A fitting memorial

Derek Knox, of Longhorsley History Society, remembers the installation of a memorial to World War I airmen

In 2018 the local history society was contacted by the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust to inform us that we would be receiving an Indian granite plaque to commemorate there being an airfield here in World War I.

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War and revolution

A fascinating book Lady Sybil: Empire, War and Revolution by Simon Boyd, grandson of Lady Sybil Grey of Howick Hall, came to the attention of The Northumbrian thanks to Mike Fraser, Programme Co-ordinator for the annual Berwick Literary Festival, which takes place each October. Here, Simon Boyd offers a taste of the story of his grandmother as a young Northumbrian woman in Russia during war and revolution…

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How Now, Hedley Kow?

Tom Barker, resident of Stocksfield, keen walker and occasional writer, explores the local legend of the Hedley Kow. Photos by Rob Barker

Tucked up in bed on a recent, freezing winter night, I was looking forward to the following day, when I planned to walk from home in Stocksfield up to nearby Hedley on the Hill—a tiny village at the southern edge of Northumberland.

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