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In Memoriam Sarah Wilson

Thursday 10 December 2015

Remembering Sarah Wilson 1952-2015

Sarah Wilson: 1952 – 2015

A service of remembrance was held for Sarah Wilson at St Michael & All Angels church in Ingram today, commencing at 2:00pm.

Sarah sadly passed away last week, having fought lung cancer for several months. Sarah was well known to the people of Northumberland. She was a much-loved wife, mother and grandmother who was known for her ‘straight talking’, her love for her friends and family, and her enduring love for the countryside, including her horses and dogs who were always by her side. Sarah is also known in the Breamish Valley as the author of ‘Reflections: The Breamish Valley and Ingram’ that charts the lives and times of people and places in the valley, and ‘A Short History and Guide to Ingram Church’.

Visiting the Valley

Visiting the Valley is a great day out!

The recent hot weather meant a relatively early influx of visitors to the Breamish Valley over the weekend a couple of days ago (4-5 July 2015).

The beautiful scenery of the valley and the easy access to the River Breamish makes it a perfect picnic area for those wonderful, hot summer days. Bulby’s Wood (55°26’27” N 1°59’26” W) is a popular stopping point. The increase in visitors should be good news for the businesses along the valley, such as the newly-opened Valley Cottage Café.

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:

Tales from Northumberland: Robson Green

So…my village’s annual Show gets to be on national TV this evening, eh?

Who’d have thought it? The Powburn Show on national tele!

TV star and famous Northumbrian Robson Green will be appearing on (More) Tales from Northumberland tonight on ITV at 8:00pm. The episode will feature Robson engaging in a bout of Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling,  one of Britain’s oldest, and toughest, sports.

Party for May

A pooled supper will be held at Breamish Hall, Powburn on:

Saturday 13 September 2014

7.00pm

To celebrate May Wilson being awarded the

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL

for all her work in Powburn.

EVERYONE is welcome!

Please bring your own drinks and glasses.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations May Wilson BEM

Congratulations to…

May Wilson BEM

Who was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014:

  • For services to the communities in Powburn and Hedgeley
  • And to the North Northumberland Village Hall Consortium

A very well done from everyone in Powburn and Hedgeley!

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