
Dr P, I will have retired South by then. Are you planning to do a canny turn whilst you are there? ..maybe I'll catch you on your way up.
Kinky John
- Friday, December 13, 2002 at 16:01:39 (PST)
Three men died on Christmas Day and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates. "In honour of the season" Saint Peter said, "you must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven on this holy day". The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. "It represents a holy candle" he said. "You may pass through the pearly gates" Saint Peter said. The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, "They're bells". Saint Peter said "you may pass through the pearly gates". The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's panties. "What do these symbolize?" Saint Peter asked. The man replied, "They're Carols
The Joker
- Friday, December 13, 2002 at 16:00:49 (PST)
climes at the very endmost extremity of that month which we name after the Roman deity Janus. I shall be on a speaking tour where I will illuminate such as the cost of a pint in Seaham amongst other stuff.
Peter Sinclair
Seaham, - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 16:03:45 (PST)
with all the money getting spent on seaham which is long overdue, a thought came to me with the history of seaham been built on coal do any other people think it is time a new memorial should be built with the names of all the miners killed in our pits.to take pride of place in the new shopping centre that is going to be built on the old docks. this would be a permanent reminder to our future generations,what seaham was built on.[BLOOD&TEARS]
joe williams <murphygrowl@aol.com>
seaham, durham england - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 16:02:48 (PST)
Its good to see the home town on the map. I left in 1977 to join the RAF, I've not been back for some time now but would like to hear from old school mates. Where are they now?? Dek Rochester, Dave Ritchie, Steve Williams, Brian Lisgo, Brian Marwood, Dave Harrison, Vanessa Hall, Susan Reay to name but a few. If your out there drop me a line
Mike Ward <cspfrim@mfo.org>
El Gorah, Sinai Egypt - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 15:56:44 (PST)
does anyone ever use the harbour chat room. every time I visit their's no one there.
harbour lad
- Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 15:54:03 (PST)
To Zero, Ed's fine and so is Gayle. Hope you ae well too.
Sadie Mason
Seaham, UK - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 15:17:38 (PST)
Hello Tony from Spain
Bob Symonds
- Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 15:16:09 (PST)
Dear chap, I shall be in the Northern climes at the very endmost extremity of that month which we name after the Roman deity Janus. I shall be on a speaking tour where I will illuminate such subjects as "Music - is it or is it not?". I trust I might find you in the audience...?
Dr Pangloss
- Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 15:14:34 (PST)
Dr P, my fettle is in the finest order following my recent trip down under. I plan to visit the red velvet seats of home over the Yule. Have you any plans to do the same?
Kinky John
- Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 12:47:19 (PST)
Love Seaham and coffee and tea rooms on the front
Barbara
gloucester, glos england - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 12:44:25 (PST)
Vicci , good for you , stick up for your town , and yourself , don't let anyone get you down , Oz-Brian
Oz Brian <balhaven@iprimus.com.au>
South Australia - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 12:43:04 (PST)
Seasons greetings to all visitors to the online community. Hello Mrs Mason How is your Gayle, haven't seen her for ages hope Ed is well. Nice to see that Seaham raises such a variety of topics(Scots, food, pubs,and even "thanks to Ms Markie"politics and religion) and there's me thinking that the education system was in decline oh well guess I learned something at school after all. On another note on back tracking down the guest book Michael Bunnage is alive and well living in Milton Keynes. Bye for now
Zero <zero000@talk21.com>
Seaham, - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 12:41:03 (PST)
Pssst! I keep on having to rush to the dictionary to find out what Dr.P has said
Bessie Braddock
- Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 12:39:13 (PST)
TOP 10 REASONS FOR BEING AMERICAN 1. You can have a woman president without electing her. 2. You can spell colour wrong and get away with it. 3. You can call Budweiser beer. 4. You can be a crook and still be president. 5. If you've got enough money you can get elected to do anything. 6. If you can breathe you can get a gun. 7. You can invent a new public holiday every year. 8. You can play golf in the most hideous clothes ever made and nobody seems to care. 9. You get to call everyone you've never met "buddy." 10.With very little effort you can annoy the French!
Jims Mate
- Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 12:38:16 (PST)
Well, my dear Jonathan. I have, it is true, suffered the merest tickle of desuetude but all that is now behind me. I am now largely equipped with the finest that the great forests and mines of central europe can offer and my capacities are now enormous, to say the least. And you dear thing, peregrenations terminated?
Dr Pangloss
- Friday, December 06, 2002 at 15:11:01 (PST)
My parents come from Seaham and I am looking for my cousin Angela Swift. DOB 3. 12 53 father called Billy
Diane Ward <DIANEWARD25>
Wellingborough, N/Hamptonshire UK - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 15:09:25 (PST)
Dr Pangloss are you out there? I've heard that you've had PC troubles lately...
Kinky John
- Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 16:38:44 (PST)
Jacqueline, my poppet, you say in your note that life in Seaham - "taught me to appreciate". It's a shame it didn't teach you to spell. Who was your primary teacher?
John Dingwell
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 15:37:49 (PST)
: nice site
AGBOGA <AGBOGA@MUGU.COM>
Iomi, togo - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 15:36:47 (PST)
Seaham is full of hidden history still yet to find! I live in seaham and it's a great community, I am 12 years of age, who lives in neasham rd
Vicci frater
Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 15:35:32 (PST)
Dear Seaham Harbour, Is there anyone who can help me trace a person called Hannah M Green who lived in Seaham Harbour in 1887, 8 or 9. I am living in Canada and a letter was found from this person when my wife's Great Aunt died in Ontario last year. Her family came from England , probably Leeds in around 1911. The strange aspect is that I have a daughter who is also called Hannah M Green who was born in the UK. Today I also found a Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal dated 1887 from Seaham Harbour.Also my Father's family came from Tow Law in County Durham . Any help in tracing this person would be appreciated. thank you,
Ian A. Green
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 15:33:58 (PST)
Mr Johnson (NTJ) I like your sense/humor, any more like that? Jackie Markie, Where you spring from? you seem to talk a lot,
Johns Lad
- Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 14:29:48 (PST)
John's Lad..Still posting silly messages I see,you should get to-gether with Markie she has an annoying habit of doing that,at least you know the meaning of brevity and thank heavens you don't preach.
Tony from Spain
Espana, - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 14:28:59 (PST)
Seaham, Dawdon & Vane Tempest Banner Fund have just advertised limited edition plates on their web site at £20 they have to be a collectors item and the cause is good. have a look at the offer in their online shop at http://www.seaham.com/bannerfund/shop2/
Ed Mason <mace@daltonet.com>
Seaham, Co.Durham UK - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 17:11:06 (PST)
David, I'll treat your remark with respect! Tony@Spain, You're once again "out of your depth" Picking on Women and boys is more your style.
Johns Lad
- Friday, November 29, 2002 at 16:39:57 (PST)
SA Rugby News Flash (London 22/11/2002)........ Springbok Rugby practice was delayed nearly two hours today after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the practice field. Head coach Straulie immediately suspended practice while police and federal investigators were called to investigate. After a complete analysis, Scotland Yard forensic experts determined that the white substance unknown to players was the try line. Practice was resumed after special agents decided the team was unlikely to encounter the substance again
Not Thomas Johnson
- Friday, November 29, 2002 at 16:38:57 (PST)
Hi all back in the good old UK, have you missed me? I am still so glad to read on the "Sunderland On-line Echo" that Saint John's Church of Seaham is proposing a group meeting to help those with drug addictions. It is about time Saint. John's Church of Seaham took an active role in helping the community with teenage (and young adult) issues. I remember when I was a teenager, Like all teenagers I had some issues, (though not and never with drugs) it was more the typical teenage stuff.. and though I attended church regulary, because of my love for Jesus, I never felt I received much support from the Church...I learned more about Christianity from my American friends in Germany, when I started becoming involved as a Youth Leader and over the years I have worked as a yYouth counsellor. It was my American Christian brothers and sisters who taught me about a personal relationship with God and Jesus and who also focused more on the Biblical guidlines. Way to go Saint John's! Church for finally taking a true, positive, non-judge! mental and Christian active role in helping the teenagers of Seaham. If I had been given the support I needed, I may not have had such resentments toward Seaham for as many years as I did. I have now overcome those resentments, so please don't worry folks.... All is in the past and forgiven. I am now glad and appreciate my life growing up in Seaham. I was tough at times, but it taught me to appreciate and value life as an adult. Also, from my experiences I make a very good counsellor and humanitarian and and developed a hell of a lot of wisdom! So once again... Way to go Saint John's Church of Seaham.. I am PROUD OF YOU! (My thanks to Betty Geary for starting this program... you will help a lot of people and I bet from this, a lot of people will indeed turn back to the Church and to God and Jesus... and that is what we need more than anything at this time in our world.)
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 16:37:23 (PST)
Hi, y'all! Happy Thanksgiving from the USA!.... We have lots to be Thankful about. Oh and yes, all those guest book members who know I am very "Political" I am indeed having second thoughts of our President, George W. Bush. He is really wanting to have this war with Iraq and I think we will get more than we bargined for. I have some good friends, who are more than connected with the United Nations, and the speculation is..We are going to go to War, the question is... When? And when we do.. God Help us! Anyway, know it is not a holiday back home, but hope everyone is doing okay and have a nice day! God Bless, your Guest-Book friend... Jacqueline.
Jacqueline <mary markie@aol.com>
The South, USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 16:34:53 (PST)
Ray Maynard: Do you by chance have a half brother by the name of Rueben. Also related to Carol and Alan, all from Seaham. If you admit to this - please respond.
AJM
Washington, USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 16:33:34 (PST)
Houw, John's lad, wad de yay think bout them French lettuce then? Gorout teh say aboot them? Yay kna the ones ar mean, the flavoured ones like.
David
- Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 23:40:00 (PST)
John's Lad Obviously my reply was a little too 'hard' for you to understand,I'll re-phrase it for you 'Wots it got te dee wi ye like'. ?Is that easy enough for ye Ray
Tony from Spain
- Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 23:38:51 (PST)
Tak it steady Tony man!
Ray Maynard
- Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 15:29:52 (PST)
Mr Tony@Spain, You would make a good Politician, in that you are not very good at answering questions are you, if the Qs are too hard, I'll rephrase them in words of two syllables. hows that? or will it still be too difficult for you.
Johns Lad
- Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 15:29:14 (PST)
John's Lad The only 'summit' I'am running away from are ignorant people like youself.Do your homework before you post any more silly messages on the G.B.
Tony from Spain
- Monday, November 25, 2002 at 15:18:05 (PST)
Mr Tony @ Spain, What are you doing in Spain? Why aren't you in the UK paying taxes like the rest of us? Are you running away from summit? When you get sick, will you come back for free medical treatment?
Johns Lad
- Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 11:12:47 (PST)
N,T.J. have been back for ages the boat is still in I.T.U. How yer deeing yersel Marrawhy de yer not use msn these days hev tried several times to make contact. David thou's obviously very well educated how on earth did ye knaw aboot shakies pier.
Tony from Spain
Espana, - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 11:11:54 (PST)
Back are you? How's the boat?
Not Thomas Johnson
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 15:49:29 (PST)
Houw, Jackie pet, worra bout them French lettuce then? Gorout teh say aboot them? Yay kna the ones ar mean, the chewy ones like.
David McKew
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 15:48:48 (PST)
Tony from Spain, is that where Sheakspeare did his play wot he rote and a Spanish dish woz named after it? Omlette! Yay nah the one, with Danish fellas flee'in arl ower the place man.
David McKew
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 15:48:03 (PST)
Seems like you can still catch the odd whopper in the Harbor. Best bait seems to be enchiladas or chicken fajitas. Not being sarKastic, honest.
MacTabash
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 15:46:40 (PST)
Who is this Mrs Markie? she seems to invoke a lot of replies to her entries, tell us a bit about yourself Mrs M! I'm just a simple Country Boy but I aint no Bumpkin
Johns Lad
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 15:45:33 (PST)
we love seaham lots to do and its a very friendly place good historical backgroud which intrests any amount of ages
Kaylee and Kimberley <kaylee205@hotmail.com>
Seaham, Durham England - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 15:44:12 (PST)
Jacqueline, ever stop to think the comment may have been directed at someone else, maybe someone who made the 'Mexican food' jibe? Bizzarely enough this page isn't the J Markie 'EXCLUSIVE' guestbook. Take the red pill, go back to sleep. There's no place like ignorance, USA!
Frankie Stubbs <frankiescoat@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 01:31:13 (PST)
Oh! she's still there is she! Thought with a bit of luck she may have joined the weapons inspectors in Iraq. No internet acces for hundreds of miles.
joe le taxi <davidhunter9@hotmail.com>
newark, notts - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 01:30:10 (PST)
Yer not ganna believe this David yes ye can get real Spanish food in Spain.Wot de yer think about that then. Markie winna believe that..
Tony from Spain
Espana, - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 01:28:59 (PST)
I returned to the guestbook after a short interlude and what was the first thing that greeted me? MARKIE...jeez what a woman! Her views are bizaar, her grammar dreadful, and her spelling is outta this world. Anyway, I wonder what the ultra-liberal Markie has to say in the near future.
Gervais Brooke-Hamster <gham@hotmail.com>
Seaham, - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 01:27:53 (PST)
Jackie Pet, canya get apples in America? Also, canya tell uz why the French never buy our apples cos we are always buying their lettuce?
David McKew
- Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 01:26:38 (PST)
hi seaham,this is denny breeze from oz.i would like to know if anybody will remember some of my mates,whom are brian oliver,billy finkle,brian bell,joe lorraine,chuck berry.
denny breeze <den_dor 2002>
shellharbour, nsw australia - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 01:25:47 (PST)
: i liked this site or no it was kinda borin' its just a guestbook have some games or somethin'
Ashley <alocvey@hotmail.com>
Silverdale, Washington USA - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 01:24:18 (PST)
There was a Gulliver family in Eastlea in the Sixties but they moved away.
John Dingwall <: jding@hotmail.com>
Pelaw, UK - Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 15:33:30 (PST)
"Tony from Spain!" You are a royal pain in the "B-tt!" You are also very sarkastic! and really enjoy instigating issues! Anyway... you can also get real mexican food from California and Texas too! You can also get real English food from the English pub in Chicago, Texas, Florida and Georgia, Virginia etc... and wherever else there maybe an English pub. Hey! Guess what? You can also get real Spanish food here in the USA. Hope you are well and dandy Tony! Have a nice day! Your dear friend...
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 15:31:54 (PST)
Canya get Spanish food in Spain like?
David McKew
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 15:29:39 (PST)
Just made a remarkable discovery via the Seaham guest book You can get real mexican food in Mexico...Wow ah bet a lotta people didn't knaw that.
Tony from Spain
Espania, - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 15:32:08 (PST)
Advice for John's Lad. Cos you get fined a lot of money if you don't.
Thomas Moreland <Dadmoreland1@aol.com>
London, - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 15:31:13 (PST)
Cheers Tom, no frequent flyer miles for you, but thanks for responding anyway
NTJ
- Monday, November 18, 2002 at 15:27:01 (PST)
Agood site for reserching family,My great great grandparents James and Elizabeth Gulliver lived in Easington Lane gg grandfather was a miner is there any Gullivers left in Easington Lane? email me Thanks.
Patricia Wilkinson <PatonyW@AOL.COM>
Rotheram, South Yorkshire England - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 15:24:27 (PST)
Can anyone tell me why we should have to pay the BBC 112 a year for a TV licence?
John's Lad
- Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 15:22:12 (PST)
Thomas, you back yet? I'm there again in January and then in March. Maybe you can buy me that pint at the Harbour View on your return? Kampai!
NTJ
- Friday, November 15, 2002 at 15:38:03 (PST)
Does anyone have any info about my mother Janet LLoyd,she lived in deanside in the late fifties and sixties her mother was called Rhoda and she had a brother called Eddie. I think she went to the seaham girls grammar and would have caused a bit of a stir as she got pregnant at 15 and left to have me in 1967 I lived with my nana 125 Deanside rd Seaham . Janet told me my fathers name was Don Hodgson ??? any of this ring any bells ???
andrea hubner <andrea.hubner@ntlworld.com>
wigton, cumbria uk - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 15:37:15 (PST)
To NTJ, sorry but although I read the guest book on a regular basis, I do not have anything to add that would be of any real relevance. I do leave a comment at the begining of each New Year just to remind anyone interested that I am still alive and kicking. On a personal note I got married on the 19th of November to a lovely Southern Lady, there were 200+ of my own personal close relatives in attendance from England, Scotland and Wales. The Moreland off-spring are starting to infect all parts of this country.
Tom Moreland <dadmoreland1@aol.com>
London, - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 15:34:06 (PST)
To Sadie M,I don't think you have anything to apologise for . It's the idiots that necessitated the corrections you made .As an Aussie who originated from Deneside I have to thank you for some contacts made , and it was the idiot content that kept me away from this page .Keep up the good work . Oz-Brian
Oz Brian <balhaven@iprimus.com.au>
South Australia - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 15:32:27 (PST)
Hi there I always stop in for a peep.I don't like to have to scroll down thru the long boring messages of the likes of markie though. I much prefer to hear about the memories from the people of Seaham
Lilian <caleecody@aol.com>
stoneycreek, ontario canada - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 15:30:41 (PST)
To Peter Harris, Yes I am Sadie Beer that was. I'm over the moon to hear from you. I did put a notice on the Guest Book some time ago asking if any one knew the Harris family. How are you all, Kathleen, Susan and your Mam and Dad? I often think of you all and recall how my Mam loved you and got you out of many a scrap. I remembner your Dad's home made telly. Very impressive. Please get in touch on my e-mail. Best Wishes, Sadie.
Sadie M <sadie@daltonet.com>
Seaham, Durham UK - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 16:18:06 (PST)
"Abuse Kills Fun" I guess that could be a catchy headline to cover events in this book, ah well, never mind. Thank you for your comments Sadie (ps. my email address is still on this page, just scroll down a little) Any one else reading the book these days? How about a mini survey? If you call in for a peek just leave a "Hi there!" with a name, ficticious or real, and we'll get an idea of visitor numbers. NTJ 0932131102
Not Thomas Johnson
- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 16:11:58 (PST)
Sadie Mason, are you the lovely Sadie Beer, daughter of the saviour of my childhood, nana Beer of Oliver Street?
Peter Harris <p.harris@mcmail.com>
Fareham, Hampshire UK - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 16:09:27 (PST)
Hi NTJ, Sorry it has taken so long to reply but I've been rather busy. Your comments about the Guest Book have been noted. I would like to point out that this service is provided free and if it wasn't for the small percentage of people who seem to take pleasure in abusing it it wouldn't be necessary for me to check the entries. However due to several incidents over the years we have to be very careful. Entries are updated at least once every day more if necessary. Sometimes there are no entries (like yesterday) and today there was only one from you. We do try to put entries in as soon as possible but there are times when this isn't possible. Hope this answers your question. Please keep using the Guest Book and dare I say in the words of Jacqueline "Have a nice day." Best Wishes, Sadie M. P.S. Sorry I've lost your e-mail address.
Sadie M
Seaham, - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 16:57:44 (PST)
Book very 'choppy' still waiting for your email Sadie.
Not Thomas Johnson
- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 16:30:41 (PST)
Im busy researching my family from Seaham Harbour. My grandfather James was born there in 1920 to James and Ethel Cuthbert who later moved to Grangetown in the mid 30's James later went on to become a councillor for Sunderland, for his services he was awarded the OBE I'm hoping to trace any of the Cuthbert family and would appreciate any help given.
Steve Cuthbert <SteveECuth@aol.com>
Folkestone, Kent UK - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 23:33:50 (PST)
I am the neice of Thomas McNee your towns local historian. My mother was his sister and I have been coming to Seaham Harbour since I was born (1947) twice a year to visit my grandparents (when they were alive)and still come now to visit the remaining family. They ran Princess Dairy which used to be 120 Princess Road and then was relocated to Parkside. I would be interested to receive any news of Seaham's regeneration now that the town is changing after the closure of the pits.
Allison Harwood <harwood@theharwoodfamily.fsnet.co.uk>
Alresford, Hampshire England - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 23:32:12 (PST)
Old Bill, I think Bunyards was thinking of Halloweens of yesteryear - carving out his jack-shine-o'-maggy with a kitchen knife on the back door step. Then out to get scared on the coal smoky streets of a nippy autumn night....
Billy O
- Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 23:30:17 (PST)
Dear Robbies Lad (or Dad), I'm coping thanks, but I appreciate your interest and concern. I won't hesitate to get in touch (through the usual medium) should I need your help.
Not Thomas Johnson
- Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 14:29:06 (PST)
For the few who want the AGB back, I have to say. Lifes tough, but you had it, you abused it and you lost it for good I hope. If you feel the need to write and read that kind of sick humour why do you not create your own website and guestbook. Thats providing any of you have enough ability and intelligence to do it.
MacTabash
- Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 00:12:44 (PST)
I would like to say hallo to everyone who knows me which includes all my family and school chums from many moons ago who knew me as Marilyn Sayer. My dad worked down Seaham docks on several tugs including the Reliant, and helped to get the Eppleton Hall up and running for America in the seventies. Best wishes to everyone.
Marilyn Chisholm <jackmal@mercuryin.es>
Mojacar, Almeria Spain - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 00:11:51 (PST)
Bring back the AGB! If it ever offended people, then they shouldn't read it, they should stick to the 'normal' Guestbook (even if Markie polutes it)! Freedom of speech and all that malarkie
Frankie Stubbs <frankiescoat@hotmail.com>
Sunny Seaham, - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 23:40:26 (PST)
Dear Jacqueline Please do you have any photographs of yourself as 'The Cat in The Cat ', at Halloween. I think the people at the Seaham Website would love to put a face to the name. Helena,
Helena
london, england - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 23:39:14 (PST)
Hi, I would really like to hear from anyone who knows me and would like to get in touch. I attended SMS between the years 1963 - 1968 (approx)and later lived and worked in Sunderland. I worked for the Tyne/Wear Met' Fire Brigade from 1972 - 1980 (approx)I was stationed at Dun Cow street in the latter part of my service. I migrated to Australia together with Cecilia my wife July 1980. Please get in touch if you remember me and want a 'chat'.
Malcolm Kennedy <kenso@peninsula.hotkey.net.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 23:37:28 (PST)
I have walked down Church Street a couple of times this week and I am sad to day it is "THE PITS". Surely we deserve better than what is on offer down this shopping centre. For a start it is filthy dirty - we pay enough money to our town and local council for them to employ litter wardens. May I also suggest that the coucil hire Gum Busters - Church Street would keep them busy for a month. I feel ashamed of the area - can you imagine guest from Seaham Hall taking a walk into town - they would never come back. Church Street with the exception of a handful of decent shops give a very poor image for our town - we deserve better and there is huge room for improvement
Val Roberts <valerier_2000_uk@yahoo.co.uk>
Seaham Harbour, - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 23:35:01 (PST)
Bunyards Exhibition, Turnips? Thought you would have been a Pumpkins Man!
The Old Bill
- Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 23:33:14 (PST)
Anyone that responds to Miss Markie and her tripe deserves to have to put up with her on this site.
Tired of this
- Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 23:32:29 (PST)
Bunyards exhibition!!not only do you agree with DrGiggles about the alt guest book,it would appear you share the samr childish and puerile sense of humour!when do you go back to school?
Toni
- Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 23:31:16 (PST)
To Not Thomas Johnson, Sorry for the delay but I am unable to E. mail you at the moment. Will try to contact you next week.
Sadie M
Seaham, Durham England - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 15:37:41 (PST)
To NotThomasJohnson, I sense that you are deeply troubled, perhaps I can help you? remember a trouble shared is a trouble halved, I will pray for you.
Clairvoyant Lady
- Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 15:35:42 (PST)
Hello to Dr. Giggles and friends. I agree that it'd be good to get the alternative book back.
Bunyard's Exhibition
- Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 15:33:46 (PST)
This week, I shall be mostly eating ... turnips.
Bunyard's Exhibition <Bexhibition@aol.com>
- Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 15:32:53 (PST)
To "Seaham Resident" who is a Grandpa, that was a very touching little poem you wrote. You obviously love your grandson and take good care of him. I am sure, in turn, he thinks you are the best Grandpa ever! Have a nice day! God Bless.
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 15:31:19 (PST)
Book still 'choppy' and still waiting for your email Sadie.
Not Thomas Johnson
- Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 15:40:21 (PST)
Yes... "Frankie Stubbs" you can get real Mexican food from Mexico. Also, from Texas and California as there is such a large population of Mexican immigrants. I think this week I am actually going to go for Indian food, I really miss it! I take it in London you can get some real authentic Indian food and I think up in the north too, if I am not mistaken. Have a nice day
Jacqueline <Mary markie@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 15:38:35 (PST)
I watched my grandson the other day, The rest of the family had gone away. He played hard as would any child, Sometimes gently and sometimes wild. He wasnt afraid because I was there, He trusted mehe was in my care. He doesnt talk yet but he let me know That he knew I was there and that he loved me so. When he needed help he came to me, With the problem cleared up he again was carefree. I tried to keep him safe from harm, Not being too strict and not causing alarm. Let me trust God as my grandson trusts me, Knowing Hes watching me now and he always will be. Dont let me get busy and forget that Hes there, Instead let me turn to Him with my every care. Let me tell Him I love Him with my voice and my heart And thank Him that from me He will never depart. Let me not be afraid as I remember Hes there, And let me trust every area of my life to His care.
Seaham Resident
- Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 15:35:45 (PST)
I would have thought you'd get 'real Mexican food' from Mexico!
Frankie Stubbs <frankiescoat@hotmail.com>
A Town Called Malice, - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 15:40:36 (PST)
Sadie, you can email me at claudioingrosso@hotmail.com
Not Thomas Johnson <claudioingrosso@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 15:24:56 (PST)
To "Seaham Corresponder" Thank you so much for the lovely comment on this Guest-Book. Oh, you are such an instigater! Anyway, I am doing very well... just got back from 11.30am Mass and about ready to zip out to lunch in a bit.. will most likely eat some Mexican food...though Mexican food here in the south is not the same as in Texas or in California...there is it real Mexican food. Anyway, Hope everyone is doing well in the town that everyone seems to be complaining about. God Bless! and count your blessings!!!
Jacqueline <mary markie@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 15:23:35 (PST)
I DONT BELIEVE IT!!!!! Yet more council incompetence uncovered. I heard today from my spy inside the corridors of power, that the traffic calming put in place along Princess Road will have to be dug up as it impedes the fire service from doing its job properly. Now anybody with half a brain could have foreseen this but not our council...oh no. Far too busy giving themselves pay raises to concern them about the complete waste of taxpayers money they have yet again squandered! Where is it going to stop?
Frank E Howars
Parkside, - Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 15:22:10 (PST)
To m/s Markie, please note that we spell Harbour with a "u" as you no doubt remember! It is not Harbor its Harbour, or are you to "Americanized now? good luck and God bless, have a good day and all that.
Seaham Correspondent
- Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 15:19:49 (PST)
John Armes, I hope you are doing well these days. Have not seen your name appear on the Guest book for a while, so I hope everything is well with you and your family. If anyone sees John Armes, Please tell him Jacqueline says, "Hi! from the deep South of USA." John, I hope tyo speak to you soon via Guest Book... take care and God Bless... Have fun this Halloween with your family and Scouts stuff..
Jacqueline
- Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 15:30:02 (PDT)
Happy Halloween!!!... I here now in England the children have Pumpkins! Instead of the Turnips we all use to use when I was a kid...back in the 70's and early 80's. Anyway, I am off to a Halloween Party here in Atlanta, Georgia...I am Dr. Suess, "Cat in the Hat" I guess it should be fun. However, before I went, I was checking e-mail and thought I would browse on the Seaham page, You know, it is interesting, there always seems to be mixed messages of Seaham. Some people think the town has gone to pot! Where others think it is a super town. I think Seaham is well.... just Seaham! Though there are a lot of changes there since I last lived there, almost 16 yrs ago,I think in general it is basically the same old, same old.... Seaham Harbor. There are a lot of worse places to live in.. and again, there are a lot of better places to live in. I guess it just depends on one's liking and choosing and also on one's situation in life. Just be thankful you all have a roof over yo! ur head, a bed to sleep in and food to eat and friends; and quit complaining! Be thankful for all your Blessings! :) Have a super day everyone... your Guest Book Friend, Jacqueline.
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 15:29:07 (PDT)
: To Anon, You will see that the ploice Station is now being repaired and whilst I have not been in the Court lately (thankfully)and as I am gainfully employed I can't comment on the Job Centre! but I think our Beach is fine and I was only there last week. I agree we should all have unfettered access to our fine Piers and Beaches, but just talking about it doesn't help much does it? most of our litter problem is caused by thoughtless litter louts! The point is Anon, what are you doing to help? let have some constructive criticism not inane moaning.
Seaham Resident
- Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 15:26:35 (PDT)
Im sure that many residents will be pleased to see that repairs have at long last commenced at the new police station, why it has taken so long is a mystery and surely a serious reflection on Durham County Council. However, lets remember that this was caused by yet another case of mindless destruction that will be passed onto the ratepayers County Durham, along with the cost of the relentless vandalism carried out at Seaham Library where the windows and doors are smashed nearly every weekend. Considering the damage that was caused to this building and its windows before it was modernised, you would think that anyone with half a brain would have used less glass not more. I cant understand how money can be repeatedly wasted on replacing the doors and windows instead of altering the building to combat this problem, mind you, those responsible for the damage should be dropped off the cliff edge, if there is any justice in this life they`ll get a very nasty comeuppence s! ometime in their lives. Yes the floral displays are a credit to the parks department, but what do the roads in Seaham lead to? Can I suggest that we now face reality and bulldoze everything from the top of Church Street into he sea. Seaham precinct reached the end of its life at least 20 years ago, it would be the commercial equivalent of the slum clearances which were carried out in the 1970s, its really time to face facts:- the bus station is an insult to everyone in Seaham, the Magistrates Court, St. Johns Square and everything in it just beggars belief and the physical condition of Church Street is an embarrassment. In fact, just when you think facilities cant get any worse its announced that thePost Office is being relocated into a cupboard within the Co-Op. I honestly thought this was a joke when I read it in the Sunderland Echo but I suppose we should be grateful its not being housed in the Bus Station toilets... If we dont do something soon then no one has the right to complain when the Dalton Flatts development becomes the final nail in the coffin of Seaham Harbour and believe me thats what will happen, people coming from outside the district will head to Murton, spend their money and leave without ever touching the Harbour and, hand on heart who can blame them? You cant even begin to compare our shops with those at Peterlee although top marks to Greggs for putting a decent shop front in the place. We need good quality premises before Big Names will ever consider coming into Seaham, where people feel safe and protected from the elements ie, wind, rain, thugs and dog faeces. Its not as though the residentsdont deserve it along with a decent supermarket as opposed to a petrol filling station, fun pub and hotel that keeps being mentioned.
Observer <hairychest@postmaster.co.uk>
Seaham, England - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 15:25:10 (PDT)
The Lord sent us a shepherd To guide us on our way, To live our lives for Jesus In each and everyday. No matter what the problem, He has a listening ear. And if we're sick and lonely, He's there and always near. To us, he is so special. No words could ever say How much he's loved and thought of. He's family, in every way. But if you have to wonder At who this man could be, He's our pastor, friend, and leader From now 'til eternity . dedicated to m/s Markie
Seaham Correspondent
- Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 15:21:50 (PDT)
Can anyone tell me why I was turned away from going to the old Fish Pier last week? my Grandson was most disappointed
Seaham Resident
- Friday, October 25, 2002 at 14:03:19 (PDT)
What is happening to our town, the police station is still boarded up (how long does it take to replace a window and door) the court is in the same condition and it seems the job centre has met the same fate.Are there any plans to build on the Vane Tempest site or has this come to an abrupt halt the litter problem gets worse and the bus station is an eyesore.For a seaside town our beach is a disgrace and is never cleaned we have no access to the docks and piers (cant see Whitby or any other seaside town standing for that)and things dont seem to improve on any fronts.Heres hoping that the regeneration of the dock and new road lead to better things (I here we are going to get a drive through take away)so maybe things are on the up after all.
Anon
Seaham, - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 14:02:30 (PDT)
I think the People of Seaham should be thankful we live in such a beautiful Town! the approach roads into our Town are nice and green and well attended by the Council Workers who do a magnificent job, in this day and age when everyone is criticizing this, that ,and the other its nice to say,well done Seaham and well done Seaham Council. God bless you all.
Seaham Correspondent
- Friday, October 25, 2002 at 14:00:50 (PDT)
Looking for Peter Hall who lived in Northlea and went to Seaham Secondary School with me and Brian Scrafton, left in 1952. We were big mates but lost touch when I joined the RAF. Heard he lives in the Silksworth area but not sure. Like to hear from anybody else who knows me as well.
Alf Burrows <alf@vburrows.fsnet.co.uk>
Norwich, Norfolk England - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 15:14:58 (PDT)
To Not the real Thomas Johnson. You're remarks regarding the guestbook have been noted. If you like to send you're E Mail address I will reply.
Sadie M
Seaham, - Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 15:13:53 (PDT)
NTJ yes leaving tonight for Japan and Hong Kong could get together for that drink, would guess your local is the Harbour View? To Paul Bradshaw, you "missed out" the best thing about Scotland! its called the road to England.
Thomas Johnson
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 15:11:35 (PDT)
If you want to see deer or any other game for that matter. Dont bother going to Scotland simple visit Andrews the butcher in Barnard Castle. they have got loads of the stuff hanging up in the shop window! Bang Bang what! Tallyho!! pip pip!!!!!!
Lord Shootalot
vert big house, Barnard Castle - Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 15:10:29 (PDT)
Dr Vix - I also saw the programme. I was suprised that there was no anti-Scargil sentiments shown. The truth about old Shredded Wheat head seems to have been ignored in favour of Thatcher-bashing. It's hard to imagine that sort of civil unrest today, however I must admit I'd quite like to see London Underground workers getting the sh*t kicked out them by men with large sticks..
Ned Leather
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 15:09:15 (PDT)
Nice talking to you today Vic.
Not Thomas Johnson
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 15:08:13 (PDT)
Hey hey Bongo Man! You and your Bong! Paul, maybe if you left your e mail address I could reply to you in person and we could stop boring the bejeezus out of everyone else. I believe that you may need help with your obsession with your Northern neighbours. It reads like a particularly bad case. Yoooooouuuuu wouldnt let it lie! Thanks for the long list of places to visit in Scotland. I do live in Scotland you know, and have already managed to poke my nose out of my own front door once or twice using my own initiative. No, I'm not a Scot, but thanks for the interest. Im from Seaham Harbour, and if reading messages and writing lists passes as research these days then I'm off to ask for a pay rise. On a different note, I just thought that my drawing parallels with Thatchers opinions of miners, and Bushs opinions of conscientious objectors may have insulted some miners, who arent objectors and I wanted to apologise in advance if this has been the case. It is just my ! opinion that our leaders tend to make out that any one that doesnt agree with them is a traitor. Maybe I was being a bit half-baked. It wouldn't be the first time.
Dr Vix <drvmccabe@aol.com>
Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 15:07:19 (PDT)
Thomas Johnson - Asia beckoning again is it? Two trips there myself so far this year, what part are you going to this time? Remember, you still owe me and Tony a drink as well as tabash, whoever he is.
Not Thomas Johnson
Seaham, - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 16:39:18 (PDT)
Dr Vixen, let me tell you about some of the great places in Scotland. Take the single track road along the side of Loch Arkaig to Murllagan, park your car and head due north up the hill in front of you and I swear you will not fail to see deer. Also, try the West Highland Way just south west of Glen Nevis, take a packed lunch and make a day of it, also take care when at the top, it can be a little boggy, and on the way up, it's wooded with very steep drops to your right which are deceptive due to the tree cover. For a late summer sunset you can't go wrong at Ardmair, nice and quiet with more Germans and Dutch than Jocks, suites me fine. Can't forget one of my favourite places, Fort Augustus, you know where I mean don't you? It's the bit that stops the monster getting out with all those locks! Inverness with it's castle is OK, Elgin is just OK but Aberdeen is still far too expensive. A walk on the beach at St. Andrews, where part of Chariots of Fire was filmed, is! refreshing on a cold winters day. As for scenic routes, the Highland Highway (the A9 from Perth to Inverness) is enjoyable but you can't beat the routes from Blairgowrie to Braemar, or from Lochearnhead to Oban, especially in winter. And my most memorable night in Scotland? Spent in the back of the car at Glencoe one January to ensure a full days skiing next morning, ah, the good old days! Oh, almost forgot, want a good campsite? Try Arrochar at the top end of Loch Long.
Paul Bradshaw
Murton, - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 16:38:09 (PDT)
Dr. Vixen, I have visited, please read the bit from 10th October - here it is for you - "One thing I can say (from experince of extensive travels in Scotland) is that Scotland is a beautiful Country, another thing I can add is - it's got sod all to do with the Scots living there that make it such fantastic countryside" Is your 'research' always this poor? Are you a Jock yourself? If yes, then do you know where our bloody goal posts are?
Paul Bradshaw
Murton, - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 16:35:51 (PDT)
I can't beleive what goes on in affluent areas these days. You could understand if it happened in Kwik Save.
Bunyard <Bexhibition@aol.com>
- Monday, October 21, 2002 at 16:30:49 (PDT)
Did anyone else see the recreation of the miner's strike battles on telly last night? Listening to Thatcher calling the miners the enemy within reminded me of Bush saying if you're not with him you're against him. Although the programme mostly had the opinions of Yorkshire miners it really brought back memories of my youth (back in the eighteen hundreds).
Dr Vix <drvmccabe@aol.com>
- Monday, October 21, 2002 at 16:29:50 (PDT)
Iam trying to get in contact with old school freinds and any body who remembers me from school
Ady Purvis <adrian@purvis3797.fsnet.co.uk>
seaham, durham england - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 16:27:12 (PDT)
I suppose you intended there be message in shooting one's self in the head in an affluent suberb of Atlanta as opposed to a poorer section of downtown USA?
Colin Hall
Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 06:40:28 (PDT)
Fishing's over for a while. off to faraway places for a while
Thomas Johnson
- Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 06:39:12 (PDT)
Just found the site found it good and if any one knows or remembers me from school please e-mail at adrian@purvis8327.fsnet.co.uk
Addy Purvis <adrian@purvis>
Seaham, England - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 06:37:35 (PDT)
Mr Mason- Can we have the alternative guestbook back please. I want to swear at that fag hag Xy.
Dr Giggles
- Friday, October 18, 2002 at 16:40:55 (PDT)
We love you Doctor Vic. You're like a big piece of lean lamb. Hey hey Vicky! Hey Vicky Hey! You and your Viking friends.
Kanda Bongo Man & Yah yah
- Friday, October 18, 2002 at 16:39:55 (PDT)
Miss Tabash, Yes Astral is the Plain in New Zealand where they sit and reminisce about the days when the All Blacks were a force in Rugby, I seem to remember you asking me that on a previous etc.
Thomas Johnson
- Friday, October 18, 2002 at 16:38:45 (PDT)
Hi Paul. You seem quite obsessed with Scotland. Maybe you should visit. Just saw John Seargant and Tony Benn speak at the Music Hall in Aberdeen. They were top. If they're coming to Sunderland or Newcastle I'd recommend any one to go and see them.
dr vix
- Friday, October 18, 2002 at 16:37:31 (PDT)
TJ, is it considered a compliment to be impersonated on this guestbook? The earlier Astral comment (funny as it is}belongs to my ghostwriter, his real name is Willy Anker. Know what I mean? TJ, Ive been called a lot of things but never Sam and the only bell that rings for me is on a whisky bottle. You have the wrong Marra, but I still claim pint of Newcastle.
Mac Tabash
- Friday, October 18, 2002 at 16:36:32 (PDT)
To "Colin Hall" Actually, Colin, I have been preoccupied with work. The child's mother, after having attempted kidnapping (Parents going through divorce, father had custody.) The mother then shot herself in the head and died immediately. This is an extremely afluent area of Atlanta, so you can imagine the fiasco it has been here for the past two weeks. I am also very busy at the moment with organising shelters for the homeless and working at the school...Life has been so busy and preoccupied that I have not even had the time to mail out some gifts to my family in Seaham, let alone be commenting on the debate on this guest-book over the English, Scottish and the Irish.
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
Georgia, USA - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 16:34:49 (PDT)
can any one help me find a copy of gypsy feet by jim reeves for my mother-in-law please???????
a friend in need
seaham, - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 01:23:24 (PDT)
: Either way, I still don't know what it has to do with Seaham, with or without its Harbour!
Colin Hall
Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 01:22:33 (PDT)
Well, well, well! Is the writer of the Markie column suffering feminist fatigue? All this angst about not contributing to the the recent celtic kerfuffle has now raised Irish/Scottish/English connections. In justification perhaps? Could it be that whoever is writing that stuff is feeling challenged by evident multi-culturism, and bound to contribute?
Colin Hall
Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 01:21:29 (PDT)
scotland forever - Would you care to pass comment on the piece below taken from Sunday Herald in August this year? Or perhaps you would like to comment Doctor Vixen? - "Edinburgh continues to flourish with its ever-multiplying festivals. But even here a brown cloud of negativity hung over events after James MacMillan, the celebrated composer and 'lapsed Scot', condemned the Little Scotland mentality of the country post-devolution. It really is as if we have some inner need to talk ourselves down, to wallow in the depths and seek solace in the certainty that nothing will ever change -- except for the worse. Nothing seems to work any more, they would say, because Scotland had the temerity to think it could manage its own affairs (or some of them) without the succour and support of Westminster. But the umbilical cord of the Union has hardly been severed. The Prime Minister, not the First Minister, will choose Sir Muir 's replacement, and the Scottish Executive remains! very much a branch of the Imperial Civil Service in Whitehall. Half of the Scottish parliament's bills are being handed to Westminster under the so-called Sewell motions: debated and passed in the Commons, they are then simply adopted by us." Dear dear poor old Jocks!
Paul Bradshaw
- Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 01:20:08 (PDT)
Mr Tabash to you Thomas, does Astral mean anything to you my friend?
Mac Tabash
- Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 01:18:42 (PDT)
Well said colin
Mick Sennett <mick_sennett@hotmail.com>
London, - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 16:34:12 (PDT)
Jacqueline, Give me your opinion of your President George Bush please, do you not think he is totally right about the Iraq situation?
Thomas Johnson
- Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 16:56:03 (PDT)
A Cock-up Thomas! Possibly, but perhaps it was more like "Yes Minister, ohhhhh yes, yes, yes Minister"! Could any one tell me what all this discussion on Scotland and the Scots has to do with Seaham?
Colin Hall
Wellington, New Zealand - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 16:54:27 (PDT)
Hi Victoria, nice to see you back on the guest-book with your quick, witty and intellectual comments. Quite frankly,I could careless about whether Scotland is better than England or vica versa - it does not matter; Scotland is part of Britain so what is the big deal anyway? Mind you, by birth, I am Scottish as I was born in Scotland, but my birth mother was also half Irish, so as may have been raised in England, but if I want to get "nit-picky" about the whole thing, I could say I an Scottish and Irish... but who the heck cares anyway... Well, it has been interesting reading all the comments. I guess I have just been so busy with work lately that I have not had time to go on the guest-book frequently... life is too busy over here at the moment. Anyway, Victoria hope you are well. Take care everyone... and have a nice day.
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 16:53:00 (PDT)
Mas Tabash, Mind if I call you Sam? Does that strike a bell? I'll buy you a Pint anytime Man, but warn you we sell real beer here in the NE, If you can sink 3 or 4 piants of NBA you can join the league Marra. Thomas Johnson (now back at Seaham)
Thomas Johnson
- Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 16:50:48 (PDT)
Scotland Forever- Is it waz nee for the English edgeycatin' yea. Yad still be runnin' roond in skirts killin' each other. Scotland is a tribal nation allways has been. Just look at the clueless Rangers/Celtic idiots to prove my point!
John Bull
Merry England - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 16:49:39 (PDT)
P Gray I don't think dr vix can be blamed entirely for the madness in the world but if it makes you feel better to think that.
Bunyards Exhibition <Bexhibition@aol.com>
- Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 16:47:41 (PDT)
To Oz Brian, no I'm not confused. To everyone else thanks for all the help with the name of the anniversary you really put yourselves out and it was appreciated. Thanks again, Sal
Sal
Seaham, - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 15:38:15 (PDT)
: Peter, sorry if I got you on your high horse mate, I couldn't really care a less what a few people think about Scots, but I do disagree that writing about 'Jocks' in antagonistic ways isn't racism. It is according to the dictionary. I don't think it's too PC to put people straight when I hear them stereotyping Mackems as being all the same either. I'm boring myself now so I'm off to do something useful. TTFN
dr vix
- Friday, October 11, 2002 at 15:35:03 (PDT)
Yikes I seem to have rattled your cage Paul! How many messages in one day? You can rest assured I am a real doc, but I'm a scientist not a medic, and I can't really be bothered with this futile argument anymore.
dr vix <drvmccabe@aol.com>
aberdeenshire, scotland - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 15:33:50 (PDT)
Have lost touch with all my friends in Seaham so would love to hear from any of them. I lived in Daphne Crescent, Parkside and went to Camden Square School. Worked at crompton & Harrison til 1963, married and went to live abroad. Now live and retired in Norwich, NOrfolk. Please get in touch.
Valerie Burrows ne Foulds <valerie@vburrows.fsnet.co.uk>
Norwich, Norfolk England - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 15:31:59 (PDT)
Have lost touch with all my friends in Seaham so would love to hear from any of them. Please get in touch.
Val Burrows (nee Foulds) <valerie@vburrows.fsnet.co.uk>
Norwick, Norfolk England - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 15:30:17 (PDT)
TJ, thanks for the invite but whats this strange custom you seem to have adopted in the northeast, where the guest pays for the ale? Is this new or are you a closet Jock? You seem to be away an awful lot bet you work on the trawlers!
Mas Tabash
- Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 16:54:29 (PDT)
It's sad to see the demise of a once great political Party, I refer to the Conservatives. It all started (the demise that is) when they sacked the greatest Political Leader of the 20th Century, ie Margaret Thatcher, then they made the situation worse by their subsequent choices of Leader, now it seems their "whiter than white" choice of PM after Margaret was not a lot different to those he had roundly condemned for their sleazy activities. The final straw was surely the Currie revelations, surely a major cockup.
Thomas Johnson
- Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 16:53:37 (PDT)
Dr Vix - racist? come on dear, there's no need to go completley PC-mad on us. I was of the opinion that the only collection of people that one is allowed to comment on (without being vilified as a bigot) is white, heterosexual males. Now it seems that the Scots are in need of protection against our prejudice and therefore beyond reproach. The world is slowly going mad and it's all your fault.
Peter Gray <pgray48@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 16:52:23 (PDT)
One final point scotland forever, you said "whether or not I'm there, oil or no oil, my country etc etc..." may I pick you up on that statement OIL OR NO OIL. You gave up bloody quick on that argument once the facts were laid in front of you. As usual, a typical Jock, moves the goal posts when he starts to lose a debate (which reminds me, fetch them back) One thing I can say (from experince of extensive travels in Scotland) is that Scotland is a beautiful Country, another thing I can add is - it's got sod all to do with the Scots living there that make it such fantastic countryside. All they are doing is adding to it's ruin, take for example the stretch of road just north of the Carefrae Hotel where the A697 joins the A68, it's now scarred with windmills.
Paul Bradshaw
- Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 16:51:13 (PDT)
Dr. Vixen. - It was certainly NOT a fascinating insight into why the 'jocks' are so terrible. And no way was it "well argued". I'm sorry if you were tempted to become a racsist after reading it. Stop being such a Drama Queen. If you feel it was "so persuasive", then please acknowledge the true author and stop being foolish by writing such "dribble".
Paul Bradshaw
- Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 16:49:57 (PDT)
I am looking to move into the Seaham area after securing a new job in Sunderland. I've heard that Murton is nice. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Howard W. <longball@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 16:49:04 (PDT)
scotland forever - you're not coming back then? YIPPEE! Another Jock bites the dust, yer a greet big bairn, just like the rest of them, yev nay spine te speak of. Come back and fight man!! - As for you vixen, yep it was cut and pasted, I take no credit, had no intention of taking any credit for publishing those HARD FACTS, that's the reason I left the website. And, as you've visited the site it was taken from, you will also know (although by your comments about English killing English you may not) the author is an American tourist advising fellow Yanks on visiting Scotland !!!!!!! You're not very astute, are you? You call yourself Dr. Vix, real doctor are you? Healing the sick and all that, if that's what you do I tip my hat to you missus.
Paul Bradshaw
- Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 16:47:41 (PDT)
Hi - Sal , you must be really confused now , Regards , Oz-Brian
Oz Brian
South Australia - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 14:16:50 (PDT)
Paul Bradshaw, well done on being able to cut and paste. Your latest entry was a fascinating and well argued insight into why the 'jocks' are so terrible. I'm almost tempted to become a racsist after reading it, it was so persuasive. I don't suppose any English people have been killed by other English people?
dr vix <drvmccabe@aol.com>
- Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 14:15:36 (PDT)
Whether or not im there,oil or no oil,my country will continue to be the singular most beautiful place on Gods Earth.I have the privilege of being a Scot,to have Scotland(and its people)in my blood.There is now,and can never be,a feeling to compete with this.I wont be back here , or reply to any further jibes!I am a Scot,I am proud.Here's tae us ,who's like us?damn few!and they're aw deid.
scotland forever
- Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 14:14:26 (PDT)
Sal, The name for a 65th Wedding Anniversary is "Blue Sapphire"
Thomas Johnson
- Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 16:12:24 (PDT)
Finally, a word about Scots history. The Scots are very proud of their history, and frequently use it to bash the English.The following table shows what they will tell you about their noble past - and what they won't! Glencoe Massacre (1692), when 38 Macdonalds were massacred by orders of the English King William III. The Massacre was carried out on the orders of Sir John Dalrymple, from the rival Campbell clan. And the Scots had already massacred 350 of their own at the Dunaverty Massacre (1645). The great Scottish victory over the English at Bannockburn (1314) The great Scottish defeats by the English at Durham (1039), Abernethy (1072), Brampton (1138), Falkirk (1297), Nevilles Cross (1346), Flodden (1513), Solway Moss (1542), ... Frequent English attacks on the nascent Scottish state. Scottish 'rievers', licensed by the King of Scots to steal what they could from England's northern counties. The way the clans were destroyed after the battle of Culloden (1746) There were equal numbers of Scots on both sides at Culloden. The depopulation of the Highlands by absentee English landlords Actually most of the landlords were Scottish. The loss of North Sea Oil revenues to Scotland. The country has received more than this back in tax handouts over the years. Check out this website for the facts about Jocks - http://www.btinternet.com/~brentours/UNITED10.htm
Paul Bradshaw
Murton, - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 16:11:42 (PDT)
Hi Sal, google gave a web site: http://marriage.about.com, according to that web site it's sapphire (gray)??
