Get beds in order for strawberries

Strawberry beds lacking attention need it now if you’re planning to pick fresh fruit for Wimbledon week.

St Mary's Church, Lesbury

Lesbury WI, Meeting

Our vice president Annette welcomed everyone to the meeting, wishing us a Happy New Year.

A view of Warkworth
Picture Jane Coltman

Warkworth WI, Meeting

President Marion Jones welcomed 45 members to our Christmas party in December, an event much looked forward to by members.

The Joan J raspberry variety is a favourite for its big fruits, few spines and reliability in cropping. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

It’s an ideal time to examine fruit bushes

Packs of soft fruits stored in the freezer during a summer of bumper crops, are currently being retrieved at leisure.

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

Craster WI, Meeting

The meeting of Craster WI was held on January 5, and it began by singing Jerusalem.

View of Belford
Picture by Jane Coltman

Belford, History Society

Belford and District Local History Society meets on Wednesday, January 25, at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall (formally Community Club), for a talk to be given by William McLaren on the McLarens of Belford.

Remember when from 25 years ago, Amble Youth Theatre's production of Arthur

Still searching for information

We are still searching for more information for this picture of youngsters in a production called Arthur in Amble, published last week.


39 North East eateries to try during Vegan Restaurant Week as Veganuary continues

Vegans and the vegan-curious are being offered a wealth of special offers and dining options as North East eateries embrace Vegan Restaurant Week.
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Alnmouth WI, Meeting

Our first meeting of 2017 was bursting at the seams with members and prospective members, and after a hearty welcome from president Janis, she gave a briefing of how it would run as it was Members’ Night.

Remember when from 25 years ago, Alan Beith at Armstrong House, Bamburgh

Remember when...25 years ago

Do you recognise any of the faces in this picture? It was taken in January 1992 and shows the now Lord Alan Beith, who was then MP for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency.

Holy Island Causeway

Holy Island safe crossing times

From today (Thursday, January 19)


Acklington WI, Meeting

The Acklington branch of the Women’s Institute met on January 10 in the village hall for the first meeting of 2017.

When members of Longhoughton and Boulmer Women's Institute started making plans to commemorate their 100th anniversary, they approached HMP Northumberland to see if they could produce a bench in their workshops. They were prepared to pay for the seat and were therefore delighted to learn that the prison director, as a gesture of goodwill to the local community, said there would be no cost. The Director of the Prison Tony Simpson is seen with the WI members and their new bench.  The money that had been raised for the seat will now be used to treat the members to afternoon tea.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Prison provides a perfect pew for the WI

When Longhoughton and Boulmer WI started making plans to commemorate its 100th anniversary, members approached HMP Northumberland to see if it could produce a bench in its workshops.


Quidditch Premier League try-outs take place in North East

Harry Potter fans - and lovers of unusual sports - can try their hand at broomstick-based action as the Quidditch Premier League seeks new players in the region.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Alnwick South School

Letters to Europe

This picture of pupils from Alnwick South School in January 1992 brought a smile to the face of one of our readers.

Afternoon tea at The Village Tearoom, Alnmouth.

MEAL REVIEW: The Village Tearoom, Alnmouth

The picture-postcard village of Alnmouth, perched precariously on the Northumberland coast, is not a place that embraces change lightly.

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Highland burger

MEAL REVIEW: The Meadow House Inn, Berwick upon Tweed

It isn’t often that we go out for a meal in the evening these days, two children and all the things that go along with them make it a bit of a rarity.

Whats on
Screen-saver images of vegetable beds make rotational planning easier.

Reminders not needed in digital age

Preparation for each season becomes a way of life when the computer screen-saver is a library of plant images.

Music class

Mystery of musical picture

These pictures were given to the Gazette for publication by one our readers, Louvain Wraith, nee Pringle.

View of Rothbury
Picture by Jane Coltman

Coquetdale, History society

Bill Saunders suggested that most people in the North know about Bessie Surtees’ elopement, but few know the whole fascinating story.

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