Archive by Author : alexander

Cornwall Visitors – they posted this

We visited your lovely town today, admired the castle from outside and the church… we would like to say how fantastic Foreman & Son butchers are. The butcher was so helpful, the food looked fantastic, we had a take away bacon roll (generous and delicious) the best cheese scones we have ever bought and a […]

Bike Fest Success

The second Bike Fest took place on Sunday 11th September. The event proved to be very successful, being well supported by cyclists from all over Northumberland and the Borders. The scooter race  once again stole the show with children, as young as two years old, pushing the length of Castle Street. Records were broken on […]

Clypping Norham Church

Sunday 4th October saw the remarkable spectacle of over 150 people embracing the 850 year old Norham St Cuthbert’s Church. This ancient ceremony called “Clypping” is achieved by all participants holding hands whilst encircling the whole church building. Quite an achievement for a church as large as St Cuthbert’s! A little ingenuity was required at […]

Norham 850 Fair

This year’s Norham Church Fair was special and more lively than some recent years. With an official opening by the High Sheriff of Northumberland, Lucy Carrol, the 850 Fair kicked off with a resounding and specially composed trumpet fanfare played superbly by two young players. Well, an 850 year Anniversary is rather special, so sound […]

Daniel Laidlaw VC the Piper of Loos Remembered

Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC was remembered on Sunday 31st May 2015. There is a Commemoration Service in Norham every year on the Sunday nearest the anniversary of his death. This year’s service marks not only 65 years since his death but the 100th year since his courage at the Battle of Loos (September 2015) earned […]

2015 Salmon Fishing Season Blessing

Following an old tradition the start of the Tweed Salmon fishing Season was given a blessing on Sunday 1st February. The short service conducted by Rob Kelsey, Vicar of St Cuthbert’s Church Norham took place on the river bank at Pedwell Landing. The event drew a small crowd and following the Blessing an angler dressed […]