« Last post by geoff on January 16, 2015, 10:56:12 AM »
No, unfortunately I don't. I live in Washington (and am Chairman of the S Tyneside Branch!). However, I do have a passing interest in anything military to do with Alnwick as my grandfather, Charles William Richardson, came from there and that was where he joined the Northumberland Fusiliers in 1899. After initial training he was sent to the Boer War but arrived in S Africa the day after it ended! Then it was to India where he married my grandmother and where three children, including my mother, were born. He returned to the UK in 1913, by then a CSM with a specialisation in PE and square-bashed recruits at Fenham until sent to France in 1914. After WWI he remained in the Army until discharged about 1922, after which his life took a downhill turn. Earlier generations of the Richardsons were from the dregs of Alnwick, and included Charlie Richardson, the "Edlingham Burglar", about whom I have done a lot of research. One of the last was my great-aunt Eva, who had married Luke Goodfellow, whose tobacconists shop in Bondgate Within may still be remembered by some people (closed c1960), and whose daughter, Mary Goodfellow, was a well-known teacher in Alnwick (died late 1970s). I'm a little reluctant to post my telephone number here but it is bound to be on file in Percy House. I was in Percy House on Tuesday just gone and noted people gathering for the NDFHS Council Meeting - they didn't include you by any chance did they?