Victoria Mc Cabe
- Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 16:10:03 (PDT)
Sal,apparently there is no material significance attached to the 65th wedding anniversary , I suppose well done ! but, there are some obscure gifts associated with it , take your pick ,Emerald jewelry and things ,1yr old weeping willow , 20 love songs from either the 60s,70s or 20 rock and roll songs [ You might wonder about the last one }and a cricket bat , do what you like with it but normally it's used for hitting a ball, hope this is of some help ,Regards Oz-Brian
Oz Brian
South Australia - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 16:08:57 (PDT)
To Sal, I did a trawl on this and found the 65th Wedding Anniversary to be Blue Sapphire, paste the following URL into your browser for more Info on this http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A778043 Hope this helps
Paul Duggan <ptduggan@btinternet.com>
Seaham, - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 16:07:47 (PDT)
I am researching my family tree and have found that my gg grandparents came from or at least were married in Seaham harbour. I'm looking for a Henry Benhard Anderson and an Ellen Roxby. They were married from Henry Street in Nov 1881. We are unable as yet to find a birth certificate for Henry Benhard Anderson and have reason to think he may be from a scandinavian country. He was a mariner as far as his marriage lines go. He was also around although not on the 1901 census and his wife ellen still lived in Seaham. If anyone can help with this I would really appreciate it. Thanks
Alice <: rtfastltd@aol.com>
stockport, cheshire england - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 16:06:31 (PDT)
Celebrating their 60th Anniversary, then congratulations are in order. As is expected for such a milestone both traditional and modern gifts are made of Diamonds. Their 65th is also Diamond with the 70th being Platinum, followed by Diamond again for their 75th - Hope this helps, try this website for ideas, http://www.anniversaryideas.co.uk
Paul Bradshaw
- Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 16:04:55 (PDT)
Can anyone help me. The parents of a friend of mine are about to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. We know 50 is golden, 60 is diamond etc, but what is 65th. We've tried the local paper, local card shops and the internet but still don't have the answer. So does anybody out there know. Thanks, Sal
Sal
Seaham, - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 23:58:17 (PDT)
scotland forever - It's a pity you weren't around in your Mother country when the hard jobs needed doing up there. Then perhaps you could have got the oil out all by yourself and saved all this whinging and whining. I'll try and get along to the Cathedral next weekend and unlock the door for you, in the meantime stop scratching your name all over the graves you heathen.
Paul Bradshaw
- Monday, October 07, 2002 at 23:51:10 (PDT)
scotland forever, thats really good news if you're heading back North of the Border, but the scots don't really deserve you! neither do we, remember self-praise is no praise at all.
Thomas Johnson
- Monday, October 07, 2002 at 23:50:07 (PDT)
"Mac Tabash" When I return from my next trip, we really must get tog. for that pint(you're paying)
Thomas Johnson
- Monday, October 07, 2002 at 23:49:25 (PDT)
I have recently seen my families old bible, and it noted that my great-grandparents were married at "Seaham Harbour" on 24 September, 1881. The names were George Gregory and Margaret McKee from Murton, Durham, Englan. If anyone has any information regarding these two individuals, or their families, I would love to hear from them. They moved to Pennsylvania in the 1880's. They had 12 children (my maternal grandmother was one). If there are any church records (web sites) I could search, I would love this information. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sharon Cadwallader Byrne <sharoncbyrne@hotmail.com>
USA - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 12:39:14 (PDT)
hello to every one at seaham'' from mallorca . spain Realy l was in your lovely harbor for 1995.6 and l tok some photos. there in the top of the port. it is a lovely place. but too cold the weather there with strong wind. ¡¡ but even so l love there. and lm sure l will be there again. ¡¡ l would like to meet frieds from seaham.regards from mallorca jaime vp.
Jaime vp
Mallorca, Spain - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 12:34:17 (PDT)
to colin hall this is denny breeze my email addres is den_dor 2002 @ yahoo.com.au
denny breeze <den_dor2002>
warilla, nsw australia - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 11:18:20 (PDT)
oh england thy beauty is tame and domestic!and your people really do take the bait so easily!!I must admit if it wasnt so easy to come down here and take your money (cos your own people seem incapable of doing the hard jobs)and your lasses were a little less entertaining (they just love my accent)if you get my drift boys??I might even head north of the border again.Unlikely as there seems to be a very high guy to slapper ratio!!The NE gawd bless you.
scotland forever
durham, - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 11:15:55 (PDT)
TJ, nice catch. Hope you enjoyed the fishing. Seem to recall Scotland Forever taking the same bait last year.
: Mac Tabash <hook line and sinker>
- Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 11:14:00 (PDT)
Sal, Can't you see far enough in front of your nose to realise I'm not having a go at the Scots? more like encouraging them to "go their own way" They are after all a proud People and they can't be happy living off English subsidies! and as pointed out by many others, its not Scottish oil its North Sea oil.
Thomas Johnson
- Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 11:12:28 (PDT)
At the top of this page there are clear instructions that this guestbook is not to be used as a platform for xenophobia. While I appreciate that you have to have a pretty low IQ to be rascist, I think you'll find that the purpose of the guestbook is explained quite clearly. In that spirit I have a message for Maureen from Gloria, that she's sorry she missed you when you were in the UK this summer. TJ, thank's for forwarding that quiz. I was rubbish.
Dr Vix <drvmccabe@aol.com>
Aberdeenshire Scotland - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 11:10:43 (PDT)
Come on you lot. Stop havinbg a go at Scotland. It's a lovely country with lovely people(not unlike us friendly lot in the North East). To Thomas Johnson your comments have caused ructions on the Guest Book which is perhaps what you wanted but I feel you let yourself down with this one.
Sal
Seaham, Durham UK - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 00:59:20 (PDT)
to colin hall.this is denny breeze,my email.addres is,den-dor2002@yahoo.com.au
denny breeze <den_dor2002@yahoo.com.au>
wanila, nsw australia - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 00:53:07 (PDT)
Scotland forever....you might have had the oil but if it hadn't been for outside investment to extract it, it would still be there so keep frying your chips in oil you understand!
joe le taxi <davidhunter9@hotmail.com>
Newark, Nottinghamshire UK - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 00:51:24 (PDT)
.......and another thing. FACT (not rumour) if it was left to you lot, you'd still be scratching yer heeds wondering where to start. Suggestion - Scotlands new national sports, 1. the long whinge. 2. the high 'hump on'. 3 the 1000 metre sulk. 4. freestyle moan. Anybody got any to add?
Paul Bradshaw
Murton, - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 00:48:57 (PDT)
To 'scotland forever' (from Durham? you still locked in the cathederal?), no apologies needed. But tell me one thing, how come you asked us and others to get the stuff out of the ground in the first place? Because you lot didn't have a bloody clue. And if I'm right (but I may be behind the times) your lawful heir the the thrown lies drunk in a gutter somewhere in Edinburgh. It's in yer blood man, you lot couldn't organise a bowl of soup in a Brothel let alone a 'half & a nip' in a brewery. Always been that way, always will be, you're just a buch of whingers. And while I'm on, give us our goal posts back you thieving haggis munchers!
Paul Bradshaw
Murton, - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 00:48:00 (PDT)
Scotland forever, I accept your apology, as you know 99% of the investment in North Sea oil came from outside Scotland, and it is North Sea not Scottish. please note that I am not having a go at the Scots or the Welsh (thanks NTJ for pointing out my slip on the keys) but really you should have your independance as should we English, then no more subsidies S/F good luck to you! straight answer to a straight question, Do you want Independance or not? or are you content to rely on the Mother Country for ever?
Thomas Johnson
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 00:46:35 (PDT)
Scotland forever - that's a load of old pony. It was English investment which researched, found and subsequently extracted the oil and gas from the North Sea. Without us, you guys would be an agricultural back-water populated by people with bad teeth.
Pinewood Buffalo
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 00:44:33 (PDT)
Thomas Johnson,I must apologise on behalf of the Scottish nation!!How dare we be subsidised by money that has been generated by the extraction of a rare natural resource off of our (Scotland that is!) national coastline.Rumour (or is it several international investigations!) has it,that had we retained the wealth generated by oil the people of Scotland would be,by head of population,the richest nation on the planet!Please continue to enjoy the benefits of the riches bestowed on you by my country,and haud yer weesh when you have bled us dry.
scotland forever
durham, - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 16:52:37 (PDT)
It is some time since I last visited this Book as I was put off it by the postings of Miss Markie and I am sad to say nothing has changed, how many other people have also been put off. I dont want to shut her up far from it but would it be possible to open up a seperate forum where she can give her views on the state of the world and then that would free up this guestbook to be used by people who have visited the site and for people to try and trace relatives. Miss Markie please do not take offence to the above comments I am not passing judgement on you or your views I just think there is a place for them and I dont belive it is this guestbook. Thank You
Mick Sennett <mick_sennett@hotmail.com>
London, - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 16:51:13 (PDT)
Thomas, I agree with you. The Scots and Welsh make no effort to hide their distain towards us, so let's leave them to it. See how far they get by wearing skirts and signing songs. ps. did you know it was P.Catching's birthday recently
Ned Leather
- Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 16:49:31 (PDT)
Thomas, is that the 'Celtic' spelling you use for the Welsh in your posting yesterday? (Welch) - PS. When are you going to have that pint with me? Looking forward to hearing from you.
Not Thomas Johnson
- Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 16:48:30 (PDT)
So bombing the crap out of Iraq is not being mean? Wow Jacqueline, Id sure hate to be your worst enemy. Your loving friend.
Isaac
- Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 15:22:08 (PDT)
any ideas on how seaham has changed over the past few years
gary <thomasguzza@aol.com>
seaham, durham uk - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 15:21:25 (PDT)
I have just read in my Daily Mail that the Scottish receive from us (the English) subsidies to the tune of 14 Billion Pounds! and the Welch a fair old whack too! I say its time for the English to make the Scots and the Welch "stand on their own" after all they've been shouting for independance long enough, give them their wish! St. George for merry England.
Thomas Johnson
- Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 15:20:17 (PDT)
Billy Reilly, I'm not suprised I have you stumped, it doesn't seem to take very much to do so. The quotation is from Oscar Wilde, an Irish man describing the situation 100 years ago. Clearly it is highly relevant to the present day (not). New words are the lifeblood of any language. In the US we have enhanced the English dictionary with new and interesting expressions that are now used the world over. Duh! is just one of them and it seems very applicable to you. The good folks of northen england have embelished the English langauge with some new expressions of their own, who else would describe a good friend as a vegetable? like I said, get more information, Marrow.
Rebekah Studer <blue_skittles_2005@yahoo.com>
- Monday, September 30, 2002 at 15:57:40 (PDT)
: I don't think Ms Markie exists. I think 'she' is a figment of a ghost writers infertile imagination. No one in reality could gain as much travel experience as she does and continue to be so obtuse in all of her utterings.She considers herself to be somewhat 'New Age' in outlook, but fails totally to recognise the 'swinging dick' syndrome of US foreign policy, which is to the effect that; "when two or more swinging dicks [Bush, Cheney et al] are gathered together in one place for the purpose of achieving co-operative ends, the amount of co-operation actually achieved is inversely proportional to the ambient level of testosterone". As Ms Markie clearly doesn't recognise the symbolism, I conclude that she is not a she at all, but in fact is the pen name of a man. Either that or she gives new meaning to the word naivete! Why does it take three days for a post to appear on these pages?
Colin Hall
Wellington, New Zealand - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 15:56:05 (PDT)
To you, "Bunyard Exibit" What on earth is a "Used cars Salesmans dream?" That was not a nice comment to leave on the Guest Book, you know. At least my opinions are not meanful toward people who use this Guest Book or toward people in general. My opinions are just that, "my opinions" and they are not directed at being mean to others. I just like to chit chat about Political and social economical affairs and so what if not everyone agrees with me, they do not have too - the Britain that I remember is a free country...Hope you are having a nice day/evening. Your guest-book friend, Jacqueline.
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 15:54:05 (PDT)
No, Jaqueline, your comments don't make a stir, they just jam up this guestbook. I believe in free speech, but you just take liberties with it and bore the hell out of us.
George <sandsgorge@hotmail.com>
Dublin, Ireland - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 15:52:32 (PDT)
And while I'm ranting, why do you think George has picked this particular time to decide that a war would be a good idea? So Saddam is a dictator now, but why wasn't the US bothered much earlier during his dictatorship? Could it be because the US economy is currently in a mess, and wars result in both upturns in economies and distractions? How come the US sells weapons to people, then later declares those same people are dictators? A friend of mine once said that Jacqueline comes across as a 'used car sales person's dream'. He wasn't wrong. I'm tired of being patronised by her. If she wrote a logical sentence I could forgive her for misusing this GB, but she is downright rude and doesn't even make sense.
Bunyards Exhibition <Bexhibition@aol.com>
- Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 15:13:21 (PDT)
Hello Ian Anderson. Why would we have to live like you if we came to Wales? Is it a local law our are you just a fascist dictator in the making? By the way, can we expect any more Jethro Tull albums in the near future or whatnot?
Malaena Stools
- Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 15:11:45 (PDT)
Well Rebekah, this word "duh". You'll have to forgive us dear girl but you really do need to try us with words we know. Who was it described us as "two nations divided by a common language" ? It's true that this page is known for it's gibberish (see M. Markie et al) but we do normally manage to decipher it. You have us stumped. All the great minds of Seaham have worked on the problem. Even that renowned thinker P Catching has bent his intellect to it without success. Please, I beg you, relent. Tell us what you want - we'll do our best to satisfy you. PS - I think you'll find it's spelt 'Rebecca. sincerely yrs etc
billy o' reilly
- Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 15:10:39 (PDT)
Well, I guess my comments really do cause up a stir! Don't they?
Jacqueline
USA - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 15:09:21 (PDT)
Jesus, will someone give that Jacqueline lass a tablet
George <sandsgeorge@hotmail.com>
Dublin, Ireland - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 14:30:19 (PDT)
Oh dear Jacqueline. You really should see through the smoke screen or read between the lines. Whenever America wants to change the political situation in another country the real issue is nearly always American Dollars. The U.S. has a dismal record on picking allies and installing democracies (and dictatorships) in other countries. Take a look at some Americas more recent interventions. Iran (1953), Chile (1973), Afghanistan (1980s), Nicaragua (1980s), Iraq (1980s), Grenada (1983), Panama (1989), Somalia (1993), and Haiti (1994). The jury remains out on the U.S.-Northern Alliance operation in Afghanistan (2001-2002) that toppled the Taliban. More recently, when President Bush called on Palestinians to reject Yasser Arafat, Arafat's waning popularity was suddenly revived. America constantly fails to address the real issue in the Middle East Israel. There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein is a real problem but he is highly unlikely to pose much of a threat to Americ! a or the UK. Lets face it; his forces cant make a move without being bombed by British and American jets. I bet Bush even knows when Saddam flushes his loo. Saddams closest neighbours do not want Iraq invaded. So why are we being rushed into a war? The real threat would come from more terrorist attacks if we do get involved in a war with Iraq.
Isaac <isaachunt@email2me>
- Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 14:29:02 (PDT)
Duh? Billy Reilly, see what I mean. You guys are nuts. Read my lips GET MORE INFORMATION
Rebekah Studer <blue_skittles_2005@yahoo.com>
- Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 14:27:20 (PDT)
Jacqueline, to say people protest 'only out of ignorance' is truely patronising. If you're going to insult me by calling me ignorant, then I feel free to respond that you come across as the most ignorant, mixed up person I've ever heard of. You mention dictators? George W Bush reckoned if 'you're not with him you're against him'. Where's the democracy in that sentiment. You obviously don't have the intellect to get your head around world issues so why do you insist on spouting abuot them on the GUESTBOOK?
Bunyard's Exhibition <Bexhibition@aol.com>
- Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 14:26:11 (PDT)
So we can assume from your 'gung ho'comments Ms Markie that you will be volunteering to don a uniform and grab your M16 on the way out of the door that leads to Iraq? Or will you be a non-combatant and simply count the body-bags as they come home.You will appreciate the way the US conducts it's military funerals I'm sure. Just remember this while musing at those funerals: "Beware the leader who bangs the drum of war in order to whip the citizenry into patriotic fervour, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldems the blood, just as it narrows the mind....and when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry . Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded with patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar" Your comments are proof of the old adage that many a fool can comment on things they nothing about, and indeed they do.
Colin Hall
Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 14:24:29 (PDT)
Have the British people who are protesting War with Iraqi President Saddam Hussain forgot all about Adolf Hitler. Saddam Hussain is a dictator and a liar and is in parallel to that of Aldof Hitler. He has indeed been building Chemical, Biological and Nuclear weapons of mass destruction and liaing about it. So what do you expect for us to do? Just continue to let him build and for us to act like frightened mice, and to turn a blind eye. Only then to cry out in fear and terror when he decides to use these deadly weapons as blackmail, or better yet, to use them whenever he damn well feels like. Look, I am not a one for war, in fact, I knew months ago we were going to head for war with Iraq, and I have been hoping I was wrong. But we cannot allow people like Saddam Hussain to continue to dictate and lie and blackmail. He needs to be stopped and if that means going into war, then so be it. I realize and understand that we, people of this world are very afraid as this war ! will not be like World War 2 or any other wars we have seen in our history, but, we just cannot sit back and allow Saddam Hussain to continue to build weapons of mass destruction. Yes, lives will be lost, there will be casualities.. that is to be expected in war, but what choice do we have? If people have a deep love and faith in Jesus Christ, then there is really not too much to be worried about. We all know that life on earth is a very small journey... It is eternal life that is the most important and beautiful thing we have to look forward to. Let us all be in prayer and harmony with each other.... Also, the government must know something more than we are informed, otherwise, here in USA there would not be so much "talk" of nationwide vacines of small-pox due to chemical warefare of terrorism. If it were not an issue, we would not be informed as much as we have been in the past few days. On a last note, I was never a favor of Tony Blair, but he has found information on Sadd! am Hussain and he is NOT afraid to stick to his convictions, regardless of his own cabinet dissagreeing with him and with war protesters. There are Protesters only because of ignorance. Hope everyone in Seaham are doing well.
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 15:50:49 (PDT)
There are a lot of worse places than Seaham. So cheer up Seahamites it could be worse, you could live in Wales like me!
Ian Anderson
Pontypridd, - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 15:48:58 (PDT)
: Hi, To be honest I'd never heard of Seaham! That is until I found an old photograph of my grandparents Frederick & Emma Allerton with the details of the photographer on the reverse - S.H.Stringfellow, 19 Church Street, Seaham. Now I wonder where there in Seaham at or after 1915 or was the photographer travelling? Guess I'll never know unless some kind reader can advise? (Please write magicbrian@hotmail.com if you can help) The site was a delight to view however I was disappointed to find the link to CHURCH ST was not working.
Brian Allerton <magicbrian@hotmail.com>
Stoke on Trent, Staffs UK - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 15:47:57 (PDT)
Harry Cattermole and Tony, notice how I address you both in a proper and polite manner? so why don't you act like Gentlemen should and address Jacqueline in similar vein? Come on! show the Guest page that you are Gentlemen after all, I'm not asking you to agree with Ms Markie, only to be courteous and polite in disagreeing. Tony I know I once addressed you as "Laddie", but I did ask you if you objected I would refrain from this, so come on, you wouldn't like anyone talking to a Lady of your household in such a manner.
Thomas Johnson
- Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 15:46:04 (PDT)
Rebecca - this may be rash of me but, what are you talking about?
billy o'reilly
- Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 15:45:18 (PDT)
"Harry" Oh by the way... How do you like Idaho? I have been to Idaho, it was back in the summer of 1991... We actually camped out at one of the KOA Camp sites and spend two days in Idaho......Good Idaho Potatoes!!!!! Woo-Woo!!
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 15:44:31 (PDT)
To "Harry" I am NOT a Jesus Zelot at all. In fact, I am actually a very moderate Catholic Christian. As a matter of fact, I think just earlier this week I have just upset one of my Catholic friends because I was trying to help her to see that though divorce is basically against Christianity and the Biblical principles, in some cases, divorce is neccessary. So I was presenting to her a few cases of divorces of people whom I know who have had to file for divorce. I also reminded my friend, that God is very forgiving and shows love nad mercy to those who really want a marriage to work and to be a "Christian" marriage. I explained to my friend that she should not be so judgmental as often times, there is more than meets the eye, when a couple decide to divorce. I also said that Mother Teresa was a great example of a non-judgemental individual. She always said that each person you meet, is like meeting the face of Jesus - in other words help all people and be loving and k! ind to all........... I am sure if I were to pop in at the Mill-Inn or the Phonex, or the Mallard I would have a very nice time... mingling again with another group of diverse people.... it would be interesing. Besides, I am sure I would also have fun catching up on old times! As for what is missing in my life, well..... I suppose one day I would love to be married and be a wife and perhaps adopt a few children. Otherwise, I am perfectly happy doing my work caring for children and my Political work for Human Rights.... I am fulfilled at my work. Then, I do have fun with visiting friends. By the way, I actually just moved at the beginning of September from Austin, Texas to Atlanta Georgia - job related. So, now I am in what is referred to as the "deep south" and really loving it. There is so much history here from the civil war....Well.... bye for now..... and please address me by my proper name "Jacqueline" Thank you.
Jacqueline <Marymarkie@aol.com>
Georgia USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 15:43:28 (PDT)
We are now having quite a lot of suggestions for the "Local Heroes" page on this site. What we are short of is detail and personal reflections of those put forward. Please have a look at the page and help us if you can. We are making our own enquiries but it can take some time to find family and friends who knew the individuals.
Ed Mason <mace@daltonet.com>
Seaham, Co. Durham UK - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 14:50:42 (PDT)
Markie!...you're at it again... Seaham is not the little house on the prairie, and you just cannot preach to Seaham as if it were. I'm in the US at the moment, it's a wonderful country without doubt but many of the people are (unlike you) blissfully unaware that Jesus wants them for sunbeams. What's lacking in your life eh! Jaqueline? what is missing that you have to turn to Jesus for your salvation and guidence. As an agnostic,(and an evolutionist) let me give you a tip...read Darwin and perhaps you may see things in a more balanced light rather than with ignorance and superstition. I would be delighted to exchange views with you regarding this matter...It seems to me you are a Jesuit zealot...am I correct? Oh, and I really don't think our Seaham teenagers would appreciate you in the guise of a pseudo missionery preaching goodwill, brotherly love, tollerance and temprance, or perhaps you should visit the Mill Inn, Phoenix, and the Mallard I'm sure they would belighted to talk with you and raise their issues of concern such as their interpretation of the reformation.
Harry Cattermole <harry.cattermole@btopenworld.com>
Boise, Idaho USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 14:43:59 (PDT)
Oh "Tony from Spain" Just Stop It!!! I did not know my name had changed from "Jacqueline" to "Markie".... My name is Jacqueline! Please address me by my proper name and title. Miss Jacqueline Markie or Ms. Markie. Thank you. Have a super day in Spain... I think you must secretly think I am just so remarkable.. as you always have to comment on my messages... You cannot just go once without having to comment on what I have to say. So it tells me you must be intrigued by me... Hope you are still going to Mass these days, our world is still on the verge of going to War (Well.. at least the USA, Uk and Iraq) So we had all better say some major prayers! Have a blest day everyone! :)
Jacqueline <Mary Markie@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 14:41:59 (PDT)
You guys need to get more info on the questions that we ask.
Rebekah Studer <blue_skittles_2005@yahoo.com>
Calhan, Colorado USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 14:24:02 (PDT)
Looking for relatives in Seham Harbour - connected to William and Thomas Parker (father and son) both in the navy.
Susan Stiles <d.stiles@designenv.datanet.com.uk>
Alton, Hampshire England - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 15:16:14 (PDT)
I went to Camden Square 65-67 then moved to Victoria in Dec 9 67
Kevin O'Connor <nivekchar@yahoo.ca>
Victoria, British Columbia Canada - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 15:04:40 (PDT)
My name is Barbara Bentley nee Ball and I used to live at 9 Church Street (above Chaytors Butchers) then in Parkside. I moved to Watford in 1976 and do still get back to the old town whenever I can. What a change over the years - there doesn't seem to be any pride left: rubbish all over; silly cheap shops and when I was last there all the library windows had been smashed. When is something going to be done to stop all this. Oh and please do not change the name - we lost the Harbour part some years ago but I still refer to "home" as Seaham Harbour.
Barbara Bentley <barbarab111@btopenworld.com>
Watford, Herts. UK - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 15:02:26 (PDT)
hi ya'll out there after reading some of the comments on this guest book , it was nice to see some familular names posting up here i left seaham quite sometime ago i now live in washington but i still visit quite frequently and have noticed changes here and there, well.. im really just here to say a big hi to all the past town folk of seaham hehe... ciao for now lyn and paul morris
lyn/sis of paul morris(mogga)
Washington, Tyne & Wear UK - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 14:40:35 (PDT)
: Identify yourself Desmond and I might just tell you how things are going. Markie see you are still dominating.
Tony from Spain
Espana - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 14:38:25 (PDT)
To Denny Breeze, I tried your e-mail address and it doesn't work! It was returned as non-existant! Is it correct
Colin Hall
Wellington, New Zealand - Monday, September 16, 2002 at 16:24:04 (PDT)
Haven't been around for quite a while, in fact the last time was when Tony's boat broke down in Spain. Just wondering how you are now Tony. Hope all is going well with you.
Desmond
- Monday, September 16, 2002 at 16:13:48 (PDT)
I am was so glad to read on the "Sunderland On-line Echo" that Saint John's Church of Seaham is proposing a group meeting to help those with drug addictions. It is about time Saint. John's Church of Seaham took an active role in helping the community with teenage (and young adult) issues. I remember when I was a teenager, Like all teenagers I had some issues, (though not and never with drugs) it was more the typical teenage stuff.. and though I attended church regulary, because of my love for Jesus, I never felt I received much support from the Church...I learned more about Christianity from my American friends in Germany, when I started becoming involved as a Youth Leader and over the years I have worked as a yYouth counsellor. It was my American Christian brothers and sisters who taught me about a personal relationship with God and Jesus and who also focused more on the Biblical guidlines. Way to go Saint John's Church for finally taking a true, positive, non-judge! mental and Christian active role in helping the teenagers of Seaham. If I had been given the support I needed, I may not have had such resentments toward Seaham for as many years as I did. I have now overcome those resentments, so please don't worry folks.... All is in the past and forgiven. I am now glad and appreciate my life growing up in Seaham. I was tough at times, but it taught me to appreciate and value life as an adult. Also, from my experiences I make a very good counsellor and humanitarian and and developed a hell of a lot of wisdom! So once again... Way to go Saint John's Church of Seaham.. I am PROUD OF YOU! (My thanks to Betty Geary for starting this program... you will help a lot of people and I bet from this, a lot of people will indeed turn back to the Church and to God and Jesus... and that is what we need more than anything at this time in our world.)
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Monday, September 16, 2002 at 16:11:29 (PDT)
I am atttempting to tracing descendants of the Lee family who lived in Seaham Harbour in the early 1900's I am hoping some readers might recognise the following names John and Isabella Lee (nee Clark ) They had at least 3 children Doris, May and John Clark Lee Christopher Lee , wife AliceAnne Son John who married Isabella Clark,Matthew ,Thomas, , Sara and Margaret lived in the area until late 1890's Any help in tracing these families would be well received Thank you Pat Phillips
Pat Phillips <Email pat.phillips1@ntlworld.com>
- Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 16:24:22 (PDT)
The terrorist threat to free world MUST end.I and the majority of peace loving folk in N,I have had to put up with this type of threat for over 30 years now,it is of course on a smaller scale but none the less innocent men women and children have died because a small minority of terrorists who belived they had god on their side (both sides} this has no relevance as the real cause is domonance of teritory and making a lot of money. Therefore I am 100% taking out the trash of humanity. GOD BLESS THE FREE WORLD
Dave Allen <daveallen286@msn.com>
Lurgan, Co Armagh Northern Ireland - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 16:22:23 (PDT)
I am a direct decendant of Joseph Blacket who was buried at Seaham Hall Estate. I would be interested in obtaining details of the exact location of Seaham Hall if still in existance and any futher details regarding Joseph Blacket who died in 1810
Joseph Blacket <ies@connect.com.fj >
Fiji Islands, - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 16:20:07 (PDT)
I DID NOT REALISE THAT SEAHAM HAD A NEW SCRAP YARD AT THE BOTTOM OF PARKSIDE CRES.THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF MONEY SPENT IN PARKSIDE AND BY THE LOOKS OF THINGS A LOT MORE TO COME.WHY SPEND A FORTUNE ON A PLAY PARK AND CAM FIELD TO MAKE THE AREA A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE AND HAVE THAT EYESORE ON YOUR DOOR STEP.THE SAME FOR THE ALLOTMENTS.IN MY VIEW ONLY ONE IN TEN GARDENS ARE BEING USED ITS ABOUT TIME THE COUNCIL ADRESSED THE ISSUE
MR ANGRY
SEAHAM, - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 16:18:22 (PDT)
To Grahame Hall, Adelaide, South Australia: Just read your message of June 10th. Try the Seaham Super Index - a genealogy site for Seaham with accees to census results. You may well find some of your ancestors there. I found it by feeding Seaham into a search engine
Anne Storey <anne.storey@virgin.net>
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire England - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 16:16:46 (PDT)
hello seaham great site! visited seaham in August on a pilgrimage to my mothers parents family who were born lived and worked in seaham (in all mines!) untill moving south in 1950's anyone know anything about the Allen's, Proctor and Carver surnames?in 1800's 1900's please email if you do im doing a family tree and would love to continue
: lp <lisap967@hotmail.com>
Erith, Kent UK - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 16:55:45 (PDT)
: hi to all, i read the letters regularly, though this is the first time i have participated! in response to "films made in seaham" was the other, one of the Alien films? seems to ring a bell
Joanna <jnnbell4@aol.com>
Seaham, Co.Durham England - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 16:50:05 (PDT)
Hello people of Seaham. My name is Denny Breeze and I was born in Seaham. I lived in Ryton Cres Deneside. I use to frequent York House, and am trying to get in touch with any old marrows. My brothers were, Billy(deceased), Jimmy still residing in Westlea, and sisters Jackie and Lilian, married to Brian Charlton. I emigrated to Australia in 1966. If you think you remember me please reply by email.
Dennis Breeze <den_dor@yahoo.com.au>
Wollongong, NSW Australia - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 16:42:12 (PDT)
Through your devoted efforts your site is adding to the sum total of enlightenment in the world many thanks
zendo
- Friday, September 13, 2002 at 16:30:45 (PDT)
Havent been to the guest book for a while. I am sorry to read that Ms. Ferguson has passed away. She taught me English in Northlea school in the 1970's. Must admit when I first saw her she scared me a bit. She was an excellent teacher and even made Macbeth fun!! I visited Seaham in June/July this year and was sorry to see so many shops closed down. I had forgotten all about the picture house was closed I think we used to call it the Flea pit. I went inside what used to be the hall hospital - very impressive, they let me take a look around. Drove to where the pit pond used to be, hardly recognised it. Take care.
Joan Watkinson <mark_watkinson@telus.net>
Mission, B.C. Canada - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 16:29:12 (PDT)
Was delighted with the pictures of Seaham Harbour because I have always been curious about my ancestral home there. I found the pictures of the Hall and St. Mary's Church and the excavations there very interesting. Of course, my ancestors left Seaham and came to Virginia in the reign of King James I, well before anyone had thought of Lord Londonderry and building a harbour, I expect some of my ancestors were buried in that old cemetery. I have never had the pleasure of visiting Seaham, but hope to one day. I did a term at Manchester in the 1970s during my post-graduate univesrity studies and did indeed visited Durham City having seen the great Cathedral quite by accident as my train to Edinburgh stopped at the train station, so I leapt out of the train and saw the beautiful and overwhelming sights there, not knowing at the time that this was the County Town of my ancestral home. By another fortuitous accident I had a very pleasant dinner here in St. Louis with the! Rev. Canon Paul Jobson, at that time incumbent in Seaham, and he told me a great deal about Seaham and Seaham Harbour. He also gave me some beautiful photographs of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin decorated for Harvest Home. Thanks again for a very well done website. Warmest greetings to all in Seaham and Seaham Harbour, especially to any cousins however distant.
Roy E. A. Ledbetter <herrnhuter@hotmail.com>
St. Louis, Missouri USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 16:01:54 (PDT)
To "Thomas Johnson" You have a point - I agree with you! Also, this past weekend I was down in Atlanta, Georgia. So on the way down I had to take two planes, as I had to connect in Chicago (really did not make too much sense, to fly from Austin to Chicago, then from Chicago back down south.) Anyway, for leisurely reading I was reading the book, "An Idiots Guide to Understanding the Middle East Conflicts." I came accross many interesting facts - that is really helping me to understand what has led to this conflict. Anyway, one of the facts I read was that Israel is a member of what is called the "Nuclear Club" For Israel having nuclear weapons helps neutralize the advantage the Arab nations have in firepower and troops. The United States allies, in particular, Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia have obtained tens of billions of dollars worth of our (USA) most sophisticated weapons. In my own opinion, I am now led to believe this maybe one of the reasons we, the United Sta! tes, are continuing to be in support of Israel. I think America is in a bit of a big "doo-doo" mess at the moment! Anyway, people of Seaham, hope you are all doing well.
Jacqueline <marymarkie@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:58:44 (PDT)
Havent been to the guest book for a while. I am sorry to read that Ms. Ferguson has passed away. She taught me English in Northlea school in the 1970's. Must admit when I first saw her she scared me a bit. She was an excellent teacher and even made Macbeth fun!! I visited Seaham in June/July this year and was sorry to see so many shops closed down. I had forgotten all about the picture house was closed I think we used to call it the Flea pit. I went inside what used to be the hall hospital - very impressive, they let me take a look around. Drove to where the pit pond used to be, hardly recognised it. Take care.
Joan Watkinson <mark_watkinson@telus.net>
Mission, B C Canada - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:48:55 (PDT)
Through your devoted efforts your site is adding to the sum total of enlightenment in the world many thanks
zendo <http://oshana.org/>
- Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:46:43 (PDT)
Two other film?s featuring Seaham are Alien 3. The shot where Ripley?s escape craft plummets into the sea was filmed at the blast beach just south of Dawdon. A lot of Billy Elliott was shot in Dawdon and Easington.
Bob Marley <Jah@joint.com>
Seaton, - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:41:25 (PDT)
Have I been mistaken but were we not going to see some building work commence on the Vane Tempest site this year I thought we were told it would start this Spring. Also have there been any plans for development on the Old Dock entrance site. People locally think that a lot of these plans are not going to come off. Can any one shed any light on thses issues.
Val Roberts <valerier_2000_uk@yahoo.co.uk>
Seaham, - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:40:19 (PDT)
Hello people of Seaham. My name is Denny Breeze and I was born in Seaham. I lived in Ryton Cres Deneside. I use to frequent York House, and am trying to get in touch with any old marrows. My brothers were, Billy(deceased), Jimmy still residing in Westlea, and sisters Jackie and Lilian, married to Brian Charlton. I emigrated to Australia in 1966. If you think you remember me please reply by email.
Dennis Breeze <den_dor@yahoo.com.au>
Wollongong, NSW Australia - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:39:05 (PDT)
Life for Ruth was filmed in Seaham with hospital scenes at Dryburn. One of the street scenes needing snow, a lot of salt was flung about. Group of local kids were used, playing 'ring - a - roses' in the street. That was filmed on a Sunday, about 11 am, overcast day..........
billy o'reilly
- Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:36:57 (PDT)
hi to all, i read the letters regularly, though this is the first time i have participated! in response to "films made in seaham" was the other, one of the Alien films? seems to ring a bell
joanna <jnnbell4@aol.com>
Seaham, Durham UK - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:35:52 (PDT)
Michael, I remember the film 'Life for Ruth' shot in Seaham and in one scene the leading lady runs out of her house in Denehouse Road and straight into Sedgefield General Hospital. They also shot scenes along the sea front where the Londonderry Offices are and Carrs office supplies opposite.
Mally <seaham@lad>
Seaham, - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:31:41 (PDT)
hello seaham great site! visited seaham in August on a pilgrimage to my mothers parents family who were born lived and worked in seaham (in all mines!) untill moving south in 1950's anyone know anything about the Allen's, Proctor and Carver surnames?in 1800's 1900's please email if you do im doing a family tree and would love to continue.
Ip <lisap967@hotmail.com>
Erith, Kent England - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:30:26 (PDT)
To Micheal Davison. The film Life for Ruth was made about 61 or 62 and starred Patrick McGoohan, Janet Munro, Micheal Craig, Micheal Bryant, Lesley Sands and Megs Jenkins. In one shot you can see the old Rose & Crown in Church Street. On my last visit some years ago I was devestated to find it had been pulled down Richard Witten
Richard Witten <richard.witten@amserve.net>
Falkirk, Stirlingshire Scotland - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 16:34:13 (PDT)
Jacqueline, Saw your comment re. Iraq, and thought I'd add my thoughts on the matter! I don't think very highly of your President Bush, who appeared to be elected on a minority vote, but then again the Election of the president is a matter for the American People, but once he is elected his actions can have a profound effect on the Citizens of not only the free World, but of the less fortunate as well. I hold no more of a "brief" for George Bush than I did for his Father who could have settled the Iraq problem at the time of the Gulf War, but called off the action far too soon! Now the only thing that worries me is this, what if your President is right and nothing is done about the Sadaam problem? I think that he and the Iraqies are developing Chemical and Nuclear(primative & dirty) capability and the first thing the Madman will do is plant one in the Capital City of Israel or London, both of which are within easy reach, so preventive action is necessary as! a self-defence measure, but the answer is, I suppose that Bush will be damned whatever he does! If he (along with us) does a pre-emptive strike, he will be called a Warmonger, if he does nothing and lets events "take their course" the effects could be catastropic and quite honestly Jacqueline I don't think we can afford to do nothing!
Thomas Johnson
- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 16:32:18 (PDT)
What about the lads then. Pity Reedy didn't take the advice of the fans a year ago.
Reedy's Mentor
uk - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 11:57:21 (PDT)
To Michael Davison, First film shot in Seaham was Life for Ruth. Can't remember who was in it but I think it was Shot in either the late 50's or early 60's. The used a house in Denehouse Road for the family home. Hope this helps. Sal
Sal
Seaham, Durham UK - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 01:43:49 (PDT)
Haven't been around for quite a while, in fact the last time was when Ed Mason came out of hospital. Just wondering how you are now Ed. Hope all is going well with you.
Jimmy Gilbert <jimmygilbert@bigpond.com>
Ex Deneside, W/A Australia - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 01:40:50 (PDT)
Can anybody remember the name of the film or films that were shot in Seaham, there may have been 2 of them. Please send me, or post details here, Title, Name of Actors etc, Year. Thanks in advance Rgds
Michael Davison <info@wnetrj.com.br>
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 01:39:10 (PDT)
Browsing through the stories of slaughter houses i worked for Chaytor Brothers when i left school in 64.George and Harry were good to work for teaching me all about the butchery trade.Alan mileham worked in the shop along with me and Joe Pigg (billy). billy and i were the bike boys delivering in all weathers from the Harbour to Parkside .Seaton, and Dalton le Dale.I was born next door to George Stubbins shop at 37 station road his slaughter house was in the back yard, and is still ther the last time i visited in june this year.(not in use)He used to do his thing in the evening after a few glasses of scotch .My god parents lived at 37 station road Alfred Baker ,cant remember godmothers first name.
John spencer <jaspencer8mvent@aol.com>
Potsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 01:37:41 (PDT)
Hi everyone! It is just me again... Jacqueline Markie.. wanting to have a bit natter about the crisis in the Middle East. Actually, I would like to hear some of your opinions concerning this huge decision the USA is facing about whether to go and attack Iraq and over throw Saddam Hussein's regime? I have my own opinions, as well have developed some other opinions via influence of some of the political people I work with concerning my advocacy for Human Rights. However, I know that I cannot always express in "whole" my thoughts on this issue on this Guest Book as I am aware it is read by people all over the world who are from different ethnic groups and cultures.I do not wish to offend any "one" person. Anyway.. would like to hear the British prespective on this topic, as you are all aware whether to attack Iraq
Jacqueline
USA - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 01:35:24 (PDT)
Just seen the note about Miss Ferguson At Northlea School(Aug 6) I remember her From Seaham Girls Grammar School on Princess Road (forerunner to Northlea) where I started in 1959.She was a great teacher ,a traditional teacher in English & together with Miss Wake(Maths) & Miss Foster(Biology) will not be forgotten by many
Lynda Graham <Dalton@aol.com>
Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 16:05:32 (PDT)
I just thought I would inform anybody who knew my uncle, Keith Dow, he sadly passed away on Saturday 24th August 2002
Catherine Ayre <catherineayre1980@hotmail.com>
Seaham, Co Durham England - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 16:00:04 (PDT)
Michael Hunt" so glad you were able to get in touch with John - he has turned out rather a nice guy. Anyway, have a great day...
Jacqueline <Mary Markie@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 17:26:54 (PDT)
My Aunt and Grandmother lived over Metcalf's Store next door to the printers on North Terrace. My Aunt lived in the back of the building and if you went out onto her (awful) back stairs you could look over into the slaughterhouse right next door. She would get blood from the slaughterhouse to make (awful) black pudding and other stuff too. I don't remember what else she got from there, it was many years ago. She also boiled willicks (i think that's how we spelled it) and we would sit on the steps and pick out the willicks with a pin, after removing the little black "cap" and eat whatever it was we pulled out of there, yuck, I remember now that they looked like snails. Also she cooked mussels and sold them by the jar.Most of you will know of course that Metcalf's and the house my relatives lived in were torn down long ago. The print shop is now, or was when we were back there in '96 a very nice cafe. I have many, many memories of Seaham Harbor, some good and some ! not so good. I do not believe the name should be changed at all. It is a good name and people also remember it as being the home of Lord Byron, who is known Internationally.It is now a pleasure again to look at the Guest Book now that you got rid of the scumbags who messed it up for some time. My Aunt's name was Anderson by the way and her husband was a seaman, Jack, nicknamed Lofty.
Julie <Oakbrookes@aol.com>
PA, USA - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 14:37:44 (PDT)
Jacqueline, Thanks for email address. I got in touch with Armesy and we had a good old natter about the old days. I can't believe he is still doing his stuff with the scouts! Anyway I'm glad you are doing well for yourself in the USA. I think we both stood out a bit from the crowd back then, but we seem to have blossomed into well adjusted people! Take Care, -Mike.
Michael Hunt <mhunt@hotmail.com>
Riyahd, Saudi - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 14:34:56 (PDT)
Well i'm certainly delighted to be able to contribute to this site in any way, but heres a question for you all. Is Seaham the most littered town of its size in the country ? I have travelled the length of the land substantially this year and it greives me to beleive that it is. There is litter everywhere, blowing about the streets . Where has all the pride gone of this once great town. Im sure some of the people here looking for lost friends and relatives, will probably find them if they decide to shift a few thousand tons of crisp packets and coke tins that are blowing around the streets.....disheartened....Anthony
Anthony E. Lee <schweinehund337@hotmail.com>
Seaham, Durham - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 14:33:09 (PDT)
My aunt Rosie and Uncle Kit clennell lived in Seaham harbour. Her son dick and wife Mavis- are they still there? fond memories of both of them. cheers, Tony
tony clennell <clennell@vaxxine.com>
Beamsville, ontario canada - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 16:12:54 (PDT)
Can anyone PLEASE advise me if there are any REED still living in the Seaham area. I'm doing my family history and my grndfather's family came from Seaham. My email address is khinds@memlane.com any one with information please write, It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Kathy Hinds <khinds@memlane.com>
Redcliff, Alberta Canada - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 17:08:10 (PDT)
"Michael Hunt" John Armes is doing just fine :) You can e-mail him at dentalrecords16@aol.com I still do not recall you, but I do know and remember Gary Bowmaker. I think he use to hang around with Iain Davison. In fact, Gary was in my confirmation class with me, Iain Davison, Michael Armes, Haswell M'cquilliam, Robin Humes, Simon Hall, Denise Corner, Victoria M'cabe, and Andrea Spurr. We were all Confirmed in Durham Cathedral by the Bishop of Jarrow on Monday April 11th at 7.30pm..................Getting back to the possible war with Iraq.... I also agree that we ought NOT to be supporting Israel (our hands are tied..obvious reasons.)As for Saddam Hussain... what else can we do? Anyway, Michael take care and have a great day tomorrow.
Jacqueline <mary markie@aol.com>
USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 17:06:21 (PDT)
my father was born in seaham so i am going to visit it in september with my wife and family
geoff marsden <sylgeoff@aol.com>
sheffield, yorkshire england - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 15:51:29 (PDT)
Hello Billy - how the devil are you? that last time I saw you, you were kissing the drama teacher in the Dun Cow. Do you remember John Armes? he's been on this guest book a few times. Also John Stott makes the occasional apperance here under the monicer 'Kinky John'. What does working the clubs in Amsterdam entail?
Michael Hunt <mhunt58@hotmail.com>
Riyahd, Saudi - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 15:49:56 (PDT)
There have been a few mentions of the Seaham pit disaster here in the guest book... There have been two disasters at Seaham where there were more than 5 killed. One on the 25th Oct. 1871 when 26 lives were lost in an explosion due to firedamp (gas)and the other was on the 8th Sept. 1880 when 164 men and boys lost their lives due to an explosion caused by coal dust. If anyone is interested in coal mining history in the north east then check out Durham Mining Museums site... an excellent site. Here´s the link... http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/s002.htm
Blimm
- Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 15:43:35 (PDT)
On the question of Jacqueline (aka Mary Markie)on the Seaham Colliery disaster, there were actually 2. The first occurred the 25th October 1871, an explosion claiming 26 lives.The second & one of the largest was in 8th September 1880,again an explosion claiming 164 lives.If you want greater details visit www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/d001.htm Regards, an Ex miner from Seaham, sitting on an oil rig in the middle of the North Sea...
Lawrence Jubb
Seaham, - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 15:42:45 (PDT)
Jacqueline - apologies for getting your name wrong. I was in the year above you (I think). I used to hang around with Gary Bowmaker. People here are very concerned about Bush's latest bit of war mongering. If the USA wants to avoid being the target of Middle Eastern terrorists, maybe it should reconsider its unconditional backing of the increasingly murderous Israeli regime, rather than dropping bombs on possibly the poorest people on earth (and threatening the stability of the region at the same time).
Michael Hunt <mhunt58@hotmail.com>
Riyahd, Saudi - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 16:02:07 (PDT)
Mikey!Mikey Hunt!! I heard you'd left Seaham and gone to Hebburn. Riyadh eh? Never thought you'd follow me on the long road out of the harbour! So mate, what's the crack in Riyadh? You working or just over there for the beer? I'm in Amsterdam, working the clubs. Still doing the same old magic tricks I used to do at Northlea, mind you the money's canny and it beats working for a living. Do you ever get back to the sunny streets of the old home town?
Bill Nokeham
- Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 15:59:40 (PDT)
Dear "Michael Hunt" My name is NOT "Jackie" It is "Jacqueline." Yes, I did attend Northlea school, (Seaham Comprehensive) from Sept. 1980 thru July 1985. However, I do not recall that I know you. Anyway, I hope you are doing well in Saudi Arabia. Hope, too, that you are keeping up-dated with the political situation over there. As you are aware our President, George W. Bush wants to "oust" Iraq President, Saddam Hussain out of power. However, the Saudies have said we cannot use their bases for launching our attacks - they are very wary of getting involved. I am nor sure what my thougts are anymore on this situation. On one hand, I think we cannot allow Saddam to continue to develop weapons of mass destructions - nuclear and chemical weapons, because you know he will use them against the USA in his time, and when we are least expecting it. However, on the other hand, would raging a war be the right decision? Because the consequences for America are going to be beyond o! ur control. This whole middle east thing, is a huge crisis! It will bring us all into a global crisis, if we, the USA, do not have the ultimate and precise way of achieving our goal to oust out Saddam Hussain. Boy! I am telling you all, folks, we are in for a big wake up call, if we, as a society, do not get our "ducks" in order (Priorities.)Anyway, enough of my doom and gloom! Michael hope I answered your question and for the guys and gals of Seaham, "Hello, y'all and take care and God Bless! Your Guest-book friend, Jacqueline."
Jacqueline <Mary markie@aol.com>
Texas USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 15:22:52 (PDT)
Does anyone remember me? I used to go to Northlea and have a paper round with Jackie Batey in the late 70's. I've seen that Jaqueline Markie features alot on this site - is that the same Jackie that went to Northlea?
Michael Hunt <mhunt58@hotmail.com>
Riyhad, Saudi Arabia - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 15:36:37 (PDT)
Malcolm Kennedy, A previouse time that you were on this site, someone did remember you. That person was my wife. If memory serves me, you did not have fond memories of England. When my wife mentioned that we had won a small sum in the Washington State Lottery, you ceased all correspondence. It seems that life for you was miserable at that time. By the way, how's your back?
Bill J <bjo4784582@aol.com>
Vancouver, Washington USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 15:33:39 (PDT)
Well i`m sitting on an oil rig in the middle of the North Sea- what a "ripping" read this site is! I always knew Seaham was the centre of the Universe.
Lawrence Jubb
Seaham, - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 15:11:26 (PDT)
For all the ex pupils of Northlea who remember Miss Ferguson (Theo). Thought you might be interested to know that she died a couple of weeks ago aged 78.
joe le taxi <davidhunter9@hotmail.com>
Newark, Notts UK - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 15:59:49 (PDT)
Hello I am originally from Horden Colliery 50yrs, ago.I am looking for relations of mine. Grandfather Jack came from Wales to Seaham, circa.1890, his wife was called Green or Greene,they moved from Seaham to Horden around 1905. there were 4 sons Jimmy Green, John Thomas, Bob Thomas, and my dad George Thomas, he was born 1900, there were Greens living in Seaham that were related to my Grandmother, any help, greatfully accepted, thank you. Jack Thomas.
jack thomas <jackthomas@bigpond.com>
Brisbane, Queensland Australia - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT)
Update on the Vane Arms and slaughter of animals. The pub at the bottom of Church Street was definately the Vane Arms but the slaughter of the cows,sheep etc did not take place in the pub backyard but in a fairly close location behind houses opposite the cinema 'The Empire', a little further along from where Bonds shop is now and diagonally opposite the Vane Arms. My brother John and my uncle Robert Punshon together with Alan Mileham worked there in assisting the killing of the animals. There was a Master Slaughterman whose first name was Fred, don't know his surname, and he was employed by most of the butchers in Seaham hence the previous references in this guestbook to the butcher responsible being Cooper in one note and Chaytor in another. Alan Mileham worked for Chaytor's and later had his own butchers shop in Westlea, Seaham , Robert Punshon is retired but frequents The Navy Club, he worked for the two brothers who had the butchers shop at the bottom of Church S! treet which I think is now the angling shop. Details can be easily verifed. Many congratulations to Ed Mason on the vetting of material and cleaning up of the guestbook.
richard thorpe
- Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 16:06:59 (PDT)
Like many folk these days, I am looking into my family history, and I have a link to Seaham Harbour. My great grandfather, Alfred Meek, was born in 1871 and raised in Seaham Harbour. I believe he was the youngest of a family of 15. If there are any members of the 'Meek clan'still in Seaham Harbour, and you fancy a chat about the family, I would be more than interested to hear from you. Many Thanks
Joe Holmes <jholmes@dsl.pipex.com>
Walkford, Dorset UK - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 16:09:50 (PDT)
"Atrocious" .... "Garbage" ...... Well Malcolm, it's lucky you're not a man who rushes to judgement. Any other changes you'd make if you were king of the world? I'm sure we'd all be fascinated
billy o'reilly
- Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 16:08:08 (PDT)
Some butchers in Seaham did slaughter animals on premises behind their shops. One young trainee butcher working for Gilmore's the butcher killed a bull which then promptly fell on him. An abattoir in Lord Street, opposite the end of Adolphus and Viceroy back street, had daily deliveries of sheep and cattle. As the truck backed up to the arched alley way the smell of blood and dung from the slaughter yard alerted the animals to their fate. Often some animals would escape over the side gates of the truck and run wildly around the town streets. This abattoir was not the only source of smells though. On a hot summer's day the air would be rank as brown liquid seeped from underneath the nettie (midden) doors and ran down the back streets of Adolphus, Viceroy and Frances Streets. This was no health farm.
