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Buying on sight still appeals most

Fruit sections exist in main catalogues. Some firms also publish separate brochures, but I still like to have Ken Muir’s and Pomona Fruits to hand.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Boulmer WI domino champions around the banner

Domino champs

We would still like to find out a bit more about who is in this picture that we published last week.

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The stone carving at the entrance to Craster.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Craster WI, Meeting

All the ladies of Craster WI had full tummies by the end of their March meeting. This was because our speaker Susan Green had brought along some of her famous puddings for us to sample.

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Catalogues offer guidance when it comes to finding those all-important little extras.

Use catalogues to keep up to date with trends

As each growing season approaches, a diversity of catalogues arrives, and there’s something in each that helps keep us up to date with gardening trends.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Coquetdale YFA

Remember when...25 years ago

This week’s remember when picture comes from Coquetdale Young Farmers’ Assocation.

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Even in the early morning, the bright sunlight reflecting off the beach can fool the camera into under-exposing.  I added positive compensation to expose correctly this photo of Northumberland-based legendary folk-singer, Karl Robins. Karl  is in the process of producing his new album along with Karin Grandal-Park, called  The Snows They Melt the Soonest, due for release soon.

Northumberland Camera Club: Get the most out of your settings

It was a beautiful day. I was walking and had drunk my water. Luckily, I came across a gushing spring and held my litre cup under the flow. It filled in a second.

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Cheviot, Flower Club

At the February meeting of Cheviot Valleys Flower Club Mrs Marion Hinchley entertained us with a demonstration of Designs for the Home, which included things we might have in our homes.

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Police Radar in Sunderland September 1962 old ref number 31-3586  nostalgia news   picture caption:  Drivers in Sunderland will be traced by radar from next Monday.  And those found on the set to be exceeding the speed limit will be stopped.  This warning was given today by the Chief Constable Mr W Tait.  
Sunderland Police now have a radar set - or portable electronic traffic analyster to give its full title - with a white needle that registers the speed of traffic coming towards and moving away from the set.

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A nostalgic look at bobby on the beat

The Bow Street Runners were formed in 1750 and, along with the Bow Street Horse Patrol, were used to help clear the London streets of highwaymen.

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Recycling point

Brizlee WI, Meeting

Our president Barbara Young welcomed members to our meeting on Tuesday, February 21. She thanked everyone for turning out on a cold, wet night.

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One of the signs on Holy Island encouraging people to check the tide times for the causeway.

Holy Island safe crossing times

From today (Thursday, March 16)

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View of Rothbury
Picture by Jane Coltman

Rothbury, History Society

John Grundy loves the stories of architecture and its environment. He describes its history emerging out of the mists.

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It's time to trum the 'curry plant'. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Plants will show us how much to trim

Last week it was trimming time for some important mound-forming perennials that have had decorative value over many months.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Amble Far East Prisoners of War remember Singapore

Another name in the frame

Another name has been added to this picture, which we published for the second time last week.

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The silver birch needs pruning. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Perfect pruning result can be all in the timing

Pruning in one form or another is a gardening activity that continues throughout the year.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Boulmer WI domino champions around the banner

Remember when...25 years ago

This picture was taken in March 1992 and shows Boulmer WI domino champions around a banner.

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Alnwick cubs with trophies

Cubs, sausages and trophies

These two pictures are more from a set sent in to the Gazette by one of our readers.

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Get ahead, but proceed with caution

It only takes a couple of sunny winter days with a temperature high of 14C to instil a sense of falling behind with seasonal preparations.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Alnwick and District Flower Club celebrate 25 years, past and present members are seen cutting the cake

Putting names to faces of the past

These pictures were printed in the Gazette over the last few weeks in our Remember When section.

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Chrysanthemum Mayford Perfection.

The propagating box is buzzing with activity

The greenhouse is unheated artificially, but the slightest suggestion of winter sun makes it so welcoming as March arrives.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Amble Far East Prisoners of War remember Singapore

Late Captain McCreath

This picture, published last week, led reader Fred Calvert to contact us. The picture was of the Far East Prisoners of War Association.

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