Norham Newsround


April 2018


 Forthcoming Events.

Saturday 31st March : Pop-up Market; Village Hall 11am-3pm. See below.
Monday 9th : M.U. Lady Day service in Norham Church.
Thursday 12th : Parish Walk. Meet on the Green; 9.30am
W.I. meeting; 2pm in the Village Hall.
Monday 16th : Make your home cosier; Village Hall; 7.30pm. See below.
Monday 30th : Annual Parochial Church Meeting; Village Hall; 6.30pm

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 SINCERE CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of:
Pam Jackson, who died on 26th February;
and Jean Huxley, who died on 11th March.


 Notices & News Items

THANKS to all who helped in the Village Clean-ups. More volunteers would be much appreciated.
W I – Thursday 12 April, 2 p.m. Speaker: Sandra Gann, Lady Almoner. Competition: A Toilet Bag for a Patient. Please note our speaker for April cannot attend after all, Sandra Gann who should have spoken at the March meeting kindly agreed to step in after the March meeting was cancelled due to the snow. If you’re not a member you can always come along for a taster session, enjoy the speaker, the craic and the afternoon tea. Details from: Jan L’Argent 01289 382897 or email [email protected]

WI CRAFT – Our craft afternoons in April are Wednesday 4 and 18 April 1 to 4 p.m. Norham Village Hall. Everyone is welcome you don’t have to be a WI member, we are non-profit making, refreshments available. Details from Jan L’Argent 01289 382897 or email [email protected]

OilCAN – The next order date is Friday 6 April, I will be sending out my usual email reminder but you can contact me before that on the details given here. May I please have your order no later than 11 a.m. on that date; delivery is expected to be completed by Friday 20 April. More information about the scheme from Jan L’Argent 01289 382897 or email [email protected]

TRACTOR ROAD RUN Snow!Hail!Sunshine!Wind! This year we had it all.
49 intrepid drivers and their tractors took part, made their way to Yetholm and back. £1400 was raised and is being donated to N.E. Hospice Care, the Margaret Kerr unit at BGH and replacement posts for the Village Green.
The Hume family would like to thank all helpers and supporters.

HYMN TO LOVE:HOMAGE TO PIAF St Cuthbert’s Church Norham Thursday 26th April 7pm
Tickets £8, U16s £4. (Recommended for over 14s) – available on the door.
This is going to be an experience out of the ordinary! Olivier Award-nominated actress Elizabeth Mansfield plays the legendary chanteuse, Edith Piaf in this tribute to the singer touring with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.In a Manhattan hotel room in New York, Edith Piaf rehearses for her last US concert. But for Piaf the hotel holds memories. Eight years earlier in the same hotel she had telephoned her lover, boxer Marcel Cerdan, begging him to overcome his fear of flying and leave France to be with her. Hours later she heard the terrible news that his plane had crashed. Marcel was dead.Past, present, and future merge in this passionate, memorable and unmissable piece of theatre which is performed to live piano music with a narrative interspersed with autobiographical monologues and reminiscences. An extraordinary musical homage to Piaf, Hymn to Love explores love, loss and longing and includes 13 of Piaf’s songs, each given fresh meaning in vibrant new English translations, with the obvious exception of the final “Je Ne Regrette Rien”.Songs featured include: Milord – L’Accordéoniste – La Vie en Rose – Padam Padam – La Foule – L’Hymne à l’Amour – C’est à Hambourg – Mon Légionnaire – Comme Moi – La Ville Inconnue.
A triumph!’ The Independent. ‘Mansfield delivers the famous songs superbly’ The Guardian

ST CUTHBERT’S MIDSUMMER FAIR Saturday 23rd June 2pm — 4pm
We know it has just been too cold and wintry to turn your mind to spring cleaning until now-but the daffodils are out so now is the time!
We are looking for tombola and raffle prizes and pre-loved and vintage (good quality and clean!…you’d be surprised…..) clothing -adult and children’s – for the fair.
And in due course we will be looking for your home-baking, produce and plants!
PLEASE NOTE we are NOT looking for bric a brac or books this year — we thought we would have a change!
And as for the Fair itself – there will be entertainment galore, fun and games, ice cream, your favourite stalls — and a strawberry cream teas marquee on the Village Green!! Any queries or if you would like to help please contact Tory Craig [email protected] 07745130987

REPORTING PROBLEMS The Parish Council from time to time receives reports on a wide variety of issues from residents, including most recently empty grit bins, full bottle banks and terrible potholes. Whilst we are happy to pass on these complaints they should be directed straight to Northumberland County Council, whose responsibility these issues are.
If you have access to a computer (or know someone who does!), if you go to
there is a full list of items which can be reported direct, including fly tipping, potholes, problems with recycling and waste collection services
Please note in particular (as far as we aware) in relation to potholes the more often they are reported the more likely they are to be fixed!

ST ABBS POP UP MARKET comes to Norham Village Hall Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 11am – 3pm
Traders from the ever popular St Abbs Market are popping up on Easter Saturday in Norham Village Hall – local arts crafts gifts and much more!
And refreshments on sale by Norham WI!
Car Boot on the Village green. Contact Joe Dunn for info 07521412949

St Cuthbert’s Church Norham Saturday 12th May 7pm
Tickets £7; U16s free – on the door
Fool’s Gold is Steve & Carol Robson, they perform all over the UK in Village Halls, Community spaces Churches and small theatres. Over the past few years they have played to over 50,000 people! Carol and Steve are multi instrumentalists and the live show features a wide range of instruments Their show is rooted in music, but is much more than just a concert performance. They use live music, stories and projected visuals to weave a fascinating show for all ages.
As well as performing all the songs live, Fool’s Gold reveal the stories behind the songs, the histories and mysteries, tragedies and romances that gave rise to some original and some very well known songs. The songs are engaging, catchy and melodic — audience participation is unavoidable!

16th April 7.30 pm Norham Village Hall All welcome. Free. No need to book. Arranged by WEA with Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

ARTWORK OF NORHAM Do you have any original paintings, drawings or prints of Norham and its surroundings? The Norham Community Art Group would like to hear from you if you do? We are hoping to organise an exhibition of artworks of Norham, in Norham, either later this year or sometime next year. So if you have anything like this and you might be prepared to lend it to us for a weekend at some point, please contact Tory Craig 01289382754 [email protected]

PHOTOGRAPHERS OF NORHAM I would like to hear from photographers of all standards who would like to get together regularly, help solve problems and stir inspiration! There is work going on now on various aspects of village life including artistic. Particularly interesting is the Castle and the many paintings JMW Turner did of Norham. (Photograph today from his viewpoints 200 years later perhaps?). I think there is room for a photographic view to be added to the Community Workshop work. It may be interesting to take part in exhibitions, competitions and so on?
If you are interested please let me know and I will organise a get-together.
Peter Thoday 382099 [email protected]


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so that your event can be listed in the Events Calendar.


Minutes of Norham Parish Council

An Extract of the Minutes for Parish Council Meetings can be found on the Parish Council pages.   Also on the archived copies of Norham Newsround.




Booking of the village green should be done via the Clerk to the Parish Council, Victoria Craig, [email protected], 01289-382754.
Booking of the village hall should be done via Linda, Masons Arms, either in person or by phone 01289-382326

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