Monthly Archives: March 2012

Photographs for the 2013 Weardale Calendar needed

Do you have any photographs of Weardale you would like to see appear in our calendar for 2013?  If so, please send them to sheilawp@weardalegazette.co.uk including your name and address.  We will publish the 13 most suitable ones later in … Continue reading

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National collection of spar boxes exhibition

The exhibition at the Killhope Leadmining Centre in upper Weardale begins on 1st April and end 4th November, 10.30am-5pm.

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Vintage Rally, Stanhope

Durham County Vintage Collectors Scoiety will hold their annual vintage memorabilia rally at Unthank Park, Stanhope on Saturday and Sunday 12/13 May from 10.30am-4.30pm.  Further information contact Allan Harley 01207 504392.

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New tourism signs in Stanhope

New tourism signs, funded by Durham County Council, have been erected in the town.  They are bronze-coloured and give information about tourist attractions.  Look out for them when you next visit Stanhope.

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Rookhope girl off to Olympics

Alice Bowman (20) who is studying Festival and Events Management at Edinburgh Napier University, will travel to London to volunteer in the Olympics Village Management team.  She will take minutes of meetings, deliver messages, perform administrative tasks and undertake other … Continue reading

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BBC1 Countryfile – up North again

The Wear Rivers Trust, along with other organisations will feature on Countryfile on BBC1 on Sunday, 1st April at 7pm.

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Former Dale lady appeals to knitters

Margaret Halicioglu (nee Snaith) lives and works in Turkey and has sent an urgent appeal for help from local knitters.  Last year’s earthquake in Van left thousands of homes uninhabitable and destroyed thousands more.  Margaret teaches at Robert College (Turkey’s top … Continue reading

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Westgate writer puts book on Kindle

Karen Matthew’s-John’s book ‘The History Marker’ was inspired by Weardale and it features in the pages although she has given them a fictitious name.  It is Karen’s first novel and is available to download on Kindle at www.amazon.co.uk/The-History-Marker-Ebook

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Photographs required for Weardale Calendar 2013

If you have any photographs of views of Weardale that you would like to see reproduced in the Gazette’s calendar for 2013, please send them by email to sheilawp@weardalegazette.co.uk   They need to be in colour, landscape and recognisable to the public.  We … Continue reading

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Luxury Lodges at Wolsingham

An old industrial site in Wolsingham has been turned into 17 luxury lodges on a 5-acre site situated close to Wolsingham Station.

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