Monthly Archives: May 2011

Old photographs for Remember when?

Have you any old photographs of people or places in Weardale which can be included in the next issue of our Remember when?  Sheila Hogarth will be delighted to hear from you, please give her a call on 01388 527706 … Continue reading

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Frosterley Chapel celebrates 150 years

Bridge End Primitive Methodist Chapel is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  A concert by Stanhope Silver Band is planned for 10 June at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome.

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C.A.B. at Stanhope

The Wear Valley Citizens’ Advice Bureau now has an outlet at the health centre in Stanhope every Tuesday from 9.30-11.30am.  Appointments can be made by calling the surgery on 01388 528555.

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Wearhead man is top rod

Ranger, Andrew Scott from Wearhead was top rod at a national competition helping his Northumbrian Water team to another top three finish.

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Our Editor’s Royal Wedding report

The greatest show on earth didn’t quite turn out to be the damp squib predicted, as over one million people turned out on to the streets of London to witness the Royal wedding.

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Weardale Gazette Annual Magazine

If anyone is interested in purchasing a copy of our annual magazine there is a small amount available.  Please get in touch with Christine by email on christinewp@weardalegazette.co.uk or 01388 527706.  The price is £3.00 + 0.91p p&p.

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Wolsingham man seeks help for Japanese

Kingsley Smith is appealing to Dalefolk to help with the Japanese earthquake and tsunami fund set up by a local group.  Log on to www.japanesedisasterfund.co.uk

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Weardale Granite 50 years on

50 years ago an event took place at Rookhope which changed the way geologists all over the world think about how minerals are formed.  Read about the Rookhope Borehole.

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Dale guide aims to help boost visitors

A new guide to Weardale is to be provided at hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs around the area called the Weardale Bedroom Browser and includes information on the history of the dale, local attrations and places of interest and details of … Continue reading

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Local man’s trek to Peru raising money for Hospice

Former Stanhope man, David Pickard, has signed up to the Butterwick Hospice’s Peru Salkantay Inca Trail Challenge in September and needs to raise £3000 sponsorship.  For more information, contact Julie Nisbet 01388 603003 or email julienisbet@butterwick.org.uk  or sponsor David on line … Continue reading

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