Northumbie winners are crowned

Beadnell representatives receive their award from Kevin Laing, of the Angel of Corbridge.
Beadnell representatives receive their award from Kevin Laing, of the Angel of Corbridge.

People had their passion for Northumberland rewarded at a special awards event.

Northumberland Day, an annual celebration of all things Northumbrian, was marked across the county by communities, schools, businesses and individuals.

Northumbie winners and runners-up. Back row: Jannick Genouw, from Taste of Northumbria, and Kevin Laing, The Angel of Corbridge. Front row: Martha Andrews, from Norham, and Frances Castle and Allie Robson-Walton, of Headway Arts.

Northumbie winners and runners-up. Back row: Jannick Genouw, from Taste of Northumbria, and Kevin Laing, The Angel of Corbridge. Front row: Martha Andrews, from Norham, and Frances Castle and Allie Robson-Walton, of Headway Arts.

In recognition of the effort that goes into the event, Northumbie Awards were presented at a ceremony at Langley Castle.

Among the winners were Taste of Northumbria, Alnwick, which picked up Best Foodie Event or Initiative (sponsored by Langley Castle); Beadnell village, Best Community Involvement (sponsored by The Angel of Corbridge); and Katie Archer, from, Beadnell, The Above and Beyond Special Recognition Award (sponsored by Newcastle International Airport).

Runners-up included Ailsa Campbell-Shiel and George Shiel, from Golden Gate Boat Trips, Seahouses, in The Above and Beyond Special Recognition Award.

The Northumbies are bespoke fused-glass trophies, designed by Broomhill-based Helen Grierson.

Northumberland Day organiser Jane Hunt, of Catapult PR, said: This was a wonderful, vibrant event that brought together over 50 people with a shared love of Northumberland, with some amazingly dedicated, creative and passionate people among them, who gave everything to create something special for their community, county residents, tourists, diners and pupils around Northumberland Day.

“We may have no funding, but what we do have is passion in abundance and we are seeing Northumberland Day grow and blossom, firmly establishing itself at a grass-roots level and generating outcomes that money simply cannot buy.”

The winners were:

Best Pub, Restaurant, Café or Tearoom (sponsored by Hexhamshire Brewery): The Angel of Corbridge.

Best Foodie Event or Initiative (sponsored by Langley Castle): Taste of Northumbria, Alnwick.

The Jill Bradbury Award for Most Passionate School (sponsored by Catapult PR): Allendale Primary School.

Best Designed Event (sponsored by the Helen Grierson Glass Studio): headway Arts, Blyth.

The Just The Ticket Award (sponsored by JustBookItNow.com: Melanie’s Tea Room, Newbigggin.

Just The Ticket category runner-up (sponsored by North East Guides): Kirkharle.

Best Community Involvement (sponsored by The Angel of Corbridge): Beadnell.

Best Community Involvement (runner-up): Norham.

The Above and Beyond Special Recognition Award (sponsored by Newcastle International Airport): Katie Archer, Beadnell.

Runner-up in The Above and Beyond Special Recognition Award (sponsored by Northumbria Quail): John Emery, Ashington Rocks.

Runner-up in The Above and Beyond Special Recognition Award: Ailsa Campbell-Shiel and George Shiel, Golden Gate Boat Trips, Seahouses.