FROM OUR ARCHIVES: January 16 1959

Winter storms dominated the news coverage in the pages of the Gazette 60 years ago but if you could make it to a film screening Elvis Presley was starring in King Creole.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 11th January 2019, 11:51 am
Updated Friday, 11th January 2019, 11:54 am
Northumberland Gazette from 1959
Northumberland Gazette from 1959

Here's a fascinating glimpse into life in Alnwick and district in January 1959.

Concern over the closure of a colliery at Scremerston
A blizzardy sale - doesn't that sound like fun!

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Watty Frater's Hawaiian Serenaders sound like great entertainment!
The birth rate remained high and the death rate dropped....
Nothing slipshod ever came from the pen of this editor...
A housewife's forgetfulness led to a house fire in Alnwick
The Duchess ended up in hospital following a skiing accident....
The advertising rates for the Gazette - what a bargain!
Party hats were all the rage at the Rothbury Over 60's Christmas party
Icy conditions caused a hold-up in Denwick
Heroic efforts were made by shepherds at Barrowburn.
June Allyson, Richard Todd, Alan Ladd and Elvis were starring on the big screen....
Mary Bell of Netherwitton married Eddie Whitfield of Thropton
A neighbourly dispute just over the border....
A German-made snow plough was used to help out in Coquetdale
Residents of Coquetdale were facing the toughest weather conditions since 1947.
Photographs of treacherous conditions on the roads featured on the picture page....
Party, party, times featured on the picture page.
The wedding of Susan Keenleyside and Dr Edgar Arthur Cooper
A road was unusable after a major landslide in Seahouses.