It’s a Small World for Model Citizens
SUSAN BURKE admires the dexterity of Alnwick Miniaturists’ Club, where big ideas are developed into small-scale examples of hand-crafted skills.
TROUBLED TIMES UNDER A VINDICTIVE TYRANT
GLEN LYNDON DODDS looks back at years of turmoil and confusion which plagued Northumberland in the early 13th century during the reign of King John.
THE CHELSEA GARDEN WITH NORTHERN ROOTS
Having won the chance to create a garden for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, Ashington designer Sean Murray combined more than 40 years’ gardening experience with his thirst for innovation, as he demonstrated to SUSIE WHITE.
WALKING THE LINE FOR WILDLIFE
Mike Pratt, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust explains some of the challenges trying to balance the work for Nature with the growing needs of people.
THE CHALLENGE OF ESCAPING PATIENTS
Senior vet John Prescott recalls his experiences when animals in need of attention have made a surprise escape bid.
LITERATURE IN MOTION ― AND BRANCHING OUT
GORDON WILKINSON finds that the county’s mobile libraries still provide a much-appreciated service, while its permanent branches host an impressive range of other activities.
PRICKLY SUBJECTS WITH A THREATENED FUTURE
With the UK population of hedgehogs in dramatic decline ― down from some 30 million in the 1950s to an estimated population of less than a million today ― STEWART BONNEY discovers that the work undertaken by the Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust has never been more vital.
WINDOWS ON A SACRED WORLD
JOHN GRUNDY visits the 18th century parish church of St Ebba at Beadnell, where he finds sympathetic Victorian alterations and some outstanding stained glasswork.
GETTING HIGH ON GOLF IN THE WILD
Standing in open hill country over 1,000 feet above sea level, Allendale Golf Club is unlikely ever to host the Open, but it will always be a very special course for ROBIN DOWN.
DROPPING IN FOR A FISH SUPPER
IAN KERR is impressed by the dazzling plumage and high-speed diving technique of Britain’s largest seabird, the gannet.
NEWBIGGIN FOLK: THIS IS YOUR LIFE
HILTON DAWSON explains how a unique genealogy project is enabling the community of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea to preserve the words and experiences of its residents, past and present.
CHANGE IS IN THE AIR
ALLAN POTTS looks for signs from nature that summer days will soon be drawing to a close.
MAN’S FAITHFUL COMPANION THROUGH THE AGES
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 hazel.
THE BANK CLERK WITH THE COUNTRY AT HEART
SUSAN BURKE investigates the life and works of Robert Roxby, the Northumberland anglers’ poet.
NOT THE WEATHER TO LOITER WITHIN TENT
ANTHONY TOOLE embarks on a walk to the Cheviot summit of Bloodybush Edge, braving wild and windy conditions.
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