April 19, 2017 11:55
GRAVEYARDS are infinitely interesting places, offering a potted history of a town’s past, and Hexham Cemetery certainly has its own tale to tell.
March 17, 2017 15:52
A YOUNG First World War nurse wearing a starched collar, white apron and ‘kerchief-style cap, tied at the nape, stares serenely out of a hand-coloured photograph in an oval frame.
February 27, 2017 16:37
IT’S THE sort of brief encounter that today Alan Bennett or some independent production company would turn into a deliciously evocative vignette of times past.
December 23, 2016 12:50
I T’S a year since the December fury of Storm Desmond and the insult added to injury the following month by Eva.
November 28, 2016 09:30
A THORN in the side of academia for the past decade, maverick archaeologist Geoff Carter has now completed the research he says debunks a long-held myth about Hadrian’s Wall.
November 15, 2016 08:07
IT IS 200 years this year since a dispensary was launched in Hexham to provide free treatment for the poorest people of the district.
November 15, 2016 08:05
INCREDIBLE as it sounds, it was a Hexham-based medic who laid the foundations for the smallpox vaccine, a full 70 years before Edward Jenner arrived on the scene.
November 04, 2016 14:38
C HARLES Clement Hodges certainly stamped his mark on Hexham and, boy, did he try to ensure nobody forgot it!
October 17, 2016 16:58
THANKS to Thelma Davison, who sent in this picture of children enjoying the harvest festival at the Sele First School, in Hexham, in 1960.
October 17, 2016 16:52
THE COUNTRY at large is waking up to the importance of a cultural treasure trove contained within the walls of Hexham Abbey.
September 29, 2016 11:50
WE turn the clock back just 10 years, to the 14th Bardon Mill and Roman Empire Conker Championship.
September 20, 2016 09:07
With the Upper Redesdale Show taking place this weekend, we look back to September 1989, when the committee was organising the centenary show at Rochester.
September 19, 2016 17:19
IMAGINE having to leave your parents and friends aged just six years old to go and live with complete strangers.
August 08, 2016 10:36
Ahead of Slaley Show on Saturday, we're looking back 25 years as some young riders line up to take part in the 1991 show.
August 04, 2016 10:57
As it's Gilsland Show on Sunday, we thought we would look back exactly 30 years, to what we think must be the stick dressing champions from 1986.
July 11, 2016 13:38
WE turn the clock back exactly 40 years, to end of year celebrations at Prudhoe Secondary School.
July 11, 2016 13:30
Q UEEN Victoria was still on the throne when Haltwhistle established its own branch of the Mothers’ Union in 1891.