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MEAL REVIEW: The Sun Inn, High Church, Morpeth

It certainly felt like a step back in time when we walked through the doors of The Sun Inn at Morpeth.

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Redcurrants need just a small space, but they should provide masses of fruit for years to come. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

It’s time to up the pace in the summer garden

We are into the busiest time of year in the garden, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Morpeth Lions, partners and families at Howick Hall, Northumberland.

Garden outing for club’s Partners’ Day

Morpeth Lions Club

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Netting to keep cabbage whites away. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Garden pests are waiting to strike

Planting cabbage, sprouts, broccoli, et al and failing to guard against pest problems will lead to disappointment.

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Chandos Beauty - remove spent rose blooms to encourage a longer flowering season. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Crop cultivation is a season-long project

I wonder how many potentially brilliant summer crops fall short of expectation simply through lack of maintenance.

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

Images of Yesteryear

Youngsters at Ponteland Middle School were donning some unusual costumes 25 years ago. Do you know what the occasion was or who the people are? If so, we would love to hear from you.

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People of all ages enjoyed the activities at Picnic in the Park in Carlisle Park.

Park picnic promises to be better than ever

The family fun afternoon in Carlisle Park that has come to signal the start of the summer holidays in Morpeth promises to be bigger and better than ever before this year.

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Lester Sher introduces Rotary members and friends to lightship LV50 at South Harbour, Blyth.

All aboard to learn about the lightships

Morpeth Rotary Club

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The Sweetheart strawberry. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

‘June drop’ sees fruit shaping up

Fruit crops are shaping up well. The apples and plums are already bending branches, even as nature’s thinning-out process, ‘the June drop’, comes to an end.

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Theres good growth on the early potatoes, but balance bulking up time against the risk of disease. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Hard works pays off for summer harvesting

After all the planning, pruning, planting and sowing, we’re back in business with the harvesting of summer crops – and how good that feels.

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

Images of Yesteryear

Everyone was all dressed up for this Morpeth Show, taking place 25 years ago, even the ponies. Do you know any more about it, or who the people are in the photograph?

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Magic Steve, Nelson the Pig Karen Lovatt, operations director at Whitehouse Farm and staff at the 20th birthday celebrations.

Party time as farm celebrates milestone

It was celebrations all round at Whitehouse Farm as the attraction celebrated its 20th birthday with a party weekend.

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Co-op is celebrating after its own-brand bubbly wins gold.

Co-op’s own brand bubbly ranked as good as Dom Pérignon

If you ever needed an excuse to pop the fizz, Co-op’s own brand of champagne wine has been ranked alongside high-end brands, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon.
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MS Research and Relief Fund Fund-raising Manager Dan Nelson is thanked by Morpeth Lions Club President Chris Offord.

Discovering more about MS charity

Morpeth Lions Club

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Dr June Walker with her 90th birthday cake presented to her at Kirkley WI.

Courts and cultivation make for interesting WI speakers

Kirkley WI

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Image of yesteryear, Children at Druridge Bay Middle School, do you know what the occasion was or who the people were - if so we would love to hear from you.

Images of Yesteryear

This photograph appears to show youngsters from Druridge Bay Middle School on a stall of some description, but we don’t know what it was. Do you recognise it? If so, get in touch.

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A woodland garden setting in Longhirst.

Plenty of inspiration to be found

Look out for the following gardens in Longhirst.

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The Walled Garden at Longhirst. Picture by Keith Cochrane.

Open garden events reveal unsung skills

Visiting gardens is a popular seasonal experience that offers much more than a pleasant afternoon out, tea and cake, or a purchase from the plant stall.

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Karen Lovatt, operations manager at Whitehouse Farm Centre, with a furry friend.

Farm centre’s party for everyone

Celebrations will be taking place at one of Northumberland’s top visitor attractions this weekend as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Robin Cooper, Lilian and Ian Nelson, Mary Ord, Barry Swan, Peter Scott and Chris Offord at the British Red Cross street collection.

Groups team up again for street collection

Morpeth Clubs

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