Water’s crucial for a tree-mendous display

Some might think it too early to be choosing a Christmas tree, but they’re out there in the market looking for suitable homes.

Remember when from 25 years ago, South Charlton indoor pairs bowls competition

Searching for clues

We are still searching for more information about this picture of South Charlton Indoor Bowls Club from November 1991.


Northumberland, Bird Club

Brilliant birds

Mr Les Bell from Bartley, county Durham (formerly Seahouses) sent this picture of Alnwick County Modern School back in 1950, he is pictured fourth from right, middle row.

School day memories

Gazette reader Dougie Hedley wrote to the paper after seeing this picture published last week.

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Lindisfarne Priory

Holy Island safe crossing times


Beadnell bay

Beadnell WI, Meeting

Health watch

Every month, the 120 members of Wooler U3A have opportunities to visit an interesting variety of places and events with various interest groups. Barbara Rattcliff organises special outings, like the most recent one to The Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel.

Kelpies are a mane attraction for club members

Members of Wooler U3A recently visited The Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel. Kelpies were maligned spirits, usually taking the shape of animals, particularly horses.

Remember when from 25 years ago, Carol concert in the snow outside The Kings Place, Alnwick

Remember when...25 years ago

This picture from December 1991 shows a carol concert in Alnwick.

How will you be toasting the Christmas season?

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

Whats on
Chicken and stuffing pie with chips (�5.50)

MEAL REVIEW: Weavers Court Café, Alnwick

Going out for lunch or dinner, or any meal really, with kids can often be a bit of a challenge for parents.

Whats on
Emma Seed
Geese over Holy Island

Easterly winds bring some rare autumn visitors to our county

The local countryside scene in October is reviewed by John Almond with the help of the members and friends of Alnwick and District Natural History Society.

Lamb loin with feta and sauce vierge.

MEAL REVIEW: Fat Mermaid, Coble Quay, Amble

A friend’s Facebook post about eating at the Fat Mermaid caught my eye – the name really appealed to me (top marks to whoever thought of it) and once I realised it was a local venue, it went to the top of my list of places to try.

Whats on
Coastal erosion is seen in the cliffs near Low Hauxley.

Till Valley, Archaeological Society

Fascinating finds

Rib-eye steak and lobster tail at No.6 Steak House, Warkworth.

MEAL REVIEW: No.6 Steak House, The Sun Hotel, Warkworth

There has been a revolution at The Sun Hotel at Warkworth. Where once was a country-hotel restaurant paying gentle homage to local produce, there is now a full-blooded steak house.

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Evergreens provide a safe haven for garden birds, providing shelter and sustenance to help see them through the winter. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

North wind can blow, but trees give shelter

The north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will the robin do then, poor thing? O, he’ll go to the barn, And keep himself warm, He’ll hide his head under his wing, poor thing.


Glendale, History Society

Stamping authority

Church of the Holy Trinity, Embleton.

Embleton WI, Meeting

Feel-good factor


Belford, History Society

A coastal journey

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