Cunegonde <Cunegonde208@aol.com>
Durham ENGLAND - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 16:07:10 (PDT)
The Vane Arms! Ah happy days!
Thomas Johnson
Ex Seaham, - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 16:05:34 (PDT)
In church street at the bottom was there a savings bank near where LAPlastics is now can anyone remeber what it was called.....cheeers
Paul
Seaham, - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 16:04:38 (PDT)
Please, could someone tell me what year was the Seaham Pit disaster? I was thinking about that this past weekend when nine men were in the pit disaster in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. I was telling someone that in my native hometown, yers and years ago there was a huge disaster at the pitts and men were killed, but I could not recall what year it was and exactly what happened and how many were killed. Please forgive my ignorancy, but could someone please tell me a bit of the history - thank you.
Jacqueline <Mary Markie@aol.com>
Austin, Texas USA - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 16:03:48 (PDT)
Was delighted to find such a vivid and interesting response to my innocent search enquiry. My father's family (also Aird) a couple of generations back were very involved in Seaham and I have just started making more enquiries. Family history says one of my great-grandfathers (Dawson) died in the Seaham Pit disaster. Another was manager of the Harbour Stores until his death at the age of 82, I think. I have a number of local newspaper cuttings from the late 19th and early 20th century which I am sorting through
Wendy Aird <we.aird@btopenworld.com>
London, UK - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 14:11:55 (PDT)
Paul, the pub was called the Vane Arms. I was born there, is there a blue plaque on the bog wall?
Syeve <stevesails54@hotmail.com>
Naples, Italy - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 14:10:26 (PDT)
Paul;the pubs name was the Vane Arms and yes they did slaughter animals,not sure but I think the butchers name was Cooper
J Charlton <syack@talkgas.net>
seaham, durham england - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT)
the pub at the bottom of church street was the vane arms. chaytors used to kill animals in the back yard.
jim muncaster <muncasters@msn.com>
evergreen, colorado usa - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 14:07:54 (PDT)
The 'site' is wonderful, great reminders of a past life. The guestbook is atrocious & should be wiped clean and re-started. Surely the present form is not what was originally planned. Garbage! I lived in Seaham from birth (1952)untill I moved to Sunderland in 1968. I later (1980) migrated to Australia together with my wife Cecilia. We would love to hear from anyone who remembers us (only fondly of course!)I attended Seaham Sec' Mod' school from 1963 - 1968. I was in the MFB from 1971 - 1980. Cecilia attended St Anthonys Catholic school from 1969 - 1976 and then worked for BT. Please get in touch if you would like to chat!.
Malcolm Kennedy <kenso@peninsula.hotkey.net.au>
Langwarrin, Victoria Australia - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 14:06:19 (PDT)
at the bottom on the left? (is that where the netties are now?) That would be the vane arms
billy o'reilly <dentalrecords16@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 14:03:36 (PDT)
could anyone please tell me the name of the pub at the bottom of church street which is now the public toilets and did the butchers in church street kill the animals in the back yard
Paul
Seaham, - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 02:56:39 (PDT)
To "Conegonde" Well, though I do think that the American Health care is the best, I never said that I agreed with the Health Care system. In fact, I do not! Not at all! I think it is run very poorly and it is very unfortunate for those low income families who cannot afford health insurance; because it means they do not get treated or their treatment is not on a level of "equality" and that to me is unfair and certainly not a democracy for all. For every country there are the postives and the negatives, each country possess it's own set of problems and issues that need to be dealt with. There is not one country in this world that is close to "perfect" living. America is not one of the best countries and I will be the first to speak out. However, it works well for me and for thousands of other immigrants. You must always keep in mind, that people do what is best for their lifestyle and what best suits them as an individual. As a single individual, a woman in my early m! id-thirties, and a pretty devout Catholic - what best suits me and my lifestyle at this time in my life, is living in America. Now, whether in 10 years time or not, I still have those same opinions that effect the choices I choose to make for myself, I do not know. No one ever know what is in store for them in life. Life's journey is based on a multitude of circumstances. Some are circumstances beyond our control, which determines the choices we make for ourselves. Or, we make choices because of circumstances that we do indeed have control over. Those of us do have a strong beleif in God, may want to choose to believe that our life's journey is already destined by God when we are infants. It all depends on the individual and his/her own philosphies of life. Almost 17 years ago, when I was just 17 years old, if someone had told me I was going to live my adult years in America, I would never have believed them. Life has a strange way of "working." In fact, I have not lived any o! f my adult years in England. I was off in Switzerland at age 18 years and then worked in Germany for 4 years before coming to America, first as a student. From then onwards, I have continued working, studying and living here. To think if I had not been employed as the Nanny for the Colonels of the USA Army in Germany, I would never have had the opportunity to have made some of my life in America. If I had not been employed by Military Officers, I may not have taken the interest as I have in International Politics, or I may not have had the influence of my American Christian friends on understanding deeper of my Christian faith. There are many events in one's life that affect the choices we make and help shape who we are as adults. Byt he way, I am glad your Colonoscopy only took but a few hours. I am not as brave, In fact I was very afraid! So, the Doctor ended up drugging me so much that I was "out" for the rest of the day and night. I am not the best patient to have - I do n! ot like things poking around me and within me. Anyway, y'all have a great day! and don't forget to pray, look at our world - it is getting worse!
Jacqueline <MaryMarkie@aol.com>
Austin, Texas USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 02:55:50 (PDT)
Mr. Mason, Thanks for censoring this site. It is a blessing not to have to wade through all of the tripe. This site helped my Father-in-law get back in touch with a schoolhood chum. They had not seen each other for 40+ years. That's what this site had been designed for. Hopefully people will start coming back to the site. Thanks again. Bill J.
Bill J <bjo4784582@aol.com>
Vancouver, Washington USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 04:36:27 (PDT)
Looking back at Jaqueline's past utterances (Wed June 12) she seems to think that the American Health Service is the best in the world though she does not like to pay for the huge medical costs when she attends for her annual colonoscopy. I have travelled throughout Europe and have yet to find a better health service than that provided here in Britain. I also have to have an annual colonoscopy to check out what is left of my colon. The treatment is first class, takes a morning including a short rest in a comfortable bed and this costs me nothing. OK! I have contributed to National Insurance throughout my working life but this also covers state pension etc.,etc. For Jaqueline to say that she may come back to live in the UK in about thirty years time is rather an invidious statement to make. Is she paying in to the British National Health Service from her home in Texas? I think not.We have many pop stars, actors and an assortment of ne'er-do-wells who leave this country when their wallets are full but when their fame deserts them or they have spent their ill-gotten gains they are soon back here especially if they need treatment from our fine health service. I am one of the many who enjoy your very American messages, Jaqueline, so do keep on writing to the guest book. This is a free country and you have every right to express your opinion.
Cunegonde
Billingham, UK - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 04:34:51 (PDT)
Who changed the name from 'Fox Covert' to 'Fox Cover' and 'Hawthorn Hythe' to 'Hawthorn Hive'. It seems that 'Seaham Harbour' must now be called 'Seaham Harbor'
Les A <Les208@aol.com>
Billingham, Co.Durham UK - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 04:33:17 (PDT)
My name is David Hall, I am a history student at Sunderland University. I will be entering my final year in September 2002 and have to produce a dissertation on a topic of my own choice. I have chosen to write a study of the Tyneside Scottish Brigade (20th to 23rd Northumberland Fusiliers) part of the 34th Division, on the first day of the Somme, July 1st 1916. These units recruited widely in this area, particularly the Irish, Seaham no doubt played its part in this. It is my hope that relatives of those involved still live in Seaham. I would like to produce an account of the days action from the ground, the soldiers experience rather than a historians overview. For this reason I am looking for the Diaries of soldiers involved, Army Form B's (notification of death), Regimental, Divisional and Battalion Diaries, Fourth Armies and 34th Divisions orders and plans for this attack and any reminicinces I can find. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone who has any artifacts or information contacts me at my e-mail address Thanks David Hall
David Hall <david.l.hall@blueyonder.co.uk>
Wallsend, Newcastle, UK - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 04:29:44 (PDT)
Does anyone remember Joseph Wilson killed on the HMS Corageous 1939 he was married to Edith Wilson nee Cully.I am ,Tracing my Family Tree can anyone help?
Barbara Ball <barbara.ball3@btopenworld.com>
Gloucestershire - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 16:01:25 (PDT)
Renaming the town - nomads land - yes we do seem to spending a lot of money upgrading the town - but is that not just to sweep the snack heads under nicer buildings. Has any one seen a policeman since the new staion was built?.
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Seaham, - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 15:56:11 (PDT)
I think we should keep the HAM bit and lose the SEA. It's freezing cold, polluted and apparently the dock company won't let anyone swim in it anymore. If we merge the two H's, we've got 'Tasham' - very catchy indeed. I can just see it now "Tahsam, twinned with Sideburn"
Ned Leather <NedL@kook.co.uk>
Tasham welcomes safe drivers, - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 15:55:13 (PDT)
TO EX-ANGLing CLUB MEMBER: My views and actions are well known and I am ready to discuss them with anyone at any time. However, I am not prepared to risk litigation for someone elses (potentially) libelous comments. Particularly anonymous comments. You have my email address. Write to me and identify yourself and maybe we can clear up any misunderstandings.
Ed Mason <mace@daltonet.com>
Seaham, Co.Durham UK - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 08:53:32 (PDT)
To Paul Ramshaw, I remember you as a young boy. My name was Sadie Beer, daughter of Sid and Lizzie. Mrs Daley was my Aunt Nan. Do you remeber me?
Sadie M
Seaham, - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 16:40:18 (PDT)
The Confuser does not pull legs. I merely suggest and encourage! I seem to be censored on these pages though. Confusing?
The Confuser
Seaham, - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 16:36:56 (PDT)
What is wrong with the name plain old "Seaham Harbor!" That is the name of the place as it has been it's name for centuries - What else can you call it? Seaham just would not be Seaham if it had a different name. Besides, we all identify ourselves with coming from Seaham. Or, what about Sea-town and not Seaham? By the way "Simon" read your E-mail tomorrow, because I am E-mailing you with your answer to the senerio you gave to me last week. Hope all is well with everyone. "Bexhibit" I noticed you read the E-mail I sent to you, hope I was able to put things in a more clearer perspective for you. Take Care everyone and have a nice day.
Jacqueline <MaryMarkie@aol.com>
Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 16:35:52 (PDT)
Dear Confuser - I think you're mixing up people's names. Surely it was Garrison Mullet who joined up with the bobbies. I think you are pulling our legs!
Alice Farrier
- Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 16:39:09 (PDT)
Tashtown? A bit formal isn't it? Hows about TASHTON. Makes the place seem more relaxed. Less Military top lip bristle - more laid back hippy drooper, with a hint of nicotine yellow. More suited to the cool nature of the place. As a vegetarian I've always regretted the mention of HAM in the old town's name. I'll go along with the TASH but let's keep it zen.
billy o'reilly <batsman@wicket.com>
- Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 16:38:23 (PDT)
To Sadie M - Yes
Paul Ramshaw <paulramshaw@hotmail.com>
RAF Halton, Aylesbury UK - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 15:53:25 (PDT)
How about a serious discusion about renaming the town? We've given the place a bit of a makeover recently, so a new name would be rather nice. I'll start the process by suggesting TASHTOWN...
Kinky John <kj@walterwislon.co.uk>
Seaham, - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 15:50:11 (PDT)
If memory serves me right, Harrison Mullen went on to join the police force, quite high up too.
The Confuser
Seaham, - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 15:48:55 (PDT)
I went to the SIS until 1950. I had some very good friends there, Harrison Mullen, Sylvia Smith and Joan Strong. Where are they now? I'd love to know. seems like this reminds me of a Guest Book!
Stan Cooper
- Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 16:20:03 (PDT)
To Paul Ramshaw, Were you Dora and John's son ?
Sadie M
Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 16:04:45 (PDT)
Does anyone know the location of Gary Richardson, Dalton Le Dale 1970s also Charles Victor William Boniface, Denside again 1970s.
Paul Ramshaw <paulramshaw@hotmail.com>
RAF Halton, Aylesbury UK - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 16:02:38 (PDT)
John Armes: I tried to contact you via the Seaham Scouts - I spoke with Keith Dow and gave him my address, + E-mail for you to respond too. Not sure whose E-mail is: dentalrecords16@hotmail.com - so until I hear from you or your wife not sure I will send another E-mail. Take care of yourself and May the grace of God be with you and your family. Kind regards, your friend: Jacqueline.
Jacqueline <mary markie@aol.com>
Austin, Texas USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 16:00:52 (PDT)
Hello everyone, Has anyone got something intresting to talk about, I am sure with all the people on this web site who are related to Seaham in some shape or form ,we can pick up a decent topic - perhaps?
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SEAHAM, ENGLAND - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 15:58:06 (PDT)
The old Chat Room has now been replaced. Sorry for the inconvenience to our regular users.
Ed Mason <mace@daltonet.com>
Seaham, UK - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 02:40:19 (PDT)
and I know it's just my opinion not fact, but I suspect that one of the reasons you annoy so many GB people is this. You are very proud of your acheivements since you left Seaham long ago, and the fact that you've developed strong opinions in the meantime. There is nothing wrong with that, but .. you seem oblivious to the fact that we have all changed and acheived things in that time too. Seaham as a town, let alone it's people has changed since the 80s. For example you imply that Seaham folk mightn't have travelled as much or have had good educations, or have access to world events, or at least not to the extent that you have. But we've all moved on, and we all have internet access to the world, even if we've not left Seaham once in our lives, although many others have travelled widely too, but don't need to talk about it. It's common to think that places and people haven't changed much if you left long ago,! but (perhaps unintentionally) you patronize people by implying that you've grown, whereas Seaham folk haven't. To refer to Dumferline as deprived is also patronizing, it's as rich and diverse a place as any other, such as Texas, such as Seaham. A glance at websites such as this and friends reunited prove that we've all grown since the eighties and that Seaham has produced people of all types / professions / opinions / current places-of-abode, but we don't repeat our opinions constantly, without realising that all of our opinions and characters are as good as each others'. I don't mean to sound offensive, but to this Seaham lass at least, you do come across as imagining that everyone this side of the Atlantic is at the same stage of development as you were when you left us. Kind Regards.
Bunyard's Exhibition <Bexhibition@aol.com >
- Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 16:11:32 (PDT)
Markie...I rest my case
Tony from Spain
Espana, - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 16:08:59 (PDT)
"Stan Cooper" Thank you for reminding me of my wonderful late Guide leader, Joan - I really liked her and was sad when my mom told me she had died; and was even more crushed when I had e-mailed her neice, Lesley Roberts in Arizona and heard the reason why she had died. Mrs. Roberts helped me a lot and was very kind, patient and understanding and was a great Guide leader (unlike a few I can mention.) Joan was a true, kind Christian and she did indeed make a positive impact on my life. I have many fond memories of my days as a Girl Guide on Monday evenings in Joan's troop; she was great! and a great at resolving issues between some of us girls. You were right when you said Joan said I was resilient - Yes! I think perhaps I am. I was told years and years ago by my dad, if you fall in society, and you will! - just get right back up, with your head high, and try again - and I never forget my dad's words of wisdom either. This G/B is sometimes tough, but well, after all, u! nderneath this meek and mild, and sensitive skin (and soft spoken, almost southern American accent) (Though a New American Catholic young lady.) I am still a tough Northern Seaham Habor Lass and I will always stand up to people and speak up for myself: Motivation, Assertiveness, Determination and Persistence are all the main ingredients to living a successful life in whatever chosen career field one may persue. I have experienced many difficulties and hardships here and there throughout my 33 years - with this and that... but with a strong trust and love in the Lord - I always bounce right back! and can make a negative thing turn into a very positive light. Anyway... hope you all have a very beautiful day... It is still raining here in Austin Texas... rained for the past week! We are tired of it! I think the rain needs to go to Colorado and Arizona for to put out the bush fires.. Well, at least it is not cold, instead, it is hot, muggy and wet and soggy! Hope Seaham weather i! s better. Bye and God Bless...
Jacqueline
Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 16:08:04 (PDT)
WOW!!! For everyone being so tired of my "self-opinionated" remarks and tired of me "hogging" the guest-book - you all certainly seem to be enjoying using my name. I have never read so many comments from people about me! For Pizza Sake! I am glad I give you something to chatter about. My word! People! Please! talk about something or someone else for a change. Leave my name out of your messages, unless you can say something nice - otherwise ignore my comments that are not always meant for the whole of the G/B people to be responding. Dear me! People! I have told you before and will tell you again, "Don't sweat the small things in life" there are more important things to be concerned about, other than some of my comments that may annoy some people. Now please! have a nice day tomorrow and the rest of the week. (SIMON! I will answer you via your e-mail, out of respect to the other members of the G/B. Hope you are well; and again, I apologize my comments have annoyed you! . Have a nice day! :) Remember people - smile!!! :) Realname: Jacqueline
Jacqueline <Mary Markie@aol.com >
Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 16:05:35 (PDT)
To Ex-Angling Club member:  Can you try to make your case without being  so close to libellous.
Ed Mason  mace@daltonet.com
Seaham, Co.Durham UK - Wednesday, July 03, 2002

To Jonathon Wilson. Was your mam a teacher at Rpery Walk and do you have a sister Priscilla. If so I remember you as a small boy.
Sadie M
Seaham, - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:18:12 (PDT)
Ummm!..and I thought a guest was someone who came occasionally when invited. I'd hate to have the Texas Pretty Miss as my guest. Jake! you're a nice girl but if you want to be opinionated you're gonna get in the firing line every time. Don't get carried away. I've been reading your syndicated column for years now. Girls have grown, courted, married and raised a family during your contributions to this guest book. This was while you were saving the world singl-handedly. Ummmm! Your late Guide Mistress Joan thought you were resilient! She certainly was right! Bye now.
Stan Cooper
- Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:16:30 (PDT)
I was born in Dalton-le-Dale but I now live in Germany. It is always nice to come home and visit though.
Jonathon Wilson <Jonty14@hotmail.com >
Rottweil, Baden Württemburg Germany - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:15:06 (PDT)
John Armes (and wife) whose e-mail is "Dentalrecords16@hotmail.com" Anyway, hope all is well for you. Now we, in Austin Texas, have all the soggy, wet rain! it has rained since Wednesday of last week beginning with huge thunderstorms and then rained off and on since last Friday. Yesterday and Today is just terrible! But we did need the rain. Hope the weather is nice for y'all in Seaham. Take care everyone and have a nice day.
Jacqueline <mary markie@aol.com >
Texas, USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:13:18 (PDT)
If anyone wants to see dementia and pshychosis, read the postings of Jaqueline, who used to call herself Miss Markie. I am sure that a University would give an enourmous grant to anyone that can cure this site of her false sense of reality.
Not Miss Markie ie Jacqueline
Texas, USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:11:17 (PDT)
Jaquelin, Mind your own business, as you say in one of your tirades. This is not your web-site. Quit hogging it with your rambling drivel and let others use this web-site. You appear to be a resentful, hateful individual that lacks control in your life, so you try to control everyone's life through this web site. You do not support my views, and I wish that you would go find a chat room somewhere, instead of using this site as your personal soap box. Mr. Mason, you will either need to screen out Miss Markie, or Jaqueline as she prefers to be called, or admit that this portion of the site isn't working and close it as you have the "Alternate" site.
Bill J
Vancouver, Wahington USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:10:00 (PDT)
Dear Jacqueline, you didn't hurt my feelings but thank you for asking. While I don't concur with most of the things you say (especially abortion, as every woman should have the legal right to be able to decide whether a termination is suitable...for her particular set of circumstances). I did not mean to ridicule you or your views, please therefore accept my sincere apologies. However, tell me what your reactions would be to this hypothetical scenario. You are on your way home after having dinner with 2 girlfriends. While you and girlfriend #1 live together sharing an apartment, girlfriend #2 lives alone. During the evening girlfriend #2 is brutally murdered. there seems to be no motive and that this was a random killing. Bearing in mind Jacqueline that you say you have compassion, understanding, love and respect for people, tell me your feelings towards the fellon who carried out the senseless killing of your friend, tell me your thoughts on legal revenge or will t! he killer be dealt with on judgement day. Then Jacqueline, as a lawyer, I will tell you mine.
Simon Brooke Hamster <sbh@aol.com >
Seaham, England - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:08:20 (PDT)
WELCOME TO THE NEW AND IMPROVED MISS MARKIE WEB-SITE. ALL OTHERS NEED NOT RESPOND BECAUSE I AM TAKING OVER THIS WEB-SITE. NEXT WEEK I AM TAKING OVER THE WORLD. AFTER ALL, I LIVE IN TEXAS AND THAT'S BIGGER THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD ANYWAY. IF YOU COME TO ONE OF MY BARBEQUES YOU CAN MEET ALL OF THE FRIENDS AND POLITICIANS THAT I KNOW, LIKE... NAPOLEAN, QUEEN VICTORIA, CEASAR, GEORGE DUBYA BUSH ET AL. OH, I'D BETTER GO NOW, MY HANDLER IS COMING WITH MY THORAZINE. ED MASON PROBABLY WON'T PRINT THIS, BUT HE PRINTS EVERTHING ELSE SENT FROM JAQUELINE.
WHO CARES
USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:05:57 (PDT)
Miss Markie do you ever peruse your own messages before you submit them.You preach about everything, you have a opinion about everyone and everything .You talk like you are the most well liked person in the good old USofA.You say you do all kinds of charity work and you claim to be a kind and sensitive person.Now to the truth the guestbook is a open forum on the opinions of EVERYONE you are not afraid to spew your venom on politics, abortion,religion and every other subject. You are not afraid to toot your own horn by bragging about yourself how kind and understanding you are to your fellow human beings .Yes Miss Markie that is what free speech is about .Yet when someone dare's to disagree or take offence about your opinions and they use their right of free speech to give their opinions you use your typical American bully boy tactics and tell everyone to butt out ,shut up and all the other insults you can come up with. In a rebuttel you lose all self control my dear ! and show yourself up for what you really are a self centered narrow minded bigot .How dare you try to suppress everyone's opinion in the guestbook if it does'nt side with yours.Then you top it all off by saying you have a headache oh poor girl you really are a poor excuse for a self appointed healer I really think you should go to your local library and take out some self help books my dear girl you really do need them.A sensitive ex Seaham girl
Miss Manners <tollbarup@aol.com >
Canada - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:04:30 (PDT)
HELLO JACQUALINE YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO BE CONCERNED, BUT NOT ONLY DO WE SIT BACK AND KILL BABIES BUT WE ALSO SIT BACK WHILE THE KIDS PUMP DRUGS INTO THEMSELVES, AND THERE YOU HAVE IT AGAIN ANOTHER TOPIC THAT IS ONLY DISCUSSED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - THE DRUG PROBLEM IS SO OUT OF CONTROLL IN SEAHAM - THERE IS NO HOE IN HELL!!
CAROL DOWNES <carol.walker@dewhirst.com >
SEAHAM, - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:02:22 (PDT)
Jackie: With all that you do in your busy life! How do you find the time to ramble on and on. You seem to be the only person that has any imput on this site and if I scroll past your messages - there is nothing else to read. Please "Back off" to put it mildly - you are a bore
A.J.
Vancouver, - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:00:46 (PDT)
: It's Seaham Harbour, not Seaham Harbor.
Bunyard's Exhibition
- Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 15:59:39 (PDT)
ALREET MR MADHEED, IM WATCHING TOO.
MAD MAX
- Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 16:49:58 (PDT)
For Joan Dmytryshyn- Tried to send u a message but it was returned due to some kind of error, please get in touch as I may be able to help u. Anna
Anna Chilvers <norman.anna@btinternet.com >
King's Lynn, Norfolk England - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 16:49:05 (PDT)
Also... while I am still krankie! what is this I read in the Sunderland Echo (on line) about Sunderland having the highest rate for abortion for girls between ages 13 + 15 years old. My goodness me! What on earth is going on! And people in the UK complain about American kids - kid are the saem everywhere, it does not matter where in the world they are from. If morals are not being taught in the home, then they are just not being taught! And the kids are going to end up in trouble. Is all we do in society these days - kill babies - I think it is all so sad! These parents of the teenage girls who get pregnant at 13 or so and who are having abortions need to just "Wake Up!" and pay more attention to their children. Oh, it is saddening! Well, goodnight everyone..Your G/B Friend
Jacqueline
Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 16:46:33 (PDT)
While I am still krankie... "Mr. Madhead" we all know you are John Armes.. so stop being silly! Hope you enjoy my e-mails and they make you smile. :) Take care.. God Bless..
Jacqueline
Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 16:45:07 (PDT)
"Simon" You know, you really had to have another "dig-in" didn't you? Are you just looking to have an arguement? I think so! From my most recent message I asked you all to just "be quiet!" and mind your business about my messages and just go about your own business and ignore my messages if the annoy you. But, no, you could not do that! You have to given another snide remark "dig-in!" Just waiting for me to answer you back with the same insult as you are giving me. Well, I am not going to give you that satisfaction - I am not going to insult you. I am an adult and well liked, respected, and admired here in USA; and in every state I have lived I have always been given the utmost respect. Respect for the fact that I speak up for my beliefs and stand up for my faith and for what what is right. (in my opinions.) I am kind to people, caring and very compassionate. I work long hours, attend school do and enormous ammount of volunteer work with the Nuns, the youth and the h! omeless; and I still have time for other people to give kind, encouraging e-mails too, or to write a note of thanks or of love and encouragement. I am not this horrible young woman you think that I am, all because I am outspoken on my Political and Religious opinions. Oh yes, my friends in USA all know I was born in a povery stricken area in Scotland (Dunfermilne)to two teenage parents and was raised by foster parents in the north east of England in a small town named Seaham Harbor. They all know I attended a state school - Seaham Comprehensive, they all know I was not raised with millions of $$$. What my friends and the nuns and my co-workers like about me, is the fact that I have not at all forgot where I came from; (my roots)which attributes to my compassion for those less fortunate than myself and my dedication to working with those children who have emotional issues either by being raised in an over privileged home or raised with a limited income - on the verge of poverty! . At the moment I am taking a class in introductory to Criminal Law just out of mere interest, so that I can understand the Law system and perhaps help those who are falsely accused. As I have said earlier I work a lot as an advocate for Human Rights. You know, I am rammbling right now, because it is almost 10.00pm I have been up since 5.30am this morning, I have had a tough day, I have a headache, I am annoyed that you had to give another dig-in and I am tired! So, Simon, just back off! If you have decided you don't like me because of my messages, then so what! just ignore me and write about something else people would enjoy reading. Now, I am off to bed.. So I hope you all have a great day tomorrow and let us all just "bucker up!" and "Move On!" Get over the fact I have miffed some people - stop whinning about it and get over it! "Don't Sweat The Small Things In Life."...God Bless.. Your Seaham Guest-Book friend, Jacqueline. (PS. Simon, may be next message will be a bit mor! e kinder - I am krankie right now, because I am tired; so I am sorry if I have hurt your feelings.)
Jacqueline
Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 16:43:51 (PDT)
GF and GGF family lived in Seaham Harbour in the mid 1880's. The MEEK family were related to the WILLIS and HUDSON families. Any information welcome.
Neil MEEK <neil@meekn.fsnet.co.uk >
Ashford, Middlesex UK - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 16:05:53 (PDT)
THEERS ONLY 1 MADHEED, THATS ME, NO 1 KNOWS WHO I AM, I STARTED IT OFF AGES AGO FOR A JOKE, I STILL COME ON HERE, BUT NEVER ADD ANY MSSGS, BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD SAY HELLO FOR A CHANGE.
MR MADHEED
SEAHAM, ENGLAND - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 16:04:06 (PDT)
Thank you Onlooker you were quite right in your assumptions, thank you also, Bunyards Exhibition, I appreciate your comments. Now, Jacqueline..if you read my last reply to you the inference I conferred upon you was that of a "left wing" opinion, and not "right wing" as you seem to think. Perhaps you should "look-up" the definition in Websters dictionary, y'know the one Jacqueline, it spells colour as "color", harbour as "harbor" etc., etc., So now onto the hugely insulting caricature of Seaham's people who (and I read between the lines of your submission here) are a load of socially deprived poor souls, not worth breath. Although I have had the benefit of a private education and has tons of experience of meeting the lowest criminals and the highest judges ( a bit like you Jacqueline eh?) I never forget who I am, someone who is proud of Seaham, proud my dad worked hard at the Vane Tempest to pay for my education, privileged to have seen the world (yes Jacqueline, even Texas, where everything is bigger, stupidity especially)Oh...I've just thought...do your peers in Austin know where you are from? perhaps they think the contrived BBC accent means you may be of royal stock, or perhaps a from a thoroughbred bloodline? do they think you were educated a Cheltenham Ladies College or even Roedene, even perhaps you went to the Comp or Camden Square like me. Anyway Jacqueline I leave you with a plea...apologise to the reade! rs of this guestbook of Seaham, let them use it for the purpose for which it was intended, y'know the kind of stuff Jacqueline families saying "I love you" or "I miss you" or sweethearts saying "I'll meet you up the Mill Inn at half past seven", normal stuff, that us normal folk from Seaham do. In conclusion Jacqueline...I don't feel that I'm ignorant or lack cultural education (I even know Karl Marx isn't Harpo's brother)I'm just an ordinary Seaham bloke who thinks your ideas of conversation is silly, your views silly and your outlook...silly. Goodnight Jacqueline, God Bless, missing you already.
Simon Brooke Hamster <sbs@hotmail.com >
Seaham, England - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 16:02:43 (PDT)
Does anyone remember Joseph Wilson or his family, killed on HMS Couragous. If so please contact above email.
Barbara Ball <barbara.ball3@btopenworld.com >
Coleford, Gloucestershire. GL16 8RS England - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 15:59:41 (PDT)
This is the first time i have come accross this site/page.It is like ploughing through a mine feild, but worth a read. There are some very valid comments made on this page -just remember we all have different opinions, thats what makes us individuals - but freedon of speech can also get you into trouble.
carol walker <carol.walker@dewhirst.com >
seaham, england - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 15:57:18 (PDT)
I lived 13 years in Alexandrina Street, and was sad to have to leave - I miss the seaside!!
laura <laz581@hotmail.com >
chester-le-street, durham england - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 15:55:35 (PDT)
TO SPIRIT: Please check out the statement for useage of the Guestbook near to the top of this page. If you let us have your email address we would be delighted to correspond.
Ed Mason <amce@daltonet.com >
Seaham, UK - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 05:29:23 (PDT)
Well said! I doubt it will have any effect however, on someone so self-opinionated 'she' fails to recognise her hugely deficient vocabulary. I seriously doubt 'she'in fact exists. No one in her claimed age group could be so naive as to totally ignore the fact that people have stopped using this forum because of her rantings.
Colin Hall
Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 15:41:48 (PDT)
Oh be quiet everyone! and go about your business! There are more interesting things in this world than to to be chattering about "Jacqueline Markie." For pizza sake! Just be quiet and chatter about something else. If you are not happy with my comments, just ingore them and mind your business and talk about something else. You are like a bunch of babies - you have to argue about something or someone. Just behave and go about your business... Have a nice day everyone. Have you noticed, I always end my messages with a nice, sincere comment - I do not purposely insult people as you are doing to me. Now think about how y'all are behaving - not very nice. Have a good day or evening. Talk to you all later when you have all calmed down. Remember, "Don't sweat the small things in life."
Jacqueline
Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 15:40:08 (PDT)
Simon, I believe Jacqueline's response is validation that you were spot on with your observations. Your entry made me and my friends smile with relife that someone had given such an accurate description of her.
Bunyards Exhibition
- Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 17:00:53 (PDT)
Jacqueline, just sit back, relax and keep your self calm woman! You must have something niggling away at you and I feel heartily sorry for you. You rise to the bait every time. You are so easy to wind up. Just read your comments and have a good long think. "Do not be so quick to judge another based on differences of opinion" - that is one of your comments to Simon. Now think hard......that is exactly what you have done to Simon. Also, you frequently comment on how the people of Simon have "small lives" and a lack of understanding of different cultures....Jacqueline my dear:- get wise. You don't actually know the people of Seaham yet you think you can group everyone together and make such comments! This is possibly what Simon is trying to tell you (Simon, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). Your comments are really patronising and that is what is so annoying about you. You come on the G/B and spout forth about a load of drivel and John Armes. What do yo! u expect? Of course, someone is going to hit back but you should at least have the courtesy to accept their opinion, think about it and not BITE BACK! Have a nice day.
Onlooker in disbelief
- Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 16:59:50 (PDT)
I seem to have touched a raw nerve there Jacqueline. It is true, I must be ignorant, I suppose having 2 degrees (BA Hons) and (LL.B Hons) does that to you I guess. Anyway the object of my critique was to give you a reminder that the townsfolk of seaham want to converse with their families and friends around the world and indeed arount the corner about mundane things, family news, neighbourhood gossip etc., etc. To do this they need to scroll through endless paragraphs of self-opinionated nonsense. Yes I too work with the so-called "socially deprived" who, after beating up an old lady for the contents of her purse, receives not a harsh custodial penalty, but help with finding a job, help with finding subsidised housing, and help for him to attain qualifications. "RIGHT ON" you might say Jacqueline, his cry for help and attention has been answered by God and some incredibly naive interfering busybody like YOU JACQUELINE while I try to get justice in court for the poor miserable 85 year old woman who was the victim of this "cry for help" thug and has a broken arm. a broken nose, severerly ! traumatised and very probably as a consequence, not long to live. So Jacqueline... as long as there are criminally stupid people like you (and we have more than our fair share in the UK)who look upon the purpatrator as the victim of the system, I will be trying my hardest to get them to prison for a bloody hard time and not as you would want, for cookies and table tennis. Jacqueline, do us all a favour in seaham, don't hijack our guestbook for your woolly "letter from America"
Simon Brooke Hamster <sbh@aol.com >
Seaham, England - Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 16:57:36 (PDT)
It's too late. I think she's destroyed this site with her incessant verbal diarrhoea. Perhap's that was the aim?
Colin Hall
Wellington, New Zealand - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 10:26:52 (PDT)
Looking for any info on Thomas & Annie Mary Dixon of Polemarch St.,/ Edward and Margaret Wilkinson or of my parents Lambton and Annie (Dixon) Wilkinson. I am trying to compile a Family History and there are many 'Gaps" Would so much appreciate any help. Joan Dmytryshyn
Joan Dmytryshyn. <dmy2@uniserve.com >
Summerland, British Columbia VOH 1ZO Canada - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 10:25:30 (PDT)
Can anyone tell me anything about "Edith Wilson" who was the wife of Joseph Wilson. He was lost on the HMS Couragous in 1939. They both lived in or around Seaham and were married in 1930 at Murton Holy Trinity Church.
Barbara Ball <barbara.ball3@btopenworld.com >
Coleford, GL16 8RS England - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 10:22:15 (PDT)
To "Simon Brooke" I found your message about me and to me absolutely ignorant, offensive and totally way out of line! So what if I bore you! who cares? Not me! Let me tell you, obviously some people of this G/B cannot handle opinions that differ from their own. Why? because of lack of cultural education, lack of understanding of people, other than those people who share their same "small" way of thinking. lack of life'e experiences and diversity and more importantly, lack of own self-esteem - assuming because my idealogy of life differs from you ideas - that you accuse me of being "right wing" because you are obviously not confident enough with "who you are" as an individual; and in your own integrity and values to accept that others may have a difference of opinions. Because of your own lack of self confidence, you find it neccessary to try very hard to ridicule another human being, all because that person has the courage to speak out for what she truly believes in.! You have yet, to learn tolerance and acceptance of the human race who do not share your same opinions. It is true, I do have a definate opinion of how I think things ought to be flowing along in today's society and it is true that I do not always agree with others. However, in my disagreements, I do NOT accuse one of needing counseling, or being a "bore" or of being "right wing" total intolerance of the human race. Nor, do I give disrespect to the human race or to human dignity. My work involves working with the very poor, and one asspect of my work is also working with the absolute "elite" of the elitest - counseling their children and trying to undo years of on going lack of discipline, lack of respect to the human race and human dignity as well as counseling in other areas that are more serious, in order to prevent these children from a fall that would indeed prevent them from succeeding in life. Another asspect of my work is advocating "Human Rights." Therefore, it ought ! to be very obvious to you, that I do indeed experience relating to a large diversity of the human race... color, ethnic origin, religious differences and of course differences in social and economical stature. I believe, (and I may be wrong) I have a much broader life experience than you may ever have the opportunity of living. Consequently, my way of thinking is going to be very different to how you perceive life and society in general. Simon, I hope my explanation to you has helped you have a better understanding of people who do not share some of the same ideologies and philosophies as yourself. However, that does not immediately give you cause or reason to pass unfair, harsh judgment on people you will never know anything about. You will never know a third of someone's life, unless you have the unfortunate circumstances of ever walking in their shoes, and that, my friend, will never happen. We were each given our "own" lives to live, purposely for our "own" selves. Our liv! es were not meant to be lived by another person and nor were we meant to live the life of another. We were given our lives only for our "own" selves to live, as each experience is of a different kind, in order for us to grow, mature and to attain the wisdom we need that will enables us to live our lives in a way that is productive to society and helpful to others. Take care of yourself Simon... and do not be so quick to judge another based on differences of opinions. Have a nice day tomorrow and God Bless! Your Seaham Guest-Book friend, Jacqu
Jacqueline <Mary Markie@aol.com >
Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 10:18:25 (PDT)
I was watching the telly tonight when I (sadly) suddenly thought of Jaqueline Markie... WHY? I hear being cried from Seaham's rooftops, well, with our boys being knocked out of the world cup, a man's thoughts return naturally to the female of the species, with all her charms, elegance, and mysteries, anyway I thought of Markie instead, and my plea to her. Jaqueline! please stop writing to this guestbook. you annoy Seaham, you infuriate our townsfolk, you frighten our horses. Tell me Jaqueline, (and please feel free to reply to me via this guestbook) why do you do this? are you ill? why are your views so silly? do you actually hail from Seaham? are you having counselling at the moment? what I am trying to say Jaqueline is everyone (with the exception of John Ames) finds you such a bore, your ramblings are incoherent, your spelling is that of a 6 year old, your grasp of life tentative, and your patronising insulting. If you feel the need to converse with Seaham, overco! me it. I also noticed you're not married, does that tell you anything Jaqueline? Please look upon this submission as "constructive observation" Jaqueline.
Simon Brooke Hamster <sbh@aol.com >
Seaham, England - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 14:52:39 (PDT)
"John Armes," Thank you so much for your kind words - That meant a lot to me. Though, some of my antics when I was a child, was indeed some of my own fault! and sometimes, by not thinking before I write something, I do tend too, (not intentionally though) create a "war" on this guest-book. I don't know what happened to me since I came to USA or perhaps it was that rarely was I "heard" or "listened" too, when I was younger, but now as an adult, I am just so outspoken!(I stand up for everything I believe in and I am not afraid to say so, even if it means I am ridiculed for it.) and I admit, I need to know when to draw the line. (Boy oh boy! No wonder it is that I still do not have a husband as yet! I think if I am meant to marry, God must really be having his eyes on the look-out for a Saint! for me. I think someone similiar to Saint Joseph would do just fine - but someone Saintly anyway... Okay, John, take care and thank you again for your kindness. Also, thank you pe! ople for reminding me just how "self-centered" I can be at times. I need to take my own advice sometimes and keep a check of "humility" I work so much counselling others, I tend to forget about myself, until I begin writing on this G/B... then I begin to think about myself... Whoops! not a always a good thing - at least not for the G/B. Anyway, y'all have a super day tomorrow.
Jacqueline
Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 15:02:08 (PDT)
Father Corrigan. If you really are a priest then you're a disgrace to your cassock. Jacqueline Markie and I were kids together and I can tell you she's more of a christian than you'll ever be. She was the nicest, purest and least misunderstood person that ever had the bad luck to live in Seaham. Show a little respect father. If you're not really a priest then I hope you're ashamed of yourself. That kind of fraud is just utter stupid.
John Armas
- Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 14:23:59 (PDT)
: I can assure you that Jacqueline is real, and isn't Mr. Madheed. I've had the misfortune to meet her.
Bunyard's Exhibition
- Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 14:22:35 (PDT)
Well, Well, Well.... Did I create a stir!! Not even was it intentional. Have a nice day everyone
Jacqueline
Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 14:21:27 (PDT)
Nutter - you are nuts!
