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A History of Crawley Tower

By MIKE SMITH (Sep 2013)

[Crawley Tower is at OS Grid Reference: NU0616]

The ancient name of Crawley was Caer-law, or Crawlawe, signifying the ‘fortified hill’. Appropriately, the most significant historic landmark remaining today at Crawley is Crawley Tower, a scheduled monument and a grade 2* listed building, consisting of a medieval Pele tower surrounded by fortified buildings, which stand on top of a steep hill immediately to the East of Powburn, positioned with fine views of the Cheviot Hills and the length of the Breamish Valley.

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Newcastle Police Aid to Romanian children

Police Aid

ROBBIE BURN of Powburn gives us an account of his work in helping destitute, disadvantaged and disaffected children in Romania.

[All images © Robbie Burn 2013 – used with permission]

Brutal Background

Romania is situated on the far eastern outskirts of Europe, bordered by the Black Sea to the east, Bulgaria to the south, Moldova and the Ukraine to the north and Hungary and Bosnia to the west.

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New sign for old

[All images © Robbie Burn 2013 – used with permission]

Thanks to Robbie Burn for smartening up the Hedgeley Parish Council noticeboard outside the Plough Inn in Powburn.

Robbie’s given it a new lick of varnish that should keep it looking smart and protected from the elements for a few years longer.

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Reply to NCC Road Safety Report

County Council meeting

On 8 July 2013 I attended the County Council’s Northern Area Committee Meeting to represent the views of Powburn residents regarding the Council’s recent (see Council Report Prepared). Robbie Burn was due to make the presentation but, unfortunately, was not able to attend, so I attended on his behalf.

I had 5 minutes to set out our outstanding concerns resulting from our consideration of the Council’s report.

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Rothbury Road Repairs Approved

Correspondence received

Dear Residents,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that I received notification from the Department for Transport this morning informing me that we have been successful in our request for up to £5 million to carry out repair works on the Cragend Landslip (B6344 road)

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