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Acknowledgements and thanks

The Breamish Hall Heritage Project has been able to use photographs that were already in the Breamish Valley Photographic Collection or otherwise available on the Breamish Valley website to help build a history of the Breamish Hall. However, we would like to express our gratitude to the following people who have contributed additional photographs, documents, and other significant items of interest, specifically for this project. In most cases, those contributing have provided many more items than have been shown on the various webpages constructed on this site: of necessity, editorial decisions have had to be made regarding the choice of which items to use.

Many thanks to:

Louise Curry

Community Initiatives Officer (Northumberland CAN) for permission to use the following.

  • HM002: Breamish Hall Committee members with Hallmark 1 and 2 certificates

Jennifer Guthrie

Several photographs, documents, postcards, newspaper clippings and her own written recollections of the Jubilee Hall, including:

  • BVPC0367: Burn’s Supper (Jubilee Hall)
  • BVPC0374: Jubilee Hall caretakers Eddie Houston and Minnie Lillie
  • BVPC0381: Uncle Billy Houston

Hedgeley Women’s Institute

Images were taken from the ‘Hedgeley WI Golden Jubilee Book 1930-1980’, including:

  • BVPC0314: Serving – WI Halloween Party 1963
  • BVPC0461: Addressing the Haggis 1967
  • BVPC0463: Halloween Party early 1970s
  • BVPC0464: Hedgeley WI Programme 1975-1976

Theresa McCann

Photographs of two wedding receptions held at Breamish Hall, including:

  • BHWD001: Sisters’ wedding receptions at Breamish Hall

Jo Scott

Jo Scott is a member of the charity Howick Heritage Group. In 2016, she and Avril Meakin began some work towards producing a book about traditional village halls in Northumberland. Jo met with May Wilson (Breamish Hall Heritage Project) to gather information and photographs. Jo also met with members of the North Northumberland Spinners. Jo subsequently produced a 16-page document entitled ‘Powburn – Breamish Hall’. We have drawn on this work to advance the current project (Breamish Hall 1897-2022).

Janet Shippen

Several photographs, handwritten notes, a postcard, newspaper clippings, and a letter, including:

  • BVPC0393: Piping the haggis
  • BVPC0406: Spinners outside Breamish Hall
  • BVPC0411: Carpet Bowls at Breamish Hall
  • BVPC0435: Cleaning team mid 1990s

Terry Stanners

Newspaper clippings, including:

  • HWI0001:Northumberland Gazette clipping (Jan 2008)

Sally Tait

Several photographs, handwritten notes, postcards, newspaper clippings, a letter, a magazine article, and an invitation card, including:

  • BVPC0312: Halloween Bat and Fairy
  • BVPC0317: Branton School c. 1951
  • BVPC0329: Jubilee Hall
  • BVPC0450: Invitation to opening of The Breamish Hall

Graham Williamson

Unless identified as otherwise, most of the photographs on the Breamish Valley website have been taken by Graham Williamson. Those introduced for the current project include:

  • _P8A0922: Christmas Warm Hub lunch in Breamish Hall 2019
  • 3P8A1817: Santa visits Breamish Hall 2017
  • 3P8A3613: Table Tennis 2016
  • 3P8A3641: Happy Cats performing live 2017
  • 3P8A5496: Exhibiting at the Powburn Show 2017
  • 3P8A8535: Race Night 2016
  • I21C001: Local Food & Crafts Day 2014
  • I21C002: Willow Workshop 2019

May Wilson

Numerous documents, photographs, postcards, articles, and newspaper clippings collected over many years in her capacity as a member of various local committees, including:

  • BHCPK001: Damaged car park access 2016
  • BHCPK013: Re-surfaced car park 2018
  • BHF001: Removing old floor 2016
  • BVPC0458: Newspaper clipping
  • BVPC0465: Interior view of Large Hall walls under repair January 2009
  • BVPC0466: Walls of Large Hall needed extensive repairs January 2009


A main purpose of the Breamish Hall Heritage Project is to archive and preserve photographs, documents, written articles and other historical items, to ensure that the cultural heritage of north Northumberland UK is not lost for future generations.

It is not the intention of the Breamish Hall Heritage Project to infringe anyone’s legitimate property rights. We have taken steps to try to identify the rightful owner of historical items. If you are the right holder for any image displayed as part of the Breamish Hall Heritage Project or the Breamish Valley Photographic Collection or know who is and how they can be contacted, please contact us using the Contact Form. We would be pleased to give full credit and/or remove the image from public display.

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Can you tell us more about the history of the Breamish Hall in Powburn? Spotted any errors, any missing information? Or do you know anything that we don’t? Do you have any related photos or documents? If you have information to share, please use the contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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