Boy Scout <Madrid >
- Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 12:37:13 (PDT)
Jacqueline, I think the reason you get on some people's nerves (I have to support Tony on this) is that the vast majority of your entries and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters are calling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." I am well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the right connections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read them all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missionary work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sor t of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to all Dave Rirchie Seaham, Durham - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:14:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" Thanks! Well, I have never really thought of myself as a "socialist" I am not sure I like that term - I much prefer a "closet democrat" - though, hey now I think of that term I am not sure about the sound of that either! I mean, it does not sound too great; especially with the growing population of gays and lesbians (Democrats support the homosexual community.)I mean, my God! I am far from that I can tell you that for nothing! I am very much the proper, social, etiquette young lady and proud to be a woman at that. I do not want to be a man, or date the same sex as myself. I am very happy dating nice, sophisticated, educated, cute men. (when I have the time or when my friends set me up on a date - it is actually getting about time for another date soon. I think I may like to have a child at some point in my life. If not in the next 4 years -then I do not want to have children at all of my own. I will either adopt or just not have children. Now this is wh! y I do a lot of humanitarian work so that I do not become too selfish or self-centered. I never want to forget my roots and where I was born or where I was raised. (Not that Seaham is that bad - it really is not compared to some of the areas I have seen in America.)Being single at age 33 or so, is great but it can be "spoiling" if you know what I mean.I am use to having a full nights sleep and spending money on myself for clothes or dinning out or whatever I want. God forbid if I ever became like one of those self-centered, selfish, inconsiderate spoilt rich adults as I often see around and about. Anyway, getting back to my point... So... perhaps closet democrat may not be the best termnology to describe myself. lets just keep to the facts, I am a Rebublican with lots of compassion for those less fortunte and will do what I can to contribute to the lower income society. Oh by the way, my drive up to Largo Vista was not too bad.. Austin is also called the "Hill" Country and no! w I know why after I drove about 30 mins or so on a very winding up hill and down hill road, surrounded by nothing but trees and farms. I thought, "My God! where the heck do my friends live? Out in the middle of no-where? Well, they actually do live in a very remote area, but it is so beautiful on the lake. Okay, it is late - 10.00pm and I am off to sleep. Take care... by the way, was Andrea Spurr right? Did you eventually get married to Amanda Cooke? Have a good day tomorrow. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:12:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1974 I stayed for three weeks or so at the Golden Lion in Seaham Harbour when I was doing research at Dawdon Colliery. George Hendersen of the NUM helped me out each day I was at the pit. I learned the other day that Durham has no coal mines operating anymore. Is that true? I have not been back since, though my mother and grandmother dropped by the Golden Lion for one night in 1978. Do the Dickson's still run the place? I remember Sid saying he planned to repaint the outside when the old theater next door was torn down. It took me two weeks to realize that the sign on the old theater which read, "R YAL" had once read "ROYAL." His wife, worked at a newspaper, didn't she? Their daughter must have a family of her own by now. I am recommending to the teacher of my oldest son that she and her family take a bus from Durham to Seaham Harbour when they are travelling in Britain this summer. If you see an American family looking around, that probably will be them.! I remember the kindnesses shown to me by the lads at Dawdon and their families with great fondness. I even saw a production of "The King and I" done by locals. The brother of one of the fellows I knew(I think there was a family that had eight or nine brothers who worked at Dawdon)played the part of the statue of Buddha. Is the Chinese take-out still there? Do the railway cars still go down that track pulling up an empty car at the same time with the cable that goes moving back and forth like a big snake? I remember the library had a huge dictionary with a long article in front about a more sensible way of spelling English words. I wonder if that is still there. Oh, yeah - I remember another thing that puzzled me. There was a fruit store that was named after a street. When I first walked back from the colliery I saw a sign on this building that seemed to say, "St. Fruit" - another mysterious sign. Then I saw that the street name was blocked from view and that there really wasn't a St. Fruit afterall. I hope to someday return with my wife and children. If anyone remembers me, please send an e-mail. We are rccij@yahoo Richard J.Mohr Richard J Mohr Fountain Valley, California USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie just got back from a boat delivery trip,and learnt about Ed.please pass on my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy recovery.kindest Regards ... tony from spain espania - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:38:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope everyone has a great "Bank Holiday" Monday. I remember those days, every Bank Holiday Monday we had it always seemed to either be cold or it was rainning! So I hope today the weather is nice for you all. By the way, I was just checking out my old town and I just learned that what was Seaham Comprehensive School is now the Seaham School of Technology - what is all that about? Can somebody tell me? Also, by the reports of the school on the internet, It seems the students are not really getting the best of grades. Goodness, I feel like a foreigner to the town I grew up in - it has all changed so drastically is the last 15 years. Please explain to me what is the school of technology. I thought Seaham comprehensive school was exactly just that! A secondry school. Anyway, I am off for now it is Memorial Day here in America and we have lots of people to remember - especially those who lost their lives helping during the 9/11 attacks. We had another huge disaster the ot! her day. A bridge in Oklahoma just collasped and fell into the river. At least 14 vehicles were plunged and lives were lost. I am off today to visit friends and have a BBQ. Yeserday, I drove into the heart of the city and went to Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral then visited the Capitol - Austin is a great tourist spot. Those of you who remember me from school can have a bit laugh to yourselves, as much as I am now great a Geography and have a decent knowledge of where countries are in the world - I still am terrible with directions. These Austin Highways are as confusing as anything. 35 is also Maopac and I think 290. Loop 1 north and south are also called 35. Somewhere there is a 620 and a 360 that also have another names. Boy! I am as confused as anything with these highways. However, I still made it okay in my travels yesterday exploring around. Okay, everyone have nice day. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:37:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, thanks for the compliments - I thought I'd always been handsome....... From what you say I think you have to face the fact that, at heart, you're a socialist. Don't be frightened. It isn't the same thing as being a communist. It just means that those who have enough give something to those who have too little. John Armes - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:33:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi to all in seaham especialy the dobbin corner in the george. good to see such interest in the harbour website.Good luck and best wishes to everyone. by for now. bily cole barnet, herts england - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:22:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes"...... So hey, what can I say about this state - Texas! Well, I think it is the best state to live in. (Lesley Roberts might disagree as she lives in Arizona - where it is always hot! but more of a dry heat, rather than a humid heat as in Texas. Though, both states have a lot of history and a lot of snakes and scorpions creeping and slithering around!).......Texas - the "Lone Star" State! and mainly a state of Political Republican supporters; though of course, there are the liberal Democrats. Actually, at least the Democrats try to impose fundings and programs for the lower income populations. This is where my work gets a bit complicated - you see, by morals I am a definate strong Republican. However, my heart and compassion takes over when it comes to those who are in much need of financial and emotional assistance. Other words, I can phrase myself as a "Closet Democrat." Austin is the capital of Texas and much more political than I found Dallas to be. ! Austin is also more "down-to-earth" than the superficial actions of the Dallas wives. I live just three minutes drive from Zilker park - it is fabulous! It is a great place to run - there are hundreds there every morning/evening out running and you can also go Kiaking on the lake. I live next to numerous shopping malls and the best places to eat! :) (Whoops! there goes my diet! Though I am still basically the same weight as I was in school. However, I had better watch the Mexican food - boy! I love that stuff!) I basically live in the heart of things - which is great as I am still single. My dear friends, live about 45 mins away in Lago Vista, I will be driving there this Monday for Memorial day. So I will get to check it out. I wonder how I will do on the highway since I have no clue of the roads down here as yet. I went on the high way tonight - of course I got lost and got off the wrong exit, but at least I found a great French place to eat. So I stopped and ate and then ev! entually found my way back. Monday will be interesting as it always is when I move to a brand new place. Of course there are also many areas of Austin where it is dreadfully poor and where life is off in the "stick" in the middle of no-where! There are of course, plenty of cattle ranches and pick up trucks! To end this small and brief summary of Austin, The weather this evening is a glorious 89 degrees! Oh it is great! So hopefully I will get my tan back! Okay, John, I hope I have filled your curiosity for now - remember life is not always "greener on the other side" Everywhere and each and everyone of us, do not have life where it is all perfect. Though, my life may sound interesting to you and filled with fun and adventure I too, have times where life is challening - it does not always go the way I plan it to go. I am sure your life in Seaham or wherever you live is equally as fulfilled and interesting. Hope you are well. Take care and God Bless. Talk to you again later. You! r friend.... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:20:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John Armes, where have you been hiding these days? Have not seen you on the guest book since right before Christmas. I hope you are doing well. I heard from Andrea Spurr that she thought you had eventually got married to Amanda Cooke - that would be nice after all these years. Also, Andrea gave you a compliment - she said you are "Much better looking now, than when you were in school!" (Of course, as you know, I have always found you to be a real cutie pie! :) Now, now, do not let your ego get the best of you. It is always good for one to keep a "humility" about him/herself.) Anyway, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and hope your parents are doing well these days. Next message will tell something about this great State. Take care now.. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:17:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hey there stevensen, its fantastic to hear from you, if it is really you, to prove it can u name that tune we were tapping out when we were ambushed. sad to hear about chopper mcgill he was a talent on the banjo and a funny guy, he had my mini disk on him too which is a shame. 13 years was a rough stretch did they let you keep your mouth organ, if not how did you pass the time. you married i see sounds good. I couldnt find my way out of the jungle i had no radio or any equipment just my accordian. I was found and taken in by bhuddist munks near the tibeten boarder. I was there for 7 years where i helped with crop producton and taught accordian. I was eventually found by the marines who brought me home. i underwent 6 years of psychiatric treatment before moving to america. i see you visit the george, fancy getting some of the old gang together for a reunion and a bit of a knees up, it would be great to play with u again hicksy new orleans, louisiana usa - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:15:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - good to read you - tell us more about your 'bush state' John Armes - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:47:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fever hospital on Princess road was demolished and the fire station was built on the site. My sister Edith was in there before the war. The Edinburgh castle was on the corner opposite the wagonway railway crossings at the bottom of Adolphus street Jim Shaw Peterlee, Durham England - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, my friends of Seaham; hope y'all are doing well. I am now at my new place of residence in Austin, Texas - (Bush State!) The weather is fabulous! :) Actually, I am glad to be back in Texas - I am not sure why I moved to Chicago from Dallas, Texas anyway. Though I had a great three years in Chicago, but the winters are just miserable. Anyway, lots going on here as it is a very Political part of the state - which you all know I will be in my element! I am hoping to sign up for a law class this fall, or a class in International Politics, something to do with Law and Politics. A big change from my humanitarian work - though that is still part of my work and even part of who I am. For another note, I did speak with Amanda Phillips, (Alice's daughter) two weeks ago, I am going to sponsoring Alice via international support. So I hope that many of you who know Alice will also support her campaign for research for Alziemers. Sadie, I hope Ed is doing well these days an! d please give Gayle my best regards. Kind regards to everyone else on this guest-book. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:54:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Dawnet who asked if I lived at Seaton. No but my son of the same name lives at Seaton still. So you are coming to Aus. well I must warn you that Sydney can be very expensive. I live in Western Australia which is the biggest and cleanest state in the country. Wish you well in all you do. sincerely Jimmy Gilbert.jimmyg1@bigpond.com Jimmy Gilbert Balga, WA Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:52:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Spence, I don't ever recall being terrorized by you. Clearly you are fibbing or guilty of believing your own over-inflated ego son. Get a job/life/clue! Concerned Citizen Seaham, - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:57:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been terroring the streets of seaham, for my past 22 years, i am sorry if i hit, stole or called any 1. Especially to the police who are really doing a good job Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 02:52:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry Kev - don't know you. What have you done then? billy o'reilly - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:03:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Gena I lived and grew up in Parkside, Seaham until the early 50's when I left and moved south to get work. I have lived in the South East ever since, but have kept in touch with my family who still live in Parkside. I would be interested to know if there is anyone out there who remembers me. I went to the Siss School. I was then known as Gena Wood. Or wee Geordie Wood. I was best friends with Joyce Forest, who also moved south and I still see from time to time. So if there is anyone out there who remembers us, Lets hear from you. Gena Scarlett nee WOOD Polegate, East Sussex - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:01:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone would like to sponsor Alice Phillips for the Great North Run, could you please contact her by phoning 0775 2041043. Alice was recently featured in the Sunderland Echo talking about the dreadful condition of Alzheimer's Disease and how it has affected her husband Arthur for the last ten years. She's raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and is also hoping to raise further funds by hosting a Jubilee Party on Sunday 2nd June on the Northlea Playing field near Haven House. The event starts at 11am, with games, refreshments, bouncy castle and stalls, and anyone wishing to donate any items for sale or raffle should contact Alice who will arrange for collection. Please come along to this event in aid of such a worthy cause and raise some money while having fun too. Elaine Seaham, - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:00:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know u will all know me, i just wanna say am sorry for all the things i have done to the folks of seaham. Really sorry, all the best, Kev Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:38:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred! How are you? Where in Texas were you? I use to live in Dallas for three years - I have always loved the hot weather - but you are right it is very humid. Austin is even worse than Dallas for humidity. However, I am sure looking forward to summer weather. I am fed up with this cold, unpredictable weather in Chicago. I am leaving for Austin, Texas tomorrow morning flying from O'Hare - I can't wait!!! I will be doing some political work, as well as I am going to enroll in the University and take a night class in Law. I am shifting into a new career for my decade of my ealy mid-thirties. Anyway, apart from the humidity in texas I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care everyone, will be in touch soon. Jacqueline Last day in Chicago, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:36:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for my daughter victoria fairley D.O.B 27/7/86 if there is anyone who know's her could you please contact me ASAP in love and hope your loveing dad. Stephen fairley Ryhpe, S/land - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:04:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred, Nice to hear from you again. Let us know when you are home. It will be nice to see you again. Ed's doing well. Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:32:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie and Ed, sorry to hear about your illness Ed, we'll be back in Seaham in June/July, hope to see you then. Tell Ms Markie I've just returned from Texas, the humidity is a killer. Fred Tuck Parksville, British Columbia Canada - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:27:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hello out there who's asking for mickey bunnages whereabouts julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:25:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the person looking for mickey bunnage who happens to be my step brother well he lives in milton keynes and is alive and well.he visits home from time to time. julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:24:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I go to Sydney I always stay at the Pentura on Pitt which, as the name suggests is on Pitt street in the Heart of Sydney and within walking distance of everything. It is not expensive.Look it up on Google. Colin Hall Welliington, New Zealand - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:47:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I noticed that some of the guests on this site are from Australia. I am hoping to visit Sydney later on in the year and wondered if you could give advice on where best to stay. Jimmy Gilbert - Did you previously live in the Seaton area of Seaham? Dawnet Seaham, - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:41:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to everyone in Seaham I was just on the friends reunited site and saw a lot of names thatI knew from all the different schools in Seaham .Don't these people use this site It would be nice to see those names on there local site.lets reunite on the guestbook. Lilian Mcavinnie/Smith Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 23:33:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Guestbook friends thank you once again for all your good wishes. I'm pleased to tell you Ed is now home from hospital and is beginning to recover. It will be a while before he will be back on the Guest Book but I will keep it running. He's had a tough time but is now on the mend. Once again thank you all for your patience. Best Wishes, Sadie Mason. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham Uk - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:51:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi-Sadie , sorry to hear of Ed's health problems and wish him well and you hang in there .It has been ages since I logged on due to the sewerage that has been deposited here by the mindless minority . On a positive note I made contact with old school friends and made new ones . No doubt that is what Ed hopes to achieve on this site , I hope he does Oz Brian South Australia - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:17:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, could anyone help me to find out about my ancesters my grandfather was Thomas Emmerson Robinson & my grandmother was Mary Jane she worked at the Bottleworks, my Father was also called Thomas Emmerson they lived in Illchester Street his brothers were George he was a manager at Dawdon Co-op, Jimmy, William, Robert who was killed in the first World War and the youngest was Percy. Thanks NSmith Penrith Cumbria N Smith Penrith, Cumbria - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:21:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Arthur Lockyear the local policemen, when he used a BSA Bantam in his job. being a large man he was the best advert I ever saw for BSA motorbike. Although he was a giant of a man, he was an excellent policeman, he knew everyone, honest people and villains alike and being an honest person found him to be a gentle giant and very fair. if I read the comments correctly he has now passed away and I for one will always remember him. Fred Gordon Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:45:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------ Stevenson, what a load of bo****s. you don't drink in the George on the avenue, playing your mouth organ, As i've worked there for the last five years. lynn adcock seaham, durham uk - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 23:44:10 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Sadie. Sorry to hesr about Ed. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I sincerely hope everything goes well. As for "bearing" with you? Consider it done. Your help is much apprieciated with regards to keeping this site going despite having enough worries on your mind. Thanks Blimm - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:37:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, I'm sorry to hear Ed has been ill, and trust that he is in good hands and well on the way to recovery. Please pass on my best wishes, and to yourself of course. Alzheimer, things are always good for me down here in Godzown, and the only reason I'm not here more often is that the standards of some contributors leave me speechless. It is one thing to use foul language and idiotic comment if that is part of your day to day life, but to consciously sit at a keyboard and type it out indicates a level of intelligence which might crank up their tiny little egos a few points, but reduces their IQ's by the same amount.In short mate, with some excellent exceptions, the standard of debate and comment is about as interesting as watching grass grow.My apologies to all those who want to use the site for the purpose for which it was intended by Ed. Having witnessed his enthusiasm at first hand last year, I think he and Sadie deserve better. Rant over! Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:36:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Mr Ed. the dolphin in the harbour - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:34:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Eddie Mason, This site needs you and we all thank you. God bless you and your good wife. sincerely, Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:33:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Mason Sorry to read about Mr Mason's illness. I hope he's better soon. Thank you for the guest book, it brings me a lot of enjoyment and has reunited me with old friends. maureen fazalabbas Mombasa, Kenya - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:31:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley LaHabra,, California USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:26:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:25:59 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Jacqueline, Eddie has been very ill. He had emergency surgery on Wednesday and it was critical for a while. However even though he is still in Intensive Care he is improving all the time. Thanks to you and to all our Guestbook friends for your good wishes. They are much appreciated. Sadie Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 15:41:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sadie, I have just read that Ed is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I hope it is nothing too serious and that he will make a speedy recovery. Additionally, to other comments, I too, wish people would not abuse this page of the guest-book. It gets out of hand. My mom told me the Queen was visiting Seaham the other day - I hope everyone enjoyed her visit. Hope everyone is doing well in Seaham. I am fine and looking forward to my move to Austin, Texas on May 22nd. Goodbye to this unpredictable Chicago spring weather and hello! :) to hot, sunny Texas weather! :) Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:34:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Mason, I hope that Ed Mason is doing well. This web site has brought old school chums seperated by the Atlantic together (my father-in-law and his best schoolhood friend). Even though there are a lot of people that abuse this site, it still has a positive impact on those that care to use it as it was intended. I also hope that you are holding up while Mr. Mason is in hospital. I send both of you my best. Bill Jordan Vancouver, Washington USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:48:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whoa Nobby! Long time no read. How's life in the New World? Al Zheimer - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:26:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Colin Hall, Blimm and all other Guest Book friends. Sorry about the crude comments. Normally Ed woukd block them or remove them but he is in hospital and isn't available at the moment. I'm doing the best I can so please bear with me. Sadie Mason (Ed's wife) Sadie Mason Seaham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:24:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe it would be a good idea to open the alternative guest book again and let these morons/children play their game there. At least the rest of us would not have to see the crap they write. Just a thought like. Big hello to all who want to use this site in a sensible way. Lets try and not let them get to us eh! Blimm Jacqueline, I think the reason you get on some people's nerves (I have to support Tony on this) is that the vast majority of your entries are about yourself. Your views on religion, your crush on John Armes, what type of etiquette you believe is appropriate for yourself and others, even what you're wearing. If you compare your entries with those of other people - who are perhaps trying to make contact with lost friends (but without boring others with the most minute details of their personal lives, even down to the weather in their part of the world; your entires are often not the epitome of discretion, or humility that you think they are), or are speaking about matters relevant to Seaham, for e.g. the docks then you won't fail to notice a huge difference in tone. My friend was outraged when you insinuated that Seaham folk were lucky not to know about world issues. Those kind of remarks are far from humble. I don't mean to sound over-ly critical, but suggest you re-r! ead some of your entries, and you might agree that I have a point? OOn a lighter note, what's with the massive mis-use of quotation marks ""? Bunyards Exhibition - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:22:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'VE GOT IT...That tiresome Texas slapper is Mr. Madheed...Can't you see it? Miss Markie/Mr. Madheed...straight out of the Mill Inn, fully fuelled on cider...chips at Ambleside...home alone to the internet...writes facile misspelt incoherent nonsense then drifts off into hallucinogenic fitful sleep. VOILA. Keith Banks Seaham, UK - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:21:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After reading law cases and papers all day I look to our guestbook for some light relief and relaxation. I find however the ramblings of miss Markie. I agree with a prior submission and think miss M. is in Hawthorn Square, School Street, or even Malvern Crescent. Tell me miss Markie...are you really real? or are you just a figment of some poor unfortunate's glue ravaged mind. Either way I find you fascinating. Your view and interpretation of world events and religions borders on (at best) very strange and (at worst)insane. One point however makes me smile and that's your spelling...wow what school did you go to if at all, compensating for the Americanisms of Websters, colour to color...labour to labor...harbour to harbor etc.,etc., which I would imagine just comes with living in the US this just leaves 45% of every other word you write is wrong. Im writing this as a typical lawyer miss Markie, using ten words when two will do but please...for our sakes here in sunny ! Seaham...leave your religious lessons out...leave your political views covered...stop telling us we're living below the level of a snakes belly and that we should aspire to live the American dream...'cos you're dead boring. Just one more thing miss Markie, the name dropping of Senators and Archbishops just isn't cricket dear, it's so terribly kitch. (by the way, our dog nipper has just won a seat in the US Senate, will he have to be vaccinated?). Listen Seaham... stand up for yourselves...stop outsiders degrading our fine town through this guestbook...fight for our honour (which is more than some of our wives did).Which reminds me...I went to a wife swapping party at Dalton Grange on Saturday, and the portable telly I swapped her for has gone on the blink...I'll try new batteries in the remote first. Michael Pearson Seaham, United Kingdom - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:19:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- many years ago, I came upon a sign that read "Heavens Grocery Store." When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide And when I came to myself; I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels.They were standing everywhere; One handed me a basket and said "My child shop with care." Everything a human needed was in that grocery store And what you could not carry you could come back for more First I got some Patience. Love was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of Wisdom; and Faith a bag or two. And Charity of course; I would need some of that too. I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost - as It was all over the place.And then some Strength; and Courage to help me run this race. My basket was getting full - but I remembered I needed Grace! And then I chose Salvation - for Salvation was for free. I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me!("TONY" FROM SPAIN!)Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill,For I thought I had everything to do the Masters will.As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put that in,For I knew when I stepped outside - I would run into sin.Peace and Joy were plentiful,the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise were hanging near; so I just helped myself.Then I said to the angel, "Now how much do I owe?" He smiled and said, "Just take them everywhere you go. "Again I asked "Really now, How much do I owe?" "My child" he said, "God paid your bill a long long time ago." (Hope y'all liked this little enouragment poem!) Have a great day and God Bless! -your G/B friend, Jacqueline Katherine Mary. Jacqueline USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:15:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To my dear G/B friend "TONY" FROM SPAIN... I can always count on you to remind me of "HUMILITY!" You do a great job at keeping me "HUMBLE" with your "kind" (not!) remarks in reference to me. I will remember you in my prayers! I must really take your interest as you just love to mention me in your messages - I think you really find me fascinating and would most likely want to get to know me a little more. Oh, too bad you are in Spain and not in Austin Texas! I would invite you to spend the day with me with the "Sister of Shoenstaat" or spend the day with me doing work with the "Sister's of Charity" (Mother Teresa'a order)Then, you too, would learn a thing or two about "humility." It is a wonderful grace to have... Thank you Tony from Spain; your messages mean a lot to me! You just like to bug me... well, I have prayed for many years for "patience" finally, the good Lord in his good grace has granted me more patience than you ever imagine... so just keep up with your r! emarks, and I will always think of something positive to say back to you. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:11:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! nuttrererere - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 05:44:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A man was collecting coal off the Blast beach one day when he came across a botle,which he opened and out popped a Geordie Genie.Thanks marra for letting me out of that bloody bottle,I can grant you one wish and only one. Geordie says me brother lives in Australia but Ah cannot afford to gan ower and see him do yer think ye could build me a bridge from Seaham to Australia.Howay man that's a bloody tall order even for a Genie,is there nowt else yer would like.Geordie says alreet then how about getting Markie to stop contributing to the Seaham guest book,to which the Genie replied ..How wide did yer want that bridge..¿? Tony from Spain Espana - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 16:07:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! Suggestion - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:20:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. John Armes - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:14:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boy! A lot of town meetings goes on in Seaham these days, from what I read from some fo the messags on this G/B. Seaham is beginning to remind me of one of these small New England States, like...Maine..in a small community where everone knows everyone and everyone else's business. By some of my contributions on this G/B I am sure I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:46:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other evening I had a spectacular experience meeting with the Archbishop Lawerance Khai of Thailand... He was doing Mass in one of the homes where he was hosted. He is here in Austin for the next 10 days doing Mass's around the neighboring churches. He spoke of his life growing up in Thailand where at one point when he was just 13 years old, he was persecuted for following his Catholic faith and for following Jesus Christ. It was during the time when in Thailand the people had to disregard their Catholic/and all Christian faiths and adhere to worshipping Buddah. He refused to the police in his school to worship Buddah and to deny his Catholic faith and Jesus Christ. He was then beaten, torchured and had a gun put in his mouth. He was almost killed, but by the Divine Mercy of God his life was spared and he became a Priest and now an Archbishop. His testimony was amazing!! Just wanted to share that with you all...that one should never deny his/her faith and God wi! ll always honor you and give you special graces.....Have a beautiful evening everyone. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:42:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Armes and (his wife) Well, now I am so embarrssed! face flushed red! I just recieved some insight, I had no idea you were married - I would never have e-mailed you. I was under the impression from a previous message on the guest-book stated you were NOT married, a confirmed Batcholar - set in your ways. If I had known you were married, gosh! I would never have sent messages to you. I am so sorry... To the wife of John Armes, (sorry I do not know your name) I sincerely apologise if I caused you to feel concern. I thought John was still single, which is why I was messaging him; otherwise, you know, how I am, with "moral" standards, and respect for the human race and human dignity. Once again, I apologize. Hope the two of you are doing well - do enjoy (the both of you) the packet of Texas Blue-Bell Bonnet flower seeds - I think they will bloom rather nice. Well... at least John and I "made friends" again and you and I have made a new friendship. Oh, I did think! that the message stating John was married with twins, was just someone else being goofy - you know how the guest-book is! So, I wish you all a very happy day tomorrow as it is "Father's day." Take care of yourselves and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters arecalling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." I am well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the right connections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read them all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missionary work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sort of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to all Dave Rirchie Seaham, Durham - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:14:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" Thanks! Well, I have never really thought of myself as a "socialist" I am not sure I like that term - I much prefer a "closet democrat" - though, hey now I think of that term I am not sure about the sound of that either! I mean, it does not sound too great; especially with the growing population of gays and lesbians (Democrats support the homosexual community.)I mean, my God! I am far from that I can tell you that for nothing! I am very much the proper, social, etiquette young lady and proud to be a woman at that. I do not want to be a man, or date the same sex as myself. I am very happy dating nice, sophisticated, educated, cute men. (when I have the time or when my friends set me up on a date - it is actually getting about time for another date soon. I think I may like to have a child at some point in my life. If not in the next 4 years -then I do not want to have children at all of my own. I will either adopt or just not have children. Now this is wh! y I do a lot of humanitarian work so that I do not become too selfish or self-centered. I never want to forget my roots and where I was born or where I was raised. (Not that Seaham is that bad - it really is not compared to some of the areas I have seen in America.)Being single at age 33 or so, is great but it can be "spoiling" if you know what I mean.I am use to having a full nights sleep and spending money on myself for clothes or dinning out or whatever I want. God forbid if I ever became like one of those self-centered, selfish, inconsiderate spoilt rich adults as I often see around and about. Anyway, getting back to my point... So... perhaps closet democrat may not be the best termnology to describe myself. lets just keep to the facts, I am a Rebublican with lots of compassion for those less fortunte and will do what I can to contribute to the lower income society. Oh by the way, my drive up to Largo Vista was not too bad.. Austin is also called the "Hill" Country and no! w I know why after I drove about 30 mins or so on a very winding up hill and down hill road, surrounded by nothing but trees and farms. I thought, "My God! where the heck do my friends live? Out in the middle of no-where? Well, they actually do live in a very remote area, but it is so beautiful on the lake. Okay, it is late - 10.00pm and I am off to sleep. Take care... by the way, was Andrea Spurr right? Did you eventually get married to Amanda Cooke? Have a good day tomorrow. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:12:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1974 I stayed for three weeks or so at the Golden Lion in Seaham Harbour when I was doing research at Dawdon Colliery. George Hendersen of the NUM helped me out each day I was at the pit. I learned the other day that Durham has no coal mines operating anymore. Is that true? I have not been back since, though my mother and grandmother dropped by the Golden Lion for one night in 1978. Do the Dickson's still run the place? I remember Sid saying he planned to repaint the outside when the old theater next door was torn down. It took me two weeks to realize that the sign on the old theater which read, "R YAL" had once read "ROYAL." His wife, worked at a newspaper, didn't she? Their daughter must have a family of her own by now. I am recommending to the teacher of my oldest son that she and her family take a bus from Durham to Seaham Harbour when they are travelling in Britain this summer. If you see an American family looking around, that probably will be them.! I remember the kindnesses shown to me by the lads at Dawdon and their families with great fondness. I even saw a production of "The King and I" done by locals. The brother of one of the fellows I knew(I think there was a family that had eight or nine brothers who worked at Dawdon)played the part of the statue of Buddha. Is the Chinese take-out still there? Do the railway cars still go down that track pulling up an empty car at the same time with the cable that goes moving back and forth like a big snake? I remember the library had a huge dictionary with a long article in front about a more sensible way of spelling English words. I wonder if that is still there. Oh, yeah - I remember another thing that puzzled me. There was a fruit store that was named after a street. When I first walked back from the colliery I saw a sign on this building that seemed to say, "St. Fruit" - another mysterious sign. Then I saw that the street name was blocked from view and that there really wasn't a St. Fruit afterall. I hope to someday return with my wife and children. If anyone remembers me, please send an e-mail. We are rccij@yahoo Richard J.Mohr Richard J Mohr Fountain Valley, California USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie just got back from a boat delivery trip,and learnt about Ed.please pass on my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy recovery.kindest Regards ... tony from spain espania - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:38:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope everyone has a great "Bank Holiday" Monday. I remember those days, every Bank Holiday Monday we had it always seemed to either be cold or it was rainning! So I hope today the weather is nice for you all. By the way, I was just checking out my old town and I just learned that what was Seaham Comprehensive School is now the Seaham School of Technology - what is all that about? Can somebody tell me? Also, by the reports of the school on the internet, It seems the students are not really getting the best of grades. Goodness, I feel like a foreigner to the town I grew up in - it has all changed so drastically is the last 15 years. Please explain to me what is the school of technology. I thought Seaham comprehensive school was exactly just that! A secondry school. Anyway, I am off for now it is Memorial Day here in America and we have lots of people to remember - especially those who lost their lives helping during the 9/11 attacks. We had another huge disaster the ot! her day. A bridge in Oklahoma just collasped and fell into the river. At least 14 vehicles were plunged and lives were lost. I am off today to visit friends and have a BBQ. Yeserday, I drove into the heart of the city and went to Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral then visited the Capitol - Austin is a great tourist spot. Those of you who remember me from school can have a bit laugh to yourselves, as much as I am now great a Geography and have a decent knowledge of where countries are in the world - I still am terrible with directions. These Austin Highways are as confusing as anything. 35 is also Maopac and I think 290. Loop 1 north and south are also called 35. Somewhere there is a 620 and a 360 that also have another names. Boy! I am as confused as anything with these highways. However, I still made it okay in my travels yesterday exploring around. Okay, everyone have nice day. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:37:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, thanks for the compliments - I thought I'd always been handsome....... From what you say I think you have to face the fact that, at heart, you're a socialist. Don't be frightened. It isn't the same thing as being a communist. It just means that those who have enough give something to those who have too little. John Armes - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:33:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi to all in seaham especialy the dobbin corner in the george. good to see such interest in the harbour website.Good luck and best wishes to everyone. by for now. bily cole barnet, herts england - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:22:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes"...... So hey, what can I say about this state - Texas! Well, I think it is the best state to live in. (Lesley Roberts might disagree as she lives in Arizona - where it is always hot! but more of a dry heat, rather than a humid heat as in Texas. Though, both states have a lot of history and a lot of snakes and scorpions creeping and slithering around!).......Texas - the "Lone Star" State! and mainly a state of Political Republican supporters; though of course, there are the liberal Democrats. Actually, at least the Democrats try to impose fundings and programs for the lower income populations. This is where my work gets a bit complicated - you see, by morals I am a definate strong Republican. However, my heart and compassion takes over when it comes to those who are in much need of financial and emotional assistance. Other words, I can phrase myself as a "Closet Democrat." Austin is the capital of Texas and much more political than I found Dallas to be. ! Austin is also more "down-to-earth" than the superficial actions of the Dallas wives. I live just three minutes drive from Zilker park - it is fabulous! It is a great place to run - there are hundreds there every morning/evening out running and you can also go Kiaking on the lake. I live next to numerous shopping malls and the best places to eat! :) (Whoops! there goes my diet! Though I am still basically the same weight as I was in school. However, I had better watch the Mexican food - boy! I love that stuff!) I basically live in the heart of things - which is great as I am still single. My dear friends, live about 45 mins away in Lago Vista, I will be driving there this Monday for Memorial day. So I will get to check it out. I wonder how I will do on the highway since I have no clue of the roads down here as yet. I went on the high way tonight - of course I got lost and got off the wrong exit, but at least I found a great French place to eat. So I stopped and ate and then ev! entually found my way back. Monday will be interesting as it always is when I move to a brand new place. Of course there are also many areas of Austin where it is dreadfully poor and where life is off in the "stick" in the middle of no-where! There are of course, plenty of cattle ranches and pick up trucks! To end this small and brief summary of Austin, The weather this evening is a glorious 89 degrees! Oh it is great! So hopefully I will get my tan back! Okay, John, I hope I have filled your curiosity for now - remember life is not always "greener on the other side" Everywhere and each and everyone of us, do not have life where it is all perfect. Though, my life may sound interesting to you and filled with fun and adventure I too, have times where life is challening - it does not always go the way I plan it to go. I am sure your life in Seaham or wherever you live is equally as fulfilled and interesting. Hope you are well. Take care and God Bless. Talk to you again later. You! r friend.... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:20:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John Armes, where have you been hiding these days? Have not seen you on the guest book since right before Christmas. I hope you are doing well. I heard from Andrea Spurr that she thought you had eventually got married to Amanda Cooke - that would be nice after all these years. Also, Andrea gave you a compliment - she said you are "Much better looking now, than when you were in school!" (Of course, as you know, I have always found you to be a real cutie pie! :) Now, now, do not let your ego get the best of you. It is always good for one to keep a "humility" about him/herself.) Anyway, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and hope your parents are doing well these days. Next message will tell something about this great State. Take care now.. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:17:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hey there stevensen, its fantastic to hear from you, if it is really you, to prove it can u name that tune we were tapping out when we were ambushed. sad to hear about chopper mcgill he was a talent on the banjo and a funny guy, he had my mini disk on him too which is a shame. 13 years was a rough stretch did they let you keep your mouth organ, if not how did you pass the time. you married i see sounds good. I couldnt find my way out of the jungle i had no radio or any equipment just my accordian. I was found and taken in by bhuddist munks near the tibeten boarder. I was there for 7 years where i helped with crop producton and taught accordian. I was eventually found by the marines who brought me home. i underwent 6 years of psychiatric treatment before moving to america. i see you visit the george, fancy getting some of the old gang together for a reunion and a bit of a knees up, it would be great to play with u again hicksy new orleans, louisiana usa - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:15:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - good to read you - tell us more about your 'bush state' John Armes - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:47:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fever hospital on Princess road was demolished and the fire station was built on the site. My sister Edith was in there before the war. The Edinburgh castle was on the corner opposite the wagonway railway crossings at the bottom of Adolphus street Jim Shaw Peterlee, Durham England - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, my friends of Seaham; hope y'all are doing well. I am now at my new place of residence in Austin, Texas - (Bush State!) The weather is fabulous! :) Actually, I am glad to be back in Texas - I am not sure why I moved to Chicago from Dallas, Texas anyway. Though I had a great three years in Chicago, but the winters are just miserable. Anyway, lots going on here as it is a very Political part of the state - which you all know I will be in my element! I am hoping to sign up for a law class this fall, or a class in International Politics, something to do with Law and Politics. A big change from my humanitarian work - though that is still part of my work and even part of who I am. For another note, I did speak with Amanda Phillips, (Alice's daughter) two weeks ago, I am going to sponsoring Alice via international support. So I hope that many of you who know Alice will also support her campaign for research for Alziemers. Sadie, I hope Ed is doing well these days an! d please give Gayle my best regards. Kind regards to everyone else on this guest-book. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:54:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Dawnet who asked if I lived at Seaton. No but my son of the same name lives at Seaton still. So you are coming to Aus. well I must warn you that Sydney can be very expensive. I live in Western Australia which is the biggest and cleanest state in the country. Wish you well in all you do. sincerely Jimmy Gilbert.jimmyg1@bigpond.com Jimmy Gilbert Balga, WA Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:52:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Spence, I don't ever recall being terrorized by you. Clearly you are fibbing or guilty of believing your own over-inflated ego son. Get a job/life/clue! Concerned Citizen Seaham, - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:57:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been terroring the streets of seaham, for my past 22 years, i am sorry if i hit, stole or called any 1. Especially to the police who are really doing a good job Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 02:52:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry Kev - don't know you. What have you done then? billy o'reilly - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:03:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Gena I lived and grew up in Parkside, Seaham until the early 50's when I left and moved south to get work. I have lived in the South East ever since, but have kept in touch with my family who still live in Parkside. I would be interested to know if there is anyone out there who remembers me. I went to the Siss School. I was then known as Gena Wood. Or wee Geordie Wood. I was best friends with Joyce Forest, who also moved south and I still see from time to time. So if there is anyone out there who remembers us, Lets hear from you. Gena Scarlett nee WOOD Polegate, East Sussex - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:01:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone would like to sponsor Alice Phillips for the Great North Run, could you please contact her by phoning 0775 2041043. Alice was recently featured in the Sunderland Echo talking about the dreadful condition of Alzheimer's Disease and how it has affected her husband Arthur for the last ten years. She's raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and is also hoping to raise further funds by hosting a Jubilee Party on Sunday 2nd June on the Northlea Playing field near Haven House. The event starts at 11am, with games, refreshments, bouncy castle and stalls, and anyone wishing to donate any items for sale or raffle should contact Alice who will arrange for collection. Please come along to this event in aid of such a worthy cause and raise some money while having fun too. Elaine Seaham, - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:00:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know u will all know me, i just wanna say am sorry for all the things i have done to the folks of seaham. Really sorry, all the best, Kev Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:38:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred! How are you? Where in Texas were you? I use to live in Dallas for three years - I have always loved the hot weather - but you are right it is very humid. Austin is even worse than Dallas for humidity. However, I am sure looking forward to summer weather. I am fed up with this cold, unpredictable weather in Chicago. I am leaving for Austin, Texas tomorrow morning flying from O'Hare - I can't wait!!! I will be doing some political work, as well as I am going to enroll in the University and take a night class in Law. I am shifting into a new career for my decade of my ealy mid-thirties. Anyway, apart from the humidity in texas I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care everyone, will be in touch soon. Jacqueline Last day in Chicago, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:36:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for my daughter victoria fairley D.O.B 27/7/86 if there is anyone who know's her could you please contact me ASAP in love and hope your loveing dad. Stephen fairley Ryhpe, S/land - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:04:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred, Nice to hear from you again. Let us know when you are home. It will be nice to see you again. Ed's doing well. Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:32:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie and Ed, sorry to hear about your illness Ed, we'll be back in Seaham in June/July, hope to see you then. Tell Ms Markie I've just returned from Texas, the humidity is a killer. Fred Tuck Parksville, British Columbia Canada - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:27:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hello out there who's asking for mickey bunnages whereabouts julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:25:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the person looking for mickey bunnage who happens to be my step brother well he lives in milton keynes and is alive and well.he visits home from time to time. julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:24:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I go to Sydney I always stay at the Pentura on Pitt which, as the name suggests is on Pitt street in the Heart of Sydney and within walking distance of everything. It is not expensive.Look it up on Google. Colin Hall Welliington, New Zealand - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:47:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I noticed that some of the guests on this site are from Australia. I am hoping to visit Sydney later on in the year and wondered if you could give advice on where best to stay. Jimmy Gilbert - Did you previously live in the Seaton area of Seaham? Dawnet Seaham, - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:41:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to everyone in Seaham I was just on the friends reunited site and saw a lot of names thatI knew from all the different schools in Seaham .Don't these people use this site It would be nice to see those names on there local site.lets reunite on the guestbook. Lilian Mcavinnie/Smith Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 23:33:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Guestbook friends thank you once again for all your good wishes. I'm pleased to tell you Ed is now home from hospital and is beginning to recover. It will be a while before he will be back on the Guest Book but I will keep it running. He's had a tough time but is now on the mend. Once again thank you all for your patience. Best Wishes, Sadie Mason. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham Uk - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:51:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi-Sadie , sorry to hear of Ed's health problems and wish him well and you hang in there .It has been ages since I logged on due to the sewerage that has been deposited here by the mindless minority . On a positive note I made contact with old school friends and made new ones . No doubt that is what Ed hopes to achieve on this site , I hope he does Oz Brian South Australia - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:17:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, could anyone help me to find out about my ancesters my grandfather was Thomas Emmerson Robinson & my grandmother was Mary Jane she worked at the Bottleworks, my Father was also called Thomas Emmerson they lived in Illchester Street his brothers were George he was a manager at Dawdon Co-op, Jimmy, William, Robert who was killed in the first World War and the youngest was Percy. Thanks NSmith Penrith Cumbria N Smith Penrith, Cumbria - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:21:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Arthur Lockyear the local policemen, when he used a BSA Bantam in his job. being a large man he was the best advert I ever saw for BSA motorbike. Although he was a giant of a man, he was an excellent policeman, he knew everyone, honest people and villains alike and being an honest person found him to be a gentle giant and very fair. if I read the comments correctly he has now passed away and I for one will always remember him. Fred Gordon Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:45:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stevenson, what a load of bo****s. you don't drink in the George on the avenue, playing your mouth organ, As i've worked there for the last five years. lynn adcock seaham, durham uk - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 23:44:10 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Sadie. Sorry to hesr about Ed. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I sincerely hope everything goes well. As for "bearing" with you? Consider it done. Your help is much apprieciated with regards to keeping this site going despite having enough worries on your mind. Thanks Blimm - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:37:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, I'm sorry to hear Ed has been ill, and trust that he is in good hands and well on the way to recovery. Please pass on my best wishes, and to yourself of course. Alzheimer, things are always good for me down here in Godzown, and the only reason I'm not here more often is that the standards of some contributors leave me speechless. It is one thing to use foul language and idiotic comment if that is part of your day to day life, but to consciously sit at a keyboard and type it out indicates a level of intelligence which might crank up their tiny little egos a few points, but reduces their IQ's by the same amount.In short mate, with some excellent exceptions, the standard of debate and comment is about as interesting as watching grass grow.My apologies to all those who want to use the site for the purpose for which it was intended by Ed. Having witnessed his enthusiasm at first hand last year, I think he and Sadie deserve better. Rant over! Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:36:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Mr Ed. the dolphin in the harbour - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:34:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Eddie Mason, This site needs you and we all thank you. God bless you and your good wife. sincerely, Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:33:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Mason Sorry to read about Mr Mason's illness. I hope he's better soon. Thank you for the guest book, it brings me a lot of enjoyment and has reunited me with old friends. maureen fazalabbas Mombasa, Kenya - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:31:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley LaHabra,, California USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:26:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:25:59 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Jacqueline, Eddie has been very ill. He had emergency surgery on Wednesday and it was critical for a while. However even though he is still in Intensive Care he is improving all the time. Thanks to you and to all our Guestbook friends for your good wishes. They are much appreciated. Sadie Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 15:41:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sadie, I have just read that Ed is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I hope it is nothing too serious and that he will make a speedy recovery. Additionally, to other comments, I too, wish people would not abuse this page of the guest-book. It gets out of hand. My mom told me the Queen was visiting Seaham the other day - I hope everyone enjoyed her visit. Hope everyone is doing well in Seaham. I am fine and looking forward to my move to Austin, Texas on May 22nd. Goodbye to this unpredictable Chicago spring weather and hello! :) to hot, sunny Texas weather! :) Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:34:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Mason, I hope that Ed Mason is doing well. This web site has brought old school chums seperated by the Atlantic together (my father-in-law and his best schoolhood friend). Even though there are a lot of people that abuse this site, it still has a positive impact on those that care to use it as it was intended. I also hope that you are holding up while Mr. Mason is in hospital. I send both of you my best. Bill Jordan Vancouver, Washington USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:48:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whoa Nobby! Long time no read. How's life in the New World? Al Zheimer - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:26:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Colin Hall, Blimm and all other Guest Book friends. Sorry about the crude comments. Normally Ed woukd block them or remove them but he is in hospital and isn't available at the moment. I'm doing the best I can so please bear with me. Sadie Mason (Ed's wife) Sadie Mason Seaham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:24:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe it would be a good idea to open the alternative guest book again and let these morons/children play their game there. At least the rest of us would not have to see the crap they write. Just a thought like. Big hello to all who want to use this site in a sensible way. Lets try and not let them get to us eh! Blimm Jacqueline, I think the reason you get on some people's nerves (I have to support Tony on this) is that the vast majority of your entries are about yourself. Your views on religion, your crush on John Armes, what type of etiquette you believe is appropriate for yourself and others, even what you're wearing. If you compare your entries with those of other people - who are perhaps trying to make contact with lost friends (but without boring others with the most minute details of their personal lives, even down to the weather in their part of the world; your entires are often not the epitome of discretion, or humility that you think they are), or are speaking about matters relevant to Seaham, for e.g. the docks then you won't fail to notice a huge difference in tone. My friend was outraged when you insinuated that Seaham folk were lucky not to know about world issues. Those kind of remarks are far from humble. I don't mean to sound over-ly critical, but suggest you re-r! ead some of your entries, and you might agree that I have a point? OOn a lighter note, what's with the massive mis-use of quotation marks ""? Bunyards Exhibition - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:22:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'VE GOT IT...That tiresome Texas slapper is Mr. Madheed...Can't you see it? Miss Markie/Mr. Madheed...straight out of the Mill Inn, fully fuelled on cider...chips at Ambleside...home alone to the internet...writes facile misspelt incoherent nonsense then drifts off into hallucinogenic fitful sleep. VOILA. Keith Banks Seaham, UK - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:21:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After reading law cases and papers all day I look to our guestbook for some light relief and relaxation. I find however the ramblings of miss Markie. I agree with a prior submission and think miss M. is in Hawthorn Square, School Street, or even Malvern Crescent. Tell me miss Markie...are you really real? or are you just a figment of some poor unfortunate's glue ravaged mind. Either way I find you fascinating. Your view and interpretation of world events and religions borders on (at best) very strange and (at worst)insane. One point however makes me smile and that's your spelling...wow what school did you go to if at all, compensating for the Americanisms of Websters, colour to color...labour to labor...harbour to harbor etc.,etc., which I would imagine just comes with living in the US this just leaves 45% of every other word you write is wrong. Im writing this as a typical lawyer miss Markie, using ten words when two will do but please...for our sakes here in sunny ! Seaham...leave your religious lessons out...leave your political views covered...stop telling us we're living below the level of a snakes belly and that we should aspire to live the American dream...'cos you're dead boring. Just one more thing miss Markie, the name dropping of Senators and Archbishops just isn't cricket dear, it's so terribly kitch. (by the way, our dog nipper has just won a seat in the US Senate, will he have to be vaccinated?). Listen Seaham... stand up for yourselves...stop outsiders degrading our fine town through this guestbook...fight for our honour (which is more than some of our wives did).Which reminds me...I went to a wife swapping party at Dalton Grange on Saturday, and the portable telly I swapped her for has gone on the blink...I'll try new batteries in the remote first. Michael Pearson Seaham, United Kingdom - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:19:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- many years ago, I came upon a sign that read "Heavens Grocery Store." When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide And when I came to myself; I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels.They were standing everywhere; One handed me a basket and said "My child shop with care." Everything a human needed was in that grocery store And what you could not carry you could come back for more First I got some Patience. Love was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of Wisdom; and Faith a bag or two. And Charity of course; I would need some of that too. I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost - as It was all over the place.And then some Strength; and Courage to help me run this race. My basket was getting full - but I remembered I needed Grace! And then I chose Salvation - for Salvation was for free. I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me!("TONY" FROM SPAIN!)Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill,For I thought I had everything to do the Masters will.As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put that in,For I knew when I stepped outside - I would run into sin.Peace and Joy were plentiful,the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise were hanging near; so I just helped myself.Then I said to the angel, "Now how much do I owe?" He smiled and said, "Just take them everywhere you go. "Again I asked "Really now, How much do I owe?" "My child" he said, "God paid your bill a long long time ago." (Hope y'all liked this little enouragment poem!) Have a great day and God Bless! -your G/B friend, Jacqueline Katherine Mary. Jacqueline USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:15:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To my dear G/B friend "TONY" FROM SPAIN... I can always count on you to remind me of "HUMILITY!" You do a great job at keeping me "HUMBLE" with your "kind" (not!) remarks in reference to me. I will remember you in my prayers! I must really take your interest as you just love to mention me in your messages - I think you really find me fascinating and would most likely want to get to know me a little more. Oh, too bad you are in Spain and not in Austin Texas! I would invite you to spend the day with me with the "Sister of Shoenstaat" or spend the day with me doing work with the "Sister's of Charity" (Mother Teresa'a order)Then, you too, would learn a thing or two about "humility." It is a wonderful grace to have... Thank you Tony from Spain; your messages mean a lot to me! You just like to bug me... well, I have prayed for many years for "patience" finally, the good Lord in his good grace has granted me more patience than you ever imagine... so just keep up with your r! emarks, and I will always think of something positive to say back to you. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:11:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! nuttrererere - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 05:44:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A man was collecting coal off the Blast beach one day when he came across a botle,which he opened and out popped a Geordie Genie.Thanks marra for letting me out of that bloody bottle,I can grant you one wish and only one. Geordie says me brother lives in Australia but Ah cannot afford to gan ower and see him do yer think ye could build me a bridge from Seaham to Australia.Howay man that's a bloody tall order even for a Genie,is there nowt else yer would like.Geordie says alreet then how about getting Markie to stop contributing to the Seaham guest book,to which the Genie replied ..How wide did yer want that bridge..¿? Tony from Spain Espana - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 16:07:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! Suggestion - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:20:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. John Armes - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:14:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boy! A lot of town meetings goes on in Seaham these days, from what I read from some fo the messags on this G/B. Seaham is beginning to remind me of one of these small New England States, like...Maine..in a small community where everone knows everyone and everyone else's business. By some of my contributions on this G/B I am sure I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:46:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other evening I had a spectacular experience meeting with the Archbishop Lawerance Khai of Thailand... He was doing Mass in one of the homes where he was hosted. He is here in Austin for the next 10 days doing Mass's around the neighboring churches. He spoke of his life growing up in Thailand where at one point when he was just 13 years old, he was persecuted for following his Catholic faith and for following Jesus Christ. It was during the time when in Thailand the people had to disregard their Catholic/and all Christian faiths and adhere to worshipping Buddah. He refused to the police in his school to worship Buddah and to deny his Catholic faith and Jesus Christ. He was then beaten, torchured and had a gun put in his mouth. He was almost killed, but by the Divine Mercy of God his life was spared and he became a Priest and now an Archbishop. His testimony was amazing!! Just wanted to share that with you all...that one should never deny his/her faith and God wi! ll always honor you and give you special graces.....Have a beautiful evening everyone. