Published at 09:44, Wednesday, 07 November 2012
CANOEISTS took over Hexham’s Tyne Green at the weekend as the annual Tyne Tour event once again pulled in the crowds.
Hardly a blade of grass could be seen on the riverside as it was covered by tents, around 1,000 canoeists contributing to making it the largest participation canoeing event in Europe. Paddlers from across the country headed to the Tyne Valley to join like-minded sports people on the River Tyne over three days in the Hexham Canoe Club-organised event.
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.