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by bedford1864
Thu June 15, 2017, 8:06 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1947 Royal Crown Building
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: 1947 Royal Crown Building

I did not notice originally that the photo was taken by Mr Yost. That has to be the same man that was a photographer, J O Yost, that lived on corner of Spring St and Wilmington streets. He lived next door to my grandparents. He had a studio in his home. He took many pictures of me as a baby, almost ...
by bedford1864
Thu June 15, 2017, 7:57 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1947 Royal Crown Building
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: 1947 Royal Crown Building

I believe this is the building I remember on Hamlet Ave between Wilmington and Raleigh streets, perhaps across the street from what I think was the Colonial grocery store. As a child in the 1950's I spent many an hour pressed up against the glass watching the bottling assembly line. It was fascinati...
by bedford1864
Sun March 5, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Sandspurs
Topic: The Sandspur May 1942 Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 718

The Sandspur May 1942 Part 2

May 1942 Pages 10-18
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by bedford1864
Sun March 5, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: Sandspurs
Topic: The Sandspur May 1942 Part 1
Replies: 0
Views: 767

The Sandspur May 1942 Part 1

These graduating issues are more like yearbooks. I split this into two parts since this newsletter is 18 pages. 1942-5 Sandspur p1.jpg 1942-5 Sandspur p2.jpg 1942-5 Sandspur p3.jpg 1942-5 Sandspur p4.jpg 1942-5 Sandspur p5.jpg 1942-5 Sandspur p6.jpg 1942-5 Sandspur p7.jpg 1942-5 Sandspur p8.jpg 1942...
by bedford1864
Tue February 28, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: Sandspurs
Topic: Sandspur 22 April 1942
Replies: 0
Views: 856

Sandspur 22 April 1942

I will have 5 Sandspurs to post from the war years that were in the estate of Mr. Joe Maurice, my dad's best friend. His daughter, Martha Jo Hitt, graciously donated copies to me that I might share them with this forum and hopefully preserve them. Joe Maurice was on the staff of the Sandspur until h...
by bedford1864
Sun March 1, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1943 HHS Reunion in 1988
Replies: 0
Views: 1257

1943 HHS Reunion in 1988

1988 - Class of 1943 Hamlet High School Reunion.jpg
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by bedford1864
Sat February 21, 2015, 8:44 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1944 HHS Commencement Program
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

1944 HHS Commencement Program

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by bedford1864
Wed January 7, 2015, 5:45 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1942 - The Magnificent Eleven
Replies: 6
Views: 3323

1942 - The Magnificent Eleven

This pic is of the 1942 Hamlet High Football Team. Listed on back are the following: Front Row, L to R: Burnell McGirt - RE, Joe Maurice - RT, Herbie Niemeyer - RG, Jack Odom - LG, Tom Wicker - C, Bo Shelley - LT, John Samuel Williamson - LE; Back Row, L to R - Joe Gregson - Wing Back, Chester Davis...
by bedford1864
Thu October 16, 2014, 7:09 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet 1912-1915
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Hamlet 1912-1915

From Charlotte Observer newspapers - Feb 25, 1912 and May 13, 1915
by bedford1864
Sat December 21, 2013, 8:28 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Railroad Museum(s)?
Replies: 2
Views: 2429

Railroad Museum(s)?

Quite a few years ago I donated this image of "Florida Bound", in memory of my grandfather (which is how I remembered the Hamlet Station!) to a museum that was forming and they had it set up in the old Terminal and if memory serves me, they were only open on weekends. This was before the t...
by bedford1864
Mon December 2, 2013, 7:58 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Engine & Caboose Painting project
Replies: 23
Views: 8722

Re: Engine & Caboose Painting project

Joe, I have a memory (1950's) of a double semaphore in the middle of the 4-track crossing at the SE corner of the old terminal. They were stacked with one set for the E/W tracks and a set for the N/S tracks. I guess what I'm trying to describe is a "quad", two facing N/S stacked on a set f...
by bedford1864
Mon December 2, 2013, 1:03 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: MARY LOVE CEMETERY
Replies: 12
Views: 6415

Re: MARY LOVE CEMETERY

There is a good write up on the NC GenWeb site about how the cemetery got its name at the address below. Perhaps someone locally can substantiate this story. http://ncgenweb.us/richmond/marylove.htm The short version is that the Freeman family donated the land and were among the first buried there. ...
by bedford1864
Sat November 30, 2013, 6:53 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1945-46 Hamlet High Girl's Basketball Team
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: 1945-46 Hamlet High Girl's Basketball Team

Could you point out specifically which one is Sarah Gaddy? Thank you. Wayne Cosby
by bedford1864
Sat November 30, 2013, 12:41 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: MARY LOVE CEMETERY
Replies: 12
Views: 6415

Re: MARY LOVE CEMETERY

Mr. Fuller - I distinctly recall the tunnel. I think you went up Hwy 177 to cross over. I remember that was the way to the icehouse also. Was the open end of the roundhouse toward the cemetery? The only reason I ask is that a Marchant image of the roundhouse in 1910 says it was taken from the roof o...
by bedford1864
Thu November 28, 2013, 11:59 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: MARY LOVE CEMETERY
Replies: 12
Views: 6415

Re: MARY LOVE CEMETERY

When I saw your post I recall my grandfather telling me the exact same thing. It was the roundhouse. Wasn't there a tunnel to drive under the tracks to get to the roundhouse? Maybe further north? Wayne
by bedford1864
Thu November 28, 2013, 12:03 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: MARY LOVE CEMETERY
Replies: 12
Views: 6415

