Categories and Listings

Area: Northumberland

Category Rail Transport

'The principal objective of the Aln Valley Railway Trust is the restoration and operation of the railway between Alnmouth and Alnwick, providing an additional tourist attraction for the area and to enlarge the district's tourism offering. This project also aims to develop the railway corridor as a sustainable transport link as well as a recreational and educational resource for the local community and visitors to the area.'

Category Booksellers

One of the perks I value most about having a bookshop is that our talks series, such as it is (roughly a speaker a month between September – June) enables me to meet professionals in every field (the arts, sciences, even sports) who I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to meet. Some few are well-known to the public - hey! It’s a long way up here, the fee is risible, and the Old Waiting Room wherein the talks take place only holds 50 people tops (60 if they’re skinny). Still, some serious names (serious names with big hearts) have been willing to make the perilous journey above Watford. Anyway, all the talks begin at 7.30 and cost £5 (and that includes a glass of plonk no less.)'

'Hexham Beekeepers Association is an outstanding group of enthusiasts from wildly different walks of life. Our range of characters and experience means we bring many skills to the association and there is never a dull moment ... Our members range from children (many of whom have been introduced to bees at school) through all the age groups to some octogenarians who have been keeping bees for over 60 years ... At our monthly meetings we address all aspects of beekeeping from general good husbandry to honey production and disease control to help us all have healthy, productive colonies. Guest speakers cover a range of topics from the latest research on the behaviour of bees, to building a hive. The calibre of our speakers is always high and the content of their talks is informative and entertaining. No boring "droning on" is allowed!'

'A Not for Profit CIC delivering an annual festival that takes place in and around Hexham in Spring each year. It has grown significantly since the first Festival in 2006 becoming an important and valued part of the regional arts calendar.' Normally held Mid June.

'The Society was founded in October 2000 to promote interest in the Northumbrian Jacobites.' Normally, a full programme of events, talks and visits are held each year.

Category Local Heritage

'Northumberland is England's northernmost county, bounded to the East by the North Sea, to the North by Scotland, to the west by the county of Cumbria, and to the South by County Durham. Its history, heritage and culture reflect the diversity of landscapes, occupations and lifestyles which have evolved over many centuries ... The purpose of the Northumbriana website is to gather into one place, into a single internet resource, as much material as possible relevant to the aim of preserving the proud history, heritage, language and culture of this unique county. Northumbriana welcomes links to any Northumberland based website with content in line with this purpose.'

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