Facelift for Ebchester bridge
Last updated at 18:25, Tuesday, 26 February 2013
A 150-YEAR-OLD ‘incontinent’ bridge in Ebchester is receiving a £30,000 make-over – at no cost to the public.
In a graphic demonstration of the fact it’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, operators of the controversial Boundary Lane windfarm are picking up the tab to plug the leaks on the 150-year-old Ebchester Old Bridge.
But there is method in the madness of EDF Energy Renewables, who needed to run a cable across the River Derwent.
**For a full report see this Friday's Hexham Courant.
First published at 18:24, Tuesday, 26 February 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.