Gathering together an array of talent

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DOZENS of competitors showed off traditional skills at the 46th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering.

The arts, culture and heritage festival was held in Morpeth earlier this month and it attracted large numbers of entries for its various competitions. The winners are:

Art and Craft

Art: 1 Lynda Swift (Morpeth); 2 Delphine Blenkinsop; 3 J Laidlaw (Morpeth). Junior Art: 1 Andrew Laidlaw (Morpeth). Photo: 1 Jem Soady; 2 & 3 Helen Soady. Exotic T-shirt Photo: 1 Andrea Capitain in Naples; 2 John & Caroline Turnbull in Tenerife; 3 Andrea Capitain in Paestum. Open Plain Horn Crook: 1, 2 & 3 Paul Clark. Open Fancy Horn Stick/Crook: 1 & 2 Jimmy Turnbull (Chathill); 3 Paul Clark. Open Wood Stick/Crook: 1 & 2 Jimmy Turnbull; 3 Paul Clark. Open Fancy Wood Stick: 1 & 2 Jimmy Turnbull; 3 Paul Clark.Open Thumbstick: 1 & 2 Paul Clark. Open Half-Head Stick: 1 & 3 Paul Clark; 2 Jimmy Turnbull.Silver Pheasant (most points): Jimmy Turnbull & Paul Clark. Best Stick In Show: Jimmy Turnbull. Wood Sculpture: 1 Chris Jolly (Morpeth). Patchwork: 1 Lynne Horton (Morpeth); 2 Elizabeth Manners (Morpeth); 3 Linda Jewson (Morpeth). Canvaswork: 1 Rosemary Tweddell; 2 Freda Taylor; 3 Elizabeth Manners. Cross-stitch: 1 Libby Lally; 2 Linden Jobson; 3 Freda Taylor; Highly Commended (HC) Linden Jobson. Own Design Needlework: 1 & 3 Freda Taylor; 2 Alison King (Morpeth). Needlework: 1 Elizabeth Manners; 2 Jane Tweddell; 3 M Callaghan; HC Margaret Allsopp (Morpeth). Fine Crochet: 1 & 2 Elizabeth Manners; 3 Linda Clark. Wool Crochet: 1 Linda Clark. Hand Knitting: 1 & 3 Jane Tweddell; 2 & HC Elizabeth Manners; HC Nancy Herron. Soft Toy: 1 Jill Tait (Morpeth); 2 Freda Taylor; 3 Linda Clark. Junior Bobbin Lace: 1 Emma Arries; 2 Danielle Arries. Bobbin Lace: 1 Diana Blackburn; 2 Wendy Jackson; 3 Sheila Keegan. Decoupage: 1 Alison Starkey (Morpeth); 2 Freda Taylor. Miscellaneous Craft: 1 Gladys Lambert; 2 Jane Tweddell; 3 Freda Taylor; HC Alison Starkey, Helen Blenkinsopp. Easter Cracket: 1 Brenda Shotton (Morpeth). Dyed Pace Egg: 1 & 2 Brenda Shotton. Decorated Egg: 1 Peter Smith (Morpeth); 2 J Laidlaw; 3 Andrew Laidlaw; HC Katie Byard (Morpeth). Disabled Persons’ Craft: 1 Patricia Rescigno (Morpeth); 2 Ann Purvis (Pegswood); 3 Margaret Tomlinson (Benmar House); HC Roz Hartill (Benmar House). Shop Window: 1 Sewing Box and FH Hardy (Newgate Street); 3 Glenton’s Bakery (Newgate Street). Group Costumes: Werca’s Folk (Morpeth) & Beamish Museum Youth Club. Cushie Butterfield Costume: Bridget Gubbins (Morpeth); Cuddy Butterfield Costume: Guy Gubbins.

