Planning NOW for the Powburn Show 2021!
As most local people know, the Powburn Show is the first of the annual Cheviot Sheep & Horticultural Shows. But, of course, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, it had to be cancelled this year, along with all other country fayres (including the Ingram Show).
County Councillor Report
by Wendy Pattison
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Hedgeley Parish Council Annual Governance and Accountability Return
This is now available to download or view online.
Summer sunset in Powburn
Well, after all the seeming drabness of lockdown, even the skies are beginning to reward us with their colours.
Powburn Play Area open after lockdown!
Great news for all parents and children…at the July 2020 Quarterly Meeting of Hedgeley Parish Council on Wednesday 22 July 2020, it was agreed that the Powburn Play Area could now re-open.
Following an appropriate risk assessment in the light of recent UK Government guidelines, the Powburn Play Area will open as from Saturday 25 July 2020. With due consideration to the safety of children, their guardians and local residents the following conditions will apply until further notice.
2019-2020 Financial Documents now available
At the July 2020 Quarterly Meeting of Hedgeley Parish Council held on Wednesday 22 July 2020, the following financial documents were approved and are now available for viewing online and to download.
Powburn postcards give views into the past
If you read the recent post entitled Wholesale Rabbit and Game Dealer about Andrew Thompson and The Old Powburn Shop, you will likely have noticed that May Wilson (who kindly provided a copy of the postcard featured in the post) also recently came into possession of two other postcards – both of which give views of Powburn prior to 1913. They are:
Village of Bolton Road Sign Planters installed
Following the installation of the Road Sign Planters in Powburn at the end of June 2020, two well-crafted planters have now been installed in Bolton.
Chris Armit from Newcastleton (in the Scottish borders, near Kielder), who made the six planters for the road signs in Powburn, also made two for Bolton. And yesterday (Saturday 18 July 2020), he delivered and installed them.
In the article entitled ‘The Old Powburn Shop’, I noted the following:
“In the ‘Powburn Golden Jubilee Cookbook’, there is an unattributed claim that Andrew Thompson’s grocer shop was “specialising in wholesale rabbit and game”.
Well, we now have evidence that this was the case. May Wilson, who compiled the cookbook, has recently bought a set of three postcards. One of these is a business postcard for the Powburn Shop: