Monthly Archives: August 2011

Weardale Gazette Postcards

If you are visiting Weardale, call at the Weardale Gazette shop in the Market Place at Stanhope and see our large selection of postcards. 35p each.

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Hamsterley Hoppings

The Hoppings annual fair takes place on Sunday, 28 August with stalls, side-shows, entertainment, refreshments and mobile bar. Starts 12 noon.

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NEW QUARRY DVD

A DVD and leaflet have been produced outlining the historic value of the Dale’s quarries, including Ashes Quarry, Stanhope.  Contact Nicola Cullens 01388 528801.

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WEARDALE SHOWS:

27th August – St. John’s Chapel Agricultural Show, communigate.co.uk/ne/weardaleagriculturalsociety.co.uk 3/4 September – Wolsingham Agricultural Show and Fair, www.wolsinghamshow.com 10/11 September – Stanhope Agricultural Show and Fair, www.stanhopeshow.com

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Bollihope oral history and archaeology project at Peg’s House

An exciting opportunity to get involved with real research being carried out at Newcastle University presented itself last month in Stanhope.  Louise Tolson is seeking Dalefolk who have knowledge of everyday objects from the 19th century.  Contact her on 07921393291 … Continue reading

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M.S. Car Boot Sale, Stanhope

The Multiple Sclerosis (Stanhope branch) will hold a car boot sale on Sunday, 28 August in the field opposite Gibson’s bus garage at Stanhope.  Sellers arrive 8am (£5 per car), open to public 8.30am.  Entry 30p, kids free and car … Continue reading

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Weardale artist’s Royal work

Mark Rowney from Ireshopeburn is a renowned artist  whose paintings hang in homes around the world.  It was his stunning leather work, however, that took centre stage recently when a work was commissioned for the Earl of Wessex.

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