Writing and Composing

Song Writing: 1 Jane Waites; 2 Tom Patterson; 3 James Rawson; HC & Commended (C)John Homer. Junior Song Writing: HC Sam Etterly and Philip Heywood ;C Bertie Hinson, Lucas Robinson & Dawn Fuller. Melody: 1 Colin Bradford; 2 Maureen Davison (Morpeth); 3 Rae Colville. Composing Excellence: 1 Colin Bradford, 2 Pauline Page; 3 Rae Colville. Variations: 1 Pauline Page; 2 Rae Colville. Junior Melody: 1 Rachael Kennedy. Novice Northumbrian Verse: 1 & 3 Brian Dawson; 2 Peter Arnold. Open Northumbrian Verse: 1 Nick Short; 2 Carol Powells; 3 George Carrick; HC Nick Short, Dick Lowes, Junior Northumbrian Verse (First School): 1 Olivia Maczak; 2 Joshua Mungal; 3 Antje Hall; HC Tom Clark, Daniel Wilson; C Joshua Mungal, Harry Gooden. Junior Northumbrian Verse (Middle School): 1 Emily Arkle; 2 Josef Laverty; 3 Tom Davidson; HC Gracie Bolton & Eleni Woodfine-Rendles; C Nicole Souter. Northumbrian Prose: 1 & 2 George Carrick; 3 Nick Short. Novel: HC George Carrick.; Short Story: 1 George Carrick; 2 Nick Short; 3 Peter Hart; HC Ian Ashbridge & Nick Short; C Adrian McRobb. Essay: 1 Peter Arnold; 2 Maisie Polwarth (Morpeth); 3 James Rawson. Historical Article: 1 Adrian McRobb; 2 George Carrick; 3 & HC Morag Forsyth. Junior Short Story: 1 Jacob Cansfield; 2 Dylan Page; 3 Max Armstrong & Antje Hall. Junior Northumbrian Prose: 1 Will Dick; 2 Allan Ritchie.

Performing

Unaccompanied Song: 1 John Bushby; 2 Peter Hawkey; 3 Charlie Colbor. Accompanied Song: 1 Chris Jones. Traditional Ballad: 1 Pat Oldale. Country Dance Band: 1 Tyneside Fiddle Alliance; 2 Redheughers. Novice Accordion: 1 Archie Herdman. Novice Fiddle: 1 Demita Fernandez; 2 Philippa Wellden. Open Fiddle: 1 Stewart Hardy; 2 Carolyn Francis. Open Smallpipes: 1 Dawn Goff; 2 Peter Dunn. Instrument Solo: 1 Jimmy Little; 2 Ruth Harvey. Instruments Duet: 1 Jimmy Little & Susan Clarke; 2 Ruth Harvey and Jimmy Mitchell. Junior Clog Dance: 1 Amelia Ellis; 2 Daisy Christopher; 3 Charlotte Dillon. Senior Clog Dance: 1 Hollie Morton; 2 Solomon Christopher; 3 Eleanor Dixon. Open Pedestal Clog Dance: 1 Meg Wilson (Morpeth). Northumberland Clog Championship (open): 1 Rebecca Adamson. Junior Group Clog: 1 Eleanor Hodkinson & Daisy Christopher; 2 Libby Giulianotti & Charlotte Dillon. Senior Clog Group: 1 Addison Youth Team; 2 Walker Family. Open Group Clog: 1 Rachel Dillon, Rebecca Metcalf & Jemma Liesicke; 2 Tiffany Walker & Rebecca Adamson. Clog Special Award: Charlotte Dillon. Fine Northumbrian Speech: 1 Raymond Reed (Stakeford); 2 James Tait. Storytelling: 1 Anna Fancett & Raymond Reed; Hoafy Trophy: 1 Raymond Reed; 2 Peter Arnold; 3 Nick Short.

Orienteering

Open Men: Chris Lakey. Veteran Men: John Phizacklea. Junior Men: Oliver Wright. Open Women: Nicola Crosby. Veteran Women: Tricia Davies. Junior Women: Jenny Lamb. Family (course 1): Cudahy Family. Family (course 2): Green Family.