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Arts academy for learning disabilities

A performing arts academy for people with learning disabilities and autism will start in Morpeth next month.

Morpeth Town Hall.

Cinema resumes shows

A community cinema will restart its programme of films next month after a summer break.

Some of the exhibits at  Longhirst Show

Show looking to next generation of crafters

A village show is encouraging the next generation of growers, bakers, crafters, artists and more to get involved with its annual event.

Wallington

Estate hosts open air film screening

Two open-air film screenings will take place at Wallington next weekend.

Join community choir next week

A community choir is looking for new members to join its group when it starts again next week.

Gardening with Tom Pattinson rss

Gooseberries are ripe for picking, but don't thin out branches yet. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Drop your guard at crops’ peril

There’s quite a bit of black spot, rust and mildew on roses at present, and once they have a foothold, no amount of fungicidal spraying will resolve the problem. The best you can do is contain it.

Snails are just one of the problems facing gardeners at present. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

There’s no escape from weeds and other pests

Gardens are at their peak right now and it’s a perfect time for floral displays, fruit picking and harvesting fresh vegetables.

Pea and bean shelling has been the focus in the garden recently.

Reaping the rewards of the summer harvest

Picking fresh fruit and harvesting vegetables straight from the garden is one of the delights of summer, and this year is no exception.

Cucumber Burpless Tasty Green growing in a circle.

Don’t let the tasty ‘wonky’ go to waste

Some vegetable crops have already matured and are safely stored.

Well grown veg for the show stand. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Rules are ok, but common sense is vital

We can’t say for sure when the first competition between growers occurred, only guess that it was probably a low-key event amongst a handful of friends, boasting in their local about the size, weight or height of something they’d grown, and agreeing on a modest wager.

The Wansbeck and Beyond: rss

Image of yesteryear, Lynemouth and District Arthritis Care committee

Images of Yesteryear

There were celebrations at Lynemouth and District Arthritis Care 25 years ago. Pictured are some of the committee members, but what had they achieved?

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Architectural stroll along ‘Silver Street’

Good architects and builders understand the importance of light, shade and detail. This is why, so often, it’s the older streets of a town or village that are the most interesting.

Image of yesteryear, Coun Jim Turnbull and council staff with Morpeth new signs

Images of yesteryear

This picture from the past shows Coun Jim Turnbull and council staff unveiling new Morpeth signs 25 years ago. This one, of course, is no longer in use.

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Charting the county’s old farmsteads

Leaving behind the pillbox at the top of Hemscott Hill, we proceed northwards towards Druridge.

Image of yesteryear, Morpeth Red Cross, Lloyds cheque presentation

Images of Yesteryear

This picture shows the Morpeth branch of the Red Cross receiving a cheque 25 years ago.

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