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Remember when...25 years ago

This week’s Remember When picture takes us to Howick.

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Yuletide logs, but they dont all make good burners.

Experience pays off for log burning

Burning logs on an open fire is a tradition long associated with Christmas, but this fellow embraces it with an eye to safety – they go in a glass-fronted stove.

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Kirsten Blackmore, who runs Ks Little Kakery in one of the Amble Harbour Village pods, with a chocolate cake.

FOOD REVIEW: The Pods, Harbour Village, Amble

After years of a being the poorer relation of other Northumberland towns, a trip to Amble these days is a different kettle of fish.

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Embleton Bay Beach

Embleton WI, Meeting

New president Joan Little welcomed members and a new member of the community, Rose Hill, to the parish rooms for the November meeting.

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Which tree will you choose for your festive decorations? There are plenty of options these days. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Don’t be needled by Christmas tree drops

The Christmas tree is symbolic and central to yuletide celebrations, not least as the focal point for family gifts, reminiscent of those given by the three Biblical kings, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar.

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Alnwick Inner Wheel enjoyed a presentation by Joan and John Snelling when they described the Korean wedding of their son Chris to Ming in Seoul earlier this year.

Fascinating insight into Korean wedding

Alnwick Inner Wheel enjoyed a presentation by Joan and John Snelling, when they described the Korean wedding of their son Chris to Ming in Seoul earlier this year.

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Rothbury riverside

Rothbury, History Society

The lecture this month was delivered by Dr Liz O’Donnell, who described the battle women faced to win the right to vote and informed the meeting of a number of local women who were instrumental in bringing about reform.

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Flight Sergeant John Hughes with his team of volunteers who worked on the Alnwick Lions Community Project to clear the footpath outside Swansfield Park Primary School. All personnel were from SABM: FS Hughes, Sgt Fleming, Sgt Pearce, SAC Blundell, SAC Fleming,  SAC Mulvay, SAC Winters

Squad make it a clean sweep

Flight Sergeant John Hughes with his team of volunteers who worked on the Alnwick Lions Community Project to clear the footpath outside Swansfield Park Primary School.

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View of the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Etal
Picture by Jane Coltman

Northumberland, History Society

David Lockie returned to tell us the story of the Black Family and their offspring.

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A Pot Noodle

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.
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The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Lindisfarne Visitors Centre

Holy Island safe crossing times

From today (Thursday, December 14)

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Cheviot

Till Valley, Archaeological Soc.

On Saturday, December 9 TillVAS is holding a coffee morning and exhibition in Crookham Village Hall, from 10am to noon.

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The botanical garden on Madeira. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Three sites to uplift the gardeners

Three key sites in the hills outside Funchal proved ideal for planned garden visits.

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Birds on the Farne Islands.

Northumberland, Bird Club

Following a short AGM, members and guests at Bamburgh Pavilion were entertained with a lively illustrated talk by our president Graham Bell.

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Bird of paradise is grown widely on Madeira. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

‘Summer’ is not as far away as you may think

With temperatures hovering around 5C and Christmas celebrations approaching, this fellow longed for the summer warmth and flowers, even if just for a few days.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Alnwick Lions Santa

Christmas memories

This picture, published as our Remember When image last week sparked memories for one of our readers.

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Acklington Village Hall

Acklington WI, Meeting

Dougie McEwan, of The Stephen Carey Fund, was the speaker when Acklington WI met on November 14, in Acklington Village Hall.

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Members of Alnwick Lions Club who have been awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship. Lions Tom Deedigan, Mick Keane, President Louis Warmington centre, Lions Malcolm Pringle, and Andrew Smail.

Jolly good fellows rewarded

Members of Alnwick Lions Club have been awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship.

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Did you dance the night away?

We’re searching for some information on the top picture. It was sent in by a reader and is believed to be a Hardy’s dinner and dance celebration, but we don’t know when or where it was held. Can you help us identify anyone in it?

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A Doddington Dairy cheese hamper.

Trio of World Cheese Awards for north Northumberland company

Doddington Dairy has been presented with three World Cheese Awards, the highest accolade which can be bestowed upon a cheese manufacturing company.
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