Robin Piette

WYLAM Library is closed for hols, opening again Tuesday August 31.
THE knit and natter group is re-starting at the Ship Inn, Wylam, on Wednesday September 1 at 2pm. If you haven’t been before why not come for a for a taster session.

THE next Wylam Makers Market is in Wylam Institute garden on September 5 12-5pm. There will be lots of new artists stalls, more artisan food stalls, craft demonstrations, a bar and The Bay Trees gourmet burger van.

ANNA Little’s postnatal classes are back in Wylam Methodist Church Hall, Mondays 10.30-11.20am. It’s a six week course starting September 6. Ideal for new mums who want a course of gentle, hugely beneficial exercises to help their bodies heal. Babies welcome too. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. 


Ian Warburton

THE charity Spirit of Africa is hosting its Annual Garden Party on Saturday August 28 and afternoon tea will be served from 2pm to 5pm. Owing to unforeseen circumstances, the venue has had to be changed and it will now be held at 58 Ovington View, Prudhoe NE42 6RG. Please would you wear a mask if in a queue or indoors. Tickets are available from Carol Tree on 07947139152.

GREAT news from Dragon Tale Theatre Group, which is hosting a registration and party evening at Prudhoe Social Club (the Big Club), South Rd, on Friday 3 September, commencing at 7.30pm. All are welcome but there will not be a pooled supper on this occasion. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and must be eight or over to perform in the forthcoming show, which will be part of All Together Now!, a global event celebrating local theatre, taking place on Saturday November 13.

SOME exciting news, too, relating to the Tour of Britain Cycle Race, which takes place over eight stages from Sunday September 5 to Sunday 12 inclusive. Stage 6 will run from Carlisle to Gateshead on Friday September 10 and it’s estimated that it will pass through Prudhoe at about 2.55pm that day.


Ian Warburton

THE charity Spirit of Africa is hosting its Annual Garden Party on Saturday August 28, with a change of venue from Stocksfield to Prudhoe. Please see the Prudhoe Village Notes for full details.

THE next meeting of Stocksfield Parish Council will be held in the Community Centre on Tuesday September 7, commencing at 7.30pm.

Ovingham and Ovington

Malcolm Cairns

OVINGTON Friendship Group meet on Monday afternoons in Winships. Throughout the year they host various events and organise outings to places of interest in the North East. If you would like to know more, contact Margaret on 833579.
THE Chat Club are holding their “Afternoon Tea “ today (26th) in the reading room 3-5pm. Next weeks get together is on the September 2 at 10.15am for exercise and refreshments. They also have an outing planned for September 9, venue to be confirmed.

HYMN singing by the congregation during services has restarted in St. Marys Church, much to the delight of parishioners. Next Sunday their will be a joint service with St. Oswins to be held in Wylam. All are invited to attend and a picnic is planned afterwards in the Church grounds. Bring your own food and drinks and enjoy the day, hopefully the weather will comply.

A VACANCY has arisen for a School Crossing control person in Ovingham. The safe crossing site will be near the Pack Horse bridge. If you are interested and wish to know more contact Alison Dodd of Northumberland County Council on 01670 622519. Closing date for applicants is August 29.


Maurice Holliday

THE NCC library van will visit the village on September 1 during the afternoon.

LAST week a film crew visited the Lion and Lamb to shoot a scene as part of a new drama production. The Lion and Lamb has made a number of improvements to the outside seating and play areas at the back of the public house.

HORSLEY village church has a new website. Please visit horsleyvillagechurch.chessck.co.uk

WALKING parish boundaries has become a popular idea. Whilst the northern boundary of our parish has many historical features the remaining parts of the boundary follow natural features in the landscape. Horsley has the Howdene burn to the east, Whittle burn, Swardene and the ridge at Stelling to the west with the river Tyne to the south. All are worth exploring using nearby rights of way. At the same time you are helping to keep our footpaths open for all to enjoy.

HORSLEY Book Club members are currently reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.

CONGRATULATIONS to Clare Wiseman and Rebecca Vincent who were garden club winners of the best hanging basket and planter respectively.

A 3 WAY traffic light system was in operation at the west end of the village last week while repairs were made to the concrete structure of the A69 road bridge.

FROSTS’ fish and chip van was unable to come to the village last week owing to a family emergency. Apologies were forwarded to village residents via Mike Spencer.