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The hidden depths of plant types

Decayed organic matter, be it animal manure or composted garden material, is always the main ingredient when I’m busy planting.

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Big waves with the tidal surge at Seahouses., Picture by Jane Coltman

Seahouses, Probus

Proceedings began with the sad news that one of our founder members Les Parsons had passed away. Les had been our auditor for many years and a stalwart of the bowls club. President Chris Hull led a minute’s silence.

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

Craster WI, Meeting

We met in the Memorial Hall on October 4. President Rosemary welcomed members and guests from Brizlee WI and Embleton.

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Catherine, during her time at HMS Dauntless, is pictured in March 1967. She is third from the left in the back row.

Ex-WRNS member reflects on her time in what is a centenary year

Walking on the wings of Concorde, re-fuelling Vulcan bombers and being selected as a Squadron pin-up girl – life in the Women’s Royal Navy Service (WRNS) was far from dull for Catherine Davies.

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Nows the time to move a variegated elaeagnus, but make sure to leave the root-ball intact. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Seize the opportunity to add new specimens

Nature’s planting time is here – a golden opportunity to introduce new specimens to the garden or dig up and move existing plants to another spot.

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Remember when from 25 years ago Lindisfarne Indoor Bowls Club coffee morning

The bowling belles

Two readers have pieced together the names of all four women in this picture of Lindisfarne Indoor Bowls’ coffee morning from 25 years ago, published recently.

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Alnwick, Recorded Music

Alnwick Recorded Music Society enjoyed an evening of unusually tranquil, reflective music when they were introduced to the works of Valentin Vasil’yevich Silvestrov

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Beadnell Bay

Beadnell WI, Meeting

Beadnell WI was pleased to welcome two visitors to its October meeting.

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Remember when from 25 years ago. Eglingham First School new starters

School starters and scouts

A reader has contacted us about these two pictures, which we have published recently.

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View of autumn leaves at Alnwick Castle.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Alnwick, Camera Club

Ten Years was the title of Iain Izatt’s presentation when he visited Alnwick and District Camera Club.

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The residents of Grovewood House enjoying a visit from Jane with her pets as the Therapy Dogs paddy and Chi come every week to visit our residents.

Dogs make themselves at home

The residents of Grovewood House care home in South Charlton have opened their doors to some unusual visitors.

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View of Warkworth castle and river.

Warkworth WI, Meeting

President Serena Coulter welcomed 37 members and 10 visitors from Howick, Broomhill and Acklington WIs.

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Remember when from 25 years ago Glanton Cubs

Remember when...25 years ago

Our Remember When picture this week takes us to Glanton.

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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, October 19)

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Staff from Co-op Funeralcare in the North of England have raised money for the British Red Cross UK Solidarity Fund.

Co-operation pays off for Funeralcare fund-raising team

Co-op Funeralcare has raised more than £1,700 to support the British Red Cross’ UK Solidarity Fund, which supports victims of terrorism.

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Save seeds from dipsacum fullonum. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Save seeds to enjoy sweeter crop success

Saving seeds of plants – vegetable or ornamental – that have served you well this year is something to consider before they go in the autumn clear-up.

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John Aynsley presents the champions trophy to Ron Thompson at the Coach Inn onion show.

Lesbury, Onion Show

It was sweet success at last for Ron Thompson at Lesbury’s Coach Inn as the onion show season got under way.

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Remember when from 25 years ago Lindisfarne Indoor Bowls Club coffee morning

Who served the coffee?

We are still trying to find out who these four lovely ladies are, pictured at Lindisfarne Indoor Bowls Club coffee morning in October 1992.

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Repeat flowering of delphinium is attracting bees once more. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Annual garden salvage operation is under way

Repeat flowering of border delphiniums and geraniums, cut back earlier and now attracting bees again, can’t disguise the fact that our annual garden salvage operation is under way and will run over several weeks.

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The view to Snitter from Physic Lane in Thropton.

Thropton WI, Meeting

Thropton WI was privileged to have yet another inspirational speaker at its October meeting.

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