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BOTH ends of the age spectrum joined together as a parade of blazing barrels roared in the New Year at Allendale. About 40 guisers – led by centenarian Allen Smith – carried the burning tar bar’ls through the Market Square in front of more than 1,000 people who travelled from far and wide to witness the spectacular ceremony.
First published at 11:42, Wednesday, 02 January 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.