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The Graceful Lady Of Our Woodlands
BRUCE FERGUSON continues his exploration of the natural history, myth, folklore and uses past and present of the trees native to Northumberland with a look at the birch.
A Personal Touch Is On The Cards
SUSAN BURKE learns about paper and card craft from Ruth Ridgway, who runs a weekly class for enthusiasts of all abilities in Hexham.
Telling Tales Out Of School
STEWART BONNEY highlights a project which has introduced the tradition of oral storytelling to schoolchildren by taking them to some of the county’s most notable historical sites.
Flying Visits With A View To Feeding
RICK TAYLOR introduces some of the feathered characters which call in for a life-saving snack when the weather is at its coldest.
The Ruined Abbey Which Time Forgot
ALLAN CROOKSTON reports on the decline and near disappearance of Newminster Abbey, once one of the foremost monastic sites in the north of England.
Getting To Grips With The Cheviots
Are the Cheviots the last undiscovered wilderness of England? MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust investigates.
A Loving Father’s Garden Of Delights
ANTHONY TOOLE discovers an unusual haven of tranquillity on the edge of a battlefield.
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Coal Lumps
The end of both coal and aluminium production in the last 20 years has been a double blow to Lynemouth, but the village is fighting back thanks to its resource centre, as GORDON WILKINSON discovered.
Imaginative Tools To Assist Green Fingers
With an eye to Christmas shopping, SUSIE WHITE suggests some gift ideas destined to please avid gardeners.
It May Sound Corny, But Take The Old Road
Faced with a 50-mile journey across the heart of the county, JOHN GRUNDY opts for a scenic route which once bustled with busy horse-drawn traffic.
Heavenly Visions From The Heart Of Darkness
ANTHONY TOOLE enjoys spectacular views of the night sky from Northumberland’s recently designated Dark Sky Park.
Why Hexham Needs A Good Leathering
SUSIE WHITE meets Andy Bates, whose enthusiasm and expertise are helping to keep alive a town’s historic reputation for leatherwork.
Capturing Winter’s Cold Beauty
ALLAN POTTS suggests that winter is the best season for creating memorable outdoor photographs, provided that you are prepared to endure a little discomfort.
Flies, Damn Flies And Statistics
TONY NEWTON explains what he was doing wading around in a tributary of the River Tyne, kicking the rocks on the riverbed.
The Silent Hunter Back From The Brink
IAN KERR explains how an upsurge in the county’s vole population has contributed to a revival of fortunes for the barn owl after three lean years.
Legal Tender From An Age Of Lawlessness
ROBERT LEE investigates the story behind a rare coin dating from the Kingdom of Northumbria’s turbulent past.
The Year Of The Slaughterers
JOHN PRESCOTT recalls the dark days of 2001 when foot-and-mouth disease took its indiscriminate toll of livestock across the country.
Also In This Issue....
CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND FOOD
HOME COOKING WITH JANE LOVETT
Bake Early for Christmas
Hazelnut Meringue and Praline Torte
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