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A photographic record of the history of the Breamish Valley

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Hedgeley Parish Council information

Hedgeley Parish Council is now listed in the website Directory.

You can find details about the Hedgeley Parish Council, including the contact details of the clerk and all councillors.

There is also information on how to raise an issue with the Council.

In addition, relevant documents will now be placed online. Currently, there are freely accessible and downloadable agendas, minutes of meetings, financial documents and other relevant documents beginning in 2013.

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Master craftsmen at Hedgeley

An account given by Robbie Hall in 1980

My grandfather, Robert Hall was born at Brandon White House in 1813. In 1825 he was apprenticed to James Stewart (for six years) who was a shoemaker in Powburn. His indenture, which we still have in the family, is interesting in that it lays down rules for both Master and Apprentice:

“The Master shall teach the Apprentice all he knows of the art and business of shoe-making, and also shall find and supply sufficient meat, drink, washing, lodging and all other necessities during his apprenticeship. The Apprentice shall undertake to faithfully serve, his secrets keep, do his lawful demands gladly, shall not waste or lend his Master’s goods to anyone, shall not buy or sell without his Master’s leave and shall not enter Taverns, Inns or Ale Houses, and shall not play Cards, Dice or any other unlawful game…”

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