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:42:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Armes and (his wife) Well, now I am so embarrssed! face flushed red! I just recieved some insight, I had no idea you were married - I would never have e-mailed you. I was under the impression from a previous message on the guest-book stated you were NOT married, a confirmed Batcholar - set in your ways. If I had known you were married, gosh! I would never have sent messages to you. I am so sorry... To the wife of John Armes, (sorry I do not know your name) I sincerely apologise if I caused you to feel concern. I thought John was still single, which is why I was messaging him; otherwise, you know, how I am, with "moral" standards, and respect for the human race and human dignity. Once again, I apologize. Hope the two of you are doing well - do enjoy (the both of you) the packet of Texas Blue-Bell Bonnet flower seeds - I think they will bloom rather nice. Well... at least John and I "made friends" again and you and I have made a new friendship. Oh, I did think! that the message stating John was married with twins, was just someone else being goofy - you know how the guest-book is! So, I wish you all a very happy day tomorrow as it is "Father's day." Take care of yourselves and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters are calling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." Iam well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the right connections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity i n July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read them all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missionary work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sort of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to all Dave Rirchie Seaham, Durham - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:14:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" Thanks! Well, I have never really thought of myself as a "socialist" I am not sure I like that term - I much prefer a "closet democrat" - though, hey now I think of that term I am not sure about the sound of that either! I mean, it does not sound too great; especially with the growing population of gays and lesbians (Democrats support the homosexual community.)I mean, my God! I am far from that I can tell you that for nothing! I am very much the proper, social, etiquette young lady and proud to be a woman at that. I do not want to be a man, or date the same sex as myself. I am very happy dating nice, sophisticated, educated, cute men. (when I have the time or when my friends set me up on a date - it is actually getting about time for another date soon. I think I may like to have a child at some point in my life. If not in the next 4 years -then I do not want to have children at all of my own. I will either adopt or just not have children. Now this is wh! y I do a lot of humanitarian work so that I do not become too selfish or self-centered. I never want to forget my roots and where I was born or where I was raised. (Not that Seaham is that bad - it really is not compared to some of the areas I have seen in America.)Being single at age 33 or so, is great but it can be "spoiling" if you know what I mean.I am use to having a full nights sleep and spending money on myself for clothes or dinning out or whatever I want. God forbid if I ever became like one of those self-centered, selfish, inconsiderate spoilt rich adults as I often see around and about. Anyway, getting back to my point... So... perhaps closet democrat may not be the best termnology to describe myself. lets just keep to the facts, I am a Rebublican with lots of compassion for those less fortunte and will do what I can to contribute to the lower income society. Oh by the way, my drive up to Largo Vista was not too bad.. Austin is also called the "Hill" Country and no! w I know why after I drove about 30 mins or so on a very winding up hill and down hill road, surrounded by nothing but trees and farms. I thought, "My God! where the heck do my friends live? Out in the middle of no-where? Well, they actually do live in a very remote area, but it is so beautiful on the lake. Okay, it is late - 10.00pm and I am off to sleep. Take care... by the way, was Andrea Spurr right? Did you eventually get married to Amanda Cooke? Have a good day tomorrow. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:12:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1974 I stayed for three weeks or so at the Golden Lion in Seaham Harbour when I was doing research at Dawdon Colliery. George Hendersen of the NUM helped me out each day I was at the pit. I learned the other day that Durham has no coal mines operating anymore. Is that true? I have not been back since, though my mother and grandmother dropped by the Golden Lion for one night in 1978. Do the Dickson's still run the place? I remember Sid saying he planned to repaint the outside when the old theater next door was torn down. It took me two weeks to realize that the sign on the old theater which read, "R YAL" had once read "ROYAL." His wife, worked at a newspaper, didn't she? Their daughter must have a family of her own by now. I am recommending to the teacher of my oldest son that she and her family take a bus from Durham to Seaham Harbour when they are travelling in Britain this summer. If you see an American family looking around, that probably will be them.! I remember the kindnesses shown to me by the lads at Dawdon and their families with great fondness. I even saw a production of "The King and I" done by locals. The brother of one of the fellows I knew(I think there was a family that had eight or nine brothers who worked at Dawdon)played the part of the statue of Buddha. Is the Chinese take-out still there? Do the railway cars still go down that track pulling up an empty car at the same time with the cable that goes moving back and forth like a big snake? I remember the library had a huge dictionary with a long article in front about a more sensible way of spelling English words. I wonder if that is still there. Oh, yeah - I remember another thing that puzzled me. There was a fruit store that was named after a street. When I first walked back from the colliery I saw a sign on this building that seemed to say, "St. Fruit" - another mysterious sign. Then I saw that the street name was blocked from view and that there really wasn't a St. Fruit afterall. I hope to someday return with my wife and children. If anyone remembers me, please send an e-mail. We are rccij@yahoo Richard J.Mohr Richard J Mohr Fountain Valley, California USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie just got back from a boat delivery trip,and learnt about Ed.please pass on my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy recovery.kindest Regards ... tony from spain espania - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:38:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope everyone has a great "Bank Holiday" Monday. I remember those days, every Bank Holiday Monday we had it always seemed to either be cold or it was rainning! So I hope today the weather is nice for you all. By the way, I was just checking out my old town and I just learned that what was Seaham Comprehensive School is now the Seaham School of Technology - what is all that about? Can somebody tell me? Also, by the reports of the school on the internet, It seems the students are not really getting the best of grades. Goodness, I feel like a foreigner to the town I grew up in - it has all changed so drastically is the last 15 years. Please explain to me what is the school of technology. I thought Seaham comprehensive school was exactly just that! A secondry school. Anyway, I am off for now it is Memorial Day here in America and we have lots of people to remember - especially those who lost their lives helping during the 9/11 attacks. We had another huge disaster the ot! her day. A bridge in Oklahoma just collasped and fell into the river. At least 14 vehicles were plunged and lives were lost. I am off today to visit friends and have a BBQ. Yeserday, I drove into the heart of the city and went to Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral then visited the Capitol - Austin is a great tourist spot. Those of you who remember me from school can have a bit laugh to yourselves, as much as I am now great a Geography and have a decent knowledge of where countries are in the world - I still am terrible with directions. These Austin Highways are as confusing as anything. 35 is also Maopac and I think 290. Loop 1 north and south are also called 35. Somewhere there is a 620 and a 360 that also have another names. Boy! I am as confused as anything with these highways. However, I still made it okay in my travels yesterday exploring around. Okay, everyone have nice day. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:37:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, thanks for the compliments - I thought I'd always been handsome....... From what you say I think you have to face the fact that, at heart, you're a socialist. Don't be frightened. It isn't the same thing as being a communist. It just means that those who have enough give something to those who have too little. John Armes - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:33:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi to all in seaham especialy the dobbin corner in the george. good to see such interest in the harbour website.Good luck and best wishes to everyone. by for now. bily cole barnet, herts england - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:22:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes"...... So hey, what can I say about this state - Texas! Well, I think it is the best state to live in. (Lesley Roberts might disagree as she lives in Arizona - where it is always hot! but more of a dry heat, rather than a humid heat as in Texas. Though, both states have a lot of history and a lot of snakes and scorpions creeping and slithering around!).......Texas - the "Lone Star" State! and mainly a state of Political Republican supporters; though of course, there are the liberal Democrats. Actually, at least the Democrats try to impose fundings and programs for the lower income populations. This is where my work gets a bit complicated - you see, by morals I am a definate strong Republican. However, my heart and compassion takes over when it comes to those who are in much need of financial and emotional assistance. Other words, I can phrase myself as a "Closet Democrat." Austin is the capital of Texas and much more political than I found Dallas to be. ! Austin is also more "down-to-earth" than the superficial actions of the Dallas wives. I live just three minutes drive from Zilker park - it is fabulous! It is a great place to run - there are hundreds there every morning/evening out running and you can also go Kiaking on the lake. I live next to numerous shopping malls and the best places to eat! :) (Whoops! there goes my diet! Though I am still basically the same weight as I was in school. However, I had better watch the Mexican food - boy! I love that stuff!) I basically live in the heart of things - which is great as I am still single. My dear friends, live about 45 mins away in Lago Vista, I will be driving there this Monday for Memorial day. So I will get to check it out. I wonder how I will do on the highway since I have no clue of the roads down here as yet. I went on the high way tonight - of course I got lost and got off the wrong exit, but at least I found a great French place to eat. So I stopped and ate and then ev! entually found my way back. Monday will be interesting as it always is when I move to a brand new place. Of course there are also many areas of Austin where it is dreadfully poor and where life is off in the "stick" in the middle of no-where! There are of course, plenty of cattle ranches and pick up trucks! To end this small and brief summary of Austin, The weather this evening is a glorious 89 degrees! Oh it is great! So hopefully I will get my tan back! Okay, John, I hope I have filled your curiosity for now - remember life is not always "greener on the other side" Everywhere and each and everyone of us, do not have life where it is all perfect. Though, my life may sound interesting to you and filled with fun and adventure I too, have times where life is challening - it does not always go the way I plan it to go. I am sure your life in Seaham or wherever you live is equally as fulfilled and interesting. Hope you are well. Take care and God Bless. Talk to you again later. You! r friend.... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:20:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John Armes, where have you been hiding these days? Have not seen you on the guest book since right before Christmas. I hope you are doing well. I heard from Andrea Spurr that she thought you had eventually got married to Amanda Cooke - that would be nice after all these years. Also, Andrea gave you a compliment - she said you are "Much better looking now, than when you were in school!" (Of course, as you know, I have always found you to be a real cutie pie! :) Now, now, do not let your ego get the best of you. It is always good for one to keep a "humility" about him/herself.) Anyway, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and hope your parents are doing well these days. Next message will tell something about this great State. Take care now.. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:17:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hey there stevensen, its fantastic to hear from you, if it is really you, to prove it can u name that tune we were tapping out when we were ambushed. sad to hear about chopper mcgill he was a talent on the banjo and a funny guy, he had my mini disk on him too which is a shame. 13 years was a rough stretch did they let you keep your mouth organ, if not how did you pass the time. you married i see sounds good. I couldnt find my way out of the jungle i had no radio or any equipment just my accordian. I was found and taken in by bhuddist munks near the tibeten boarder. I was there for 7 years where i helped with crop producton and taught accordian. I was eventually found by the marines who brought me home. i underwent 6 years of psychiatric treatment before moving to america. i see you visit the george, fancy getting some of the old gang together for a reunion and a bit of a knees up, it would be great to play with u again hicksy new orleans, louisiana usa - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:15:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - good to read you - tell us more about your 'bush state' John Armes - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:47:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fever hospital on Princess road was demolished and the fire station was built on the site. My sister Edith was in there before the war. The Edinburgh castle was on the corner opposite the wagonway railway crossings at the bottom of Adolphus street Jim Shaw Peterlee, Durham England - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, my friends of Seaham; hope y'all are doing well. I am now at my new place of residence in Austin, Texas - (Bush State!) The weather is fabulous! :) Actually, I am glad to be back in Texas - I am not sure why I moved to Chicago from Dallas, Texas anyway. Though I had a great three years in Chicago, but the winters are just miserable. Anyway, lots going on here as it is a very Political part of the state - which you all know I will be in my element! I am hoping to sign up for a law class this fall, or a class in International Politics, something to do with Law and Politics. A big change from my humanitarian work - though that is still part of my work and even part of who I am. For another note, I did speak with Amanda Phillips, (Alice's daughter) two weeks ago, I am going to sponsoring Alice via international support. So I hope that many of you who know Alice will also support her campaign for research for Alziemers. Sadie, I hope Ed is doing well these days an! d please give Gayle my best regards. Kind regards to everyone else on this guest-book. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:54:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Dawnet who asked if I lived at Seaton. No but my son of the same name lives at Seaton still. So you are coming to Aus. well I must warn you that Sydney can be very expensive. I live in Western Australia which is the biggest and cleanest state in the country. Wish you well in all you do. sincerely Jimmy Gilbert.jimmyg1@bigpond.com Jimmy Gilbert Balga, WA Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:52:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Spence, I don't ever recall being terrorized by you. Clearly you are fibbing or guilty of believing your own over-inflated ego son. Get a job/life/clue! Concerned Citizen Seaham, - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:57:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been terroring the streets of seaham, for my past 22 years, i am sorry if i hit, stole or called any 1. Especially to the police who are really doing a good job Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 02:52:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry Kev - don't know you. What have you done then? billy o'reilly - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:03:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Gena I lived and grew up in Parkside, Seaham until the early 50's when I left and moved south to get work. I have lived in the South East ever since, but have kept in touch with my family who still live in Parkside. I would be interested to know if there is anyone out there who remembers me. I went to the Siss School. I was then known as Gena Wood. Or wee Geordie Wood. I was best friends with Joyce Forest, who also moved south and I still see from time to time. So if there is anyone out there who remembers us, Lets hear from you. Gena Scarlett nee WOOD Polegate, East Sussex - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:01:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone would like to sponsor Alice Phillips for the Great North Run, could you please contact her by phoning 0775 2041043. Alice was recently featured in the Sunderland Echo talking about the dreadful condition of Alzheimer's Disease and how it has affected her husband Arthur for the last ten years. She's raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and is also hoping to raise further funds by hosting a Jubilee Party on Sunday 2nd June on the Northlea Playing field near Haven House. The event starts at 11am, with games, refreshments, bouncy castle and stalls, and anyone wishing to donate any items for sale or raffle should contact Alice who will arrange for collection. Please come along to this event in aid of such a worthy cause and raise some money while having fun too. Elaine Seaham, - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:00:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know u will all know me, i just wanna say am sorry for all the things i have done to the folks of seaham. Really sorry, all the best, Kev Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:38:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred! How are you? Where in Texas were you? I use to live in Dallas for three years - I have always loved the hot weather - but you are right it is very humid. Austin is even worse than Dallas for humidity. However, I am sure looking forward to summer weather. I am fed up with this cold, unpredictable weather in Chicago. I am leaving for Austin, Texas tomorrow morning flying from O'Hare - I can't wait!!! I will be doing some political work, as well as I am going to enroll in the University and take a night class in Law. I am shifting into a new career for my decade of my ealy mid-thirties. Anyway, apart from the humidity in texas I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care everyone, will be in touch soon. Jacqueline Last day in Chicago, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:36:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for my daughter victoria fairley D.O.B 27/7/86 if there is anyone who know's her could you please contact me ASAP in love and hope your loveing dad. Stephen fairley Ryhpe, S/land - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:04:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred, Nice to hear from you again. Let us know when you are home. It will be nice to see you again. Ed's doing well. Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:32:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie and Ed, sorry to hear about your illness Ed, we'll be back in Seaham in June/July, hope to see you then. Tell Ms Markie I've just returned from Texas, the humidity is a killer. Fred Tuck Parksville, British Columbia Canada - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:27:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hello out there who's asking for mickey bunnages whereabouts julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:25:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the person looking for mickey bunnage who happens to be my step brother well he lives in milton keynes and is alive and well.he visits home from time to time. julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:24:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I go to Sydney I always stay at the Pentura on Pitt which, as the name suggests is on Pitt street in the Heart of Sydney and within walking distance of everything. It is not expensive.Look it up on Google. Colin Hall Welliington, New Zealand - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:47:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I noticed that some of the guests on this site are from Australia. I am hoping to visit Sydney later on in the year and wondered if you could give advice on where best to stay. Jimmy Gilbert - Did you previously live in the Seaton area of Seaham? Dawnet Seaham, - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:41:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to everyone in Seaham I was just on the friends reunited site and saw a lot of names thatI knew from all the different schools in Seaham .Don't these people use this site It would be nice to see those names on there local site.lets reunite on the guestbook. Lilian Mcavinnie/Smith Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 23:33:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Guestbook friends thank you once again for all your good wishes. I'm pleased to tell you Ed is now home from hospital and is beginning to recover. It will be a while before he will be back on the Guest Book but I will keep it running. He's had a tough time but is now on the mend. Once again thank you all for your patience. Best Wishes, Sadie Mason. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham Uk - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:51:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi-Sadie , sorry to hear of Ed's health problems and wish him well and you hang in there .It has been ages since I logged on due to the sewerage that has been deposited here by the mindless minority . On a positive note I made contact with old school friends and made new ones . No doubt that is what Ed hopes to achieve on this site , I hope he does Oz Brian South Australia - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:17:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, could anyone help me to find out about my ancesters my grandfather was Thomas Emmerson Robinson & my grandmother was Mary Jane she worked at the Bottleworks, my Father was also called Thomas Emmerson they lived in Illchester Street his brothers were George he was a manager at Dawdon Co-op, Jimmy, William, Robert who was killed in the first World War and the youngest was Percy. Thanks NSmith Penrith Cumbria N Smith Penrith, Cumbria - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:21:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Arthur Lockyear the local policemen, when he used a BSA Bantam in his job. being a large man he was the best advert I ever saw for BSA motorbike. Although he was a giant of a man, he was an excellent policeman, he knew everyone, honest people and villains alike and being an honest person found him to be a gentle giant and very fair. if I read the comments correctly he has now passed away and I for one will always remember him. Fred Gordon Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:45:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stevenson, what a load of bo****s. you don't drink in the George on the avenue, playing your mouth organ, As i've worked there for the last five years. lynn adcock seaham, durham uk - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 23:44:10 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Sadie. Sorry to hesr about Ed. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I sincerely hope everything goes well. As for "bearing" with you? Consider it done. Your help is much apprieciated with regards to keeping this site going despite having enough worries on your mind. Thanks Blimm - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:37:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, I'm sorry to hear Ed has been ill, and trust that he is in good hands and well on the way to recovery. Please pass on my best wishes, and to yourself of course. Alzheimer, things are always good for me down here in Godzown, and the only reason I'm not here more often is that the standards of some contributors leave me speechless. It is one thing to use foul language and idiotic comment if that is part of your day to day life, but to consciously sit at a keyboard and type it out indicates a level of intelligence which might crank up their tiny little egos a few points, but reduces their IQ's by the same amount.In short mate, with some excellent exceptions, the standard of debate and comment is about as interesting as watching grass grow.My apologies to all those who want to use the site for the purpose for which it was intended by Ed. Having witnessed his enthusiasm at first hand last year, I think he and Sadie deserve better. Rant over! Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:36:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Mr Ed. the dolphin in the harbour - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:34:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Eddie Mason, This site needs you and we all thank you. God bless you and your good wife. sincerely, Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:33:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Mason Sorry to read about Mr Mason's illness. I hope he's better soon. Thank you for the guest book, it brings me a lot of enjoyment and has reunited me with old friends. maureen fazalabbas Mombasa, Kenya - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:31:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley LaHabra,, California USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:26:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:25:59 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Jacqueline, Eddie has been very ill. He had emergency surgery on Wednesday and it was critical for a while. However even though he is still in Intensive Care he is improving all the time. Thanks to you and to all our Guestbook friends for your good wishes. They are much appreciated. Sadie Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 15:41:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sadie, I have just read that Ed is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I hope it is nothing too serious and that he will make a speedy recovery. Additionally, to other comments, I too, wish people would not abuse this page of the guest-book. It gets out of hand. My mom told me the Queen was visiting Seaham the other day - I hope everyone enjoyed her visit. Hope everyone is doing well in Seaham. I am fine and looking forward to my move to Austin, Texas on May 22nd. Goodbye to this unpredictable Chicago spring weather and hello! :) to hot, sunny Texas weather! :) Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:34:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Mason, I hope that Ed Mason is doing well. This web site has brought old school chums seperated by the Atlantic together (my father-in-law and his best schoolhood friend). Even though there are a lot of people that abuse this site, it still has a positive impact on those that care to use it as it was intended. I also hope that you are holding up while Mr. Mason is in hospital. I send both of you my best. Bill Jordan Vancouver, Washington USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:48:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whoa Nobby! Long time no read. How's life in the New World? Al Zheimer - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:26:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Colin Hall, Blimm and all other Guest Book friends. Sorry about the crude comments. Normally Ed woukd block them or remove them but he is in hospital and isn't available at the moment. I'm doing the best I can so please bear with me. Sadie Mason (Ed's wife) Sadie Mason Seaham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:24:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe it would be a good idea to open the alternative guest book again and let these morons/children play their game there. At least the rest of us would not have to see the crap they write. Just a thought like. Big hello to all who want to use this site in a sensible way. Lets try and not let them get to us eh! Blimm are about yourself. Your views on religion, your crush on John Armes, what type of etiquette you believe is appropriate for yourself and others, even what you're wearing. If you compare your entries with those of other people - who are perhaps trying to make contact with lost friends (but without boring others with the most minute details of their personal lives, even down to the weather in their part of the world; your entires are often not the epitome of discretion, or humility that you think they are), or are speaking about matters relevant to Seaham, for e.g. the docks then you won't fail to notice a huge difference in tone. My friend was outraged when you insinuated that Seaham folk were lucky not to know about world issues. Those kind of remarks are far from humble. I don't mean to sound over-ly critical, but suggest you re-r! ead some of your entries, and you might agree that I have a point? OOn a lighter note, what's with the massive mis-use of quotation marks ""? Bunyards Exhibition - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:22:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'VE GOT IT...That tiresome Texas slapper is Mr. Madheed...Can't you see it? Miss Markie/Mr. Madheed...straight out of the Mill Inn, fully fuelled on cider...chips at Ambleside...home alone to the internet...writes facile misspelt incoherent nonsense then drifts off into hallucinogenic fitful sleep. VOILA. Keith Banks Seaham, UK - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:21:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After reading law cases and papers all day I look to our guestbook for some light relief and relaxation. I find however the ramblings of miss Markie. I agree with a prior submission and think miss M. is in Hawthorn Square, School Street, or even Malvern Crescent. Tell me miss Markie...are you really real? or are you just a figment of some poor unfortunate's glue ravaged mind. Either way I find you fascinating. Your view and interpretation of world events and religions borders on (at best) very strange and (at worst)insane. One point however makes me smile and that's your spelling...wow what school did you go to if at all, compensating for the Americanisms of Websters, colour to color...labour to labor...harbour to harbor etc.,etc., which I would imagine just comes with living in the US this just leaves 45% of every other word you write is wrong. Im writing this as a typical lawyer miss Markie, using ten words when two will do but please...for our sakes here in sunny ! Seaham...leave your religious lessons out...leave your political views covered...stop telling us we're living below the level of a snakes belly and that we should aspire to live the American dream...'cos you're dead boring. Just one more thing miss Markie, the name dropping of Senators and Archbishops just isn't cricket dear, it's so terribly kitch. (by the way, our dog nipper has just won a seat in the US Senate, will he have to be vaccinated?). Listen Seaham... stand up for yourselves...stop outsiders degrading our fine town through this guestbook...fight for our honour (which is more than some of our wives did).Which reminds me...I went to a wife swapping party at Dalton Grange on Saturday, and the portable telly I swapped her for has gone on the blink...I'll try new batteries in the remote first. Michael Pearson Seaham, United Kingdom - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:19:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- many years ago, I came upon a sign that read "Heavens Grocery Store." When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide And when I came to myself; I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels.They were standing everywhere; One handed me a basket and said "My child shop with care." Everything a human needed was in that grocery store And what you could not carry you could come back for more First I got some Patience. Love was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of Wisdom; and Faith a bag or two. And Charity of course; I would need some of that too. I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost - as It was all over the place.And then some Strength; and Courage to help me run this race. My basket was getting full - but I remembered I needed Grace! And then I chose Salvation - for Salvation was for free. I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me!("TONY" FROM SPAIN!)Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill,For I thought I had everything to do the Masters will.As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put that in,For I knew when I stepped outside - I would run into sin.Peace and Joy were plentiful,the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise were hanging near; so I just helped myself.Then I said to the angel, "Now how much do I owe?" He smiled and said, "Just take them everywhere you go. "Again I asked "Really now, How much do I owe?" "My child" he said, "God paid your bill a long long time ago." (Hope y'all liked this little enouragment poem!) Have a great day and God Bless! -your G/B friend, Jacqueline Katherine Mary. Jacqueline USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:15:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To my dear G/B friend "TONY" FROM SPAIN... I can always count on you to remind me of "HUMILITY!" You do a great job at keeping me "HUMBLE" with your "kind" (not!) remarks in reference to me. I will remember you in my prayers! I must really take your interest as you just love to mention me in your messages - I think you really find me fascinating and would most likely want to get to know me a little more. Oh, too bad you are in Spain and not in Austin Texas! I would invite you to spend the day with me with the "Sister of Shoenstaat" or spend the day with me doing work with the "Sister's of Charity" (Mother Teresa'a order)Then, you too, would learn a thing or two about "humility." It is a wonderful grace to have... Thank you Tony from Spain; your messages mean a lot to me! You just like to bug me... well, I have prayed for many years for "patience" finally, the good Lord in his good grace has granted me more patience than you ever imagine... so just keep up with your r! emarks, and I will always think of something positive to say back to you. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:11:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! nuttrererere - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 05:44:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A man was collecting coal off the Blast beach one day when he came across a botle,which he opened and out popped a Geordie Genie.Thanks marra for letting me out of that bloody bottle,I can grant you one wish and only one. Geordie says me brother lives in Australia but Ah cannot afford to gan ower and see him do yer think ye could build me a bridge from Seaham to Australia.Howay man that's a bloody tall order even for a Genie,is there nowt else yer would like.Geordie says alreet then how about getting Markie to stop contributing to the Seaham guest book,to which the Genie replied ..How wide did yer want that bridge..¿? Tony from Spain Espana - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 16:07:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! Suggestion - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:20:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. John Armes - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:14:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boy! A lot of town meetings goes on in Seaham these days, from what I read from some fo the messags on this G/B. Seaham is beginning to remind me of one of these small New England States, like...Maine..in a small community where everone knows everyone and everyone else's business. By some of my contributions on this G/B I am sure I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:46:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other evening I had a spectacular experience meeting with the Archbishop Lawerance Khai of Thailand... He was doing Mass in one of the homes where he was hosted. He is here in Austin for the next 10 days doing Mass's around the neighboring churches. He spoke of his life growing up in Thailand where at one point when he was just 13 years old, he was persecuted for following his Catholic faith and for following Jesus Christ. It was during the time when in Thailand the people had to disregard their Catholic/and all Christian faiths and adhere to worshipping Buddah. He refused to the police in his school to worship Buddah and to deny his Catholic faith and Jesus Christ. He was then beaten, torchured and had a gun put in his mouth. He was almost killed, but by the Divine Mercy of God his life was spared and he became a Priest and now an Archbishop. His testimony was amazing!! Just wanted to share that with you all...that one should never deny his/her faith and God wi! ll always honor you and give you special graces.....Have a beautiful evening everyone. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:42:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Armes and (his wife) Well, now I am so embarrssed! face flushed red! I just recieved some insight, I had no idea you were married - I would never have e-mailed you. I was under the impression from a previous message on the guest-book stated you were NOT married, a confirmed Batcholar - set in your ways. If I had known you were married, gosh! I would never have sent messages to you. I am so sorry... To the wife of John Armes, (sorry I do not know your name) I sincerely apologise if I caused you to feel concern. I thought John was still single, which is why I was messaging him; otherwise, you know, how I am, with "moral" standards, and respect for the human race and human dignity. Once again, I apologize. Hope the two of you are doing well - do enjoy (the both of you) the packet of Texas Blue-Bell Bonnet flower seeds - I think they will bloom rather nice. Well... at least John and I "made friends" again and you and I have made a new friendship. Oh, I did think! that the message stating John was married with twins, was just someone else being goofy - you know how the guest-book is! So, I wish you all a very happy day tomorrow as it is "Father's day." Take care of yourselves and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) ----------------------------------------------------- --------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters are calling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." I am well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the right connections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read them all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missionary work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sort of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to all Dave Rirchie Seaham, Durham - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:14:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" Thanks! Well, I have never really thought of myself as a "socialist" I am not sure I like that term - I much prefer a "closet democrat" - though, hey now I think of that term I am not sure about the sound of that either! I mean, it does not sound too great; especially with the growing population of gays and lesbians (Democrats support the homosexual community.)I mean, my God! I am far from that I can tell you that for nothing! I am very much the proper, social, etiquette young lady and proud to be a woman at that. I do not want to be a man, or date the same sex as myself. I am very happy dating nice, sophisticated, educated, cute men. (when I have the time or when my friends set me up on a date - it is actually getting about time for another date soon. I think I may like to have a child at some point in my life. If not in the next 4 years -then I do not want to have children at all of my own. I will either adopt or just not have children. Now this is wh! y I do a lot of humanitarian work so that I do not become too selfish or self-centered. I never want to forget my roots and where I was born or where I was raised. (Not that Seaham is that bad - it really is not compared to some of the areas I have seen in America.)Being single at age 33 or so, is great but it can be "spoiling" if you know what I mean.I am use to having a full nights sleep and spending money on myself for clothes or dinning out or whatever I want. God forbid if I ever became like one of those self-centered, selfish, inconsiderate spoilt rich adults as I often see around and about. Anyway, getting back to my point... So... perhaps closet democrat may not be the best termnology to describe myself. lets just keep to the facts, I am a Rebublican with lots of compassion for those less fortunte and will do what I can to contribute to the lower income society. Oh by the way, my drive up to Largo Vista was not too bad.. Austin is also called the "Hill" Country and no! w I know why after I drove about 30 mins or so on a very winding up hill and down hill road, surrounded by nothing but trees and farms. I thought, "My God! where the heck do my friends live? Out in the middle of no-where? Well, they actually do live in a very remote area, but it is so beautiful on the lake. Okay, it is late - 10.00pm and I am off to sleep. Take care... by the way, was Andrea Spurr right? Did you eventually get married to Amanda Cooke? Have a good day tomorrow. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:12:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1974 I stayed for three weeks or so at the Golden Lion in Seaham Harbour when I was doing research at Dawdon Colliery. George Hendersen of the NUM helped me out each day I was at the pit. I learned the other day that Durham has no coal mines operating anymore. Is that true? I have not been back since, though my mother and grandmother dropped by the Golden Lion for one night in 1978. Do the Dickson's still run the place? I remember Sid saying he planned to repaint the outside when the old theater next door was torn down. It took me two weeks to realize that the sign on the old theater which read, "R YAL" had once read "ROYAL." His wife, worked at a newspaper, didn't she? Their daughter must have a family of her own by now. I am recommending to the teacher of my oldest son that she and her family take a bus from Durham to Seaham Harbour when they are travelling in Britain this summer. If you see an American family looking around, that probably will be them.! I remember the kindnesses shown to me by the lads at Dawdon and their families with great fondness. I even saw a production of "The King and I" done by locals. The brother of one of the fellows I knew(I think there was a family that had eight or nine brothers who worked at Dawdon)played the part of the statue of Buddha. Is the Chinese take-out still there? Do the railway cars still go down that track pulling up an empty car at the same time with the cable that goes moving back and forth like a big snake? I remember the library had a huge dictionary with a long article in front about a more sensible way of spelling English words. I wonder if that is still there. Oh, yeah - I remember another thing that puzzled me. There was a fruit store that was named after a street. When I first walked back from the colliery I saw a sign on this building that seemed to say, "St. Fruit" - another mysterious sign. Then I saw that the street name was blocked from view and that there really wasn't a St. Fruit afterall. I hope to someday return with my wife and children. If anyone remembers me, please send an e-mail. We are rccij@yahoo Richard J.Mohr Richard J Mohr Fountain Valley, California USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie just got back from a boat delivery trip,and learnt about Ed.please pass on my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy recovery.kindest Regards ... tony from spain espania - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:38:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope everyone has a great "Bank Holiday" Monday. I remember those days, every Bank Holiday Monday we had it always seemed to either be cold or it was rainning! So I hope today the weather is nice for you all. By the way, I was just checking out my old town and I just learned that what was Seaham Comprehensive School is now the Seaham School of Technology - what is all that about? Can somebody tell me? Also, by the reports of the school on the internet, It seems the students are not really getting the best of grades. Goodness, I feel like a foreigner to the town I grew up in - it has all changed so drastically is the last 15 years. Please explain to me what is the school of technology. I thought Seaham comprehensive school was exactly just that! A secondry school. Anyway, I am off for now it is Memorial Day here in America and we have lots of people to remember - especially those who lost their lives helping during the 9/11 attacks. We had another huge disaster the ot! her day. A bridge in Oklahoma just collasped and fell into the river. At least 14 vehicles were plunged and lives were lost. I am off today to visit friends and have a BBQ. Yeserday, I drove into the heart of the city and went to Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral then visited the Capitol - Austin is a great tourist spot. Those of you who remember me from school can have a bit laugh to yourselves, as much as I am now great a Geography and have a decent knowledge of where countries are in the world - I still am terrible with directions. These Austin Highways are as confusing as anything. 35 is also Maopac and I think 290. Loop 1 north and south are also called 35. Somewhere there is a 620 and a 360 that also have another names. Boy! I am as confused as anything with these highways. However, I still made it okay in my travels yesterday exploring around. Okay, everyone have nice day. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:37:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, thanks for the compliments - I thought I'd always been handsome....... From what you say I think you have to face the fact that, at heart, you're a socialist. Don't be frightened. It isn't the same thing as being a communist. It just means that those who have enough give something to those who have too little. John Armes - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:33:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi to all in seaham especialy the dobbin corner in the george. good to see such interest in the harbour website.Good luck and best wishes to everyone. by for now. bily cole barnet, herts england - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:22:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes"...... So hey, what can I say about this state - Texas! Well, I think it is the best state to live in. (Lesley Roberts might disagree as she lives in Arizona - where it is always hot! but more of a dry heat, rather than a humid heat as in Texas. Though, both states have a lot of history and a lot of snakes and scorpions creeping and slithering around!).......Texas - the "Lone Star" State! and mainly a state of Political Republican supporters; though of course, there are the liberal Democrats. Actually, at least the Democrats try to impose fundings and programs for the lower income populations. This is where my work gets a bit complicated - you see, by morals I am a definate strong Republican. However, my heart and compassion takes over when it comes to those who are in much need of financial and emotional assistance. Other words, I can phrase myself as a "Closet Democrat." Austin is the capital of Texas and much more political than I found Dallas to be. ! Austin is also more "down-to-earth" than the superficial actions of the Dallas wives. I live just three minutes drive from Zilker park - it is fabulous! It is a great place to run - there are hundreds there every morning/evening out running and you can also go Kiaking on the lake. I live next to numerous shopping malls and the best places to eat! :) (Whoops! there goes my diet! Though I am still basically the same weight as I was in school. However, I had better watch the Mexican food - boy! I love that stuff!) I basically live in the heart of things - which is great as I am still single. My dear friends, live about 45 mins away in Lago Vista, I will be driving there this Monday for Memorial day. So I will get to check it out. I wonder how I will do on the highway since I have no clue of the roads down here as yet. I went on the high way tonight - of course I got lost and got off the wrong exit, but at least I found a great French place to eat. So I stopped and ate and then ev! entually found my way back. Monday will be interesting as it always is when I move to a brand new place. Of course there are also many areas of Austin where it is dreadfully poor and where life is off in the "stick" in the middle of no-where! There are of course, plenty of cattle ranches and pick up trucks! To end this small and brief summary of Austin, The weather this evening is a glorious 89 degrees! Oh it is great! So hopefully I will get my tan back! Okay, John, I hope I have filled your curiosity for now - remember life is not always "greener on the other side" Everywhere and each and everyone of us, do not have life where it is all perfect. Though, my life may sound interesting to you and filled with fun and adventure I too, have times where life is challening - it does not always go the way I plan it to go. I am sure your life in Seaham or wherever you live is equally as fulfilled and interesting. Hope you are well. Take care and God Bless. Talk to you again later. You! r friend.... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:20:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John Armes, where have you been hiding these days? Have not seen you on the guest book since right before Christmas. I hope you are doing well. I heard from Andrea Spurr that she thought you had eventually got married to Amanda Cooke - that would be nice after all these years. Also, Andrea gave you a compliment - she said you are "Much better looking now, than when you were in school!" (Of course, as you know, I have always found you to be a real cutie pie! :) Now, now, do not let your ego get the best of you. It is always good for one to keep a "humility" about him/herself.) Anyway, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and hope your parents are doing well these days. Next message will tell something about this great State. Take care now.. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:17:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hey there stevensen, its fantastic to hear from you, if it is really you, to prove it can u name that tune we were tapping out when we were ambushed. sad to hear about chopper mcgill he was a talent on the banjo and a funny guy, he had my mini disk on him too which is a shame. 13 years was a rough stretch did they let you keep your mouth organ, if not how did you pass the time. you married i see sounds good. I couldnt find my way out of the jungle i had no radio or any equipment just my accordian. I was found and taken in by bhuddist munks near the tibeten boarder. I was there for 7 years where i helped with crop producton and taught accordian. I was eventually found by the marines who brought me home. i underwent 6 years of psychiatric treatment before moving to america. i see you visit the george, fancy getting some of the old gang together for a reunion and a bit of a knees up, it would be great to play with u again hicksy new orleans, louisiana usa - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:15:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - good to read you - tell us more about your 'bush state' John Armes - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:47:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fever hospital on Princess road was demolished and the fire station was built on the site. My sister Edith was in there before the war. The Edinburgh castle was on the corner opposite the wagonway railway crossings at the bottom of Adolphus street Jim Shaw Peterlee, Durham England - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, my friends of Seaham; hope y'all are doing well. I am now at my new place of residence in Austin, Texas - (Bush State!) The weather is fabulous! :) Actually, I am glad to be back in Texas - I am not sure why I moved to Chicago from Dallas, Texas anyway. Though I had a great three years in Chicago, but the winters are just miserable. Anyway, lots going on here as it is a very Political part of the state - which you all know I will be in my element! I am hoping to sign up for a law class this fall, or a class in International Politics, something to do with Law and Politics. A big change from my humanitarian work - though that is still part of my work and even part of who I am. For another note, I did speak with Amanda Phillips, (Alice's daughter) two weeks ago, I am going to sponsoring Alice via international support. So I hope that many of you who know Alice will also support her campaign for research for Alziemers. Sadie, I hope Ed is doing well these days an! d please give Gayle my best regards. Kind regards to everyone else on this guest-book. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:54:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Dawnet who asked if I lived at Seaton. No but my son of the same name lives at Seaton still. So you are coming to Aus. well I must warn you that Sydney can be very expensive. I live in Western Australia which is the biggest and cleanest state in the country. Wish you well in all you do. sincerely Jimmy Gilbert.jimmyg1@bigpond.com Jimmy Gilbert Balga, WA Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:52:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Spence, I don't ever recall being terrorized by you. Clearly you are fibbing or guilty of believing your own over-inflated ego son. Get a job/life/clue! Concerned Citizen Seaham, - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:57:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been terroring the streets of seaham, for my past 22 years, i am sorry if i hit, stole or called any 1. Especially to the police who are really doing a good job Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 02:52:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry Kev - don't know you. What have you done then? billy o'reilly - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:03:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Gena I lived and grew up in Parkside, Seaham until the early 50's when I left and moved south to get work. I have lived in the South East ever since, but have kept in touch with my family who still live in Parkside. I would be interested to know if there is anyone out there who remembers me. I went to the Siss School. I was then known as Gena Wood. Or wee Geordie Wood. I was best friends with Joyce Forest, who also moved south and I still see from time to time. So if there is anyone out there who remembers us, Lets hear from you. Gena Scarlett nee WOOD Polegate, East Sussex - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:01:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone would like to sponsor Alice Phillips for the Great North Run, could you please contact her by phoning 0775 2041043. Alice was recently featured in the Sunderland Echo talking about the dreadful condition of Alzheimer's Disease and how it has affected her husband Arthur for the last ten years. She's raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and is also hoping to raise further funds by hosting a Jubilee Party on Sunday 2nd June on the Northlea Playing field near Haven House. The event starts at 11am, with games, refreshments, bouncy castle and stalls, and anyone wishing to donate any items for sale or raffle should contact Alice who will arrange for collection. Please come along to this event in aid of such a worthy cause and raise some money while having fun too. Elaine Seaham, - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:00:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know u will all know me, i just wanna say am sorry for all the things i have done to the folks of seaham. Really sorry, all the best, Kev Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:38:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred! How are you? Where in Texas were you? I use to live in Dallas for three years - I have always loved the hot weather - but you are right it is very humid. Austin is even worse than Dallas for humidity. However, I am sure looking forward to summer weather. I am fed up with this cold, unpredictable weather in Chicago. I am leaving for Austin, Texas tomorrow morning flying from O'Hare - I can't wait!!! I will be doing some political work, as well as I am going to enroll in the University and take a night class in Law. I am shifting into a new career for my decade of my ealy mid-thirties. Anyway, apart from the humidity in texas I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care everyone, will be in touch soon. Jacqueline Last day in Chicago, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:36:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for my daughter victoria fairley D.O.B 27/7/86 if there is anyone who know's her could you please contact me ASAP in love and hope your loveing dad. Stephen fairley Ryhpe, S/land - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:04:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred, Nice to hear from you again. Let us know when you are home. It will be nice to see you again. Ed's doing well. Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:32:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie and Ed, sorry to hear about your illness Ed, we'll be back in Seaham in June/July, hope to see you then. Tell Ms Markie I've just returned from Texas, the humidity is a killer. Fred Tuck Parksville, British Columbia Canada - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:27:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hello out there who's asking for mickey bunnages whereabouts julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:25:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the person looking for mickey bunnage who happens to be my step brother well he lives in milton keynes and is alive and well.he visits home from time to time. julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:24:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I go to Sydney I always stay at the Pentura on Pitt which, as the name suggests is on Pitt street in the Heart of Sydney and within walking distance of everything. It is not expensive.Look it up on Google. Colin Hall Welliington, New Zealand - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:47:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I noticed that some of the guests on this site are from Australia. I am hoping to visit Sydney later on in the year and wondered if you could give advice on where best to stay. Jimmy Gilbert - Did you previously live in the Seaton area of Seaham? Dawnet Seaham, - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:41:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to everyone in Seaham I was just on the friends reunited site and saw a lot of names thatI knew from all the different schools in Seaham .Don't these people use this site It would be nice to see those names on there local site.lets reunite on the guestbook. Lilian Mcavinnie/Smith Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 23:33:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Guestbook friends thank you once again for all your good wishes. I'm pleased to tell you Ed is now home from hospital and is beginning to recover. It will be a while before he will be back on the Guest Book but I will keep it running. He's had a tough time but is now on the mend. Once again thank you all for your patience. Best Wishes, Sadie Mason. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham Uk - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:51:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi-Sadie , sorry to hear of Ed's health problems and wish him well and you hang in there .It has been ages since I logged on due to the sewerage that has been deposited here by the mindless minority . On a positive note I made contact with old school friends and made new ones . No doubt that is what Ed hopes to achieve on this site , I hope he does Oz Brian South Australia - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:17:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, could anyone help me to find out about my ancesters my grandfather was Thomas Emmerson Robinson & my grandmother was Mary Jane she worked at the Bottleworks, my Father was also called Thomas Emmerson they lived in Illchester Street his brothers were George he was a manager at Dawdon Co-op, Jimmy, William, Robert who was killed in the first World War and the youngest was Percy. Thanks NSmith Penrith Cumbria N Smith Penrith, Cumbria - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:21:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Arthur Lockyear the local policemen, when he used a BSA Bantam in his job. being a large man he was the best advert I ever saw for BSA motorbike. Although he was a giant of a man, he was an excellent policeman, he knew everyone, honest people and villains alike and being an honest person found him to be a gentle giant and very fair. if I read the comments correctly he has now passed away and I for one will always remember him. Fred Gordon Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:45:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stevenson, what a load of bo****s. you don't drink in the George on the avenue, playing your mouth organ, As i've worked there for the last five years. lynn adcock seaham, durham uk - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 23:44:10 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Sadie. Sorry to hesr about Ed. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I sincerely hope everything goes well. As for "bearing" with you? Consider it done. Your help is much apprieciated with regards to keeping this site going despite having enough worries on your mind. Thanks Blimm - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:37:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, I'm sorry to hear Ed has been ill, and trust that he is in good hands and well on the way to recovery. Please pass on my best wishes, and to yourself of course. Alzheimer, things are always good for me down here in Godzown, and the only reason I'm not here more often is that the standards of some contributors leave me speechless. It is one thing to use foul language and idiotic comment if that is part of your day to day life, but to consciously sit at a keyboard and type it out indicates a level of intelligence which might crank up their tiny little egos a few points, but reduces their IQ's by the same amount.In short mate, with some excellent exceptions, the standard of debate and comment is about as interesting as watching grass grow.My apologies to all those who want to use the site for the purpose for which it was intended by Ed. Having witnessed his enthusiasm at first hand last year, I think he and Sadie deserve better. Rant over! Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:36:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Mr Ed. the dolphin in the harbour - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:34:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Eddie Mason, This site needs you and we all thank you. God bless you and your good wife. sincerely, Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:33:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Mason Sorry to read about Mr Mason's illness. I hope he's better soon. Thank you for the guest book, it brings me a lot of enjoyment and has reunited me with old friends. maureen fazalabbas Mombasa, Kenya - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:31:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley LaHabra,, California USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:26:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:25:59 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Jacqueline, Eddie has been very ill. He had emergency surgery on Wednesday and it was critical for a while. However even though he is still in Intensive Care he is improving all the time. Thanks to you and to all our Guestbook friends for your good wishes. They are much appreciated. Sadie Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 15:41:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sadie, I have just read that Ed is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I hope it is nothing too serious and that he will make a speedy recovery. Additionally, to other comments, I too, wish people would not abuse this page of the guest-book. It gets out of hand. My mom told me the Queen was visiting Seaham the other day - I hope everyone enjoyed her visit. Hope everyone is doing well in Seaham. I am fine and looking forward to my move to Austin, Texas on May 22nd. Goodbye to this unpredictable Chicago spring weather and hello! :) to hot, sunny Texas weather! :) Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:34:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Mason, I hope that Ed Mason is doing well. This web site has brought old school chums seperated by the Atlantic together (my father-in-law and his best schoolhood friend). Even though there are a lot of people that abuse this site, it still has a positive impact on those that care to use it as it was intended. I also hope that you are holding up while Mr. Mason is in hospital. I send both of you my best. Bill Jordan Vancouver, Washington USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:48:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whoa Nobby! Long time no read. How's life in the New World? Al Zheimer - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:26:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Colin Hall, Blimm and all other Guest Book friends. Sorry about the crude comments. Normally Ed woukd block them or remove them but he is in hospital and isn't available at the moment. I'm doing the best I can so please bear with me. Sadie Mason (Ed's wife) Sadie Mason Seaham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:24:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe it would be a good idea to open the alternative guest book again and let these morons/children play their game there. At least the rest of us would not have to see the crap they write. Just a thought like. Big hello to all who want to use this site in a sensible way. Lets try and not let them get to us eh! Blimm Jacqueline, I think the reason you get on some people's nerves (I have to support Tony on this) is that the vast majority of your entries are about yourself. Your views on religion, your crush on John Armes, what type of etiquette you believe is appropriate for yourself and others, even what you're wearing. If you compare your entries with those of other people - who are perhaps trying to make contact with lost friends (but without boring others with the most minute details of their personal lives, even down to the weather in their part of the world; your entires are often not the epitome of discretion, or humility that you think they are), or are speaking about matters relevant to Seaham, for e.g. the docks then you won't fail to notice a huge difference in tone. My friend was outraged when you insinuated that Seaham folk were lucky not to know about world issues. Those kind of remarks are far from humble. I don't mean to sound over-ly critical, but suggest you re-r! ead some of your entries, and you might agree that I have a point? OOn a lighter note, what's with the massive mis-use of quotation marks ""? Bunyards Exhibition - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:22:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'VE GOT IT...That tiresome Texas slapper is Mr. Madheed...Can't you see it? Miss Markie/Mr. Madheed...straight out of the Mill Inn, fully fuelled on cider...chips at Ambleside...home alone to the internet...writes facile misspelt incoherent nonsense then drifts off into hallucinogenic fitful sleep. VOILA. Keith Banks Seaham, UK - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:21:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After reading law cases and papers all day I look to our guestbook for some light relief and relaxation. I find however the ramblings of miss Markie. I agree with a prior submission and think miss M. is in Hawthorn Square, School Street, or even Malvern Crescent. Tell me miss Markie...are you really real? or are you just a figment of some poor unfortunate's glue ravaged mind. Either way I find you fascinating. Your view and interpretation of world events and religions borders on (at best) very strange and (at worst)insane. One point however makes me smile and that's your spelling...wow what school did you go to if at all, compensating for the Americanisms of Websters, colour to color...labour to labor...harbour to harbor etc.,etc., which I would imagine just comes with living in the US this just leaves 45% of every other word you write is wrong. Im writing this as a typical lawyer miss Markie, using ten words when two will do but please...for our sakes here in sunny ! Seaham...leave your religious lessons out...leave your political views covered...stop telling us we're living below the level of a snakes belly and that we should aspire to live the American dream...'cos you're dead boring. Just one more thing miss Markie, the name dropping of Senators and Archbishops just isn't cricket dear, it's so terribly kitch. (by the way, our dog nipper has just won a seat in the US Senate, will he have to be vaccinated?). Listen Seaham... stand up for yourselves...stop outsiders degrading our fine town through this guestbook...fight for our honour (which is more than some of our wives did).Which reminds me...I went to a wife swapping party at Dalton Grange on Saturday, and the portable telly I swapped her for has gone on the blink...I'll try new batteries in the remote first. Michael Pearson Seaham, United Kingdom - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:19:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- many years ago, I came upon a sign that read "Heavens Grocery Store." When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide And when I came to myself; I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels.They were standing everywhere; One handed me a basket and said "My child shop with care." Everything a human needed was in that grocery store And what you could not carry you could come back for more First I got some Patience. Love was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of Wisdom; and Faith a bag or two. And Charity of course; I would need some of that too. I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost - as It was all over the place.And then some Strength; and Courage to help me run this race. My basket was getting full - but I remembered I needed Grace! And then I chose Salvation - for Salvation was for free. I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me!("TONY" FROM SPAIN!)Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill,For I thought I had everything to do the Masters will.As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put that in,For I knew when I stepped outside - I would run into sin.Peace and Joy were plentiful,the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise were hanging near; so I just helped myself.Then I said to the angel, "Now how much do I owe?" He smiled and said, "Just take them everywhere you go. "Again I asked "Really now, How much do I owe?" "My child" he said, "God paid your bill a long long time ago." (Hope y'all liked this little enouragment poem!) Have a great day and God Bless! -your G/B friend, Jacqueline Katherine Mary. Jacqueline USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:15:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To my dear G/B friend "TONY" FROM SPAIN... I can always count on you to remind me of "HUMILITY!" You do a great job at keeping me "HUMBLE" with your "kind" (not!) remarks in reference to me. I will remember you in my prayers! I must really take your interest as you just love to mention me in your messages - I think you really find me fascinating and would most likely want to get to know me a little more. Oh, too bad you are in Spain and not in Austin Texas! I would invite you to spend the day with me with the "Sister of Shoenstaat" or spend the day with me doing work with the "Sister's of Charity" (Mother Teresa'a order)Then, you too, would learn a thing or two about "humility." It is a wonderful grace to have... Thank you Tony from Spain; your messages mean a lot to me! You just like to bug me... well, I have prayed for many years for "patience" finally, the good Lord in his good grace has granted me more patience than you ever imagine... so just keep up with your r! emarks, and I will always think of something positive to say back to you. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:11:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! nuttrererere - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 05:44:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A man was collecting coal off the Blast beach one day when he came across a botle,which he opened and out popped a Geordie Genie.Thanks marra for letting me out of that bloody bottle,I can grant you one wish and only one. Geordie says me brother lives in Australia but Ah cannot afford to gan ower and see him do yer think ye could build me a bridge from Seaham to Australia.Howay man that's a bloody tall order even for a Genie,is there nowt else yer would like.Geordie says alreet then how about getting Markie to stop contributing to the Seaham guest book,to which the Genie replied ..How wide did yer want that bridge..