Images of Yesteryear

These judo players seem to have received a certificate for their efforts, but do you know what the occasion was or who the people are in the photograph? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Cambo First School pupils try out the new Dragon Cycle Trail at Wallington. Picture by National Trust / North News and Pictures.

Estate switches on to pedal power for trail

Visitors are being told to get on their bikes at a Northumberland estate as it launches a new attraction.

Some of the chrysanthemum cuttings. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Keep parent plants for one-off buys

When it comes to chrysanthemums, last year we enjoyed the company of the cultivar Boulou White, which stood in a large pot over Christmas. We had encouraged a few stems to develop on each plant with no disbudding for maximum effect.

Image of yesteryear, Ponteland Priory Garage presentation, do you know what the occasion was or who the people were - if so we would love to hear from you.

Images of Yesteryear

A deal looks to have been struck at Ponteland’s Priory car dealership 25 years ago, but do you know what it was, or who the people pictured are?

A colourful chrysanthemum display is one of the staples of the annual flower shows. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Chrysanthemums are such valuable plants

The warm inner glow that comes with anticipation of gardening treats was present last week as I thumbed through a copy of Woolmans’ latest Chrysanthemum and Ornamental Plant Catalogue.

Hilarie Tucknott from Bedlington, national president of BPW UK welcomed delegates to Conference 2017. Business and Professional Women members had arrived from all corners of the UK to the Station Hotel in Newcastle.

Businesswomen talk of many challenges

Business and professional women

Goth by Roseanne Robinson.

Members show their creativity

Morpeth Camera Club

Pan-fried sea bass at the Black & Grey, Morpeth.

MEAL REVIEW: Black & Grey, Newgate Street, Morpeth

An instant, cheery smile from behind the bar was the first signal of things to come.

Whats on
Apple blossom. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Top tips to get around root disease

Friend Hugh grows his tomatoes directly into the greenhouse border, but this comes with the risk of a root disease ruining the crop. He recently enquired about the way around this problem.

WI Advisor Brenda Houlison judges Hepscott WI's Ten Flowers In A Tin competition.

Anniversary meeting scores ten out of tin

Hepscott WI

Tomatoes planted in the border. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Home-grown tomatoes are a staple of summer

Summer gardening would not be the same without fresh, home-grown tomatoes picked from the plant as required, and I always set out with growing them to perfection in mind.

Image of yesteryear, we know this picture was taken at Druridge Bay, but we don't know much more than that - do you know who the people are or what the occasion was? If so let us know

Images of Yesteryear

This group was pictured as part of a campaign to stop sand extraction from Druridge Bay 25 years ago. Do you recognise anyone pictured? If so, let us know.

Simon Pringle, Sunny Smith, President Chris Offord, Lilian Nelson, Joan Tebbutt and Margaret Trewick at Morpeth Lions Club.

Lions welcome more ladies to the pride

Morpeth Lions Club

Breakfast, by George Sudlow.

Photographers focus on waste and wildlife


Tulips in bloom. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Water is the best tonic for our plants

New plantings of hardy perennials, be they fruiting or ornamental, trees, shrubs or herbaceous perennials, are currently more at risk from wind damage than frost.

Red Love Apple. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Good fruit growing demands daily care

Last week’s cold snap, aided and abetted by a strong breeze, should have reinforced the message that flash frosts and whiplash winds remain a possibility until this month has run its course.

Image of yesteryear, we know this picture was taken at The Mayors procession, but we don't know much more than that - do you know who the people are or what the occasion was? If so let us know

Images of Yesteryear

This photograph from Morpeth 25 years ago shows a procession led by the Mayor. Does anyone know what was going on, or do you recognise anyone pictured?

Ponteland Lions John Harvey, Frank Harrington and Jim Robertson with their Long Service Awards.

Club awards are dished out for the long-serving Lions

Ponteland Lions Club

Donna Stott, Community Development and Partnership Manager for the Stroke Association.

Working together to reduce risk of stroke

Morpeth Rotary Club

Forsythia, remove spent bloom stems now. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Fruits that play a crime-fighting role

Soft fruits – gooseberry and blackberry – have barbs in abundance.

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