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Waiting for Fall

Waiting for fall of…

It’s inevitable that, in the countryside, the landscape changes from year to year. Rivers erode their banks, animals eat shrubs and the wind breaks branches and trees.

There is a row of trees near Ingram that I’ve been fond of photographing for several years now. When I took my first photo of them back in February 2012 there was snow on the ground:

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Ingram Parish Sports Hill Race Cup (1923-25)

Ingram Parish Sports (1923-1925)

[Credit: All images © Bennet Wiese 2020 and used with permission.]

We were recently contacted by Bennet Wiese, a young man from Braunschweig near Hanover in northern Germany.

A house owner there had passed away and so Bennet’s dad and stepmother were cleaning the house up. As they did so, they found a very interesting silver cup that was originally presented to ‘A. Little’ who was the winner of the Ingram Hill Race in the years 1923-1925. Unfortunately, nothing is known about the house owner other than he had lived in England for a period and that he was not ‘A. Little’.

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The Lark Ascending

The lark ascending at Ingram

Cycling out to Ingram yesterday, in the fields between the ‘whirlpool‘ on the River Breamish and the Ingram bridge, I saw my first skylark of the season. It was performing its typical display flight, climbing almost vertically up into the sky, all the time singing its elaborate and highly-distinctive song. Just makes you feel that Spring is on its way!

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Ingram Village Hall Re-opening 2010

[Credit: All images and text provided by, and used with the permission of, Ingram Village Hall Committee (2019). All images and text were first published on the original IngramBreamishValley website.]

Following the successful refurbishment of Ingram Village Hall in July 2010 an official re-opening took place at the Family Fun Day and Barbecue on Sunday 29 August 2010.

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Ingram Village Hall Refurbishment 2010

[Credit: All images and text provided by, and used with the permission of, Ingram Village Hall Committee (2019). All images and text were first published on their respective dates on the original IngramBreamishValley website.]

Background

INGRAM VILLAGE HALL was opened in 1928 to serve as a Church Hall and a local community facility. It is a registered charity, organized and managed by a volunteer committee whose aim is to maximize the use of the Hall for social, recreational and educational functions. Apart from a few improvements and repairs over the years the building remained in its original state until 2010, following the village’s selection to join British Gas Green Streets project.

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