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Crowds gathered on Beaumont Street in Hexham as the Dickinsons a two-day private sale event got under way on October 4.

 Crowds gathered on Beaumont Street in Hexham as the Dickinsons a two-day private sale event got under way on October 4.
Crowds gathered on Beaumont Street in Hexham as the Dickinsons a two-day private sale event got under way on October 4.
Brisk business for Dickinsons in closing down sale
CUSTOMERS continued to flood into the Hexham branch of interiors business, Dickinsons, this week as the latest in a number of private sale events took place.

Matthew Erskine.

2004 Tynedale Cricket team. D280424

Tynedale in 2015.

 Matthew Erskine.
Matthew Erskine.
Club was one day away from disaster
TYNEDALE Cricket Club will celebrate its 130th anniversary next year. But the club very nearly didn’t exist beyond its 120th!

Year six pupils Ash Nesvadyani, Alex Nesbitt, Harry Swan and Toby Strevns were taught CPR as part of Restart a Heart Day at Corbridge Middle School.

Year six pupils Jessica Liddell, Georgina Beckett, Tilly Barwick Plant and Amaaya Tadaa practice their CPR technique as part of Restart a Heart Day at Corbridge Middle School.

North East Ambulance Service team members, Danielle Liddle and Stewart Connor lead a Restart a Heart Day awareness session at Corbridge Middle School.

Emergency care assistant, Stewart Connor from Hexham, helps Corbridge Middle School pupil James Rutherford to practice chest compressions as part of Restart a Heart Day.

Pupils at Corbridge Middle School are given CPR training by North East Ambulance Service staff at Corbridge Middle School for Restart a Heart Day.

 Year six pupils Ash Nesvadyani, Alex Nesbitt, Harry Swan and Toby Strevns were taught CPR as part of Restart a Heart Day at Corbridge Middle School.
Year six pupils Ash Nesvadyani, Alex Nesbitt, Harry Swan and Toby Strevns were taught CPR as part of Restart a Heart Day at Corbridge Middle School.
Corbridge school youngsters have life-saving lessons
PUPILS in Tynedale have been given the chance to learn life-saving CPR skills as part of Restart a Heart Day.

The Assembly Rooms in Newcastle will host the tenth anniversary Josie's Dragonfly charity ball.

Josie's Dragonfly Trust Ball helps make lasting memories
A HEXHAM-based charity, committed to providing precious memories for young people at the end of their lives, is marking its tenth anniversary with a special charity ball.

Violas.

 Violas.
Violas.
Violas bring colour to winter gardens
EVERYTHING seems to change so quickly in the garden in October. The trees shed their leaves and the summer blooms and perennials reach the end of their flowering period.

The former Hexham bus station site on Priestpopple.

 The former Hexham bus station site on Priestpopple.
The former Hexham bus station site on Priestpopple.
Dysart slammed for Hexham bus station redevelopment delay
DEVELOPERS responsible for delays to a long-awaited, multi-million pound scheme to redevelop the former Hexham bus station site should be held accountable.

The current signs which greet visitors arriving in Hexham's Wentworth Car Park.

How the new Hexham BID project signs for Hexham, designed by Differentia, could look outside Hexham Abbey.

How the new Hexham BID project signs for Hexham, designed by Differentia, could look outside Hexham Bus Station.

How the new Hexham BID project signs for Hexham, designed by Differentia, could look on St Mary's Chare.

 The current signs which greet visitors arriving in Hexham's Wentworth Car Park.
The current signs which greet visitors arriving in Hexham's Wentworth Car Park.
Changing times for town signs
RESIDENTS in Hexham still have a few weeks left to find out more about proposed new signage.

Team Handlesbanken prepare to set off on the 10-mile walk for Josie's Dragonfly Trust.

Walkers prepare to set off on the 10-mile walk for Josie's Dragonfly Trust.

Judith and Rory Gibson prepare to set off on the walk.

Deborah and Rebecca Burgon set off on the 10-mile walk for Josie's Dragonfly Trust.

A distant view of Hexham Racecourse greeted walkers at the half-way mark.

 Team Handlesbanken prepare to set off on the 10-mile walk for Josie's Dragonfly Trust.
Team Handlesbanken prepare to set off on the 10-mile walk for Josie's Dragonfly Trust.
Striding out for charity
FROM children to pensioners, people of all ages put on their walking boots for a worthy cause at the weekend.

Laura Davies and Ian Robertson from Frankham Fell Kennels with Boswell the bulldog.

 Laura Davies and Ian Robertson from Frankham Fell Kennels with Boswell the bulldog.
Laura Davies and Ian Robertson from Frankham Fell Kennels with Boswell the bulldog.
Boswell the bulldog on the mend after RSPCA appeal success
RSPCA staff in Tynedale have been overwhelmed by support from the public to raise £2,700 for specialist surgery for Boswell.