Re: MARY LOVE CEMETERY

I have visited this cemetery many times as my great grandparents are buried there (WN Cosby, Sr. and Lorena Folkes Cosby). There must have been a time when it became somewhat rundown as I recall my grandmother talking back in the late 1950's or early 60's that she did not want to be buried there bec...
by bedford1864
Tue November 12, 2013, 8:46 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: WWII Soldiers
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Re: WWII Soldiers

Thanks for that post. I'm going to check with my dad to see if he knew him as he was also on Saipan, though in the Air Force so I'm thinking the air boys came in after the Marines and Army secured the Mariannas.
by bedford1864
Mon November 11, 2013, 11:56 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: WWII Soldiers
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

WWII Soldiers

On this Veterans Day I asked my dad if any Hamlet boys lost their lives in World War II. He told me the only three he was aware of were Arthur Smith, Jack Bundy, and Earl Hicks. He thought all died in Europe. Is anyone familiar with any others in that war that gave their lives in defense of their co...
by bedford1864
Thu November 7, 2013, 10:20 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Seaboard Terminal and Hotel
Replies: 4
Views: 2492

Re: Seaboard Terminal and Hotel

Mr. Sapp - Thank you for the kind words about my grandparents. I spent many a happy day in that house and yard all through the 50's and 60's. Yes she loved her roses. That 64 Belaire was only the 2d car he had ever owned and the first with A/C. Yes they built a home over on Stacy Ave in the late 60'...
by bedford1864
Tue November 5, 2013, 10:15 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920
Replies: 5
Views: 2945

Re: Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920

I supplied that picture to the Hamlet Library a number of years ago and I'm pretty sure that is where Ms. Jernigan obtained the image. Those were the only names listed on the back of the original that I have. Thanks. Wayne Cosby
by bedford1864
Tue November 5, 2013, 6:13 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Seaboard Terminal and Hotel
Replies: 4
Views: 2492

Re: Seaboard Terminal and Hotel

Thanks Malcolm. I had not seen this one in the Marchant images at UNC. As you can see, this one was rather folded, etc. and not in the best of shape. Thanks for identifying the date. I have more than a few of the Marchant images but saw no need to put them on this forum as I suppose everyone here ha...
by bedford1864
Mon November 4, 2013, 10:29 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920
Replies: 5
Views: 2945

Re: Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920

This a view looking SE down Main Street in 1912. There is a pool hall visible on left and the same three arches on top of the buildings on the left that are visible in the other images. There are also three like arches on the buildings across the street. The Hamlet Pharmacy is visible on the right d...
by bedford1864
Mon November 4, 2013, 9:50 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920
Replies: 5
Views: 2945

Re: Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920

Had I bothered checking into my other images I would see quite clearly that this is a view up Main Street from somewhere near the Terminal Hotel possibly. The top part of this second image is the same view but I'm not sure what year. You will notice the tops of the three similar buildings on the lef...
by bedford1864
Mon November 4, 2013, 8:58 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Seaboard Terminal and Hotel
Replies: 4
Views: 2492

Seaboard Terminal and Hotel

This is obviously a shot of the Seaboard Hotel with the terminal in the background, post-1900. I have no idea of its date and cannot recall when the Hotel was razed. Any ideas? My great grandfather, Walter N. Cosby, came to Hamlet in 1900 with his family and was an engineer on the RR. His son, my gr...
by bedford1864
Mon November 4, 2013, 8:32 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1950's ? Seaboard Employees
Replies: 1
Views: 2461

1950's ? Seaboard Employees

This pic has 4 men that I know were Seaboard employees. Please help me identify if you can. The man second from right is Walter N. "Dick" Cosby. I'm just guessing this photo taken in the mid-1950's in the area of the Hamlet depot. It looks like the curved tracks coming off the southbound t...
by bedford1864
Mon November 4, 2013, 8:27 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: Seaboard Airline Railroad Unknown Year
Replies: 5
Views: 3102

Re: Seaboard Airline Railroad Unknown Year

I certainly do recall the name and also met the man. I am posting another pic in just a minute of the same person so you should know for sure. Thanks for the update!!! Regards, Wayne
by bedford1864
Mon November 4, 2013, 8:22 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1945-46 Hamlet High Girl's Basketball Team
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

1945-46 Hamlet High Girl's Basketball Team

This image is of the Hamlet Girls Basketball Team of 1945-46. Unfortunately, I know only two of the names of the persons in this photo. They are: Lettye Maxwell (later Brown) who is third from the left standing and Lorena Kirkley (later Christian), who is second from right standing. Lettye is my bel...
by bedford1864
Mon November 4, 2013, 7:54 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: Seaboard Airline Railroad Unknown Year
Replies: 5
Views: 3102

Seaboard Airline Railroad Unknown Year

This image was taken in Hamlet in an unknown year but perhaps a train expert will know the type engine, number and perhaps its dates. I am not sure of the vintage of the auto in the background but I am guessing this to be in early 1950's. My grandfather, Walter N. "Dick" Cosby is the secon...
by bedford1864
Mon November 4, 2013, 7:41 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920
Replies: 5
Views: 2945

Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920

This pic features one of the two main streets in Hamlet for sure. I have no idea when this image was taken but estimate it to be between 1910 and 1920 just due to the apparent youth of my grandfather (Dick Cosby) seated on far right looking to his right. On the reverse of the image are the following...
by bedford1864
Mon November 4, 2013, 10:18 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1942 Hamlet High School Football Team
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

1942 Hamlet High School Football Team

Hello, I am new to the Forum so please excuse me if this has already been posted at some time. My dad, Dick Cosby, gave me this pic of the 1942 Hamlet High Football team. He and Joe Maurice identified the men in it, I believe. To the best of his knowledge, he, Joe Maurice and Burnell McGirt are the ...

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