¿? Tony from Spain Espana - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 16:07:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! Suggestion - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:20:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. John Armes - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:14:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boy! A lot of town meetings goes on in Seaham these days, from what I read from some fo the messags on this G/B. Seaham is beginning to remind me of one of these small New England States, like...Maine..in a small community where everone knows everyone and everyone else's business. By some of my contributions on this G/B I am sure I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:46:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other evening I had a spectacular experience meeting with the Archbishop Lawerance Khai of Thailand... He was doing Mass in one of the homes where he was hosted. He is here in Austin for the next 10 days doing Mass's around the neighboring churches. He spoke of his life growing up in Thailand where at one point when he was just 13 years old, he was persecuted for following his Catholic faith and for following Jesus Christ. It was during the time when in Thailand the people had to disregard their Catholic/and all Christian faiths and adhere to worshipping Buddah. He refused to the police in his school to worship Buddah and to deny his Catholic faith and Jesus Christ. He was then beaten, torchured and had a gun put in his mouth. He was almost killed, but by the Divine Mercy of God his life was spared and he became a Priest and now an Archbishop. His testimony was amazing!! Just wanted to share that with you all...that one should never deny his/her faith and God wi! ll always honor you and give you special graces.....Have a beautiful evening everyone. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:42:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Armes and (his wife) Well, now I am so embarrssed! face flushed red! I just recieved some insight, I had no idea you were married - I would never have e-mailed you. I was under the impression from a previous message on the guest-book stated you were NOT married, a confirmed Batcholar - set in your ways. If I had known you were married, gosh! I would never have sent messages to you. I am so sorry... To the wife of John Armes, (sorry I do not know your name) I sincerely apologise if I caused you to feel concern. I thought John was still single, which is why I was messaging him; otherwise, you know, how I am, with "moral" standards, and respect for the human race and human dignity. Once again, I apologize. Hope the two of you are doing well - do enjoy (the both of you) the packet of Texas Blue-Bell Bonnet flower seeds - I think they will bloom rather nice. Well... at least John and I "made friends" again and you and I have made a new friendship. Oh, I did think! that the message stating John was married with twins, was just someone else being goofy - you know how the guest-book is! So, I wish you all a very happy day tomorrow as it is "Father's day." Take care of yourselves and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters are calling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." I am well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the right connections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read them all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missiona ry work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) ---------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sort of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to all Dave Rirchie Seaham, Durham - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:14:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" Thanks! Well, I have never really thought of myself as a "socialist" I am not sure I like that term - I much prefer a "closet democrat" - though, hey now I think of that term I am not sure about the sound of that either! I mean, it does not sound too great; especially with the growing population of gays and lesbians (Democrats support the homosexual community.)I mean, my God! I am far from that I can tell you that for nothing! I am very much the proper, social, etiquette young ladyand proud to be a woman at that. I do not want to be a man, or date the same sex as myself. I am very happy dating nice, sophisticated, educated, cute men. (when I have the time or when my friends set me up on a date - it is actually getting about time for another date soon. I think I may like to have a child at some point in my life. If not in the next 4 years -then I do not want to have children at all of my own. I will either adopt or just not have children. Now this is wh! y I do a lot of humanitarian work so that I do not become too selfish or self-centered. I never want to forget my roots and where I was born or where I was raised. (Not that Seaham is that bad - it really is not compared to some of the areas I have seen in America.)Being single at age 33 or so, is great but it can be "spoiling" if you know what I mean.I am use to having a full nights sleep and spending money on myself for clothes or dinning out or whatever I want. God forbid if I ever became like one of those self-centered, selfish, inconsiderate spoilt rich adults as I often see around and about. Anyway, getting back to my point... So... perhaps closet democrat may not be the best termnology to describe myself. lets just keep to the facts, I am a Rebublican with lots of compassion for those less fortunte and will do what I can to contribute to the lower income society. Oh by the way, my drive up to Largo Vista was not too bad.. Austin is also called the "Hill" Country and no! w I know why after I drove about 30 mins or so on a very winding up hill and down hill road, surrounded by nothing but trees and farms. I thought, "My God! where the heck do my friends live? Out in the middle of no-where? Well, they actually do live in a very remote area, but it is so beautiful on the lake. Okay, it is late - 10.00pm and I am off to sleep. Take care... by the way, was Andrea Spurr right? Did you eventually get married to Amanda Cooke? Have a good day tomorrow. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:12:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1974 I stayed for three weeks or so at the Golden Lion in Seaham Harbour when I was doing research at Dawdon Colliery. George Hendersen of the NUM helped me out each day I was at the pit. I learned the other day that Durham has no coal mines operating anymore. Is that true? I have not been back since, though my mother and grandmother dropped by the Golden Lion for one night in 1978. Do the Dickson's still run the place? I remember Sid saying he planned to repaint the outside when the old theater next door was torn down. It took me two weeks to realize that the sign on the old theater which read, "R YAL" had once read "ROYAL." His wife, worked at a newspaper, didn't she? Their daughter must have a family of her own by now. I am recommending to the teacher of my oldest son that she and her family take a bus from Durham to Seaham Harbour when they are travelling in Britain this summer. If you see an American family looking around, that probably will be them.! I remember the kindnesses shown to me by the lads at Dawdon and their families with great fondness. I even saw a production of "The King and I" done by locals. The brother of one of the fellows I knew(I think there was a family that had eight or nine brothers who worked at Dawdon)played the part of the statue of Buddha. Is the Chinese take-out still there? Do the railway cars still go down that track pulling up an empty car at the same time with the cable that goes moving back and forth like a big snake? I remember the library had a huge dictionary with a long article in front about a more sensible way of spelling English words. I wonder if that is still there. Oh, yeah - I remember another thing that puzzled me. There was a fruit store that was named after a street. When I first walked back from the colliery I saw a sign on this building that seemed to say, "St. Fruit" - another mysterious sign. Then I saw that the street name was blocked from view and th at there really wasn't a St. Fruit afterall. I hope to someday return with my wife and children. If anyone remembers me, please send an e-mail. We are rccij@yahoo Richard J.Mohr Richard J Mohr Fountain Valley, California USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie just got back from a boat delivery trip,and learnt about Ed.please pass on my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy recovery.kindest Regards ... tony from spain espania - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:38:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope everyone has a great "Bank Holiday" Monday. I remember those days, every Bank Holiday Monday we had it always seemed to either be cold or it was rainning! So I hope today the weather is nice for you all. By the way, I was just checking out my old town and I just learned that what was Seaham Comprehensive School is now the Seaham School of Technology - what is all that about? Can somebody tell me? Also, by the reports of the school on the internet, It seems the students are not really getting the best of grades. Goodness, I feel like a foreigner to the town I grew up in - it has all changed so drastically is the last 15 years. Please explain to me what is the school of technology. I thought Seaham comprehensive school was exactly just that! A secondry school. Anyway, I am off for now it is Memorial Day here in America and we have lots of people to remember - especially those who lost their lives helping during the 9/11 attacks. We had another huge disaster the ot! her day. A bridge in Oklahoma just collasped and fell into the river. At least 14 vehicles were plunged and lives were lost. I am off today to visit friends and have a BBQ. Yeserday, I drove into the heart of the city and went to Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral then visited the Capitol - Austin is a great tourist spot. Those of you who remember me from school can have a bit laugh to yourselves, as much as I am now great a Geography and have a decent knowledge of where countries are in the world - I still am terrible with directions. These Austin Highways are as confusing as anything. 35 is also Maopac and I think 290. Loop 1 north and south are also called 35. Somewhere there is a 620 and a 360 that also have another names. Boy! I am as confused as anything with these highways. However, I still made it okay in my travels yesterday exploring around. Okay, everyone have nice day. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:37:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, thanks for the compliments - I thought I'd always been handsome....... From what you say I think you have to face the fact that, at heart, you're a socialist. Don't be frightened. It isn't the same thing as being a communist. It just means that those who have enough give something to those who have too little. John Armes - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:33:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi to all in seaham especialy the dobbin corner in the george. good to see such interest in the harbour website.Good luck and best wishes to everyone. by for now. bily cole barnet, herts england - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:22:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes"...... So hey, what can I say about this state - Texas! Well, I think it is the best state to live in. (Lesley Roberts might disagree as she lives in Arizona - where it is always hot! but more of a dry heat, rather than a humid heat as in Texas. Though, both states have a lot of history and a lot of snakes and scorpions creeping and slithering around!).......Texas - the "Lone Star" State! and mainly a state of Political Republican supporters; though of course, there are the liberal Democrats. Actually, at least the Democrats try to impose fundings and programs for the lower income populations. This is where my work gets a bit complicated - you see, by morals I am a definate strong Republican. However, my heart and compassion takes over when it comes to those who are in much need of financial and emotional assistance. Other words, I can phrase myself as a "Closet Democrat." Austin is the capital of Texas and much more political than I found Dallas to be. ! Austin is also more "down-to-earth" than the superficial actions of the Dallas wives. I live just three minutes drive from Zilker park - it is fabulous! It is a great place to run - there are hundreds there every morning/evening out running and you can also go Kiaking on the lake. I live next to numerous shopping malls and the best places to eat! :) (Whoops! there goes my diet! Though I am still basically the same weight as I was in school. However, I had better watch the Mexican food - boy! I love that stuff!) I basically live in the heart of things - which is great as I am still single. My dear friends, live about 45 mins away in Lago Vista, I will be driving there this Monday for Memorial day. So I will get to check it out. I wonder how I will do on the highway since I have no clue of the roads down here as yet. I went on the high way tonight - of course I got lost and got off the wrong exit, but at least I found a great French place to eat. So I stopped and ate and then ev! entually found my way back. Monday will be interesting as it always is when I move to a brand new place. Of course there are also many areas of Austin where it is dreadfully poor and where life is off in the "stick" in the middle of no-where! There are of course, plenty of cattle ranches and pick up trucks! To end this small and brief summary of Austin, The weather this evening is a glorious 89 degrees! Oh it is great! So hopefully I will get my tan back! Okay, John, I hope I have filled your curiosity for now - remember life is not always "greener on the other side" Everywhere and each and everyone of us, do not have life where it is all perfect. Though, my life may sound interesting to you and filled with fun and adventure I too, have times where life is challening - it does not always go the way I plan it to go. I am sure your life in Seaham or wherever you live is equally as fulfilled and interesting. Hope you are well. Take care and God Bless. Talk to you again later. You! r friend.... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:20:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John Armes, where have you been hiding these days? Have not seen you on the guest book since right before Christmas. I hope you are doing well. I heard from Andrea Spurr that she thought you had eventually got married to Amanda Cooke - that would be nice after all these years. Also, Andrea gave you a compliment - she said you are "Much better looking now, than when you were in school!" (Of course, as you know, I have always found you to be a real cutie pie! :) Now, now, do not let your ego get the best of you. It is always good for one to keep a "humility" about him/herself.) Anyway, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and hope your parents are doing well these days. Next message will tell something about this great State. Take care now.. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:17:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hey there stevensen, its fantastic to hear from you, if it is really you, to prove it can u name that tune we were tapping out when we were ambushed. sad to hear about chopper mcgill he was a talent on the banjo and a funny guy, he had my mini disk on him too which is a shame. 13 years was a rough stretch did they let you keep your mouth organ, if not how did you pass the time. you married i see sounds good. I couldnt find my way out of the jungle i had no radio or any equipment just my accordian. I was found and taken in by bhuddist munks near the tibeten boarder. I was there for 7 years where i helped with crop producton and taught accordian. I was eventually found by the marines who brought me home. i underwent 6 years of psychiatric treatment before moving to america. i see you visit the george, fancy getting some of the old gang together for a reunion and a bit of a knees up, it would be great to play with u again hicksy new orleans, louisiana usa - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:15:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - good to read you - tell us more about your 'bush state' John Armes - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:47:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fever hospital on Princess road was demolished and the fire station was built on the site. My sister Edith was in there before the war. The Edinburgh castle was on the corner opposite the wagonway railway crossings at the bottom of Adolphus street Jim Shaw Peterlee, Durham England - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, my friends of Seaham; hope y'all are doing well. I am now at my new place of residence in Austin, Texas - (Bush State!) The weather is fabulous! :) Actually, I am glad to be back in Texas - I am not sure why I moved to Chicago from Dallas, Texas anyway. Though I had a great three years in Chicago, but the winters are just miserable. Anyway, lots going on here as it is a very Political part of the state - which you all know I will be in my element! I am hoping to sign up for a law class this fall, or a class in International Politics, something to do with Law and Politics. A big change from my humanitarian work - though that is still part of my work and even part of who I am. For another note, I did speak with Amanda Phillips, (Alice's daughter) two weeks ago, I am going to sponsoring Alice via international support. So I hope that many of you who know Alice will also support her campaign for research for Alziemers. Sadie, I hope Ed is doing well these days an! d please give Gayle my best regards. Kind regards to everyone else on this guest-book. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:54:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Dawnet who asked if I lived at Seaton. No but my son of the same name lives at Seaton still. So you are coming to Aus. well I must warn you that Sydney can be very expensive. I live in Western Australia which is the biggest and cleanest state in the country. Wish you well in all you do. sincerely Jimmy Gilbert.jimmyg1@bigpond.com Jimmy Gilbert Balga, WA Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:52:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Spence, I don't ever recall being terrorized by you. Clearly you are fibbing or guilty of believing your own over-inflated ego son. Get a job/life/clue! Concerned Citizen Seaham, - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:57:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been terroring the streets of seaham, for my past 22 years, i am sorry if i hit, stole or called any 1. Especially to the police who are really doing a good job Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 02:52:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry Kev - don't know you. What have you done then? billy o'reilly - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:03:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Gena I lived and grew up in Parkside, Seaham until the early 50's when I left and moved south to get work. I have lived in the South East ever since, but have kept in touch with my family who still live in Parkside. I would be interested to know if there is anyone out there who remembers me. I went to the Siss School. I was then known as Gena Wood. Or wee Geordie Wood. I was best friends with Joyce Forest, who also moved south and I still see from time to time. So if there is anyone out there who remembers us, Lets hear from you. Gena Scarlett nee WOOD Polegate, East Sussex - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:01:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone would like to sponsor Alice Phillips for the Great North Run, could you please contact her by phoning 0775 2041043. Alice was recently featured in the Sunderland Echo talking about the dreadful condition of Alzheimer's Disease and how it has affected her husband Arthur for the last ten years. She's raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and is also hoping to raise further funds by hosting a Jubilee Party on Sunday 2nd June on the Northlea Playing field near Haven House. The event starts at 11am, with games, refreshments, bouncy castle and stalls, and anyone wishing to donate any items for sale or raffle should contact Alice who will arrange for collection. Please come along to this event in aid of such a worthy cause and raise some money while having fun too. Elaine Seaham, - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:00:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know u will all know me, i just wanna say am sorry for all the things i have done to the folks of seaham. Really sorry, all the best, Kev Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:38:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred! How are you? Where in Texas were you? I use to live in Dallas for three years - I have always loved the hot weather - but you are right it is very humid. Austin is even worse than Dallas for humidity. However, I am sure looking forward to summer weather. I am fed up with this cold, unpredictable weather in Chicago. I am leaving for Austin, Texas tomorrow morning flying from O'Hare - I can't wait!!! I will be doing some political work, as well as I am going to enroll in the University and take a night class in Law. I am shifting into a new career for my decade of my ealy mid-thirties. Anyway, apart from the humidity in texas I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care everyone, will be in touch soon. Jacqueline Last day in Chicago, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:36:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for my daughter victoria fairley D.O.B 27/7/86 if there is anyone who know's her could you please contact me ASAP in love and hope your loveing dad. Stephen fairley Ryhpe, S/land - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:04:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred, Nice to hear from you again. Let us know when you are home. It will be nice to see you again. Ed's doing well. Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:32:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie and Ed, sorry to hear about your illness Ed, we'll be back in Seaham in June/July, hope to see you then. Tell Ms Markie I've just returned from Texas, the humidity is a killer. Fred Tuck Parksville, British Columbia Canada - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:27:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hello out there who's asking for mickey bunnages whereabouts julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:25:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the person looking for mickey bunnage who happens to be my step brother well he lives in milton keynes and is alive and well.he visits home from time to time. julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:24:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I go to Sydney I always stay at the Pentura on Pitt which, as the name suggests is on Pitt street in the Heart of Sydney and within walking distance of everything. It is not expensive.Look it up on Google. Colin Hall Welliington, New Zealand - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:47:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I noticed that some of the guests on this site are from Australia. I am hoping to visit Sydney later on in the year and wondered if you could give advice on where best to stay. Jimmy Gilbert - Did you previously live in the Seaton area of Seaham? Dawnet Seaham, - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:41:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to everyone in Seaham I was just on the friends reunited site and saw a lot of names thatI knew from all the different schools in Seaham .Don't these people use this site It would be nice to see those names on there local site.lets reunite on the guestbook. Lilian Mcavinnie/Smith Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 23:33:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Guestbook friends thank you once again for all your good wishes. I'm pleased to tell you Ed is now home from hospital and is beginning to recover. It will be a while before he will be back on the Guest Book but I will keep it running. He's had a tough time but is now on the mend. Once again thank you all for your patience. Best Wishes, Sadie Mason. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham Uk - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:51:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi-Sadie , sorry to hear of Ed's health problems and wish him well and you hang in there .It has been ages since I logged on due to the sewerage that has been deposited here by the mindless minority . On a positive note I made contact with old school friends and made new ones . No doubt that is what Ed hopes to achieve on this site , I hope he does Oz Brian South Australia - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:17:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, could anyone help me to find out about my ancesters my grandfather was Thomas Emmerson Robinson & my grandmother was Mary Jane she worked at the Bottleworks, my Father was also called Thomas Emmerson they lived in Illchester Street his brothers were George he was a manager at Dawdon Co-op, Jimmy, William, Robert who was killed in the first World War and the youngest was Percy. Thanks NSmith Penrith Cumbria N Smith Penrith, Cumbria - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:21:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Arthur Lockyear the local policemen, when he used a BSA Bantam in his job. being a large man he was the best advert I ever saw for BSA motorbike. Although he was a giant of a man, he was an excellent policeman, he knew everyone, honest people and villains alike and being an honest person found him to be a gentle giant and very fair. if I read the comments correctly he has now passed away and I for one will always remember him. Fred Gordon Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:45:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stevenson, what a load of bo****s. you don't drink in the George on the avenue, playing your mouth organ, As i've worked there for the last five years. lynn adcock seaham, durham uk - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 23:44:10 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Sadie. Sorry to hesr about Ed. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I sincerely hope everything goes well. As for "bearing" with you? Consider it done. Your help is much apprieciated with regards to keeping this site going despite having enough worries on your mind. Thanks Blimm - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:37:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, I'm sorry to hear Ed has been ill, and trust that he is in good hands and well on the way to recovery. Please pass on my best wishes, and to yourself of course. Alzheimer, things are always good for me down here in Godzown, and the only reason I'm not here more often is that the standards of some contributors leave me speechless. It is one thing to use foul language and idiotic comment if that is part of your day to day life, but to consciously sit at a keyboard and type it out indicates a level of intelligence which might crank up their tiny little egos a few points, but reduces their IQ's by the same amount.In short mate, with some excellent exceptions, the standard of debate and comment is about as interesting as watching grass grow.My apologies to all those who want to use the site for the purpose for which it was intended by Ed. Having witnessed his enthusiasm at first hand last year, I think he and Sadie deserve better. Rant over! Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:36:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Mr Ed. the dolphin in the harbour - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:34:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Eddie Mason, This site needs you and we all thank you. God bless you and your good wife. sincerely, Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:33:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Mason Sorry to read about Mr Mason's illness. I hope he's better soon. Thank you for the guest book, it brings me a lot of enjoyment and has reunited me with old friends. maureen fazalabbas Mombasa, Kenya - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:31:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley LaHabra,, California USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:26:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:25:59 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Jacqueline, Eddie has been very ill. He had emergency surgery on Wednesday and it was critical for a while. However even though he is still in Intensive Care he is improving all the time. Thanks to you and to all our Guestbook friends for your good wishes. They are much appreciated. Sadie Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 15:41:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sadie, I have just read that Ed is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I hope it is nothing too serious and that he will make a speedy recovery. Additionally, to other comments, I too, wish people would not abuse this page of the guest-book. It gets out of hand. My mom told me the Queen was visiting Seaham the other day - I hope everyone enjoyed her visit. Hope everyone is doing well in Seaham. I am fine and looking forward to my move to Austin, Texas on May 22nd. Goodbye to this unpredictable Chicago spring weather and hello! :) to hot, sunny Texas weather! :) Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:34:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Mason, I hope that Ed Mason is doing well. This web site has brought old school chums seperated by the Atlantic together (my father-in-law and his best schoolhood friend). Even though there are a lot of people that abuse this site, it still has a positive impact on those that care to use it as it was intended. I also hope that you are holding up while Mr. Mason is in hospital. I send both of you my best. Bill Jordan Vancouver, Washington USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:48:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whoa Nobby! Long time no read. How's life in the New World? Al Zheimer - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:26:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Colin Hall, Blimm and all other Guest Book friends. Sorry about the crude comments. Normally Ed woukd block them or remove them but he is in hospital and isn't available at the moment. I'm doing the best I can so please bear with me. Sadie Mason (Ed's wife) Sadie Mason Seaham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:24:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe it would be a good idea to open the alternative guest book again and let these morons/children play their game there. At least the rest of us would not have to see the crap they write. Just a thought like. Big hello to all who want to use this site in a sensible way. Lets try and not let them get to us eh! Blimm Jacqueline, I think the reason you get on some people's nerves (I have to support Tony on this) is that the vast majority of your entries are about yourself. Your views on religion, your crush on John Armes, what type of etiquette you believe is appropriate for yourself and others, even what you're wearing. If you compare your entries with those of other people - who are perhaps trying to make contact with lost friends (but without boring others with the most minute details of their personal lives, even down to the weather in their part of the world; your entires are often not the epitome of discretion, or humility that you think they are), or are speaking about matters relevant to Seaham, for e.g. the docks then you won't fail to notice a huge difference in tone. My friend was outraged when you insinuated that Seaham folk were lucky not to know about world issues. Those kind of remarks are far from humble. I don't mean to sound over-ly critical, but suggest you re-r! ead some of your entries, and you might agree that I have a point? OOn a lighter note, what's with the massive mis-use of quotation marks ""? Bunyards Exhibition - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:22:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'VE GOT IT...That tiresome Texas slapper is Mr. Madheed...Can't you see it? Miss Markie/Mr. Madheed...straight out of the Mill Inn, fully fuelled on cider...chips at Ambleside...home alone to the internet...writes facile misspelt incoherent nonsense then drifts off into hallucinogenic fitful sleep. VOILA. Keith Banks Seaham, UK - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:21:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After reading law cases and papers all day I look to our guestbook for some light relief and relaxation. I find however the ramblings of miss Markie. I agree with a prior submission and think miss M. is in Hawthorn Square, School Street, or even Malvern Crescent. Tell me miss Markie...are you really real? or are you just a figment of some poor unfortunate's glue ravaged mind. Either way I find you fascinating. Your view and interpretation of world events and religions borders on (at best) very strange and (at worst)insane. One point however makes me smile and that's your spelling...wow what school did you go to if at all, compensating for the Americanisms of Websters, colour to color...labour to labor...harbour to harbor etc.,etc., which I would imagine just comes with living in the US this just leaves 45% of every other word you write is wrong. Im writing this as a typical lawyer miss Markie, using ten words when two will do but please...for our sakes here in sunny ! Seaham...leave your religious lessons out...leave your political views covered...stop telling us we're living below the level of a snakes belly and that we should aspire to live the American dream...'cos you're dead boring. Just one more thing miss Markie, the name dropping of Senators and Archbishops just isn't cricket dear, it's so terribly kitch. (by the way, our dog nipper has just won a seat in the US Senate, will he have to be vaccinated?). Listen Seaham... stand up for yourselves...stop outsiders degrading our fine town through this guestbook...fight for our honour (which is more than some of our wives did).Which reminds me...I went to a wife swapping party at Dalton Grange on Saturday, and the portable telly I swapped her for has gone on the blink...I'll try new batteries in the remote first. Michael Pearson Seaham, United Kingdom - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:19:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- many years ago, I came upon a sign that read "Heavens Grocery Store." When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide And when I came to myself; I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels.They were standing everywhere; One handed me a basket and said "My child shop with care." Everything a human needed was in that grocery store And what you could not carry you could come back for more First I got some Patience. Love was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of Wisdom; and Faith a bag or two. And Charity of course; I would need some of that too. I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost - as It was all over the place.And then some Strength; and Courage to help me run this race. My basket was getting full - but I remembered I needed Grace! And then I chose Salvation - for Salvation was for free. I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me!("TONY" FROM SPAIN!)Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill,For I thought I had everything to do the Masters will.As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put that in,For I knew when I stepped outside - I would run into sin.Peace and Joy were plentiful,the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise were hanging near; so I just helped myself.Then I said to the angel, "Now how much do I owe?" He smiled and said, "Just take them everywhere you go. "Again I asked "Really now, How much do I owe?" "My child" he said, "God paid your bill a long long time ago." (Hope y'all liked this little enouragment poem!) Have a great day and God Bless! -your G/B friend, Jacqueline Katherine Mary. Jacqueline USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:15:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To my dear G/B friend "TONY" FROM SPAIN... I can always count on you to remind me of "HUMILITY!" You do a great job at keeping me "HUMBLE" with your "kind" (not!) remarks in reference to me. I will remember you in my prayers! I must really take your interest as you just love to mention me in your messages - I think you really find me fascinating and would most likely want to get to know me a little more. Oh, too bad you are in Spain and not in Austin Texas! I would invite you to spend the day with me with the "Sister of Shoenstaat" or spend the day with me doing work with the "Sister's of Charity" (Mother Teresa'a order)Then, you too, would learn a thing or two about "humility." It is a wonderful grace to have... Thank you Tony from Spain; your messages mean a lot to me! You just like to bug me... well, I have prayed for many years for "patience" finally, the good Lord in his good grace has granted me more patience than you ever imagine... so just keep up with your r! emarks, and I will always think of something positive to say back to you. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:11:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! nuttrererere - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 05:44:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A man was collecting coal off the Blast beach one day when he came across a botle,which he opened and out popped a Geordie Genie.Thanks marra for letting me out of that bloody bottle,I can grant you one wish and only one. Geordie says me brother lives in Australia but Ah cannot afford to gan ower and see him do yer think ye could build me a bridge from Seaham to Australia.Howay man that's a bloody tall order even for a Genie,is there nowt else yer would like.Geordie says alreet then how about getting Markie to stop contributing to the Seaham guest book,to which the Genie replied ..How wide did yer want that bridge..¿? Tony from Spain Espana - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 16:07:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! Suggestion - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:20:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. John Armes - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:14:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boy! A lot of town meetings goes on in Seaham these days, from what I read from some fo the messags on this G/B. Seaham is beginning to remind me of one of these small New England States, like...Maine..in a small community where everone knows everyone and everyone else's business. By some of my contributions on this G/B I am sure I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:46:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other evening I had a spectacular experience meeting with the Archbishop Lawerance Khai of Thailand... He was doing Mass in one of the homes where he was hosted. He is here in Austin for the next 10 days doing Mass's around the neighboring churches. He spoke of his life growing up in Thailand where at one point when he was just 13 years old, he was persecuted for following his Catholic faith and for following Jesus Christ. It was during the time when in Thailand the people had to disregard their Catholic/and all Christian faiths and adhere to worshipping Buddah. He refused to the police in his school to worship Buddah and to deny his Catholic faith and Jesus Christ. He was then beaten, torchured and had a gun put in his mouth. He was almost killed, but by the Divine Mercy of God his life was spared and he became a Priest and now an Archbishop. His testimony was amazing!! Just wanted to share that with you all...that one should never deny his/her faith and God wi! ll always honor you and give you special graces.....Have a beautiful evening everyone. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:42:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Armes and (his wife) Well, now I am so embarrssed! face flushed red! I just recieved some insight, I had no idea you were married - I would never have e-mailed you. I was under the impression from a previous message on the guest-book stated you were NOT married, a confirmed Batcholar - set in your ways. If I had known you were married, gosh! I would never have sent messages to you. I am so sorry... To the wife of John Armes, (sorry I do not know your name) I sincerely apologise if I caused you to feel concern. I thought John was still single, which is why I was messaging him; otherwise, you know, how I am, with "moral" standards, and respect for the human race and human dignity. Once again, I apologize. Hope the two of you are doing well - do enjoy (the both of you) the packet of Texas Blue-Bell Bonnet flower seeds - I think they will bloom rather nice. Well... at least John and I "made friends" again and you and I have made a new friendship. Oh, I did think! that the message stating John was married with twins, was just someone else being goofy - you know how the guest-book is! So, I wish you all a very happy day tomorrow as it is "Father's day." Take care of yourselves and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters are calling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." I am well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the rightconnections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read th em all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missionary work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sort of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to all Dave Rirchie Seaham, Durham - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:14:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" Thanks! Well, I have never really thought of myself as a "socialist" I am not sure I like that term - I much prefer a "closet democrat" - though, hey now I think of that term I am not sure about the sound of that either! I mean, it does not sound too great; especially with the growing population of gays and lesbians (Democrats support the homosexual community.)I mean, my God! I am far from that I can tell you that for nothing! I am very much the proper, social, etiquette young lady and proud to be a woman at that. I do not want to be a man, or date the same sex as myself. I am very happy dating nice, sophisticated, educated, cute men. (when I have the time or when my friends set me up on a date - it is actually getting about time for another date soon. I think I may like to have a child at some point in my life. If not in the next 4 years -then I do not want to have children at all of my own. I will either adopt or just not have children. Now this is wh! y I do a lot of humanitarian work so that I do not become too selfish or self-centered. I never want to forget my roots and where I was born or where I was raised. (Not that Seaham is that bad - it really is not compared to some of the areas I have seen in America.)Being single at age 33 or so, is great but it can be "spoiling" if you know what I mean.I am use to having a full nights sleep and spending money on myself for clothes or dinning out or whatever I want. God forbid if I ever became like one of those self-centered, selfish, inconsiderate spoilt rich adults as I often see around and about. Anyway, getting back to my point... So... perhaps closet democrat may not be the best termnology to describe myself. lets just keep to the facts, I am a Rebublican with lots of compassion for those less fortunte and will do what I can to contribute to the lower income society. Oh by the way, my drive up to Largo Vista was not too bad.. Austin is also called the "Hill" Country and no! w I know why after I drove about 30 mins or so on a very winding up hill and down hill road, surrounded by nothing but trees and farms. I thought, "My God! where the heck do my friends live? Out in the middle of no-where? Well, they actually do live in a very remote area, but it is so beautiful on the lake. Okay, it is late - 10.00pm and I am off to sleep. Take care... by the way, was Andrea Spurr right? Did you eventually get married to Amanda Cooke? Have a good day tomorrow. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:12:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1974 I stayed for three weeks or so at the Golden Lion in Seaham Harbour when I was doing research at Dawdon Colliery. George Hendersen of the NUM helped me out each day I was at the pit. I learned the other day that Durham has no coal mines operating anymore. Is that true? I have not been back since, though my mother and grandmother dropped by the Golden Lion for one night in 1978. Do the Dickson's still run the place? I remember Sid saying he planned to repaint the outside when the old theater next door was torn down. It took me two weeks to realize that the sign on the old theater which read, "R YAL" had once read "ROYAL." His wife, worked at a newspaper, didn't she? Their daughter must have a family of her own by now. I am recommending to the teacher of my oldest son that she and her family take a bus from Durham to Seaham Harbour when they are travelling in Britain this summer. If you see an American family looking around, that probably will be them.! I remember the kindnesses shown to me by the lads at Dawdon and their families with great fondness. I even saw a production of "The King and I" done by locals. The brother of one of the fellows I knew(I think there was a family that had eight or nine brothers who worked at Dawdon)played the part of the statue of Buddha. Is the Chinese take-out still there? Do the railway cars still go down that track pulling up an empty car at the same time with the cable that goes moving back and forth like a big snake? I remember the library had a huge dictionary with a long article in front about a more sensible way of spelling English words. I wonder if that is still there. Oh, yeah - I remember another thing that puzzled me. There was a fruit store that was named after a street. When I first walked back from the colliery I saw a sign on this building that seemed to say, "St. Fruit" - another mysterious sign. Then I saw that the street name was blocked from view and that there really wasn't a St. Fruit afterall. I hope to someday return with my wife and children. If anyone remembers me, please send an e-mail. We are rccij@yahoo Richard J.Mohr Richard J Mohr Fountain Valley, California USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie just got back from a boat delivery trip,and learnt about Ed.please pass on my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy recovery.kindest Regards ... tony from spain espania - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:38:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope everyone has a great "Bank Holiday" Monday. I remember those days, every Bank Holiday Monday we had it always seemed to either be cold or it was rainning! So I hope today the weather is nice for you all. By the way, I was just checking out my old town and I just learned that what was Seaham Comprehensive School is now the Seaham School of Technology - what is all that about? Can somebody tell me? Also, by the reports of the school on the internet, It seems the students are not really getting the best of grades. Goodness, I feel like a foreigner to the town I grew up in - it has all changed so drastically is the last 15 years. Please explain to me what is the school of technology. I thought Seaham comprehensive school was exactly just that! A secondry school. Anyway, I am off for now it is Memorial Day here in America and we have lots of people to remember - especially those who lost their lives helping during the 9/11 attacks. We had another huge disaster the ot! her day. A bridge in Oklahoma just collasped and fell into the river. At least 14 vehicles were plunged and lives were lost. I am off today to visit friends and have a BBQ. Yeserday, I drove into the heart of the city and went to Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral then visited the Capitol - Austin is a great tourist spot. Those of you who remember me from school can have a bit laugh to yourselves, as much as I am now great a Geography and have a decent knowledge of where countries are in the world - I still am terrible with directions. These Austin Highways are as confusing as anything. 35 is also Maopac and I think 290. Loop 1 north and south are also called 35. Somewhere there is a 620 and a 360 that also have another names. Boy! I am as confused as anything with these highways. However, I still made it okay in my travels yesterday exploring around. Okay, everyone have nice day. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:37:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, thanks for the compliments - I thought I'd always been handsome....... From what you say I think you have to face the fact that, at heart, you're a socialist. Don't be frightened. It isn't the same thing as being a communist. It just means that those who have enough give something to those who have too little. John Armes - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:33:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi to all in seaham especialy the dobbin corner in the george. good to see such interest in the harbour website.Good luck and best wishes to everyone. by for now. bily cole barnet, herts england - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:22:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes"...... So hey, what can I say about this state - Texas! Well, I think it is the best state to live in. (Lesley Roberts might disagree as she lives in Arizona - where it is always hot! but more of a dry heat, rather than a humid heat as in Texas. Though, both states have a lot of history and a lot of snakes and scorpions creeping and slithering around!).......Texas - the "Lone Star" State! and mainly a state of Political Republican supporters; though of course, there are the liberal Democrats. Actually, at least the Democrats try to impose fundings and programs for the lower income populations. This is where my work gets a bit complicated - you see, by morals I am a definate strong Republican. However, my heart and compassion takes over when it comes to those who are in much need of financial and emotional assistance. Other words, I can phrase myself as a "Closet Democrat." Austin is the capital of Texas and much more political than I found Dallas to be. ! Austin is also more "down-to-earth" than the superficial actions of the Dallas wives. I live just three minutes drive from Zilker park - it is fabulous! It is a great place to run - there are hundreds there every morning/evening out running and you can also go Kiaking on the lake. I live next to numerous shopping malls and the best places to eat! :) (Whoops! there goes my diet! Though I am still basically the same weight as I was in school. However, I had better watch the Mexican food - boy! I love that stuff!) I basically live in the heart of things - which is great as I am still single. My dear friends, live about 45 mins away in Lago Vista, I will be driving there this Monday for Memorial day. So I will get to check it out. I wonder how I will do on the highway since I have no clue of the roads down here as yet. I went on the high way tonight - of course I got lost and got off the wrong exit, but at least I found a great French place to eat. So I stopped and ate and then ev! entually found my way back. Monday will be interesting as it always is when I move to a brand new place. Of course there are also many areas of Austin where it is dreadfully poor and where life is off in the "stick" in the middle of no-where! There are of course, plenty of cattle ranches and pick up trucks! To end this small and brief summary of Austin, The weather this evening is a glorious 89 degrees! Oh it is great! So hopefully I will get my tan back! Okay, John, I hope I have filled your curiosity for now - remember life is not always "greener on the other side" Everywhere and each and everyone of us, do not have life where it is all perfect. Though, my life may sound interesting to you and filled with fun and adventure I too, have times where life is challening - it does not always go the way I plan it to go. I am sure your life in Seaham or wherever you live is equally as fulfilled and interesting. Hope you are well. Take care and God Bless. Talk to you again later. You! r friend.... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:20:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John Armes, where have you been hiding these days? Have not seen you on the guest book since right before Christmas. I hope you are doing well. I heard from Andrea Spurr that she thought you had eventually got married to Amanda Cooke - that would be nice after all these years. Also, Andrea gave you a compliment - she said you are "Much better looking now, than when you were in school!" (Of course, as you know, I have always found you to be a real cutie pie! :) Now, now, do not let your ego get the best of you. It is always good for one to keep a "humility" about him/herself.) Anyway, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and hope your parents are doing well these days. Next message will tell something about this great State. Take care now.. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:17:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hey there stevensen, its fantastic to hear from you, if it is really you, to prove it can u name that tune we were tapping out when we were ambushed. sad to hear about chopper mcgill he was a talent on the banjo and a funny guy, he had my mini disk on him too which is a shame. 13 years was a rough stretch did they let you keep your mouth organ, if not how did you pass the time. you married i see sounds good. I couldnt find my way out of the jungle i had no radio or any equipment just my accordian. I was found and taken in by bhuddist munks near the tibeten boarder. I was there for 7 years where i helped with crop producton and taught accordian. I was eventually found by the marines who brought me home. i underwent 6 years of psychiatric treatment before moving to america. i see you visit the george, fancy getting some of the old gang together for a reunion and a bit of a knees up, it would be great to play with u again hicksy new orleans, louisiana usa - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:15:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - good to read you - tell us more about your 'bush state' John Armes - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:47:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fever hospital on Princess road was demolished and the fire station was built on the site. My sister Edith was in there before the war. The Edinburgh castle was on the corner opposite the wagonway railway crossings at the bottom of Adolphus street Jim Shaw Peterlee, Durham England - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, my friends of Seaham; hope y'all are doing well. I am now at my new place of residence in Austin, Texas - (Bush State!) The weather is fabulous! :) Actually, I am glad to be back in Texas - I am not sure why I moved to Chicago from Dallas, Texas anyway. Though I had a great three years in Chicago, but the winters are just miserable. Anyway, lots going on here as it is a very Political part of the state - which you all know I will be in my element! I am hoping to sign up for a law class this fall, or a class in International Politics, something to do with Law and Politics. A big change from my humanitarian work - though that is still part of my work and even part of who I am. For another note, I did speak with Amanda Phillips, (Alice's daughter) two weeks ago, I am going to sponsoring Alice via international support. So I hope that many of you who know Alice will also support her campaign for research for Alziemers. Sadie, I hope Ed is doing well these days an! d please give Gayle my best regards. Kind regards to everyone else on this guest-book. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:54:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Dawnet who asked if I lived at Seaton. No but my son of the same name lives at Seaton still. So you are coming to Aus. well I must warn you that Sydney can be very expensive. I live in Western Australia which is the biggest and cleanest state in the country. Wish you well in all you do. sincerely Jimmy Gilbert.jimmyg1@bigpond.com Jimmy Gilbert Balga, WA Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:52:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Spence, I don't ever recall being terrorized by you. Clearly you are fibbing or guilty of believing your own over-inflated ego son. Get a job/life/clue! Concerned Citizen Seaham, - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:57:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been terroring the streets of seaham, for my past 22 years, i am sorry if i hit, stole or called any 1. Especially to the police who are really doing a good job Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 02:52:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry Kev - don't know you. What have you done then? billy o'reilly - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:03:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Gena I lived and grew up in Parkside, Seaham until the early 50's when I left and moved south to get work. I have lived in the South East ever since, but have kept in touch with my family who still live in Parkside. I would be interested to know if there is anyone out there who remembers me. I went to the Siss School. I was then known as Gena Wood. Or wee Geordie Wood. I was best friends with Joyce Forest, who also moved south and I still see from time to time. So if there is anyone out there who remembers us, Lets hear from you. Gena Scarlett nee WOOD Polegate, East Sussex - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:01:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone would like to sponsor Alice Phillips for the Great North Run, could you please contact her by phoning 0775 2041043. Alice was recently featured in the Sunderland Echo talking about the dreadful condition of Alzheimer's Disease and how it has affected her husband Arthur for the last ten years. She's raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and is also hoping to raise further funds by hosting a Jubilee Party on Sunday 2nd June on the Northlea Playing field near Haven House. The event starts at 11am, with games, refreshments, bouncy castle and stalls, and anyone wishing to donate any items for sale or raffle should contact Alice who will arrange for collection. Please come along to this event in aid of such a worthy cause and raise some money while having fun too. Elaine Seaham, - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:00:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know u will all know me, i just wanna say am sorry for all the things i have done to the folks of seaham. Really sorry, all the best, Kev Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:38:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred! How are you? Where in Texas were you? I use to live in Dallas for three years - I have always loved the hot weather - but you are right it is very humid. Austin is even worse than Dallas for humidity. However, I am sure looking forward to summer weather. I am fed up with this cold, unpredictable weather in Chicago. I am leaving for Austin, Texas tomorrow morning flying from O'Hare - I can't wait!!! I will be doing some political work, as well as I am going to enroll in the University and take a night class in Law. I am shifting into a new career for my decade of my ealy mid-thirties. Anyway, apart from the humidity in texas I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care everyone, will be in touch soon. Jacqueline Last day in Chicago, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:36:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for my daughter victoria fairley D.O.B 27/7/86 if there is anyone who know's her could you please contact me ASAP in love and hope your loveing dad. Stephen fairley Ryhpe, S/land - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:04:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred, Nice to hear from you again. Let us know when you are home. It will be nice to see you again. Ed's doing well. Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:32:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie and Ed, sorry to hear about your illness Ed, we'll be back in Seaham in June/July, hope to see you then. Tell Ms Markie I've just returned from Texas, the humidity is a killer. Fred Tuck Parksville, British Columbia Canada - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:27:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hello out there who's asking for mickey bunnages whereabouts julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:25:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the person looking for mickey bunnage who happens to be my step brother well he lives in milton keynes and is alive and well.he visits home from time to time. julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:24:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I go to Sydney I always stay at the Pentura on Pitt which, as the name suggests is on Pitt street in the Heart of Sydney and within walking distance of everything. It is not expensive.Look it up on Google. Colin Hall Welliington, New Zealand - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:47:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I noticed that some of the guests on this site are from Australia. I am hoping to visit Sydney later on in the year and wondered if you could give advice on where best to stay. Jimmy Gilbert - Did you previously live in the Seaton area of Seaham? Dawnet Seaham, - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:41:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to everyone in Seaham I was just on the friends reunited site and saw a lot of names thatI knew from all the different schools in Seaham .Don't these people use this site It would be nice to see those names on there local site.lets reunite on the guestbook. Lilian Mcavinnie/Smith Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 23:33:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Guestbook friends thank you once again for all your good wishes. I'm pleased to tell you Ed is now home from hospital and is beginning to recover. It will be a while before he will be back on the Guest Book but I will keep it running. He's had a tough time but is now on the mend. Once again thank you all for your patience. Best Wishes, Sadie Mason. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham Uk - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:51:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi-Sadie , sorry to hear of Ed's health problems and wish him well and you hang in there .It has been ages since I logged on due to the sewerage that has been deposited here by the mindless minority . On a positive note I made contact with old school friends and made new ones . No doubt that is what Ed hopes to achieve on this site , I hope he does Oz Brian South Australia - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:17:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, could anyone help me to find out about my ancesters my grandfather was Thomas Emmerson Robinson & my grandmother was Mary Jane she worked at the Bottleworks, my Father was also called Thomas Emmerson they lived in Illchester Street his brothers were George he was a manager at Dawdon Co-op, Jimmy, William, Robert who was killed in the first World War and the youngest was Percy. Thanks NSmith Penrith Cumbria N Smith Penrith, Cumbria - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:21:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Arthur Lockyear the local policemen, when he used a BSA Bantam in his job. being a large man he was the best advert I ever saw for BSA motorbike. Although he was a giant of a man, he was an excellent policeman, he knew everyone, honest people and villains alike and being an honest person found him to be a gentle giant and very fair. if I read the comments correctly he has now passed away and I for one will always remember him. Fred Gordon Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:45:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stevenson, what a load of bo****s. you don't drink in the George on the avenue, playing your mouth organ, As i've worked there for the last five years. lynn adcock seaham, durham uk - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 23:44:10 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Sadie. Sorry to hesr about Ed. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I sincerely hope everything goes well. As for "bearing" with you? Consider it done. Your help is much apprieciated with regards to keeping this site going despite having enough worries on your mind. Thanks Blimm - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:37:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, I'm sorry to hear Ed has been ill, and trust that he is in good hands and well on the way to recovery. Please pass on my best wishes, and to yourself of course. Alzheimer, things are always good for me down here in Godzown, and the only reason I'm not here more often is that the standards of some contributors leave me speechless. It is one thing to use foul language and idiotic comment if that is part of your day to day life, but to consciously sit at a keyboard and type it out indicates a level of intelligence which might crank up their tiny little egos a few points, but reduces their IQ's by the same amount.In short mate, with some excellent exceptions, the standard of debate and comment is about as interesting as watching grass grow.My apologies to all those who want to use the site for the purpose for which it was intended by Ed. Having witnessed his enthusiasm at first hand last year, I think he and Sadie deserve better. Rant over! Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:36:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Mr Ed. the dolphin in the harbour - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:34:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Eddie Mason, This site needs you and we all thank you. God bless you and your good wife. sincerely, Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:33:03 (PDT) ------------ -------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Mason Sorry to read about Mr Mason's illness. I hope he's better soon. Thank you for the guest book, it brings me a lot of enjoyment and has reunited me with old friends. maureen fazalabbas Mombasa, Kenya - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:31:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley LaHabra,, California USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:26:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:25:59 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Jacqueline, Eddie has been very ill. He had emergency surgery on Wednesday and it was critical for a while. However even though he is still in Intensive Care he is improving all the time. Thanks to you and to all our Guestbook friends for your good wishes. They are much appreciated. Sadie Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 15:41:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sadie, I have just read that Ed is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I hope it is nothing too serious and that he will make a speedy recovery. Additionally, to other comments, I too, wish people would not abuse this page of the guest-book. It gets out of hand. My mom told me the Queen was visiting Seaham the other day - I hope everyone enjoyed her visit. Hope everyone is doing well in Seaham. I am fine and looking forward to my move to Austin, Texas on May 22nd. Goodbye to this unpredictable Chicago spring weather and hello! :) to hot, sunny Texas weather! :) Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:34:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Mason, I hope that Ed Mason is doing well. This web site has brought old school chums seperated by the Atlantic together (my father-in-law and his best schoolhood friend). Even though there are a lot of people that abuse this site, it still has a positive impact on those that care to use it as it was intended. I also hope that you are holding up while Mr. Mason is in hospital. I send both of you my best. Bill Jordan Vancouver, Washington USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:48:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whoa Nobby! Long time no read. How's life in the New World? Al Zheimer - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:26:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Colin Hall, Blimm and all other Guest Book friends. Sorry about the crude comments. Normally Ed woukd block them or remove them but he is in hospital and isn't available at the moment. I'm doing the best I can so please bear with me. Sadie Mason (Ed's wife) Sadie Mason Seaham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:24:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe it would be a good idea to open the alternative guest book again and let these morons/children play their game there. At least the rest of us would not have to see the crap they write. Just a thought like. Big hello to all who want to use this site in a sensible way. Lets try and not let them get to us eh! Blimm Jacqueline, I think the reason you get on some people's nerves (I have to support Tony on this) is that the vast majority of your entries are about yourself. Your views on religion, your crush on John Armes, what type of etiquette you believe is appropriate for yourself and others, even what you're wearing. If you compare your entries with those of other people - who are perhaps trying to make contact with lost friends (but without boring others with the most minute details of their personal lives, even down to the weather in their part of the world; your entires are often not the epitome of discretion, or humility that you think they are), or are speaking about matters relevant to Seaham, for e.g. the docks then you won't fail to notice a huge difference in tone. My friend was outraged when you insinuated that Seaham folk were lucky not to know about world issues. Those kind of remarks are far from humble. I don't mean to sound over-ly critical, but suggest you re-r! ead some of your entries, and you might agree that I have a point? OOn a lighter note, what's with the massive mis-use of quotation marks ""? Bunyards Exhibition - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:22:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'VE GOT IT...That tiresome Texas slapper is Mr. Madheed...Can't you see it? Miss Markie/Mr. Madheed...straight out of the Mill Inn, fully fuelled on cider...chips at Ambleside...home alone to the internet...writes facile misspelt incoherent nonsense then drifts off into hallucinogenic fitful sleep. VOILA. Keith Banks Seaham, UK - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:21:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After reading law cases and papers all day I look to our guestbook for some light relief and relaxation. I find however the ramblings of miss Markie. I agree with a prior submission and think miss M. is in Hawthorn Square, School Street, or even Malvern Crescent. Tell me miss Markie...are you really real? or are you just a figment of some poor unfortunate's glue ravaged mind. Either way I find you fascinating. Your view and interpretation of world events and religions borders on (at best) very strange and (at worst)insane. One point however makes me smile and that's your spelling...wow what school did you go to if at all, compensating for the Americanisms of Websters, colour to color...labour to labor...harbour to harbor etc.,etc., which I would imagine just comes with living in the US this just leaves 45% of every other word you write is wrong. Im writing this as a typical lawyer miss Markie, using ten words when two will do but please...for our sakes here in sunny ! Seaham...leave your religious lessons out...leave your political views covered...stop telling us we're living below the level of a snakes belly and that we should aspire to live the American dream...'cos you're dead boring. Just one more thing miss Markie, the name dropping of Senators and Archbishops just isn't cricket dear, it's so terribly kitch. (by the way, our dog nipper has just won a seat in the US Senate, will he have to be vaccinated?). Listen Seaham... stand up for yourselves...stop outsiders degrading our fine town through this guestbook...fight for our honour (which is more than some of our wives did).Which reminds me...I went to a wife swapping party at Dalton Grange on Saturday, and the portable telly I swapped her for has gone on the blink...I'll try new batteries in the remote first. Michael Pearson Seaham, United Kingdom - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:19:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- many years ago, I came upon a sign that read "Heavens Grocery Store." When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide And when I came to myself; I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels.They were standing everywhere; One handed me a basket and said "My child shop with care." Everything a human needed was in that grocery store And what you could not carry you could come back for more First I got some Patience. Love was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of Wisdom; and Faith a bag or two. And Charity of course; I would need some of that too. I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost - as It was all over the place.And then some Strength; and Courage to help me run this race. My basket was getting full - but I remembered I needed Grace! And then I chose Salvation - for Salvation was for free. I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me!("TONY" FROM SPAIN!)Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill,For I thought I had everything to do the Masters will.As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put that in,For I knew when I stepped outside - I would run into sin.Peace and Joy were plentiful,the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise were hanging near; so I just helped myself.Then I said to the angel, "Now how much do I owe?" He smiled and said, "Just take them everywhere you go. "Again I asked "Really now, How much do I owe?" "My child" he said, "God paid your bill a long long time ago." (Hope y'all liked this little enouragment poem!) Have a great day and God Bless! -your G/B friend, Jacqueline Katherine Mary. Jacqueline USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:15:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To my dear G/B friend "TONY" FROM SPAIN... I can always count on you to remind me of "HUMILITY!" You do a great job at keeping me "HUMBLE" with your "kind" (not!) remarks in reference to me. I will remember you in my prayers! I must really take your interest as you just love to mention me in your messages - I think you really find me fascinating and would most likely want to get to know me a little more. Oh, too bad you are in Spain and not in Austin Texas! I would invite you to spend the day with me with the "Sister of Shoenstaat" or spend the day with me doing work with the "Sister's of Charity" (Mother Teresa'a order)Then, you too, would learn a thing or two about "humility." It is a wonderful grace to have... Thank you Tony from Spain; your messages mean a lot to me! You just like to bug me... well, I have prayed for many years for "patience" finally, the good Lord in his good grace has granted me more patience than you ever imagine... so just keep up with your r! emarks, and I will always think of something positive to say back to you. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:11:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! nuttrererere - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 05:44:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A man was collecting coal off the Blast beach one day when he came across a botle,which he opened and out popped a Geordie Genie.Thanks marra for letting me out of that bloody bottle,I can grant you one wish and only one. Geordie says me brother lives in Australia but Ah cannot afford to gan ower and see him do yer think ye could build me a bridge from Seaham to Australia.Howay man that's a bloody tall order even for a Genie,is there nowt else yer would like.Geordie says alreet then how about getting Markie to stop contributing to the Seaham guest book,to which the Genie replied ..How wide did yer want that bridge..