Last updated at 12:16, Thursday, 03 January 2013
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... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.