Don’t forget to leave room for wild card

Ornamental plants, including bedding subjects, that have been marking time in pots and trays will have to be planted out soon.

The view to Snitter from Physic Lane in Thropton.

Thropton WI, Meeting

Thropton WI members could scarcely believe that the annual meeting had come round again, but our rendering of Jerusalem confirmed that we had reached the close of another WI year.

Wingrove House, Alnwick

Demolition work begins at Wingrove House

This picture was given to us by Alnwick historian Adrian Ions. It shows the start of the demolition of Wingrove House, Dispensary Street, Alnwick.

A selection of the reliable, favourite Musselburgh leeks, new and old. As one generation is harvested the next is getting ready for planting. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Long-term planning for the kitchen table

These are busy days for gardeners. We’re not only trying to keep abreast of rapidly developing seasonal plants – ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, but also looking beyond summer to the raising of winter edibles.

Remember when from 25 years ago, Coffee morning for the NSPCC at Warkworth

Remember when ... 25 years ago

This week’s nostalgia photograph takes us to Warkworth for a coffee morning held in aid of the NSPCC.

Martin Charlton, Ruth Charlton and Daryl Duffy at the 2017 Fishing News Awards.

Back-to-back titles for Amble fish restaurant

The Old Boat House in Amble last night won Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year at the Fishing News Awards for the second year running.

Seahouses harbour. Picture by Jane Coltman

North Sunderland, Seahouses WI

Newly elected president Mrs Judith Stephenson opened the meeting of North Sunderland and Seahouses WI by welcoming all present, especially after our group meeting the previous week, which had been a great success.

Alnwick Playhouse

All change at the Playhouse

Can you remember the start of the Alnwick Playhouse restoration, pictured. What year was this, and can you identify any of the workmen?

Warkworth Castle. Picture courtesy of English Heritage.

Medieval mayhem and magic

Adventures await at heritage attractions across Northumberland as they offer a fun-packed journey into the past.

The tide comes in over the causeway at Holy Island.

Holy Island safe crossing times

From today (Thursday, May 25)

View of Breamish and Ingram Valley in the Northumberland National Park.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Coquetdale, Wildlife Society

The Coquetdale branch of the Wildlife Trust ended its successful series of illustrated talks with a wonderful talk on a trip that Phil and Alison Hanmer made from Newcastle in South Africa to the Limpopo in Botswana.

The garden at Adderstone House.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Gardens open their gates for charity

Green-fingered residents in Northumberland can find inspiration this weekend as two gardens open their gates.

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.

Ray Hartly hoped we did not mind a shot from Durham. Not at all, Ray!

Northumberland Camera Club

Lots of fun is being had in the Northumberland Camera Club with more and more people joining and taking part.

Lesbury Village Hall

Lesbury WI, Meeting

Our president Susan Wood welcomed everyone to the meeting.


Glendale, History Society

For our last meeting of the season, we were lucky to have speaker Antony Atkinson, a volunteer for the National Trust at Gibside, to talk about Mary Eleanor Bowes, the great, great, great-grandmother of the Queen.

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.

Mr Barren sent in this picture of a school in 1970s

Can you help with these pictures?

These pictures were published in the Gazette over the last few weeks, but we are still trying to find some more information about them.

Beadnell bay

Beadnell WI, Meeting

How to keep your home warm and cosy while being economical was the theme of our April meeting.

Remember when from 25 years ago, Rothbury Bridge Club

Remember when...25 years ago

This week’s nostalgia photograph takes us to Rothbury and for the age-old game of bridge.

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