LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT
A special church service and exhibition will be held in Seahouses later this month to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.
The Old Parish of Bamburgh Local History Archive, based in Seahouses, is putting on an exhibition entitled Life on the Home Front, which will include old photographs and documents relating to the First World War in the area.
The exhibition will take place in St Paul’s Parish Church, North Sunderland, as part of the Farne Churches Together service to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.
The centenary service will be held on Sunday, August 17 at 2.30pm, and all are welcome.
The exhibition in the church will be open daily until mid September.
The Old Parish of Bamburgh Archive would be interested in any photographs or other information relating to the First World War which could be used in the above exhibition.
Please contact David Donaldson or Maureen Bramley.
NEW COUNCILLOR FOR THE PARISH
Kelvin Rushworth has been co-opted onto North Sunderland Parish Council following Phil Brabban’s resignation earlier this year.
Parish council chairman Geoffrey Stewart introduced Mr Rushworth, past president of Till and Glendale Rotary Club, at the parish council meeting on Monday.
BURIAL PLOT PRICES SLIGHTLY INCREASED
The price of burial plots at the village cemetery are to go up for the first time in three years. Coun Stewart told members that maintaining the area was now costing the parish more, and that the new pricing was very similar to the cemetery at Amble, which is also looked after by the town council there.
DRAINS IN VILLAGE KICKING UP A STINK
The parish council will ask Northumbrian Water to investigate a foul smell coming from drains on Main Street.
Coun Malcolm Cresswell said: “The smell is getting worse, it’s diabolical. It seems to get worse when the town is busy but if Northumbrian Water doesn’t have the capacity they need to sort it out
‘THE BUNKER’ SIGN REFUSED AT TOILETS
A large sign advertising The Bunker entertainment complex will not be situated at the public toilets in Old Station Yard after planning permission was refused.
Rod White had wanted to put a 6ft x 4ft advert onto the exterior wall of the toilets advertising The Bunker on Seafield Road with a pointing arrow.