Book tree is star of the week

Forget the fir, spare the spruce, park the pine!

Saturday, 22nd December 2018, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 3:54 pm
THIRD: An amazing picture of the refuge box on the causeway to Holy Island, by Tony Robson. 132 Facebook likes.

Barter Books in Alnwick proved that Christmas doesn’t have to be about conifers, as staff turned to their speciality for its festive centrepiece. Jane Dargue’s picture of it was top of the tree as reader image of the week, with 428 Facebook likes.

Every day at, we share your images of the county under the title, View of Northumberland. Then each week in the Gazette, we feature the four which received the most likes.

FIRST: Forget the fir, shun the spruce. The Christmas book tree is back at Barter Books Alnwick, pictured by Jane Dargue. 850 Facebook likes.

Darren Chapman’s blue view of Lindisfarne Castle was second (214 likes); third was Tony Robson’s shot of the refuge box on Holy Island causeway (132 likes); fourth was Susan Dawson’s view of Dunstanburgh Castle (86 likes).

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SECOND: Darren Chapman calls this picture of Lindisfarne Castle, Blue Hour. 214 Facebooks likes.
FOURTH: Susan Dawson captured a gentle start to yesterday morning at Dunstanburgh. 86 Facebook likes.