Tornado blows in
Published at 09:23, Monday, 22 November 2010
THE last steam train to be built in Britain will be steaming along the Tyne Valley railway line today.
The spectacular Tornado locomotive will be travelling from Newcastle to Carlisle around lunchtime.
Large crowds are expected to gather to see the train thundering through Wylam at 12.20, en route to a stop in Hexham from 12.47 to just after 1pm.
It is then due at Haydon Bridge at 1.10 and Haltwhistle at 1.20.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.