¿? Tony from Spain Espana - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 16:07:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! Suggestion - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:20:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. John Armes - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:14:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boy! A lot of town meetings goes on in Seaham these days, from what I read from some fo the messags on this G/B. Seaham is beginning to remind me of one of these small New England States, like...Maine..in a small community where everone knows everyone and everyone else's business. By some of my contributions on this G/B I am sure I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:46:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other evening I had a spectacular experience meeting with the Archbishop Lawerance Khai of Thailand... He was doing Mass in one of the homes where he was hosted. He is here in Austin for the next 10 days doing Mass's around the neighboring churches. He spoke of his life growing up in Thailand where at one point when he was just 13 years old, he was persecuted for following his Catholic faith and for following Jesus Christ. It was during the time when in Thailand the people had to disregard their Catholic/and all Christian faiths and adhere to worshipping Buddah. He refused to the police in his school to worship Buddah and to deny his Catholic faith and Jesus Christ. He was then beaten, torchured and had a gun put in his mouth. He was almost killed, but by the Divine Mercy of God his life was spared and he became a Priest and now an Archbishop. His testimony was amazing!! Just wanted to share that with you all...that one should never deny his/her faith and God wi! ll always honor you and give you special graces.....Have a beautiful evening everyone. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:42:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Armes and (his wife) Well, now I am so embarrssed! face flushed red! I just recieved some insight, I had no idea you were married - I would never have e-mailed you. I was under the impression from a previous message on the guest-book stated you were NOT married, a confirmed Batcholar - set in your ways. If I had known you were married, gosh! I would never have sent messages to you. I am so sorry... To the wife of John Armes, (sorry I do not know your name) I sincerely apologise if I caused you to feel concern. I thought John was still single, which is why I was messaging him; otherwise, you know, how I am, with "moral" standards, and respect for the human race and human dignity. Once again, I apologize. Hope the two of you are doing well - do enjoy (the both of you) the packet of Texas Blue-Bell Bonnet flower seeds - I think they will bloom rather nice. Well... at least John and I "made friends" again and you and I have made a new friendship. Oh, I did think! that the message stating John was married with twins, was just someone else being goofy - you know how the guest-book is! So, I wish you all a very happy day tomorrow as it is "Father's day." Take care of yourselves and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters are calling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." I am well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the right connections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read them all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missionary work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sort of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to all Dave Rirchie Seaham, Durham - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:14:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" Thanks! Well, I have never really thought of myself as a "socialist" I am not sure I like that term - I much prefer a "closet democrat" - though, hey now I think of that term I am not sure about the sound of that either! I mean, it does not sound too great; especially with the growing population of gays and lesbians (Democrats support the homosexual community.)I mean, my God! I am far from that I can tell you that for nothing! I am very much the proper, social, etiquette young lady and proud to be a woman at that. I do not want to be a man, or date the same sex as myself. I am very happy dating nice, sophisticated, educated, cute men. (when I have the time or when my friends set me up on a date - it is actually getting about time for another date soon. I think I may like to have a child at some point in my life. If not in the next 4 years -then I do not want to have children at all of my own. I will either adopt or just not have children. Now this is wh! y I do a lot of humanitarian work so that I do not become too selfish or self-centered. I never want to forget my roots and where I was born or where I was raised. (Not that Seaham is that bad - it really is not compared to some of the areas I have seen in America.)Being single at age 33 or so, is great but it can be "spoiling" if you know what I mean.I am use to having a full nights sleep and spending money on myself for clothes or dinning out or whatever I want. God forbid if I ever became like one of those self-centered, selfish, inconsiderate spoilt rich adults as I often see around and about. Anyway, getting back to my point... So... perhaps closet democrat may not be the best termnology to describe myself. lets just keep to the facts, I am a Rebublican with lots of compassion for those less fortunte and will do what I can to contribute to the lower income society. Oh by the way, my drive up to Largo Vista was not too bad.. Austin is also called the "Hill" Country and no! w I know why after I drove about 30 mins or so on a very winding up hill and down hill road, surrounded by nothing but trees and farms. I thought, "My God! where the heck do my friends live? Out in the middle of no-where? Well, they actually do live in a very remote area, but it is so beautiful on the lake. Okay, it is late - 10.00pm and I am off to sleep. Take care... by the way, was Andrea Spurr right? Did you eventually get married to Amanda Cooke? Have a good day tomorrow. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:12:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1974 I stayed for three weeks or so at the Golden Lion in Seaham Harbour when I was doing research at Dawdon Colliery. George Hendersen of the NUM helped me out each day I was at the pit. I learned the other day that Durham has no coal mines operating anymore. Is that true? I have not been back since, though my mother and grandmother dropped by the Golden Lion for one night in 1978. Do the Dickson's still run the place? I remember Sid saying he planned to repaint the outside when the old theater next door was torn down. It took me two weeks to realize that the sign on the old theater which read, "R YAL" had once read "ROYAL." His wife, worked at a newspaper, didn't she? Their daughter must have a family of her own by now. I am recommending to the teacher of my oldest son that she and her family take a bus from Durham to Seaham Harbour when they are travelling in Britain this summer. If you see an American family looking around, that probably will be them.! I remember the kindnesses shown to me by the lads at Dawdon and their families with great fondness. I even saw a production of "The King and I" done by locals. The brother of one of the fellows I knew(I think there was a family that had eight or nine brothers who worked at Dawdon)played the part of the statue of Buddha. Is the Chinese take-out still there? Do the railway cars still go down that track pulling up an empty car at the same time with the cable that goes moving back and forth like a big snake? I remember the library had a huge dictionary with a long article in front about a more sensible way of spelling English words. I wonder if that is still there. Oh, yeah - I remember another thing that puzzled me. There was a fruit store that was named after a street. When I first walked back from the colliery I saw a sign on this building that seemed to say, "St. Fruit" - another mysterious sign. Then I saw that the street name was blocked from view and that there really wasn't a St. Fruit afterall. I hope to someday return with my wife and children. If anyone remembers me, please send an e-mail. We are rccij@yahoo Richard J.Mohr Richard J Mohr Fountain Valley, California USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie just got back from a boat delivery trip,and learnt about Ed.please pass on my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy recovery.kindest Regards ... tony from spain espania - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:38:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope everyone has a great "Bank Holiday" Monday. I remember those days, every Bank Holiday Monday we had it always seemed to either be cold or it was rainning! So I hope today the weather is nice for you all. By the way, I was just checking out my old town and I just learned that what was Seaham Comprehensive School is now the Seaham School of Technology - what is all that about? Can somebody tell me? Also, by the reports of the school on the internet, It seems the students are not really getting the best of grades. Goodness, I feel like a foreigner to the town I grew up in - it has all changed so drastically is the last 15 years. Please explain to me what is the school of technology. I thought Seaham comprehensive school was exactly just that! A secondry school. Anyway, I am off for now it is Memorial Day here in America and we have lots of people to remember - especially those who lost their lives helping during the 9/11 attacks. We had another huge disaster the ot! her day. A bridge in Oklahoma just collasped and fell into the river. At least 14 vehicles were plunged and lives were lost. I am off today to visit friends and have a BBQ. Yeserday, I drove into the heart of the city and went to Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral then visited the Capitol - Austin is a great tourist spot. Those of you who remember me from school can have a bit laugh to yourselves, as much as I am now great a Geography and have a decent knowledge of where countries are in the world - I still am terrible with directions. These Austin Highways are as confusing as anything. 35 is also Maopac and I think 290. Loop 1 north and south are also called 35. Somewhere there is a 620 and a 360 that also have another names. Boy! I am as confused as anything with these highways. However, I still made it okay in my travels yesterday exploring around. Okay, everyone have nice day. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:37:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, thanks for the compliments - I thought I'd always been handsome....... From what you say I think you have to face the fact that, at heart, you're a socialist. Don't be frightened. It isn't the same thing as being a communist. It just means that those who have enough give something to those who have too little. John Armes - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:33:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi to all in seaham especialy the dobbin corner in the george. good to see such interest in the harbour website.Good luck and best wishes to everyone. by for now. bily cole barnet, herts england - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:22:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes"...... So hey, what can I say about this state - Texas! Well, I think it is the best state to live in. (Lesley Roberts might disagree as she lives in Arizona - where it is always hot! but more of a dry heat, rather than a humid heat as in Texas. Though, both states have a lot of history and a lot of snakes and scorpions creeping and slithering around!).......Texas - the "Lone Star" State! and mainly a state of Political Republican supporters; though of course, there are the liberal Democrats. Actually, at least the Democrats try to impose fundings and programs for the lower income populations. This is where my work gets a bit complicated - you see, by morals I am a definate strong Republican. However, my heart and compassion takes over when it comes to those who are in much need of financial and emotional assistance. Other words, I can phrase myself as a "Closet Democrat." Austin is the capital of Texas and much more political than I found Dallas to be. ! Austin is also more "down-to-earth" than the superficial actions of the Dallas wives. I live just three minutes drive from Zilker park - it is fabulous! It is a great place to run - there are hundreds there every morning/evening out running and you can also go Kiaking on the lake. I live next to numerous shopping malls and the best places to eat! :) (Whoops! there goes my diet! Though I am still basically the same weight as I was in school. However, I had better watch the Mexican food - boy! I love that stuff!) I basically live in the heart of things - which is great as I am still single. My dear friends, live about 45 mins away in Lago Vista, I will be driving there this Monday for Memorial day. So I will get to check it out. I wonder how I will do on the highway since I have no clue of the roads down here as yet. I went on the high way tonight - of course I got lost and got off the wrong exit, but at least I found a great French place to eat. So I stopped and ate and then ev! entually found my way back. Monday will be interesting as it always is when I move to a brand new place. Of course there are also many areas of Austin where it is dreadfully poor and where life is off in the "stick" in the middle of no-where! There are of course, plenty of cattle ranches and pick up trucks! To end this small and brief summary of Austin, The weather this evening is a glorious 89 degrees! Oh it is great! So hopefully I will get my tan back! Okay, John, I hope I have filled your curiosity for now - remember life is not always "greener on the other side" Everywhere and each and everyone of us, do not have life where it is all perfect. Though, my life may sound interesting to you and filled with fun and adventure I too, have times where life is challening - it does not always go the way I plan it to go. I am sure your life in Seaham or wherever you live is equally as fulfilled and interesting. Hope you are well. Take care and God Bless. Talk to you again later. You! r friend.... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:20:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John Armes, where have you been hiding these days? Have not seen you on the guest book since right before Christmas. I hope you are doing well. I heard from Andrea Spurr that she thought you had eventually got married to Amanda Cooke - that would be nice after all these years. Also, Andrea gave you a compliment - she said you are "Much better looking now, than when you were in school!" (Of course, as you know, I have always found you to be a real cutie pie! :) Now, now, do not let your ego get the best of you. It is always good for one to keep a "humility" about him/herself.) Anyway, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and hope your parents are doing well these days. Next message will tell something about this great State. Take care now.. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:17:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hey there stevensen, its fantastic to hear from you, if it is really you, to prove it can u name that tune we were tapping out when we were ambushed. sad to hear about chopper mcgill he was a talent on the banjo and a funny guy, he had my mini disk on him too which is a shame. 13 years was a rough stretch did they let you keep your mouth organ, if not how did you pass the time. you married i see sounds good. I couldnt find my way out of the jungle i had no radio or any equipment just my accordian. I was found and taken in by bhuddist munks near the tibeten boarder. I was there for 7 years where i helped with crop producton and taught accordian. I was eventually found by the marines who brought me home. i underwent 6 years of psychiatric treatment before moving to america. i see you visit the george, fancy getting some of the old gang together for a reunion and a bit of a knees up, it would be great to play with u again hicksy new orleans, louisiana usa - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:15:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - good to read you - tell us more about your 'bush state' John Armes - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:47:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fever hospital on Princess road was demolished and the fire station was built on the site. My sister Edith was in there before the war. The Edinburgh castle was on the corner opposite the wagonway railway crossings at the bottom of Adolphus street Jim Shaw Peterlee, Durham England - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, my friends of Seaham; hope y'all are doing well. I am now at my new place of residence in Austin, Texas - (Bush State!) The weather is fabulous! :) Actually, I am glad to be back in Texas - I am not sure why I moved to Chicago from Dallas, Texas anyway. Though I had a great three years in Chicago, but the winters are just miserable. Anyway, lots going on here as it is a very Political part of the state - which you all know I will be in my element! I am hoping to sign up for a law class this fall, or a class in International Politics, something to do with Law and Politics. A big change from my humanitarian work - though that is still part of my work and even part of who I am. For another note, I did speak with Amanda Phillips, (Alice's daughter) two weeks ago, I am going to sponsoring Alice via international support. So I hope that many of you who know Alice will also support her campaign for research for Alziemers. Sadie, I hope Ed is doing well these days an! d please give Gayle my best regards. Kind regards to everyone else on this guest-book. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:54:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Dawnet who asked if I lived at Seaton. No but my son of the same name lives at Seaton still. So you are coming to Aus. well I must warn you that Sydney can be very expensive. I live in Western Australia which is the biggest and cleanest state in the country. Wish you well in all you do. sincerely Jimmy Gilbert.jimmyg1@bigpond.com Jimmy Gilbert Balga, WA Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:52:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Spence, I don't ever recall being terrorized by you. Clearly you are fibbing or guilty of believing your own over-inflated ego son. Get a job/life/clue! Concerned Citizen Seaham, - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:57:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been terroring the streets of seaham, for my past 22 years, i am sorry if i hit, stole or called any 1. Especially to the police who are really doing a good job Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 02:52:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry Kev - don't know you. What have you done then? billy o'reilly - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:03:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Gena I lived and grew up in Parkside, Seaham until the early 50's when I left and moved south to get work. I have lived in the South East ever since, but have kept in touch with my family who still live in Parkside. I would be interested to know if there is anyone out there who remembers me. I went to the Siss School. I was then known as Gena Wood. Or wee Geordie Wood. I was best friends with Joyce Forest, who also moved south and I still see from time to time. So if there is anyone out there who remembers us, Lets hear from you. Gena Scarlett nee WOOD Polegate, East Sussex - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:01:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone would like to sponsor Alice Phillips for the Great North Run, could you please contact her by phoning 0775 2041043. Alice was recently featured in the Sunderland Echo talking about the dreadful condition of Alzheimer's Disease and how it has affected her husband Arthur for the last ten years. She's raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and is also hoping to raise further funds by hosting a Jubilee Party on Sunday 2nd June on the Northlea Playing field near Haven House. The event starts at 11am, with games, refreshments, bouncy castle and stalls, and anyone wishing to donate any items for sale or raffle should contact Alice who will arrange for collection. Please come along to this event in aid of such a worthy cause and raise some money while having fun too. Elaine Seaham, - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:00:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know u will all know me, i just wanna say am sorry for all the things i have done to the folks of seaham. Really sorry, all the best, Kev Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:38:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred! How are you? Where in Texas were you? I use to live in Dallas for three years - I have always loved the hot weather - but you are right it is very humid. Austin is even worse than Dallas for humidity. However, I am sure looking forward to summer weather. I am fed up with this cold, unpredictable weather in Chicago. I am leaving for Austin, Texas tomorrow morning flying from O'Hare - I can't wait!!! I will be doing some political work, as well as I am going to enroll in the University and take a night class in Law. I am shifting into a new career for my decade of my ealy mid-thirties. Anyway, apart from the humidity in texas I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care everyone, will be in touch soon. Jacqueline Last day in Chicago, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:36:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for my daughter victoria fairley D.O.B 27/7/86 if there is anyone who know's her could you please contact me ASAP in love and hope your loveing dad. Stephen fairley Ryhpe, S/land - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:04:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred, Nice to hear from you again. Let us know when you are home. It will be nice to see you again. Ed's doing well. Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:32:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie and Ed, sorry to hear about your illness Ed, we'll be back in Seaham in June/July, hope to see you then. Tell Ms Markie I've just returned from Texas, the humidity is a killer. Fred Tuck Parksville, British Columbia Canada - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:27:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hello out there who's asking for mickey bunnages whereabouts julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:25:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the person looking for mickey bunnage who happens to be my step brother well he lives in milton keynes and is alive and well.he visits home from time to time. julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:24:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I go to Sydney I always stay at the Pentura on Pitt which, as the name suggests is on Pitt street in the Heart of Sydney and within walking distance of everything. It is not expensive.Look it up on Google. Colin Hall Welliington, New Zealand - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:47:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I noticed that some of the guests on this site are from Australia. I am hoping to visit Sydney later on in the year and wondered if you could give advice on where best to stay. Jimmy Gilbert - Did you previously live in the Seaton area of Seaham? Dawnet Seaham, - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:41:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to everyone in Seaham I was just on the friends reunited site and saw a lot of names thatI knew from all the different schools in Seaham .Don't these people use this site It would be nice to see those names on there local site.lets reunite on the guestbook. Lilian Mcavinnie/Smith Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 23:33:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Guestbook friends thank you once again for all your good wishes. I'm pleased to tell you Ed is now home from hospital and is beginning to recover. It will be a while before he will be back on the Guest Book but I will keep it running. He's had a tough time but is now on the mend. Once again thank you all for your patience. Best Wishes, Sadie Mason. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham Uk - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:51:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi-Sadie , sorry to hear of Ed's health problems and wish him well and you hang in there .It has been ages since I logged on due to the sewerage that has been deposited here by the mindless minority . On a positive note I made contact with old school friends and made new ones . No doubt that is what Ed hopes to achieve on this site , I hope he does Oz Brian South Australia - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:17:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, could anyone help me to find out about my ancesters my grandfather was Thomas Emmerson Robinson & my grandmother was Mary Jane she worked at the Bottleworks, my Father was also called Thomas Emmerson they lived in Illchester Street his brothers were George he was a manager at Dawdon Co-op, Jimmy, William, Robert who was killed in the first World War and the youngest was Percy. Thanks NSmith Penrith Cumbria N Smith Penrith, Cumbria - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:21:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Arthur Lockyear the local policemen, when he used a BSA Bantam in his job. being a large man he was the best advert I ever saw for BSA motorbike. Although he was a giant of a man, he was an excellent policeman, he knew everyone, honest people and villains alike and being an honest person found him to be a gentle giant and very fair. if I read the comments correctly he has now passed away and I for one will always remember him. Fred Gordon Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:45:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stevenson, what a load of bo****s. you don't drink in the George on the avenue, playing your mouth organ, As i've worked there for the last five years. lynn adcock seaham, durham uk - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 23:44:10 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Sadie. Sorry to hesr about Ed. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I sincerely hope everything goes well. As for "bearing" with you? Consider it done. Your help is much apprieciated with regards to keeping this site going despite having enough worries on your mind. Thanks Blimm - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:37:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, I'm sorry to hear Ed has been ill, and trust that he is in good hands and well on the way to recovery. Please pass on my best wishes, and to yourself of course. Alzheimer, things are always good for me down here in Godzown, and the only reason I'm not here more often is that the standards of some contributors leave me speechless. It is one thing to use foul language and idiotic comment if that is part of your day to day life, but to consciously sit at a keyboard and type it out indicates a level of intelligence which might crank up their tiny little egos a few points, but reduces their IQ's by the same amount.In short mate, with some excellent exceptions, the standard of debate and comment is about as interesting as watching grass grow.My apologies to all those who want to use the site for the purpose for which it was intended by Ed. Having witnessed his enthusiasm at first hand last year, I think he and Sadie deserve better. Rant over! Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:36:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Mr Ed. the dolphin in the harbour - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:34:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Eddie Mason, This site needs you and we all thank you. God bless you and your good wife. sincerely, Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:33:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Mason Sorry to read about Mr Mason's illness. I hope he's better soon. Thank you for the guest book, it brings me a lot of enjoyment and has reunited me with old friends. maureen fazalabbas Mombasa, Kenya - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:31:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley LaHabra,, California USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:26:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:25:59 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Jacqueline, Eddie has been very ill. He had emergency surgery on Wednesday and it was critical for a while. However even though he is still in Intensive Care he is improving all the time. Thanks to you and to all our Guestbook friends for your good wishes. They are much appreciated. Sadie Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 15:41:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sadie, I have just read that Ed is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I hope it is nothing too serious and that he will make a speedy recovery. Additionally, to other comments, I too, wish people would not abuse this page of the guest-book. It gets out of hand. My mom told me the Queen was visiting Seaham the other day - I hope everyone enjoyed her visit. Hope everyone is doing well in Seaham. I am fine and looking forward to my move to Austin, Texas on May 22nd. Goodbye to this unpredictable Chicago spring weather and hello! :) to hot, sunny Texas weather! :) Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:34:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Mason, I hope that Ed Mason is doing well. This web site has brought old school chums seperated by the Atlantic together (my father-in-law and his best schoolhood friend). Even though there are a lot of people that abuse this site, it still has a positive impact on those that care to use it as it was intended. I also hope that you are holding up while Mr. Mason is in hospital. I send both of you my best. Bill Jordan Vancouver, Washington USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:48:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whoa Nobby! Long time no read. How's life in the New World? Al Zheimer - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:26:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Colin Hall, Blimm and all other Guest Book friends. Sorry about the crude comments. Normally Ed woukd block them or remove them but he is in hospital and isn't available at the moment. I'm doing the best I can so please bear with me. Sadie Mason (Ed's wife) Sadie Mason Seaham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:24:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe it would be a good idea to open the alternative guest book again and let these morons/children play their game there. At least the rest of us would not have to see the crap they write. Just a thought like. Big hello to all who want to use this site in a sensible way. Lets try and not let them get to us eh! Blimm Jacqueline, I think the reason you get on some people's nerves (I have to support Tony on this) is that the vast majority of your entries are about yourself. Your views on religion, your crush on John Armes, what type of etiquette you believe is appropriate for yourself and others, even what you're wearing. If you compare your entries with those of other people - who are perhaps trying to make contact with lost friends (but without boring others with the most minute details of their personal lives, even down to the weather in their part of the world; your entires are often not the epitome of discretion, or humility that you think they are), or are speaking about matters relevant to Seaham, for e.g. the docks then you won't fail to notice a huge difference in tone. My friend was outraged when you insinuated that Seaham folk were lucky not to know about world issues. Those kind of remarks are far from humble. I don't mean to sound over-ly critical, but suggest you re-r! ead some of your entries, and you might agree that I have a point? OOn a lighter note, what's with the massive mis-use of quotation marks ""? Bunyards Exhibition - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:22:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'VE GOT IT...That tiresome Texas slapper is Mr. Madheed...Can't you see it? Miss Markie/Mr. Madheed...straight out of the Mill Inn, fully fuelled on cider...chips at Ambleside...home alone to the internet...writes facile misspelt incoherent nonsense then drifts off into hallucinogenic fitful sleep. VOILA. Keith Banks Seaham, UK - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:21:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After reading law cases and papers all day I look to our guestbook for some light relief and relaxation. I find however the ramblings of miss Markie. I agree with a prior submission and think miss M. is in Hawthorn Square, School Street, or even Malvern Crescent. Tell me miss Markie...are you really real? or are you just a figment of some poor unfortunate's glue ravaged mind. Either way I find you fascinating. Your view and interpretation of world events and religions borders on (at best) very strange and (at worst)insane. One point however makes me smile and that's your spelling...wow what school did you go to if at all, compensating for the Americanisms of Websters, colour to color...labour to labor...harbour to harbor etc.,etc., which I would imagine just comes with living in the US this just leaves 45% of every other word you write is wrong. Im writing this as a typical lawyer miss Markie, using ten words when two will do but please...for our sakes here in sunny ! Seaham...leave your religious lessons out...leave your political views covered...stop telling us we're living below the level of a snakes belly and that we should aspire to live the American dream...'cos you're dead boring. Just one more thing miss Markie, the name dropping of Senators and Archbishops just isn't cricket dear, it's so terribly kitch. (by the way, our dog nipper has just won a seat in the US Senate, will he have to be vaccinated?). Listen Seaham... stand up for yourselves...stop outsiders degrading our fine town through this guestbook...fight for our honour (which is more than some of our wives did).Which reminds me...I went to a wife swapping party at Dalton Grange on Saturday, and the portable telly I swapped her for has gone on the blink...I'll try new batteries in the remote first. Michael Pearson Seaham, United Kingdom - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:19:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- many years ago, I came upon a sign that read "Heavens Grocery Store." When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide And when I came to myself; I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels.They were standing everywhere; One handed me a basket and said "My child shop with care." Everything a human needed was in that grocery store And what you could not carry you could come back for more First I got some Patience. Love was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of Wisdom; and Faith a bag or two. And Charity of course; I would need some of that too. I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost - as It was all over the place.And then some Strength; and Courage to help me run this race. My basket was getting full - but I remembered I needed Grace! And then I chose Salvation - for Salvation was for free. I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me!("TONY" FROM SPAIN!)Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill,For I thought I had everything to do the Masters will.As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put that in,For I knew when I stepped outside - I would run into sin.Peace and Joy were plentiful,the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise were hanging near; so I just helped myself.Then I said to the angel, "Now how much do I owe?" He smiled and said, "Just take them everywhere you go. "Again I asked "Really now, How much do I owe?" "My child" he said, "God paid your bill a long long time ago." (Hope y'all liked this little enouragment poem!) Have a great day and God Bless! -your G/B friend, Jacqueline Katherine Mary. Jacqueline USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:15:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To my dear G/B friend "TONY" FROM SPAIN... I can always count on you to remind me of "HUMILITY!" You do a great job at keeping me "HUMBLE" with your "kind" (not!) remarks in reference to me. I will remember you in my prayers! I must really take your interest as you just love to mention me in your messages - I think you really find me fascinating and would most likely want to get to know me a little more. Oh, too bad you are in Spain and not in Austin Texas! I would invite you to spend the day with me with the "Sister of Shoenstaat" or spend the day with me doing work with the "Sister's of Charity" (Mother Teresa'a order)Then, you too, would learn a thing or two about "humility." It is a wonderful grace to have... Thank you Tony from Spain; your messages mean a lot to me! You just like to bug me... well, I have prayed for many years for "patience" finally, the good Lord in his good grace has granted me more patience than you ever imagine... so just keep up with your r! emarks, and I will always think of something positive to say back to you. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:11:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! nuttrererere - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 05:44:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A man was collecting coal off the Blast beach one day when he came across a botle,which he opened and out popped a Geordie Genie.Thanks marra for letting me out of that bloody bottle,I can grant you one wish and only one. Geordie says me brother lives in Australia but Ah cannot afford to gan ower and see him do yer think ye could build me a bridge from Seaham to Australia.Howay man that's a bloody tall order even for a Genie,is there nowt else yer would like.Geordie says alreet then how about getting Markie to stop contributing to the Seaham guest book,to which the Genie replied ..How wide did yer want that bridge..¿? Tony from Spain Espana - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 16:07:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! Suggestion - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:20:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. John Armes - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:14:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boy! A lot of town meetings goes on in Seaham these days, from what I read from some fo the messags on this G/B. Seaham is beginning to remind me of one of these small New England States, like...Maine..in a small community where everone knows everyone and everyone else's business. By some of my contributions on this G/B I am sure I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:46:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other evening I had a spectacular experience meeting with the Archbishop Lawerance Khai of Thailand... He was doing Mass in one of the homes where he was hosted. He is here in Austin for the next 10 days doing Mass's around the neighboring churches. He spoke of his life growing up in Thailand where at one point when he was just 13 years old, he was persecuted for following his Catholic faith and for following Jesus Christ. It was during the time when in Thailand the people had to disregard their Catholic/and all Christian faiths and adhere to worshipping Buddah. He refused to the police in his school to worship Buddah and to deny his Catholic faith and Jesus Christ. He was then beaten, torchured and had a gun put in his mouth. He was almost killed, but by the Divine Mercy of God his life was spared and he became a Priest and now an Archbishop. His testimony was amazing!! Just wanted to share that with you all...that one should never deny his/her faith and God wi! ll always honor you and give you special graces.....Have a beautiful evening everyone. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:42:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Armes and (his wife) Well, now I am so embarrssed! face flushed red! I just recieved some insight, I had no idea you were married - I would never have e-mailed you. I was under the impression from a previous message on the guest-book stated you were NOT married, a confirmed Batcholar - set in your ways. If I had known you were married, gosh! I would never have sent messages to you. I am so sorry... To the wife of John Armes, (sorry I do not know your name) I sincerely apologise if I caused you to feel concern. I thought John was still single, which is why I was messaging him; otherwise, you know, how I am, with "moral" standards, and respect for the human race and human dignity. Once again, I apologize. Hope the two of you are doing well - do enjoy (the both of you) the packet of Texas Blue-Bell Bonnet flower seeds - I think they will bloom rather nice. Well... at least John and I "made friends" again and you and I have made a new friendship. Oh, I did think! that the message stating John was married with twins, was just someone else being goofy - you know how the guest-book is! So, I wish you all a very happy day tomorrow as it is "Father's day." Take care of yourselves and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters are calling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." I am well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the right connections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read them all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) ---------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missionary work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sort of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to all Dave Rirchie Seaham, Durham - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:14:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" Thanks! Well, I have never really thought of myself as a "socialist" I am not sure I like that term - I much prefer a "closet democrat" - though, hey now I think of that term I am not sure about the sound of that either! I mean, it does not sound too great; especially with the growing population of gays and lesbians (Democrats support the homosexual community.)I mean, my God! I am far from that I can tell you that for nothing! I am very much the proper, social, etiquette young lady and proud to be a woman at that. I do not want to be a man, or date the same sex as myself. I am very happy dating nice, sophisticated, educated, cute men. (when I have the time or when my friends set me up on a date - it is actually getting about time for another date soon. I think I may like to have a child at some point in my life. If not in the next 4 years -then I do not want to have children at all of my own. I will either adopt or just not have children. Now this is wh! y I do a lot of humanitarian work so that I do not become too selfish or self-centered. I never want to forget my roots and where I was born or where I was raised. (Not that Seaham is that bad - it really is not compared to some of the areas I have seen in America.)Being single at age 33 or so, is great but it can be "spoiling" if you know what I mean.I am use to having a full nights sleep and spending money on myself for clothes or dinning out or whatever I want. God forbid if I ever became like one of those self-centered, selfish, inconsiderate spoilt rich adults as I often see around and about. Anyway, getting back to my point... So... perhaps closet democrat may not be the best termnology to describe myself. lets just keep to the facts, I am a Rebublican with lots of compassion for those less fortunte and will do what I can to contribute to the lower income society. Oh by the way, my drive up to Largo Vista was not too bad.. Austin is also called the "Hill" Country and no! w I know why after I drove about 30 mins or so on a very winding up hill and down hill road, surrounded by nothing but trees and farms. I thought, "My God! where the heck do my friends live? Out in the middle of no-where? Well, they actually do live in a very remote area, but it is so beautiful on the lake. Okay, it is late - 10.00pm and I am off to sleep. Take care... by the way, was Andrea Spurr right? Did you eventually get married to Amanda Cooke? Have a good day tomorrow. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:12:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1974 I stayed for three weeks or so at the Golden Lion in Seaham Harbour when I was doing research at Dawdon Colliery. George Hendersen of the NUM helped me out each day I was at the pit. I learned the other day that Durham has no coal mines operating anymore. Is that true? I have not been back since, though my mother and grandmother dropped by the Golden Lion for one night in 1978. Do the Dickson's still run the place? I remember Sid saying he planned to repaint the outside when the old theater next door was torn down. It took me two weeks to realize that the sign on the old theater which read, "R YAL" had once read "ROYAL." His wife, worked at a newspaper, didn't she? Their daughter must have a family of her own by now. I am recommending to the teacher of my oldest son that she and her family take a bus from Durham to Seaham Harbour when they are travelling in Britain this summer. If you see an American family looking around, that probably will be them.! I remember the kindnesses shown to me by the lads at Dawdon and their families with great fondness. I even saw a production of "The King and I" done by locals. The brother of one of the fellows I knew(I think there was a family that had eight or nine brothers who worked at Dawdon)played the part of the statue of Buddha. Is the Chinese take-out still there? Do the railway cars still go down that track pulling up an empty car at the same time with the cable that goes moving back and forth like a big snake? I remember the library had a huge dictionary with a long article in front about a more sensible way of spelling English words. I wonder if that is still there. Oh, yeah - I remember another thing that puzzled me. There was a fruit store that was named after a street. When I first walked back from the colliery I saw a sign on this building that seemed to say, "St. Fruit" - another mysterious sign. Then I saw that the street name was blocked from view and that there really wasn't a St. Fruit afterall. I hope to someday return with my wife and children. If anyone remembers me, please send an e-mail. We are rccij@yahoo Richard J.Mohr Richard J Mohr Fountain Valley, California USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie just got back from a boat delivery trip,and learnt about Ed.please pass on my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy recovery.kindest Regards ... tony from spain espania - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:38:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope everyone has a great "Bank Holiday" Monday. I remember those days, every Bank Holiday Monday we had it always seemed to either be cold or it was rainning! So I hope today the weather is nice for you all. By the way, I was just checking out my old town and I just learned that what was Seaham Comprehensive School is now the Seaham School of Technology - what is all that about? Can somebody tell me? Also, by the reports of the school on the internet, It seems the students are not really getting the best of grades. Goodness, I feel like a foreigner to the town I grew up in - it has all changed so drastically is the last 15 years. Please explain to me what is the school of technology. I thought Seaham comprehensive school was exactly just that! A secondry school. Anyway, I am off for now it is Memorial Day here in America and we have lots of people to remember - especially those who lost their lives helping during the 9/11 attacks. We had another huge disaster the ot! her day. A bridge in Oklahoma just collasped and fell into the river. At least 14 vehicles were plunged and lives were lost. I am off today to visit friends and have a BBQ. Yeserday, I drove into the heart of the city and went to Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral then visited the Capitol - Austin is a great tourist spot. Those of you who remember me from school can have a bit laugh to yourselves, as much as I am now great a Geography and have a decent knowledge of where countries are in the world - I still am terrible with directions. These Austin Highways are as confusing as anything. 35 is also Maopac and I think 290. Loop 1 north and south are also called 35. Somewhere there is a 620 and a 360 that also have another names. Boy! I am as confused as anything with these highways. However, I still made it okay in my travels yesterday exploring around. Okay, everyone have nice day. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:37:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, thanks for the compliments - I thought I'd always been handsome....... From what you say I think you have to face the fact that, at heart, you're a socialist. Don't be frightened. It isn't the same thing as being a communist. It just means that those who have enough give something to those who have too little. John Armes - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:33:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi to all in seaham especialy the dobbin corner in the george. good to see such interest in the harbour website.Good luck and best wishes to everyone. by for now. bily cole barnet, herts england - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:22:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes"...... So hey, what can I say about this state - Texas! Well, I think it is the best state to live in. (Lesley Roberts might disagree as she lives in Arizona - where it is always hot! but more of a dry heat, rather than a humid heat as in Texas. Though, both states have a lot of history and a lot of snakes and scorpions creeping and slithering around!).......Texas - the "Lone Star" State! and mainly a state of Political Republican supporters; though of course, there are the liberal Democrats. Actually, at least the Democrats try to impose fundings and programs for the lower income populations. This is where my work gets a bit complicated - you see, by morals I am a definate strong Republican. However, my heart and compassion takes over when it comes to those who are in much need of financial and emotional assistance. Other words, I can phrase myself as a "Closet Democrat." Austin is the capital of Texas and much more political than I found Dallas to be. ! Austin is also more "down-to-earth" than the superficial actions of the Dallas wives. I live just three minutes drive from Zilker park - it is fabulous! It is a great place to run - there are hundreds there every morning/evening out running and you can also go Kiaking on the lake. I live next to numerous shopping malls and the best places to eat! :) (Whoops! there goes my diet! Though I am still basically the same weight as I was in school. However, I had better watch the Mexican food - boy! I love that stuff!) I basically live in the heart of things - which is great as I am still single. My dear friends, live about 45 mins away in Lago Vista, I will be driving there this Monday for Memorial day. So I will get to check it out. I wonder how I will do on the highway since I have no clue of the roads down here as yet. I went on the high way tonight - of course I got lost and got off the wrong exit, but at least I found a great French place to eat. So I stopped and ate and then ev! entually found my way back. Monday will be interesting as it always is when I move to a brand new place. Of course there are also many areas of Austin where it is dreadfully poor and where life is off in the "stick" in the middle of no-where! There are of course, plenty of cattle ranches and pick up trucks! To end this small and brief summary of Austin, The weather this evening is a glorious 89 degrees! Oh it is great! So hopefully I will get my tan back! Okay, John, I hope I have filled your curiosity for now - remember life is not always "greener on the other side" Everywhere and each and everyone of us, do not have life where it is all perfect. Though, my life may sound interesting to you and filled with fun and adventure I too, have times where life is challening - it does not always go the way I plan it to go. I am sure your life in Seaham or wherever you live is equally as fulfilled and interesting. Hope you are well. Take care and God Bless. Talk to you again later. You! r friend.... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:20:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John Armes, where have you been hiding these days? Have not seen you on the guest book since right before Christmas. I hope you are doing well. I heard from Andrea Spurr that she thought you had eventually got married to Amanda Cooke - that would be nice after all these years. Also, Andrea gave you a compliment - she said you are "Much better looking now, than when you were in school!" (Of course, as you know, I have always found you to be a real cutie pie! :) Now, now, do not let your ego get the best of you. It is always good for one to keep a "humility" about him/herself.) Anyway, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and hope your parents are doing well these days. Next message will tell something about this great State. Take care now.. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:17:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hey there stevensen, its fantastic to hear from you, if it is really you, to prove it can u name that tune we were tapping out when we were ambushed. sad to hear about chopper mcgill he was a talent on the banjo and a funny guy, he had my mini disk on him too which is a shame. 13 years was a rough stretch did they let you keep your mouth organ, if not how did you pass the time. you married i see sounds good. I couldnt find my way out of the jungle i had no radio or any equipment just my accordian. I was found and taken in by bhuddist munks near the tibeten boarder. I was there for 7 years where i helped with crop producton and taught accordian. I was eventually found by the marines who brought me home. i underwent 6 years of psychiatric treatment before moving to america. i see you visit the george, fancy getting some of the old gang together for a reunion and a bit of a knees up, it would be great to play with u again hicksy new orleans, louisiana usa - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:15:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - good to read you - tell us more about your 'bush state' John Armes - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:47:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fever hospital on Princess road was demolished and the fire station was built on the site. My sister Edith was in there before the war. The Edinburgh castle was on the corner opposite the wagonway railway crossings at the bottom of Adolphus street Jim Shaw Peterlee, Durham England - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, my friends of Seaham; hope y'all are doing well. I am now at my new place of residence in Austin, Texas - (Bush State!) The weather is fabulous! :) Actually, I am glad to be back in Texas - I am not sure why I moved to Chicago from Dallas, Texas anyway. Though I had a great three years in Chicago, but the winters are just miserable. Anyway, lots going on here as it is a very Political part of the state - which you all know I will be in my element! I am hoping to sign up for a law class this fall, or a class in International Politics, something to do with Law and Politics. A big change from my humanitarian work - though that is still part of my work and even part of who I am. For another note, I did speak with Amanda Phillips, (Alice's daughter) two weeks ago, I am going to sponsoring Alice via international support. So I hope that many of you who know Alice will also support her campaign for research for Alziemers. Sadie, I hope Ed is doing well these days an! d please give Gayle my best regards. Kind regards to everyone else on this guest-book. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:54:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Dawnet who asked if I lived at Seaton. No but my son of the same name lives at Seaton still. So you are coming to Aus. well I must warn you that Sydney can be very expensive. I live in Western Australia which is the biggest and cleanest state in the country. Wish you well in all you do. sincerely Jimmy Gilbert.jimmyg1@bigpond.com Jimmy Gilbert Balga, WA Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:52:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Spence, I don't ever recall being terrorized by you. Clearly you are fibbing or guilty of believing your own over-inflated ego son. Get a job/life/clue! Concerned Citizen Seaham, - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:57:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been terroring the streets of seaham, for my past 22 years, i am sorry if i hit, stole or called any 1. Especially to the police who are really doing a good job Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 02:52:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry Kev - don't know you. What have you done then? billy o'reilly - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:03:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Gena I lived and grew up in Parkside, Seaham until the early 50's when I left and moved south to get work. I have lived in the South East ever since, but have kept in touch with my family who still live in Parkside. I would be interested to know if there is anyone out there who remembers me. I went to the Siss School. I was then known as Gena Wood. Or wee Geordie Wood. I was best friends with Joyce Forest, who also moved south and I still see from time to time. So if there is anyone out there who remembers us, Lets hear from you. Gena Scarlett nee WOOD Polegate, East Sussex - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:01:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone would like to sponsor Alice Phillips for the Great North Run, could you please contact her by phoning 0775 2041043. Alice was recently featured in the Sunderland Echo talking about the dreadful condition of Alzheimer's Disease and how it has affected her husband Arthur for the last ten years. She's raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and is also hoping to raise further funds by hosting a Jubilee Party on Sunday 2nd June on the Northlea Playing field near Haven House. The event starts at 11am, with games, refreshments, bouncy castle and stalls, and anyone wishing to donate any items for sale or raffle should contact Alice who will arrange for collection. Please come along to this event in aid of such a worthy cause and raise some money while having fun too. Elaine Seaham, - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:00:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know u will all know me, i just wanna say am sorry for all the things i have done to the folks of seaham. Really sorry, all the best, Kev Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:38:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred! How are you? Where in Texas were you? I use to live in Dallas for three years - I have always loved the hot weather - but you are right it is very humid. Austin is even worse than Dallas for humidity. However, I am sure looking forward to summer weather. I am fed up with this cold, unpredictable weather in Chicago. I am leaving for Austin, Texas tomorrow morning flying from O'Hare - I can't wait!!! I will be doing some political work, as well as I am going to enroll in the University and take a night class in Law. I am shifting into a new career for my decade of my ealy mid-thirties. Anyway, apart from the humidity in texas I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care everyone, will be in touch soon. Jacqueline Last day in Chicago, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:36:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for my daughter victoria fairley D.O.B 27/7/86 if there is anyone who know's her could you please contact me ASAP in love and hope your loveing dad. Stephen fairley Ryhpe, S/land - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:04:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred, Nice to hear from you again. Let us know when you are home. It will be nice to see you again. Ed's doing well. Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:32:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie and Ed, sorry to hear about your illness Ed, we'll be back in Seaham in June/July, hope to see you then. Tell Ms Markie I've just returned from Texas, the humidity is a killer. Fred Tuck Parksville, British Columbia Canada - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:27:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hello out there who's asking for mickey bunnages whereabouts julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:25:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the person looking for mickey bunnage who happens to be my step brother well he lives in milton keynes and is alive and well.he visits home from time to time. julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:24:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I go to Sydney I always stay at the Pentura on Pitt which, as the name suggests is on Pitt street in the Heart of Sydney and within walking distance of everything. It is not expensive.Look it up on Google. Colin Hall Welliington, New Zealand - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:47:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I noticed that some of the guests on this site are from Australia. I am hoping to visit Sydney later on in the year and wondered if you could give advice on where best to stay. Jimmy Gilbert - Did you previously live in the Seaton area of Seaham? Dawnet Seaham, - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:41:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to everyone in Seaham I was just on the friends reunited site and saw a lot of names thatI knew from all the different schools in Seaham .Don't these people use this site It would be nice to see those names on there local site.lets reunite on the guestbook. Lilian Mcavinnie/Smith Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 23:33:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Guestbook friends thank you once again for all your good wishes. I'm pleased to tell you Ed is now home from hospital and is beginning to recover. It will be a while before he will be back on the Guest Book but I will keep it running. He's had a tough time but is now on the mend. Once again thank you all for your patience. Best Wishes, Sadie Mason. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham Uk - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:51:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi-Sadie , sorry to hear of Ed's health problems and wish him well and you hang in there .It has been ages since I logged on due to the sewerage that has been deposited here by the mindless minority . On a positive note I made contact with old school friends and made new ones . No doubt that is what Ed hopes to achieve on this site , I hope he does Oz Brian South Australia - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:17:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, could anyone help me to find out about my ancesters my grandfather was Thomas Emmerson Robinson & my grandmother was Mary Jane she worked at the Bottleworks, my Father was also called Thomas Emmerson they lived in Illchester Street his brothers were George he was a manager at Dawdon Co-op, Jimmy, William, Robert who was killed in the first World War and the youngest was Percy. Thanks NSmith Penrith Cumbria N Smith Penrith, Cumbria - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:21:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Arthur Lockyear the local policemen, when he used a BSA Bantam in his job. being a large man he was the best advert I ever saw for BSA motorbike. Although he was a giant of a man, he was an excellent policeman, he knew everyone, honest people and villains alike and being an honest person found him to be a gentle giant and very fair. if I read the comments correctly he has now passed away and I for one will always remember him. Fred Gordon Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:45:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stevenson, what a load of bo****s. you don't drink in the George on the avenue, playing your mouth organ, As i've worked there for the last five years. lynn adcock seaham, durham uk - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 23:44:10 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Sadie. Sorry to hesr about Ed. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I sincerely hope everything goes well. As for "bearing" with you? Consider it done. Your help is much apprieciated with regards to keeping this site going despite having enough worries on your mind. Thanks Blimm - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:37:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, I'm sorry to hear Ed has been ill, and trust that he is in good hands and well on the way to recovery. Please pass on my best wishes, and to yourself of course. Alzheimer, things are always good for me down here in Godzown, and the only reason I'm not here more often is that the standards of some contributors leave me speechless. It is one thing to use foul language and idiotic comment if that is part of your day to day life, but to consciously sit at a keyboard and type it out indicates a level of intelligence which might crank up their tiny little egos a few points, but reduces their IQ's by the same amount.In short mate, with some excellent exceptions, the standard of debate and comment is about as interesting as watching grass grow.My apologies to all those who want to use the site for the purpose for which it was intended by Ed. Having witnessed his enthusiasm at first hand last year, I think he and Sadie deserve better. Rant over! Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:36:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Mr Ed. the dolphin in the harbour - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:34:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Eddie Mason, This site needs you and we all thank you. God bless you and your good wife. sincerely, Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:33:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Mason Sorry to read about Mr Mason's illness. I hope he's better soon. Thank you for the guest book, it brings me a lot of enjoyment and has reunited me with old friends. maureen fazalabbas Mombasa, Kenya - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:31:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley LaHabra,, California USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:26:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:25:59 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Jacqueline, Eddie has been very ill. He had emergency surgery on Wednesday and it was critical for a while. However even though he is still in Intensive Care he is improving all the time. Thanks to you and to all our Guestbook friends for your good wishes. They are much appreciated. Sadie Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 15:41:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sadie, I have just read that Ed is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I hope it is nothing too serious and that he will make a speedy recovery. Additionally, to other comments, I too, wish people would not abuse this page of the guest-book. It gets out of hand. My mom told me the Queen was visiting Seaham the other day - I hope everyone enjoyed her visit. Hope everyone is doing well in Seaham. I am fine and looking forward to my move to Austin, Texas on May 22nd. Goodbye to this unpredictable Chicago spring weather and hello! :) to hot, sunny Texas weather! :) Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:34:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Mason, I hope that Ed Mason is doing well. This web site has brought old school chums seperated by the Atlantic together (my father-in-law and his best schoolhood friend). Even though there are a lot of people that abuse this site, it still has a positive impact on those that care to use it as it was intended. I also hope that you are holding up while Mr. Mason is in hospital. I send both of you my best. Bill Jordan Vancouver, Washington USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:48:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whoa Nobby! Long time no read. How's life in the New World? Al Zheimer - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:26:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Colin Hall, Blimm and all other Guest Book friends. Sorry about the crude comments. Normally Ed woukd block them or remove them but he is in hospital and isn't available at the moment. I'm doing the best I can so please bear with me. Sadie Mason (Ed's wife) Sadie Mason Seaham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:24:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe it would be a good idea to open the alternative guest book again and let these morons/children play their game there. At least the rest of us would not have to see the crap they write. Just a thought like. Big hello to all who want to use this site in a sensible way. Lets try and not let them get to us eh! Blimm Jacqueline, I think the reason you get on some people's nerves (I have to support Tony on this) is that the vast majority of your entries are about yourself. Your views on religion, your crush on John Armes, what type of etiquette you believe is appropriate for yourself and others, even what you're wearing. If you compare your entries with those of other people - who are perhaps trying to make contact with lost friends (but without boring others with the most minute details of their personal lives, even down to the weather in their part of the world; your entires are often not the epitome of discretion, or humility that you think they are), or are speaking about matters relevant to Seaham, for e.g. the docks then you won't fail to notice a huge difference in tone. My friend was outraged when you insinuated that Seaham folk were lucky not to know about world issues. Those kind of remarks are far from humble. I don't mean to sound over-ly critical, but suggest you re-r! ead some of your entries, and you might agree that I have a point? OOn a lighter note, what's with the massive mis-use of quotation marks ""? Bunyards Exhibition - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:22:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'VE GOT IT...That tiresome Texas slapper is Mr. Madheed...Can't you see it? Miss Markie/Mr. Madheed...straight out of the Mill Inn, fully fuelled on cider...chips at Ambleside...home alone to the internet...writes facile misspelt incoherent nonsense then drifts off into hallucinogenic fitful sleep. VOILA. Keith Banks Seaham, UK - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:21:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After reading law cases and papers all day I look to our guestbook for some light relief and relaxation. I find however the ramblings of miss Markie. I agree with a prior submission and think miss M. is in Hawthorn Square, School Street, or even Malvern Crescent. Tell me miss Markie...are you really real? or are you just a figment of some poor unfortunate's glue ravaged mind. Either way I find you fascinating. Your view and interpretation of world events and religions borders on (at best) very strange and (at worst)insane. One point however makes me smile and that's your spelling...wow what school did you go to if at all, compensating for the Americanisms of Websters, colour to color...labour to labor...harbour to harbor etc.,etc., which I would imagine just comes with living in the US this just leaves 45% of every other word you write is wrong. Im writing this as a typical lawyer miss Markie, using ten words when two will do but please...for our sakes here in sunny ! Seaham...leave your religious lessons out...leave your political views covered...stop telling us we're living below the level of a snakes belly and that we should aspire to live the American dream...'cos you're dead boring. Just one more thing miss Markie, the name dropping of Senators and Archbishops just isn't cricket dear, it's so terribly kitch. (by the way, our dog nipper has just won a seat in the US Senate, will he have to be vaccinated?). Listen Seaham... stand up for yourselves...stop outsiders degrading our fine town through this guestbook...fight for our honour (which is more than some of our wives did).Which reminds me...I went to a wife swapping party at Dalton Grange on Saturday, and the portable telly I swapped her for has gone on the blink...I'll try new batteries in the remote first. Michael Pearson Seaham, United Kingdom - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 03:19:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- many years ago, I came upon a sign that read "Heavens Grocery Store." When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide And when I came to myself; I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels.They were standing everywhere; One handed me a basket and said "My child shop with care." Everything a human needed was in that grocery store And what you could not carry you could come back for more First I got some Patience. Love was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of Wisdom; and Faith a bag or two. And Charity of course; I would need some of that too. I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost - as It was all over the place.And then some Strength; and Courage to help me run this race. My basket was getting full - but I remembered I needed Grace! And then I chose Salvation - for Salvation was for free. I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me!("TONY" FROM SPAIN!)Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill,For I thought I had everything to do the Masters will.As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put that in,For I knew when I stepped outside - I would run into sin.Peace and Joy were plentiful,the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise were hanging near; so I just helped myself.Then I said to the angel, "Now how much do I owe?" He smiled and said, "Just take them everywhere you go. "Again I asked "Really now, How much do I owe?" "My child" he said, "God paid your bill a long long time ago." (Hope y'all liked this little enouragment poem!) Have a great day and God Bless! -your G/B friend, Jacqueline Katherine Mary. Jacqueline USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:15:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To my dear G/B friend "TONY" FROM SPAIN... I can always count on you to remind me of "HUMILITY!" You do a great job at keeping me "HUMBLE" with your "kind" (not!) remarks in reference to me. I will remember you in my prayers! I must really take your interest as you just love to mention me in your messages - I think you really find me fascinating and would most likely want to get to know me a little more. Oh, too bad you are in Spain and not in Austin Texas! I would invite you to spend the day with me with the "Sister of Shoenstaat" or spend the day with me doing work with the "Sister's of Charity" (Mother Teresa'a order)Then, you too, would learn a thing or two about "humility." It is a wonderful grace to have... Thank you Tony from Spain; your messages mean a lot to me! You just like to bug me... well, I have prayed for many years for "patience" finally, the good Lord in his good grace has granted me more patience than you ever imagine... so just keep up with your r! emarks, and I will always think of something positive to say back to you. