The aim of the magazine remains the same of course – to provide information on local businesses and tradespeople combined with articles, puzzles and details of community events and groups.
We’re also fortunate to have some excellent local contributors writing on a wide range of topics, and one of these is our hill walking expert, Geoff Holland, whose article this month describes an impromptu January walk from Wooler (see here).
Geoff has been honoured recently with a special mention in the Welcoming Park Award category of the 2012 Northumberland National Park Awards for the work he has put into his excellent website www.cheviotwalks.co.uk. The site includes free walking routes, photographs and poetry, all to encourage people to visit the National Park and discover its delights. So well done, Geoff!
Geoff has also asked me to mention the Listen Up North project, a website of contributions of the spoken word which is well worth a look – or, more correctly, a listen to. In particular, there is a section on the site about the Hartley Pit Disaster of 151 years ago, which Geoff has written a poem for – see www.listenupnorth.com/writer-profile/470 to find out more.
In closing, I wish you all the best for 2013 and hope it will be a good year for all of us. Don’t forget that we do like to hear from you, so if you have any comments about the magazine then do please get in touch – call us on 0191 253 7608 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Carol Robinson