Graeme Atkins.

 Graeme Atkins.
Graeme Atkins.
Hexham head promises consultation on secondary school plan
THE executive headteacher at Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School, Graeme Atkins, has pledged to carefully consider all responses to a consultation on switching to two-tier education.

Benches groaned under the weight of produce at the annual Hexhamshire Leek Club Show.

Clive Nixon, presents the silverware for best pair of leeks to Elizabeth Wood.

Fiona Scott was presented with a trophy after clocking up most points in the industrial classes

Nigel Robson won the prize for best single leek.

This harvest-themed afternoon tea was chosen as the best exhibit in the industrial classes.

 Benches groaned under the weight of produce at the annual Hexhamshire Leek Club Show.
Benches groaned under the weight of produce at the annual Hexhamshire Leek Club Show.
Keen competition for top silverware
ENTRIES were up at the annual Hexhamshire Leek Club Show on Saturday, with 55 of the 61 members benching leeks.

The Four Oarsmen, from left: Peter Robinson, Dicky Taylor, Stuart Watts and George Biggar

Awe inspiring oarsmen: Left to right: Peter Robinson, George Biggar, Dicky Taylor and Stuart Watts

The Four Oarsmen in London earlier this month for their 24-hour challenge: from left: Stuart Watts , Peter Robinson, George Biggar and Dicky Taylor

Dicky's photograph inside the refuge centre where he and his housemate volunteered for night shifts

The view from Dicky's dashboard shows the devastation caused by the deluge

Dicky was able to drive one family back to their flood stricken home but sadly most of their belongings were lost

Dicky working in the family's flood stricken home

Just a mile from Dicky's house in Houston, the Bayou swallowed up whole trees in a park

Before the flood - and after. Pictures from Dicky's mobile phone

Dicky (right) with his mother and father, Margaret and Bill Taylor and sister, Helen.

Inside the convention centre where Dicky volunteered on the night shift

 The Four Oarsmen, from left: Peter Robinson, Dicky Taylor, Stuart Watts and George Biggar
The Four Oarsmen, from left: Peter Robinson, Dicky Taylor, Stuart Watts and George Biggar
"I've battled Hurricane Harvey's floods - now bring on the wild Atlantic Ocean..."
DICKY Taylor is not unaccustomed to crossing the wide, blue expanse of the Atlantic.

Bernie Quinn.

The Lions team of Richard Dixon, Allen Shaw, Bernie Quinn and Jim Priestley.

Action from the charity golf day.

Lining up a putt.

Team Williamson B.

Team Brown's Birdie Bandits.

Action from the charity golf day.

Action from the charity golf day.

Action from the charity golf day.

Team Bookclub take a breather.

Christine Marshall, Averil Sherwin and Sue Graves make the teas.

 Bernie Quinn.
Bernie Quinn.
Good turn-out for annual golf day
THE annual golf day hosted by the Rotary Club of Tynedale was once again well supported.

Cushion Chrysanthemums.

 Cushion Chrysanthemums.
Cushion Chrysanthemums.
Adding autumn colour as the days grow shorter
Chrysanthemums are often thought of as cut flowers, but there is also a wide range of other chrysanthemums.
Are you ready to tackle 10-mile family walk?
THERE’S still time to take part in a 10-mile walk which will raise money to brighten the lives of young cancer patients.
Extension under way at church cemetery
PART of a Riding Mill churchyard is undergoing an extension.

Stan Beckensall.

 Stan Beckensall.
Stan Beckensall.
Family gathering
HEXHAM will be the location for the annual Clan Davidson Association gathering later this month.

A rocket launch aimed at paving the way for space tourism is due to take place at Otterburn on Monday, September 11.

A rocket launch aimed at paving the way for space tourism is due to take place at Otterburn on Monday, September 11.

A rocket launch aimed at paving the way for space tourism is due to take place at Otterburn on Monday, September 11.

 A rocket launch aimed at paving the way for space tourism is due to take place at Otterburn on Monday, September 11.
A rocket launch aimed at paving the way for space tourism is due to take place at Otterburn on Monday, September 11.
UK's biggest rocket to launch from Otterburn
A ROCKET launch aimed at paving the way for space tourism is due to take place at Otterburn on Monday.

Patricia Anderson and Roger Langford from Hexham Arts Society. Photo: HX361750

 Patricia Anderson and Roger Langford from Hexham Arts Society. Photo: HX361750
Patricia Anderson and Roger Langford from Hexham Arts Society. Photo: HX361750
Society’s appeal as it embarks on birthday year
WITH its 25th anniversary approaching, the Hexham branch of The Arts Society is appealing for new members.

Matthew Naylor and Craig Smith.

Head professional Matthew Naylor leads the way at Close House

 Matthew Naylor and Craig Smith.
Matthew Naylor and Craig Smith.
Sneak peek at Masters course
A ROUND at Close House last week was like none other since Graham Wylie began his transformation of the Heddon-on-the-Wall club in 2004.

Show champion Victoria Nicholson with Gerry Price, Mayor of Prudhoe. Photo: Moira Wooldridge.

 Show champion Victoria Nicholson with Gerry Price, Mayor of Prudhoe. Photo: Moira Wooldridge.
Show champion Victoria Nicholson with Gerry Price, Mayor of Prudhoe. Photo: Moira Wooldridge.
Growing successes
A SPECTACULAR array of colour could be seen in Prudhoe over the weekend as gardening, baking and handicraft enthusiasts brought out their goods for the annual town show.

Auctioneer Julia Cooper at work at Prudhoe Town Show. Photo: Moira Wooldridge.

 Auctioneer Julia Cooper at work at Prudhoe Town Show. Photo: Moira Wooldridge.
Auctioneer Julia Cooper at work at Prudhoe Town Show. Photo: Moira Wooldridge.
Prudhoe Town Show results
TROPHIES

Stan Owen, Collier's Biographer.

H.O. Thompson with three generations of his family, mother Elizabeth, daughter Mabelle and wife Beatrice (nee Collier) c 1906

WP collier and JS Hart with John Hart, Mabelle Thompson and Edith and Muriel Collier in Jesmond Dene, Newcastle, c1909

A postcard from Falstone Show in 1911 by WP Collier

sub pic: Picture of WP Collier (right) taken by JS Hart circa 1910

Picture of JS Hart taken by WP Collier circa 1910

King George V Silver Jubilee WP Collier 6 May 1935

Postcards were the text messages of the time. This one is from Arthur Henry Bradford to his sweetheart Flo.

The Collier postcard from Harry to his wife

 Stan Owen, Collier's Biographer.
Stan Owen, Collier's Biographer.
North Tyne in the spotlight on postcards from the past
IT’S the best part of 40 years since an Oxford-educated classics scholar came up to Tynedale from his home in the West Midlands to get his first glimpse of the Roman Wall, sparking a fascination that lasts to this day.

Photo: HX351752

 Photo: HX351752
Photo: HX351752
Blanchland Show results
SPECIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES

Ponteland High School students Lucy Fraser and Katrina Sanders celebrate with their mums.

Prudhoe Community High School student Beth Fraser.

Prudhoe Community High School students collect their GCSE results.

Ponteland High School students collect their GCSE results.

Ponteland High School students collect their GCSE results.

Ponteland High School students Meils Altinors and Melissa Hepple celebrate their GCSE results.

Ponteland High School students celebrate their GCSE results.

Prudhoe Community High School students collect their GCSE results.

Ponteland High School students Lucy Fraser and Katrina Sanders.

 Ponteland High School students Lucy Fraser and Katrina Sanders celebrate with their mums.
Ponteland High School students Lucy Fraser and Katrina Sanders celebrate with their mums.
GCSE students excel under new grading system
HEADTEACHERS have praised the performance of GCSE pupils for excelling during a year of considerable change.

The ever popular terrier racing at Slaley show. Photo: HX331765

 The ever popular terrier racing at Slaley show. Photo: HX331765
The ever popular terrier racing at Slaley show. Photo: HX331765
Slaley Show results
TROPHIES

Val Pesarra in blue dress

Val Pesarra in gold dress

Val Pesarra in silver dress

HX351716 Oscar Forum. Hollywood Fashion heads to Hexham's Forum cinema for the 80th anniversary fashion show in aid of children's liver disease foundation. HX351716. Modelled by Val Pesarra. THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST 2017. KATE BUCKINGHAM.

HX351722 Oscar Forum. Hollywood Fashion heads to Hexham's Forum cinema for the 80th anniversary fashion show in aid of children's liver disease foundation. HX351722. THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST 2017. KATE BUCKINGHAM.

 Val Pesarra in blue dress
Val Pesarra in blue dress
Forum fashion show focuses on designers to the stars
SINCE the very first Academy Award nominees sashayed through the photographers’ flashlights into the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929, Oscars night has been as much about who wore who as who won what.
Sign up for our 10-mile challenge?
ARE you and your family ready for to take up a challenge?

Photo: HX341728

 Photo: HX341728
Photo: HX341728
Falstone Show results
SHEEP

Gail Stephenson with the Henderson cup for most points in the baking section.

 Gail Stephenson with the Henderson cup for most points in the baking section.
Gail Stephenson with the Henderson cup for most points in the baking section.
Allendale Show results
TROPHIES