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:11:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! nuttrererere - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 05:44:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A man was collecting coal off the Blast beach one day when he came across a botle,which he opened and out popped a Geordie Genie.Thanks marra for letting me out of that bloody bottle,I can grant you one wish and only one. Geordie says me brother lives in Australia but Ah cannot afford to gan ower and see him do yer think ye could build me a bridge from Seaham to Australia.Howay man that's a bloody tall order even for a Genie,is there nowt else yer would like.Geordie says alreet then how about getting Markie to stop contributing to the Seaham guest book,to which the Genie replied ..How wide did yer want that bridge..¿? Tony from Spain Espana - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 16:07:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING BACK THE AGB AND LET US NUTTERS HAVE OUR SAY! Suggestion - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:20:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. John Armes - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:14:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boy! A lot of town meetings goes on in Seaham these days, from what I read from some fo the messags on this G/B. Seaham is beginning to remind me of one of these small New England States, like...Maine..in a small community where everone knows everyone and everyone else's business. By some of my contributions on this G/B I am sure I give the impression that I do not use descretion...On the contrary.. I am a very private person and really, strongly dislike everyone knowing my business; Which is why I think "John Stott" was in line.. to have suggested John Armes and I NOT converse "personally" Over the G/B...Not everyone in the town or around the world needs to know too much of one's pesonal business... I mean, if it is confidential and not for the world to know everything. Anway...AUSTIN HAS RAIN TODAY....HALLELUIA!!! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR RAIN FOR WEEKS! HAD A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT AND IT RAINED AND RAINED AND STILL RAINNING - IT REMINDS ME OF SUNNY SEAHAM! !!! Have a great day everyone.. For those of you who are "Father's" enjoy your day with your children...and thank God for the wonderful gift of being a "Father" and the beautiful blessing of your children. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:46:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other evening I had a spectacular experience meeting with the Archbishop Lawerance Khai of Thailand... He was doing Mass in one of the homes where he was hosted. He is here in Austin for the next 10 days doing Mass's around the neighboring churches. He spoke of his life growing up in Thailand where at one point when he was just 13 years old, he was persecuted for following his Catholic faith and for following Jesus Christ. It was during the time when in Thailand the people had to disregard their Catholic/and all Christian faiths and adhere to worshipping Buddah. He refused to the police in his school to worship Buddah and to deny his Catholic faith and Jesus Christ. He was then beaten, torchured and had a gun put in his mouth. He was almost killed, but by the Divine Mercy of God his life was spared and he became a Priest and now an Archbishop. His testimony was amazing!! Just wanted to share that with you all...that one should never deny his/her faith and God wi! ll always honor you and give you special graces.....Have a beautiful evening everyone. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:42:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Armes and (his wife) Well, now I am so embarrssed! face flushed red! I just recieved some insight, I had no idea you were married - I would never have e-mailed you. I was under the impression from a previous message on the guest-book stated you were NOT married, a confirmed Batcholar - set in your ways. If I had known you were married, gosh! I would never have sent messages to you. I am so sorry... To the wife of John Armes, (sorry I do not know your name) I sincerely apologise if I caused you to feel concern. I thought John was still single, which is why I was messaging him; otherwise, you know, how I am, with "moral" standards, and respect for the human race and human dignity. Once again, I apologize. Hope the two of you are doing well - do enjoy (the both of you) the packet of Texas Blue-Bell Bonnet flower seeds - I think they will bloom rather nice. Well... at least John and I "made friends" again and you and I have made a new friendship. Oh, I did think! that the message stating John was married with twins, was just someone else being goofy - you know how the guest-book is! So, I wish you all a very happy day tomorrow as it is "Father's day." Take care of yourselves and God Bless. Don't worry, no more frequent e-mails. Hope you enjoyed the one's I sent. Have a great day... your new friend: Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters are calling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." I am well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the right connections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read them all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missionary work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sort of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to all Dave Rirchie Seaham, Durham - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:14:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" Thanks! Well, I have never really thought of myself as a "socialist" I am not sure I like that term - I much prefer a "closet democrat" - though, hey now I think of that term I am not sure about the sound of that either! I mean, it does not sound too great; especially with the growing population of gays and lesbians (Democrats support the homosexual community.)I mean, my God! I am far from that I can tell you that for nothing! I am very much the proper, social, etiquette young lady and proud to be a woman at that. I do not want to be a man, or date the same sex as myself. I am very happy dating nice, sophisticated, educated, cute men. (when I have the time or when my friends set me up on a date - it is actually getting about time for another date soon. I think I may like to have a child at some point in my life. If not in the next 4 years -then I do not want to have children at all of my own. I will either adopt or just not have children. Now this is wh! y I do a lot of humanitarian work so that I do not become too selfish or self-centered. I never want to forget my roots and where I was born or where I was raised. (Not that Seaham is that bad - it really is not compared to some of the areas I have seen in America.)Being single at age 33 or so, is great but it can be "spoiling" if you know what I mean.I am use to having a full nights sleep and spending money on myself for clothes or dinning out or whatever I want. God forbid if I ever became like one of those self-centered, selfish, inconsiderate spoilt rich adults as I often see around and about. Anyway, getting back to my point... So... perhaps closet democrat may not be the best termnology to describe myself. lets just keep to the facts, I am a Rebublican with lots of compassion for those less fortunte and will do what I can to contribute to the lower income society. Oh by the way, my drive up to Largo Vista was not too bad.. Austin is also called the "Hill" Country and no! w I know why after I drove about 30 mins or so on a very winding up hill and down hill road, surrounded by nothing but trees and farms. I thought, "My God! where the heck do my friends live? Out in the middle of no-where? Well, they actually do live in a very remote area, but it is so beautiful on the lake. Okay, it is late - 10.00pm and I am off to sleep. Take care... by the way, was Andrea Spurr right? Did you eventually get married to Amanda Cooke? Have a good day tomorrow. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:12:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1974 I stayed for three weeks or so at the Golden Lion in Seaham Harbour when I was doing research at Dawdon Colliery. George Hendersen of the NUM helped me out each day I was at the pit. I learned the other day that Durham has no coal mines operating anymore. Is that true? I have not been back since, though my mother and grandmother dropped by the Golden Lion for one night in 1978. Do the Dickson's still run the place? I remember Sid saying he planned to repaint the outside when the old theater next door was torn down. It took me two weeks to realize that the sign on the old theater which read, "R YAL" had once read "ROYAL." His wife, worked at a newspaper, didn't she? Their daughter must have a family of her own by now. I am recommending to the teacher of my oldest son that she and her family take a bus from Durham to Seaham Harbour when they are travelling in Britain this summer. If you see an American family looking around, that probably will be them.! I remember the kindnesses shown to me by the lads at Dawdon and their families with great fondness. I even saw a production of "The King and I" done by locals. The brother of one of the fellows I knew(I think there was a family that had eight or nine brothers who worked at Dawdon)played the part of the statue of Buddha. Is the Chinese take-out still there? Do the railway cars still go down that track pulling up an empty car at the same time with the cable that goes moving back and forth like a big snake? I remember the library had a huge dictionary with a long article in front about a more sensible way of spelling English words. I wonder if that is still there. Oh, yeah - I remember another thing that puzzled me. There was a fruit store that was named after a street. When I first walked back from the colliery I saw a sign on this building that seemed to say, "St. Fruit" - another mysterious sign. Then I saw that the street name was blocked from view and that there really wasn't a St. Fruit afterall. I hope to someday return with my wife and children. If anyone remembers me, please send an e-mail. We are rccij@yahoo Richard J.Mohr Richard J Mohr Fountain Valley, California USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie just got back from a boat delivery trip,and learnt about Ed.please pass on my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy recovery.kindest Regards ... tony from spain espania - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:38:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope everyone has a great "Bank Holiday" Monday. I remember those days, every Bank Holiday Monday we had it always seemed to either be cold or it was rainning! So I hope today the weather is nice for you all. By the way, I was just checking out my old town and I just learned that what was Seaham Comprehensive School is now the Seaham School of Technology - what is all that about? Can somebody tell me? Also, by the reports of the school on the internet, It seems the students are not really getting the best of grades. Goodness, I feel like a foreigner to the town I grew up in - it has all changed so drastically is the last 15 years. Please explain to me what is the school of technology. I thought Seaham comprehensive school was exactly just that! A secondry school. Anyway, I am off for now it is Memorial Day here in America and we have lots of people to remember - especially those who lost their lives helping during the 9/11 attacks. We had another huge disaster the ot! her day. A bridge in Oklahoma just collasped and fell into the river. At least 14 vehicles were plunged and lives were lost. I am off today to visit friends and have a BBQ. Yeserday, I drove into the heart of the city and went to Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral then visited the Capitol - Austin is a great tourist spot. Those of you who remember me from school can have a bit laugh to yourselves, as much as I am now great a Geography and have a decent knowledge of where countries are in the world - I still am terrible with directions. These Austin Highways are as confusing as anything. 35 is also Maopac and I think 290. Loop 1 north and south are also called 35. Somewhere there is a 620 and a 360 that also have another names. Boy! I am as confused as anything with these highways. However, I still made it okay in my travels yesterday exploring around. Okay, everyone have nice day. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:37:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, thanks for the compliments - I thought I'd always been handsome....... From what you say I think you have to face the fact that, at heart, you're a socialist. Don't be frightened. It isn't the same thing as being a communist. It just means that those who have enough give something to those who have too little. John Armes - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 14:33:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi to all in seaham especialy the dobbin corner in the george. good to see such interest in the harbour website.Good luck and best wishes to everyone. by for now. bily cole barnet, herts england - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:22:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes"...... So hey, what can I say about this state - Texas! Well, I think it is the best state to live in. (Lesley Roberts might disagree as she lives in Arizona - where it is always hot! but more of a dry heat, rather than a humid heat as in Texas. Though, both states have a lot of history and a lot of snakes and scorpions creeping and slithering around!).......Texas - the "Lone Star" State! and mainly a state of Political Republican supporters; though of course, there are the liberal Democrats. Actually, at least the Democrats try to impose fundings and programs for the lower income populations. This is where my work gets a bit complicated - you see, by morals I am a definate strong Republican. However, my heart and compassion takes over when it comes to those who are in much need of financial and emotional assistance. Other words, I can phrase myself as a "Closet Democrat." Austin is the capital of Texas and much more political than I found Dallas to be. ! Austin is also more "down-to-earth" than the superficial actions of the Dallas wives. I live just three minutes drive from Zilker park - it is fabulous! It is a great place to run - there are hundreds there every morning/evening out running and you can also go Kiaking on the lake. I live next to numerous shopping malls and the best places to eat! :) (Whoops! there goes my diet! Though I am still basically the same weight as I was in school. However, I had better watch the Mexican food - boy! I love that stuff!) I basically live in the heart of things - which is great as I am still single. My dear friends, live about 45 mins away in Lago Vista, I will be driving there this Monday for Memorial day. So I will get to check it out. I wonder how I will do on the highway since I have no clue of the roads down here as yet. I went on the high way tonight - of course I got lost and got off the wrong exit, but at least I found a great French place to eat. So I stopped and ate and then ev! entually found my way back. Monday will be interesting as it always is when I move to a brand new place. Of course there are also many areas of Austin where it is dreadfully poor and where life is off in the "stick" in the middle of no-where! There are of course, plenty of cattle ranches and pick up trucks! To end this small and brief summary of Austin, The weather this evening is a glorious 89 degrees! Oh it is great! So hopefully I will get my tan back! Okay, John, I hope I have filled your curiosity for now - remember life is not always "greener on the other side" Everywhere and each and everyone of us, do not have life where it is all perfect. Though, my life may sound interesting to you and filled with fun and adventure I too, have times where life is challening - it does not always go the way I plan it to go. I am sure your life in Seaham or wherever you live is equally as fulfilled and interesting. Hope you are well. Take care and God Bless. Talk to you again later. You! r friend.... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:20:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John Armes, where have you been hiding these days? Have not seen you on the guest book since right before Christmas. I hope you are doing well. I heard from Andrea Spurr that she thought you had eventually got married to Amanda Cooke - that would be nice after all these years. Also, Andrea gave you a compliment - she said you are "Much better looking now, than when you were in school!" (Of course, as you know, I have always found you to be a real cutie pie! :) Now, now, do not let your ego get the best of you. It is always good for one to keep a "humility" about him/herself.) Anyway, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and hope your parents are doing well these days. Next message will tell something about this great State. Take care now.. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:17:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hey there stevensen, its fantastic to hear from you, if it is really you, to prove it can u name that tune we were tapping out when we were ambushed. sad to hear about chopper mcgill he was a talent on the banjo and a funny guy, he had my mini disk on him too which is a shame. 13 years was a rough stretch did they let you keep your mouth organ, if not how did you pass the time. you married i see sounds good. I couldnt find my way out of the jungle i had no radio or any equipment just my accordian. I was found and taken in by bhuddist munks near the tibeten boarder. I was there for 7 years where i helped with crop producton and taught accordian. I was eventually found by the marines who brought me home. i underwent 6 years of psychiatric treatment before moving to america. i see you visit the george, fancy getting some of the old gang together for a reunion and a bit of a knees up, it would be great to play with u again hicksy new orleans, louisiana usa - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:15:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - good to read you - tell us more about your 'bush state' John Armes - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:47:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fever hospital on Princess road was demolished and the fire station was built on the site. My sister Edith was in there before the war. The Edinburgh castle was on the corner opposite the wagonway railway crossings at the bottom of Adolphus street Jim Shaw Peterlee, Durham England - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, my friends of Seaham; hope y'all are doing well. I am now at my new place of residence in Austin, Texas - (Bush State!) The weather is fabulous! :) Actually, I am glad to be back in Texas - I am not sure why I moved to Chicago from Dallas, Texas anyway. Though I had a great three years in Chicago, but the winters are just miserable. Anyway, lots going on here as it is a very Political part of the state - which you all know I will be in my element! I am hoping to sign up for a law class this fall, or a class in International Politics, something to do with Law and Politics. A big change from my humanitarian work - though that is still part of my work and even part of who I am. For another note, I did speak with Amanda Phillips, (Alice's daughter) two weeks ago, I am going to sponsoring Alice via international support. So I hope that many of you who know Alice will also support her campaign for research for Alziemers. Sadie, I hope Ed is doing well these days an! d please give Gayle my best regards. Kind regards to everyone else on this guest-book. Have a nice day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:54:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Dawnet who asked if I lived at Seaton. No but my son of the same name lives at Seaton still. So you are coming to Aus. well I must warn you that Sydney can be very expensive. I live in Western Australia which is the biggest and cleanest state in the country. Wish you well in all you do. sincerely Jimmy Gilbert.jimmyg1@bigpond.com Jimmy Gilbert Balga, WA Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 14:52:41 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Spence, I don't ever recall being terrorized by you. Clearly you are fibbing or guilty of believing your own over-inflated ego son. Get a job/life/clue! Concerned Citizen Seaham, - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:57:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been terroring the streets of seaham, for my past 22 years, i am sorry if i hit, stole or called any 1. Especially to the police who are really doing a good job Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 02:52:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry Kev - don't know you. What have you done then? billy o'reilly - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:03:06 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Gena I lived and grew up in Parkside, Seaham until the early 50's when I left and moved south to get work. I have lived in the South East ever since, but have kept in touch with my family who still live in Parkside. I would be interested to know if there is anyone out there who remembers me. I went to the Siss School. I was then known as Gena Wood. Or wee Geordie Wood. I was best friends with Joyce Forest, who also moved south and I still see from time to time. So if there is anyone out there who remembers us, Lets hear from you. Gena Scarlett nee WOOD Polegate, East Sussex - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:01:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone would like to sponsor Alice Phillips for the Great North Run, could you please contact her by phoning 0775 2041043. Alice was recently featured in the Sunderland Echo talking about the dreadful condition of Alzheimer's Disease and how it has affected her husband Arthur for the last ten years. She's raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and is also hoping to raise further funds by hosting a Jubilee Party on Sunday 2nd June on the Northlea Playing field near Haven House. The event starts at 11am, with games, refreshments, bouncy castle and stalls, and anyone wishing to donate any items for sale or raffle should contact Alice who will arrange for collection. Please come along to this event in aid of such a worthy cause and raise some money while having fun too. Elaine Seaham, - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:00:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know u will all know me, i just wanna say am sorry for all the things i have done to the folks of seaham. Really sorry, all the best, Kev Kevin Spence Seaham, Durham England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:38:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred! How are you? Where in Texas were you? I use to live in Dallas for three years - I have always loved the hot weather - but you are right it is very humid. Austin is even worse than Dallas for humidity. However, I am sure looking forward to summer weather. I am fed up with this cold, unpredictable weather in Chicago. I am leaving for Austin, Texas tomorrow morning flying from O'Hare - I can't wait!!! I will be doing some political work, as well as I am going to enroll in the University and take a night class in Law. I am shifting into a new career for my decade of my ealy mid-thirties. Anyway, apart from the humidity in texas I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care everyone, will be in touch soon. Jacqueline Last day in Chicago, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:36:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for my daughter victoria fairley D.O.B 27/7/86 if there is anyone who know's her could you please contact me ASAP in love and hope your loveing dad. Stephen fairley Ryhpe, S/land - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:04:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Fred, Nice to hear from you again. Let us know when you are home. It will be nice to see you again. Ed's doing well. Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:32:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Sadie and Ed, sorry to hear about your illness Ed, we'll be back in Seaham in June/July, hope to see you then. Tell Ms Markie I've just returned from Texas, the humidity is a killer. Fred Tuck Parksville, British Columbia Canada - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:27:36 (PDT) ------------------------ -------------------------------------------------------- hello out there who's asking for mickey bunnages whereabouts julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:25:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the person looking for mickey bunnage who happens to be my step brother well he lives in milton keynes and is alive and well.he visits home from time to time. julie cole seaham, durham england - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:24:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I go to Sydney I always stay at the Pentura on Pitt which, as the name suggests is on Pitt street in the Heart of Sydney and within walking distance of everything. It is not expensive.Look it up on Google. Colin Hall Welliington, New Zealand - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:47:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I noticed that some of the guests on this site are from Australia. I am hoping to visit Sydney later on in the year and wondered if you could give advice on where best to stay. Jimmy Gilbert - Did you previously live in the Seaton area of Seaham? Dawnet Seaham, - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:41:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to everyone in Seaham I was just on the friends reunited site and saw a lot of names thatI knew from all the different schools in Seaham .Don't these people use this site It would be nice to see those names on there local site.lets reunite on the guestbook. Lilian Mcavinnie/Smith Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 23:33:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Guestbook friends thank you once again for all your good wishes. I'm pleased to tell you Ed is now home from hospital and is beginning to recover. It will be a while before he will be back on the Guest Book but I will keep it running. He's had a tough time but is now on the mend. Once again thank you all for your patience. Best Wishes, Sadie Mason. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham Uk - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:51:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi-Sadie , sorry to hear of Ed's health problems and wish him well and you hang in there .It has been ages since I logged on due to the sewerage that has been deposited here by the mindless minority . On a positive note I made contact with old school friends and made new ones . No doubt that is what Ed hopes to achieve on this site , I hope he does Oz Brian South Australia - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:17:51 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, could anyone help me to find out about my ancesters my grandfather was Thomas Emmerson Robinson & my grandmother was Mary Jane she worked at the Bottleworks, my Father was also called Thomas Emmerson they lived in Illchester Street his brothers were George he was a manager at Dawdon Co-op, Jimmy, William, Robert who was killed in the first World War and the youngest was Percy. Thanks NSmith Penrith Cumbria N Smith Penrith, Cumbria - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:21:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Arthur Lockyear the local policemen, when he used a BSA Bantam in his job. being a large man he was the best advert I ever saw for BSA motorbike. Although he was a giant of a man, he was an excellent policeman, he knew everyone, honest people and villains alike and being an honest person found him to be a gentle giant and very fair. if I read the comments correctly he has now passed away and I for one will always remember him. Fred Gordon Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:45:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stevenson, what a load of bo****s. you don't drink in the George on the avenue, playing your mouth organ, As i've worked there for the last five years. lynn adcock seaham, durham uk - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 23:44:10 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Sadie. Sorry to hesr about Ed. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I sincerely hope everything goes well. As for "bearing" with you? Consider it done. Your help is much apprieciated with regards to keeping this site going despite having enough worries on your mind. Thanks Blimm - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:37:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, I'm sorry to hear Ed has been ill, and trust that he is in good hands and well on the way to recovery. Please pass on my best wishes, and to yourself of course. Alzheimer, things are always good for me down here in Godzown, and the only reason I'm not here more often is that the standards of some contributors leave me speechless. It is one thing to use foul language and idiotic comment if that is part of your day to day life, but to consciously sit at a keyboard and type it out indicates a level of intelligence which might crank up their tiny little egos a few points, but reduces their IQ's by the same amount.In short mate, with some excellent exceptions, the standard of debate and comment is about as interesting as watching grass grow.My apologies to all those who want to use the site for the purpose for which it was intended by Ed. Having witnessed his enthusiasm at first hand last year, I think he and Sadie deserve better. Rant over! Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:36:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Mr Ed. the dolphin in the harbour - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:34:07 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get well soon Eddie Mason, This site needs you and we all thank you. God bless you and your good wife. sincerely, Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:33:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Mason Sorry to read about Mr Mason's illness. I hope he's better soon. Thank you for the guest book, it brings me a lot of enjoyment and has reunited me with old friends. maureen fazalabbas Mombasa, Kenya - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:31:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley LaHabra,, California USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:26:36 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs.Mason; I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Masons health,he will be in the Prayers of the Rileys and we wish him a speedy recovery. F Riley - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 00:25:59 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Jacqueline, Eddie has been very ill. He had emergency surgery on Wednesday and it was critical for a while. However even though he is still in Intensive Care he is improving all the time. Thanks to you and to all our Guestbook friends for your good wishes. They are much appreciated. Sadie Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 15:41:15 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sadie, I have just read that Ed is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I hope it is nothing too serious and that he will make a speedy recovery. Additionally, to other comments, I too, wish people would not abuse this page of the guest-book. It gets out of hand. My mom told me the Queen was visiting Seaham the other day - I hope everyone enjoyed her visit. Hope everyone is doing well in Seaham. I am fine and looking forward to my move to Austin, Texas on May 22nd. Goodbye to this unpredictable Chicago spring weather and hello! :) to hot, sunny Texas weather! :) Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:34:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Mason, I hope that Ed Mason is doing well. This web site has brought old school chums seperated by the Atlantic together (my father-in-law and his best schoolhood friend). Even though there are a lot of people that abuse this site, it still has a positive impact on those that care to use it as it was intended. I also hope that you are holding up while Mr. Mason is in hospital. I send both of you my best. Bill Jordan Vancouver, Washington USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:48:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whoa Nobby! Long time no read. How's life in the New World? Al Zheimer - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:26:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Colin Hall, Blimm and all other Guest Book friends. Sorry about the crude comments. Normally Ed woukd block them or remove them but he is in hospital and isn't available at the moment. I'm doing the best I can so please bear with me. Sadie Mason (Ed's wife) Sadie Mason Seaham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:24:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe it would be a good idea to open the alternative guest book again and let these morons/children play their game there. At least the rest of us would not have to see the crap they write. Just a thought like. Big hello to all who want to use this site in a sensible way. Lets try and not let them get to us eh! Blimm Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:40:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- will somebody please gag markie tony hoy Lydd, Kent England - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 03:12:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just incase any member of the Seaham public are interested, the report compiled with the help of some of the public, a few members of S,S,A,C., a couple of committee men and one dedicated man spending hours of his own time concerning public and angling access to the North Dock area is now available to read. The report contains clear evidence for all to see, this evidence which is also backed up by the laws of our land proves the right of way has been blocked by the people in power, and by this I do not mean just the Dock Co. Easington District Council must now take Mr Blades,s hand out of their pocket and like wise they must take their hand out of his. Some people in Seaham now know that EDC and Mr Blades are related and I did here they were fatherless. Fair enough the anglers may soon be allowed access to the South Pier with out junior and disabled access but, this was never a publicly accessable area,in any case after reading the report and thinking of the work which has been put into it I hope the anglers enjoy fishing the South Pier without the public like our selves putting them of. In my opinion it is time for other groups like the Sea Scouts,The Seaham Enviromentalists, The General Public, The Small Boat Owners and the Sea Cadets to have some one read the report and send representitives to Easington Council and Durham County Council to demand action. May be another public meeting or even a public enquiry could solve this issue once and for all. Once doubting, now convinced Seaham, - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:59:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So how is England fairing out in the World Cup? John, I remember you love to watch the football. I am really not keeping up too much with it. I saw that Mexico and Italy got a tie with 1-1. I think the French got defeated, don't know about the USA or any other countries either. When I read the newspaper I don't really read the sport section unless I want to know which American football team is going for the "Super-Bowl" I do like baseball, but, really I read the local and international news, business section and travel section.The same goes for when I wtch teh news on T.V. I prefer to listen to international news etc... Anyway, I hope England is doing well in the Soccer world cup. Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 02:55:00 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring back the AGB Maxine - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 08:15:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- sdfgaqa adgggaq - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 09:31:34 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am born and bread in murton, but my family are from seaham. my grandfather is Les Kennedy and my Grandmother Anne kennedy, any one who knows them or the rest of my family send me an e-mail. cheers David Scorer Murton, Co.Durham UK - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:03:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Armes, you are clearly trying to invite critisism by suggesting that you and Jackie Markie use the GB to exchange correspondance. The rest of us already think you are both idiots and I think you both know and enjoy this fact. Don't say I didn't warn you! John Stott - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 07:01:45 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Hello Jacqueline. I don't know who's playing silly beggars but that message from me about the boyscouts was nonsense. There's a problem with my email adress but it's intermittent. So far heard nothing from you directly - only here. To be honest - I'd prefer to communicate via this guestbook - we don't really have any secrets to hide, my wife often checks out the lates entries, so do the twins - never get them offline! Anyway, I'm sure our chats will make interesting reading. You certainly still have your sense of humour! I remember our times in the choir, you had a great voice. Do you still sing? John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:03:09 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "Helena" London. Thank you for reminding me of some of my messages that makes me just want to "hide in a corner!" I do embarrass myself quite a bit - I suppose. Oh well! just as well I am patient with a good sense of humor! By the way, yes I was one of the guests at Senator Richard Gephardt's cocktail and dinner. It was a fascinating evening with great discussion about health care and the security against terrorism here in USA. I met some great people. Hopefully, now that John and I have hooked up via his e-mail, you will not have to be bothered with some of my messages meant for John. sorry folks of the Guest-book if I annoyed you guys a bit last week. Have a great week this week... I will try to make sure my messages have some point from now on...bye.. utnil next time! your dear guest-book friend... Jacqueline. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 16:00:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN ARMES......(JUNE 11 2002......I HAVE JUST MAILED TO YOU YOUR COPIES OF THE E-MAILS I HAD SENT TO YOU, ALONG WITH A LETTER AND A PACKET OF THE TEXAS BLUE-BELL BONNET FLOWER SEEDS. I MAILED IT TO YOUR PARENT'S HOME, OBVIOUSLY AS I AM UNAWARE OF YOUR ADDRESS. SO, PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PARENTS PASS IT ON TO YOU. I MAILED IT TODAY VIA FED-EXPRESS, SO YOU SHOULD RECEIVE IT BY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. ENJOY THE E-MAILS AND LETTER AND FLOWER SEEDS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING...YOUR FRIEND, JACQUELINE. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:06:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - I've switched to my work email address for personal messages. My scouts association one is very unreliable. So how's your 'bush state' these days? Seaham is wet and slightly soiled looking as usual but I'm hoping for a good time this summer - big camp to look forward to with my boys. John Armes - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:04:54 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I know some quarters are calling for people to ignore Miss Markie's remarks, and, I must agree that in some cases this is advisable, but you all must read the Friday 7th June essay; it is hilarious. I'm sorry Jaqueline if this may cause offense and you are actually who you make out to be, but I truly believe that you may be a very witty person living in School street or Hawthorn Square having a right old laugh at the reactions you evoke from people. I don't believe for one second 'you're for real', (as our transatlantic counterparts would say). helena london, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:03:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "John Bull" I will try again to answer to your message and hopefully this time it will go through. Thank you for your message reminding me of a bit of "reality." I am well aware that we do not offer the best Health Care system in America. We do not have socialized Health Care as we do back in Britain, because we offer the best health care attention and have the best medical doctors - which is why one must have his/her own Health Insurance. I am not saying that I agree with this medthod - I totally disagree, because I think it is terrible that our poor citizens of this country who are on a limited fixed income cannot afford Health insurance and therefore, are not given fairness and equality when it comes to medical attention. (I am all for Democracy, when it is done in all fairness and equality.) I am fortunate, that I have Health Insurance paid for by my company/employers. United Health Care is a great insurance. However, there was a time where I was not covered ! and I had to pay my own Health Insurance, it was expensive, I was paying $172.00 per month, but it covered a lot. Last year when I had to have my Colonoscopy, as I now have to have one yearly (it is not a nice experience, I can tell you that! But due to some minor health issues, it is a neccessary surgery - this is why I have changed my whole diet to only organic and health foods. I am very particular about what I eat.) Anyway....my insurance covered some, but I still had to pay $600.00. The whole bill was something like $1,263 and some cents, something like that.. I would have to go back and look at my bill. However, I was given the best care and medical attention. Two years ago when I fell down the stairs (I almost fractured my rib-bone) I was immediately taken to the emergency room and given the best care.... though the bill was $800 it was worth it. However, you are right, the Health Care over here is absurd! I am however, glad that I do work for Human Rights and hopefully! somewhere along the road I can make the right connections and perhaps have an input to helping clear up this mess America has of Health Care.... Also, I am not sure where my life will take me in the next 27 years, who knows, if I am not married I may come home to retire as housing is more affordable and I may have to scrounge off the British National Health Care (nothing wrong with a bit of humility - it is good for one's soul!) Oh, then, John Armes and I could be neighbors, we could be like old biddies and chit over a cup of tea and cookies! Wouldn't your parents like that! :) Anyway,enough of my silly humor! Thank You "John Bull" for that message of reality.... Have a nice day everyone! Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 04:00:43 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Texas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:56:46 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Lesley, John and I are just having a bit of fun with each other. We did not have fun in our teen years, so we are making up for it now, by being goofy and silly. Anyway, I hope you are well these days. I hope you have a super time with your family visiting you in Arizona - are you sure they will be able to stand the heat? coming from Seaham it will be rather a shock going into 115 degree weather. Our weather here in Austin is up to the 90's all week. As you know it also reaches up the 100's or so with the humidity in July and August; but I tell you, it sure does beat the weather in the midwest. Have you ever lived in other states? Well, anyway, take care of yourself and have a gret time with your family. Jacqueline Austin, Tezas - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:54:20 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "JOHN ARMES" I am really bugged at your e-mail. All last week I tried to send you e-mail at Jarmes@scout.com and I keep getting it returned from Postmaster@scout.com saying .... It could not be delivered, name not recognised. I had sent you 4 nice, long, with some funny "humble" humor e-mails of this and that, memories of me bugging you etc... and pizza sake, they will got go through! So what is wrong with your email?! Please ask to have it fixed. You have to be assertive you know! The only person who can take care of "you" is yourself, so if you are not motivated or assertive nothing gets done! So get on the ball now... chop to it! Boy, oh boy! no wonder we use to argue as teens, and as adults we annoy each other...because we are both set in our ways... I like things done "yesterday"... whereas you just sail along quite happily...plenty time... so to speak.I know, I know, I should be a bit more laid back too, instead of being too hypoactive and always in a hurry. Oh! well, that is me! Anyway, will you PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS - THANK YOU! :) Jacqueline - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:52:11 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are right we should try and ignore her but she's more than just barking, she's also very infuriating. I've got a husband, two kids, and a career, and now I'm supposed to bake cookies for some bloke I've never met. It's hard to miss her entries. unfortunately I've read them all and not once has she not barked. If I was John I'd be very afraid. bunyards exhibition one flew over the cuckoo's nest, - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 03:49:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific site. Have ancestors who resided in Seaham, is there someone I can contact to further my study into my family Grahame Hall Adelaide, South Australia - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:52:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Long time no hear, but I hope Ed is better now,Good Luck. Jimmy Gilbert Jimmy Gilbert Perth, W/A - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miss Markie I bet you won't be so "Americanized" in the future, when you find it hard to pay for health care. You will be back to this country quick as a flash speaking the Queens English in order to scrounge off the state and N.H.S. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN John Bull Merry England, England and proud - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:40:31 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are right Harbour Lad it.s just she makes her boring drivel so long and tedious is like one of those pimples that never come to a head ,by the way are you a Daddy yet, if not it must be soon. Lilian Stoney Creek, Ont Canada - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:38:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ahh Ms. Markie. I very much enjoy your submissions to the guestbook of the town of my birth. I am a former pupil of Camden Square School, then qualified as a lawyer in Newcastle. I too carry out "social work" so to speak and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you at length. You can reach me at Texas State Institution for the Criminally Insane Michael Pearson Tarpon Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:36:52 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : Markie just get off the G.B. then nobody would have to scroll past your long winded passages tony from spain - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:35:08 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, y'all! Goodmorning from Texas. (At the end of this message I have requested people to take care of other people's needs: Baking cookies, Casseroles etc.. so if you want to skip this "Dribble" as I have been accused of "dribbling" that is okay.)) A busy day today, with lost going on. Anyway, so I see the Phillipine (muslim) rebel extremists, have killed one of the US missionary Hostages. I am telling you folks, What do you think this world is coming too?! Now it is no longer safe for missionaries, except to perhaps do missionary work in the USA or in the UK and in just a few European countries. A few years ago, I had applied to work for ATD Fourth World Humanitarian Organization as well as to work as a "Lay" missionary for Mother Teresa'a order in India. Well, obviously, it was not my fate to go to India or even to work for ATD. Funny, I remember my old college friend, from Pennsylvania, his name is Christopher, (he is a great guy! we are like brother and sister; ! we still keep in regular contact - he is married now, but a real cute guy! and funny as anything!) Anyway, he told me, "Jacqueline, if you go off to India or any of those places, you are just asking to be killed - because war is going to break out in those countries." Sure enough, he is not far off target. Our world is escalating into one big mess! We are way in over our heads - and Why? What has caused all of this disharmony? Well, I think we all know the answer to that, but the real problem is, How do we solve this global fiasco we are in? and we are indeed in a world fiasco! Though, it is true we are much more informed now, than we were 30 years ago with the fast growing technology, Nevertheless, since the end of the "Cold War" from, my opinion, (Which I know you all disagree with me and strongly dislike I continue to speak out my opinions.) however, I think we are in serious times: economical, physcological, sociological, morally and spiritually we are in complete poverty! ! Wow! I think the more one keeps up-dated with Political, Economical world affairs the more we are in complete touch with what is "reality." We have this notion that everything is fine and life is blooming! Technology is growing, we make more money, have bigger homes, have more luxurious posessions than ever before - where really, folks, society, is not improving! It has got worse! I read the Sunderland Echo on line and every day, I read about violence, so the violence is not just rapent here in USA it is all over the world! Our other guest-book contributer, "Steve Sails" (now and then) must also be like me who obviously keeps up with world affairs, as he works for NATO. I am not sure what I think of Russia being part of NATO and in 2004 the other former Sovient Countries want to also be part of NATO: Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and there were a few more. It is interesting, the fundamental Christians over here (both Protestant and Catholics) All speak of the! "one world government" "One world Order" that is suppose to take place somwhere in time... and that is when our world is going to be under just one government and we will all be under their rules and laws. You know, I sometimes laugh at them being narrow minded, but then at times, I wonder to myself if that may come about. Yes, my Seaham folks there is more to life than Seaham and I will tell you, sometimes you are better off just living your little lives in Seaham than knowing all what is going on... because the more you know, the more you realize our world is in for one big rude awakening! And Boy! I hope I am not here to see it!.......... Hope I have not put a dampner on everyone's day, I just got carried away again with my ranting! But hey, I mean we do need to be in touch with reality... I mean, there is a war about to begin with India and Parkistan and Israel and Palastine are still at it with each other over the terrotory of the West Bank.... we are in serious times. A! nyway, have a nice y'all! Smile and say "Hello" to one another and be kind and helpful to your neighbors. Perhaps someone could bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies for my dear friend, John Armes as he is a batcholar, lives alone, and is so busy with work and his great contributions to the Boy Scouts - which is an excellent organization - as we all know. Anyway, poor John, please, someone take care of him and pop in every now and then with some cookies and tea or a casserole for him. Thank you! :) Also, take care of our elderely and don't forget to thank all the workers who work at the nursing homes, hosptials and other places of work where you are served. Bye... till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed - Can't you get the Austin slapper off the guestbook, what a bore Ed Edwards - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:30:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the lads, i am so proud to be english and i think it was a terrific victory for the whole nation. One game to go and hopefully we will be in the next round, Cheers Jeffrey Mildrid Seaham, England - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:28:29 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, John, You are going to have to e-mail me: mary markie@aol.com Because your e-mail for some reason is not going through. I have tried: Jarmes@scout.com I have tried: Jarmes@scout.demon.co.uk. I have tried Jarmes@scoutuk.demon.co.uk and for pizza sake I cannot get through. It keeps coming back undeliverable! Name not recognised. So now you are going to have to read what I said on the guest-book and I do not like everyone knowing too much of my business or of others - merely out of respect for you and for me. If you e-mail me, then I will have your correct e-mail because it will be on the return address. Hope you have a good day. Glad I keep this guest-book interesting. What would y'all do without my contribution - see at least I do keep it going with my chit-chat! Hey, lets debate about India and Parkistan folks - it is really heating up over there - this is serious stuff. Have a great day! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:27:05 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe we should re-name the Guestbook "The Transatlantic Date Book" I'm getting ready here for all my family to come out and visit in the 115 degree weather, maybe I should ask my Dad to check with his bookie on the odds for the Markie/Armes romance I've probably got as much chance as picking a winner in the Grand National! Leslie Roberts Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:24:58 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. I am currently employed at Seaham Hall and have been asked to write a brief history of the Hall itself. As you can imagine i am having a few problems finding anything concrete. If anyone knows where i can find a detailed history (or if any of you have a detailed knowledge) of the Hall i would greatly appreciate if you could email me. I would appreciate if you didn't call the Hall itself as you can appreciate we are often very busy. Thank you. Keerie Seaham, - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:22:57 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to it Jacqueline. You are obviously blessed with as much intellect and worldly knowledge as your old friend George Bush. If he can get elected as President I am sure you could get as far as the Senate. Isaac Hunt - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 01:16:24 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woo-Woo! Well if I annoyed everyone why is it that everyone has to mention my name - just scroll past my messages, that would be the graceful thing to do, instead of making rude "dig-in" comments when you do not even know me. Well, I hope everyone has a great day today. Oh! Whoops! I do wear a top! I NEVER go topless! Only a few times did I ever go topless that was when I was a young teenager on the beaches in Spain, Africa, France, Italy - that was before I wised up! It is not good for a woman to go topless and allow the sun to burn her breasts - or really any part of the body.Also, it is not very graceful or elegant. Besides, going topless just encourages men and boys hormones to rage - and that is not the graceful thing to do. Now that I am in my 30's I am extremely conservative - especially with my work - I have to be! Hey I got to meet the secret service of Richard Gephartd yesterday - I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening for the dinner - being one of the! guest is an extreme honor. Who knows, in years to come you may have a native Seaham "lass" who is in the Political attention. (though, sorry folks, I would most likely be within the American Politics. I know, I should learn all that I can... and then, come home and help Seaham Harbor town and folks! Hey, that would be a really great thing for me to do... I would make England more Anericanized than it has already become! How many people are in favor of that? I hope not many. It is unfortunate that Britian has become Americanized.) Anyway, I am off now, going to Mass for the feast day of the Sacred Heart - keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless! Bye.. till next entry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:34:40 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:30:35 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here here Harbour Lad. I also read the first few words, skip to the name, then ignore the middle drivel. This applies to a couple of other guest book readers. ps The morons would waste their time in slagging me off, I will not even see the words. Tom Moreland London, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:28:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She is really annoying and is making this guestbook to be a joke, get her banned Ban Jacki Seaham, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:26:42 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Heavens to Betsie! That Markie woman has gone mad.....she is even going to her office topless these days - she wears her sneakers, shorts, socks etc but no top!?! Mad woman...and all because she yearns for the love of John Armes. Someone...anyone...please hear my plea. If you see John Armes, please tell him to go to America and shut her up (so to speak!) once and for all. Thank you and goodnight S. Hussian Seaham, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:55:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline - thanks for the message. My Scouts Association email address should now be up and running again. Mind you, I enjoy conversing wi1h you on the guest book. We can always rely on you for an interesting entry! No, I never married. I'm really a confirmed bachelor, set in my ways. I keep busy with work and I'm active in the Scout movement. Never a dull moment. I have my little cottage up parkside way and I enjoy being part of Seaham life. You'd laugh if you saw me in my shorts at the weekends! I remember well how nice your legs were. I never plucked up the courage to ask you out. More fool me! How's life with all those cowboys? John Armes - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:54:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lillian, don't waste your time or energy. Ms Markie's ramblings are to provoke reactions from people. She is best ignored which is obviously what the members of her cult do in america and thats why she spouts her drivel on this guestbook. I am sure people who regularly read this guestbook don't read Markies comments anymore anyway cos its the same old rubbish. By the way Lillian hope Mike, Mike, Cindy and Jason and grandchildren are keeping well. Harbour Lad - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:52:01 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : I think the way to treat Ms Markie is to ignore her rantings, such as: "I am not perfect and never said I was": patently obvious, so what is your point? "I never said everyone has to agree with me": patently obvious that no one does, so what is your point? "I do not bully people out of abortions, that is their choice": patently obvious, so what is your point? [and more to the point, what business is it of yours?] "I am sorry my messages on this Guest Book bother you": patently obvious that they bother anyone so thick-skinned not to know it, so what is your problem? Colin Hall Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:50:47 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is for Jacqueline please do not use this great guestbook as a religious or moral soapbox .Keep your religious beliefs to your self .Read the paragraph at the beginning of the guestbook page.Mr Mason I think that Jacqueline should be banned from the guestbook if she keeps this up .Does anyone agree with me if so please leave a comment for Mr Mason so that he may deal with this crazy women Lillian Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:50:37 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie..Your messages bother everyone...Wake up girl what is wrong with you¿ Do make an effort and try to get in touch with reality.. Tony from Spain - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:49:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "JOHN ARMES" John I am not going to try to e-mail you again - your e-mail is all "out-of-sorts" and it is annoying. So anyway, I hope you are well - and answer me one question: "Why are you not dating? You are so cute and handsome! Anyway, hope you have mellowed out a bit in your older age (yes, I know you are 35yrs and will be 36 yrs this December, I believe.) Remember, "Patience as a virtue..." and Smile! "A smile a day, helps keep one young..." well that is my philosophy - a "Jacqueline" thing! Have a great day y'all! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:48:12 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, to "Bunyard Exibit" or whatever you call yourself. I am not perfect and I never said I was. And.. let me tell you, I have managed a "blind-date" I do not like them, because they are a bit uneasy, my friends like to set me up on blind-dates and it can be a pain, but I go.. and ususally have very pleasant times. So what about my views, I never said everyone has to agree with me. Oh by the way, I think I am going to Corpus Christi July 15th-18th So how is it there? (Oh I do not bully people out of abortions - that is their choice; I just merely offer them some counseling and tell them there are other options. Sometimes, the women want abortions 2nd time around, becuase their boyfriend said so. Now how sad is that? Besides, abortions are NOT good for the body! or for the psychological well being...The traumas afterwards are much more serious.) Have a great day! ... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:46:44 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony from Spain" you are a pain in the butt! DId you get my e-mail I sent to you? Well anyway, so what if I type fast and goof up on some spelling words. Who said we all have to be perfect English Literature majors when we are writing on this "guest-book?" Not anyone I know. So you what I was meaning when I accidentially wrote "ss" I was meaning "as" and politness (not!) I was being sarkastic. Oh, now I suppose you are going to tell me that sarkasim is the lowest form of intelligence - yes, I know that; but every now and then it seems appropriate to be sarkastic to you, because you just like to provoke! Well, how is sunny Spain these days? I use to lvoe going to Spain with my parents when I was younger. In fact I love the Spanish culture and music - I dance quite well to Salsa, which is more Latin, but still enjoy the true authentic music from Spain. Have a great day! Jacqueline Texas, USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 16:44:33 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have tried to put a couple of messages up lately but they don't seem to get through. It seems that if you're opinionated in a right wing way your messages get printed, but if you try and respond you get censored. Just because I disagree with nearly every word that comes out of Ms. Markies mouth? Surely she's big enough to withstand a difference of opinion. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:52:18 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacqueline, your politics are inconsistant and scary. Anyone who calls bullying other women out out having an abortion 'humanitarian' is truely confused. Yes I went to Corpus Christi yesterday before you stereotype me as the devil incarnate. You talk about how wrong it is to be selfish and then give us your selfish views on everything under the sun, no facts, only selfish opinion, devoid of rational thought. And to top it all, you seem to live in the times of 'When Katy Did' speaking of yourself as having good etiquette and dating eduated men. Giving your grasp on reality I'd be very suprised if you could ever manage more than a blind date. It's 2002. Wake up. Bunyards Exhibition - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:50:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very interesting site. Just getting started into the History of Seaham Harbor. Kathy Duffy Castle Rock, Colorado USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:47:55 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MESSAGE IS FOR "JOHN ARMES" I HOPE YOU GET IT, PLEASE BE SURE SOMEONE TELL HIM THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR HIM. I DO NOT HAVE HIS E-MAIL.................Hi, John, how are you this day? I hope you are well. I am fine in this beautiful hot sunshine of Austin, Texas. Anyway,.... that is not what I wanted to tell you. I have just been talking to Denise Wood (nee Sumberbell.) Her husband does the bands and I guess you were there at New Years Eve at the leisure Center where he was playing. Denise said, she spoke with you. So... anyway, after much-a-do! I think my long, very long, awaited question has been answered.... Andrea Spurr thinks you finally married Amanda Cooke, whereas, Denise Summerbell thinks you did not and nor, are you married at all. John, everyone knows that I use to think you were cute and thought you were the best looking looking guy in Seaham. So, they like to tell me if you are married or not. But I say, "Well even if he is not married, my life is here ! in America in cowboy state - Texas! and who is to say that I ought to be arragont enough to think you would be remotely interested in me; and I in you." I do not even think our families are friendly with each other. So, Alas, let us just say our friendship is just that and a friendship that can only be just that. (Kind of like a secret "Romeo and Juliet")Oh don't worry John, my life is in America - I do not think I could ever come back to live in Seaham or even in England - I am too Aermicanized for fellow British citzens.(Shame on me - I know!) For example today, the weather is so hot, I am in my pink shorts, white little socks, sneaker shoes, baseball hat, and I am off to the office where I help with my humanitarian work. Hey, there is no way in Seaham that I could dress like this - at my age. hey, I still look like I am 20 never mind 33. :) Anyway, John, dear, I cannot figure out why you are not married - you would think some girl would want to snatch you up - you are geor! gous from what I remember of you. Well, I hope someday you meet a very nice, conservative, Christian young woman -who smiles and who will make you happy. E-mail me sometimes if you wish. mary markie@aol.com. If you are still single and want a vacation.. you can come and visit me - but I warn you, you would have to come to Mass, and help with the poor and enjoy eating....and have to like hot weather. have a great day y'all... God Bless! Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:43:23 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "John Armes" I tried to E-mail you at: Jarmes.@boyscouts.com However, I got it returned as it said you had exceeded your quota - whatever that means. 554 jarmes@boyscouts.com service unavailable. So, sorry you have got a message for you that everyone on the guest-book can read. Well, it is nothing terrible, so do not worry. Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:11:14 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My first visit to Seaham page - it's great, I think I knew Eddie Mason when I lived in Ropery Walk - had something to do with Neigbourhood Football which my nephews took part in for Ropery School ? Carol Bowman (nee Davies) Ingleton, North Yorks United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:09:13 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello,I am searching for info on Robert DODDS (my father,grandfather and great-grandfather and g.g.grandfather so far)born 1920,1900,1875. any info on wives,children welcomes with open arms Marilyn Winnaleah, Tasmania Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:03:25 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Tony" I am really sorry that some of my messages on this Guest-Book really bother you. They are never meant to bother anyone - they are just merely "chit-chat" with some Political opinions thrown in at times. I think with the way our world is at the moment and not just with the possiblities of war between India and Parkistan, of war with the terrorists, of a possible attack between Iraq and USA early next year, the on going war between Israel and Palastine, and the on going war on terrorists in the Phillipines, and here in USA as well as in Europe and of course the on going war in Northern Ireland - Oh and not to forget to mention the on going murderings of Christians in Sudan, Africa. Additionally the war on drugs in most countries and the terrible murderings of Abortions as well as the high rate of teenage pregnancies and imoral conduct of the human race - I think with that, and povery in the world we all need to try to get along with each other with grace and har! mony. We areally are in a huge mess of "Spritual Poverty" Mother Teresa said, "Only when there is an end to abortion, will the world be able to live in peace." The Blessed Mother, Mary has been appearing this whole century for a reason and why? She tells us always to go back to our faiths. Look at the state of the world - people! It is in a huge poverty. If India and Parkistan do not get a "grip" we might just see ourselves in for a nuclear war - Oh and you know Saddam Hussain would just want to wipe out the whole of the USA and I think Great Britain too. I do not think he is fond of the British either. We all had better start to forget about thinking how important money and possesions are - and start to think about our own souls and what we can do to offer help and kind words and compassion to others. I am telling you - we are actually living the end times and that does not mean our world is going to go up in a ball. It means we are living in immoral, selfish, self-centered, ! greedy times and we are seeing the affects of it in daily life if we open our eyes. Anyway, enough of my preaching - before I start a war on the guest-book with my out spoken opinions. So have a great, day tomorrow and do indeed smile! :) to one another and be helpful. God Bless! Your guest-book friend... Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:01:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markie...Politness(not) Oh,ss you are in Spain.What are you talking about,at least before you moved to Texas we could understand your English,well sort of. Tell Dickie Gibhard and his missus I'am asking after them and I'am sure I'am not alone in wondering how your one sided discussion went on the absolutely fascinating subject of health care.Diven't ye forget te reply now hinny... Tony from Spain Spain of course, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:58:03 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you "Tony" for your "kind" remarks to me - I will remember your "politeness" (not!) Have a great day in Spain. Perhaps you ought to learn some graceful manners. Not sure how old you are - nor am I going to ask, as it is very impolite to ask someone's age. However, just because you may be a little older than myself, does not mean you are entitled to be rude and show lack of respect to your fellow human citizens. Each and everyone of us are deserving of human dignity and respect. Have a super day tomorrow. Oh, ss you are in Spain and Spain is primarily a Catholic country, maybe you may want to attend Church tomorrow as it is the feast of "Corpus Christi" and June 7th is the feast of the "Sacred Heart." God Bless! :) Your kind guest-book friend, Jacqueline :) Jacqueline Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 12:28:02 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Tony from Spain, Thanks for your concern. Eddie is improving everyday and it won't be long before he's back on the guestbook Best Wishes Sadie. Sadie Mason Seaham, Durham UK - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:02:27 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : MARKIE YOU ARE BACK TO YOUR OLD TRICKS AGAIN TRYING TO DOMINATE THE G.B.AND BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPONSE FROM OTHER CONTRIBUTORS,SUCCEEDING TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. Why don't you start an American Seaham Guest Book and make England happy. Buenos Noches tony from spain espana - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:59:17 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To "fred Tuck" If you ever get back to Texas please come to Austin and the "Hill Country" It is absolutely breath-taking! There is also so much to do here in Austin and in the what you could call the suburbs. Austin, is basically much what you would imagine Texas to be. Well, the summer is really kicking in and the humidity is a bit suffocating! Though, it is great to see the sun each day and all day. I guess I was just so fed up with the weather in Chicago - I was at the end of my tether with it! Now I am in awe at the hot weather here. Not that I have not experienced Texas living before, I guess I have just really missed it so much. Anyway, not a lot going on. Except next Saturday, June 8th I am scheduled to have dinner with Richard Giphard and his wife and several others. Mr. Giphard is the Democratic house speaker. We will be discussing "Health Care" Okay, everyone have a nice day. God Bless! your friend... Jacqueline Texas, USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:57:22 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HI: I was hoping someone in Seaham would know of the Reed family living there in the early 1900's. At 33 Australia Street. or 2 Green Street. I'm looking for a Geoffrey Reed or anyother Reeds in this family. For Genealogical purpose only. They might want to know about their family in Canada Kathy Redcliffe, Alberta Canada - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:17:39 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To-Dawnet , regarding your trip to Australia , tonight on our T.V. there was a program on how to get budget costs on most things , I thought you may be interested in the following . There is a website , lastminute.com from your end ,I don't know if you have to add .au but I am sure you will work it out . Also if you book at 30 days in advance at any of the major hotels you can get discounts of up to 60% , but I think high season rates may need some extra negotiating ! don't be afraid to ask , enjoy your trip , but there is more to AUSS than Sydney , from our neck of the woods It's not quite the pitts , this is a hugh country with a hugh diverse range of attractions Regards Oz-Brian Oz Brian South Australia - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:16:04 (PDT) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi to