Norham Newsround


July & August 2019

 Forthcoming Events.

Sat 29th June : St Cuthbert’s Summer Fair; 2-4pm; Village Hall and Green
Sunday 30th : Summer Concert: 3pm; Norham Church.
Saturday 6th July : Concert in St Cuthbert’s; 7pm; see below for details.
Thursday 11th : Village Walk; meet at Green; 9.30am.
Thursday 25th : Drop-in-4-Coffee; Church; 10.30am-12 noon
Thursday 8th August : Village Walk; meet at Green; 9.30am.
Monday 12th : M.U. Mary Sumner Day Service; Norham Church; 2pm
Thursday 29th : Drop-in-4-Coffee; Church; 10.30am-12 noon

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Notices & News Items

On Sunday 23rd June at St Cuthbert’s we welcomed Elspeth Cockcroft on the occasion of her baptism.
to Laura Reavley and Andrew Riddell who were married in St Cuthbert’s on 8th June;
also to William and Natalie Hume on the birth of their son Tommy Hamilton on 12th June, a little brother for William;
also to Catherine Johnston for her British Empire Medal awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the Ladykirk community.


POSSIBLE FORMATION of a Knit & Natter group. Interested? Contact Glynis McRobie on 01289 387541.

NORHAM WI – Due to our summer trip there will not be any meeting in Norham Village Hall during July. Our 4 July meeting is our Summer Outing to Graham Bell’s Red Shed Permaculture Garden in nearby Coldstream. We are meeting at The Hirsel, Coldstream for lunch at midday then later to the Red Shed. Members to note we are not having a members competition during the trip, just enjoy the afternoon. Oh, don’t forget your pennies there is a shop of mostly plants and gardening books but you never know just what you will find plus there are also the courtyard shops at The Hirsel.
As usual there will not be a WI meeting in August instead we will be entertaining:
The Coldstream Riders Association on Monday 5 August, providing afternoon tea to the riders following the Norham Ride Out. Members of the public will be able to enjoy a buffet afternoon tea as well and we politely ask that a donation is made for the food you enjoy. The Coldstream Riders will be selling raffle tickets as well.

CRAFT CLUB – Our summer meeting dates are Wednesday 10 and 24 July then Wednesday 7 and 21 August. There are no expected changes of date or times so we hope to see you soon. New crafters always welcome, bring your own project and enjoy a social afternoon at the same time. Refreshments available free of charge. We are open from 1 to 4 p.m. just drop in anytime, non-profit making just £2 for the afternoon. For further information contact Jan L’Argent on 01289 382897 or email

STASH SALE – . Are you a crafter/maker/artist? Norham Village Hall is holding a stash/de-stash sale on Saturday 28 September 2019, open to the public from 10 am to 1 pm.. If you sew, knit, make jewellery, needle felt, paper/card crafter or perhaps you’re an artist. Too much stock/stash/materials on hand, need to have a clear out or want to refresh what you have? This sale is for you, rent a table for £10, sell your surplus stash or equipment and make some money. Or you might be a creator who is looking for something new. Refreshments will be available. I’m still looking for stall holders, the event is being advertised widely including over the border. For more details contact Jan L’Argent on 01289 382897 or

GROWING IN THE KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE OF GOD:  Rob Kelsey is gathering together a group of people (which already includes awoman and her daughter from Ancroft, and a man from Etal) to learn more about the Christian faith, and what it means to follow Jesus, with a view to the possibility of being confirmed at the Deanery Confirmation Service at 6pm on Sunday 13th October. If you’d like to know more, please contact Rob on (01289) 382325.

Judging day is very close – Wednesday 10th July 2pm. We’ve been hard at work planting boxes and borders but you can do your bit by  putting out a tub or two of flowers outside your own home (Castle Street & West Street). This will really make a difference and shows community involvement which makes up a good portion of the marks. We have a special request that all bins are hidden away please. We’ll definitely lose marks if wheelie bins are on display. We’ll be out and about sweeping ,weeding and tidying on the days leading up to judging. Any/all help is greatly appreciated. If you see us working come along with your broom and join the fun! Thank you.


Tyneside Chamber Orchestra 6th July 7pm Featuring Carole King (soprano) and Alex Lewis (trumpet) A first visit by this ensemble, with a delightful programme of Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, Ireland and Gershwin. This will be magical!  Adults £7; U16 and students free. Refreshments available.

ST CUTHBERT’S SUMMER FAIR AND CAR BOOT 29th June 2-4pm Please bring any contributions for the Tombola, Homebaking or Plant/Produce stalls to the hall on Friday evening or first thing Saturday morning!

FIRST AID COURSE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST  After the very successful session run by the Stephen Carey Trust, is there any interest in a First Aid Course which would result in a certificate? Rapid Reaction could run us a formal course for one day for about £70 per head-this would cover CPR , choking, burns etc — enough information to ‘hold the fort’ pending the arrival of an ambulance.
If you are interested please contact Tory Craig 01289382754

– Saturday 24th August 2pm – at the petanque ground in South Lane, Norham. This is being organised as part of The Nation’s Biggest Sports Day in  conjunction with I AM TEAM GB and the Olympics Legacy to get the nation involved in sport, its free to come along and everyone is welcome to come and have a go. Sign up online at or just turn up on the day!

29th June 2-4pm Norham Village Hall and Green.
All the fun of the (slightly late) midsummer fair!
Our famously good produce, home-baking and plant stalls!
The great tombola stall!   Beautiful handmade artisan cards!
Giacopazzi’s Ice Cream! Coconut shy and other fairground stalls!  Bouncy castle!
And a great programme of entertainment including:-
the ever popular Rag Bag Morris and Luna Nigra Tribal dancers.
The village band!
Teas on the Green (from 11am)!
And much more! And this year (third time lucky!) a fire engine!

ST CUTHBERT’S CHURCH ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY Following a successful grant application to the National Churches Trust, St Cuthbert’s employed a consultant Katherine Williams who has been busy undertaking an extensive consultation regarding the development of the church to be a facility which can be of wider use to the community and sustain it as a positive contribution to the life of the area for decades to come. Very many interesting conversations have arisen, with a range of very positive ideas and views expressed. The project is coming to the stage where we hope to be able to present proposals to the community. We are delighted with the new church guide and history booklet produced by Joan Lawson, Gail Hek, Martha Andrews and others which is available for purchase at the Church. Discussions are being   proposed with the environment group and others as to the feasibility of developing part of the old churchyard as a location for increased biodiversity within the village.

THE NATURALLY HERBAL KITCHEN WORKSHOP  Norham Village Hall Saturday 14th September 10.30am – 3pm  An opportunity to learn how to use herbs and plants in your kitchen to do laundry, wash-up, clean counters, spray ironing, make beeswax, food wrap to use instead of plastic wrap and make a herbal kitchen candle to reduce cooking smells. At the end of the workshop you will take home your kitchen candle, ironing spray, a little washing up liquid, counter cleaner, a beeswax food wrap sheet, a little tie-bag of laundry detergent and a handout with all the information you need to make these products at home.
Tea and coffee will be available throughout the workshop on a self-service basis and the Mason’s Arms in Norham are providing sandwiches and fruit for lunch which is included in the workshop fee of £45.00.
Book through or e-mail or text on 07821-784265
Catherine Sanderson has run her herbal workshops in Berwick, Paxton Village Hall and at Paxton House. She studied for her Diploma in Herbology at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and now teaches on their Herbology courses.
Recycle and Share: if you can, please bring along clean jam jars with lids, old kitchen cleaner spray bottles, and old washing up liquid bottles to share.

VILLAGE HALL Please can everyone who uses the Hall be extra vigilant about locking up at the end of a ‘session’. Last week the back door was left open and the lights left on which is a bit worrying for the security of whatever might be inside at any given moment. Thank you.
I have created a wish list for improvements to the hall and would like to ask for all ideas to be forwarded to me so that I can prioritise grant applications and allocation of monies. Fund raising will continue over the next year or so to allow these to be accomplished. Our next fundraiser will be the Stash Sale in September.

NORHAM FIRST SCHOOL PFA will be holding their ‘Strawberry Fayre’ at Norham First School on Friday 12th July 4-6pm. There will be a range of activities to suit all ages including bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, games, home baking and refreshments, face painting, tombola’s and so much more! U’ve Pulled catering services will also be attending to purchase some beautiful food. Come along and support your local school on what is to be a great evening!

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EILEEN’S NUTS POP-UP SHOP DATES: Tuesday 2 July, 10-12:00 and then 14:00-16:00 at Richmond Villa, Main Street. Saturday 27 July 10-12:00 at Memorial Hall. I have a range of green cleaning and hair care products with all profit going to either a club or project in the village (Horncliffe). If you would like a product/price list e-mail or call 01289 382163.
FRIDAY 5 JULY: YOGA TASTER SESSION, 10-11:30AM. Class is run by Evanna and is gentle Hatha yoga, suitable for all. Cost is £7.50 and the hope is to generate enough interest to be able to hold regular classes. For more information contact Mo 07855 028862 or Evanna 07854 092743 (
SATURDAY (EVENING) & SUNDAY 13&14 JULY MUSIC AND BEER FESTIVAL: SATURDAY 6PM-10PM, SUNDAY MIDDAY-11PM: Saturday 12 noon. Full information and up to date timings on
FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER: MUSIC BY FOLK DUO GILMORE & ROBERTS 7:30. £10, bring own nibbles and drinks. Raffle. Tickets available from Eileen 01289 382163 or on the door.







To read the latest update on Village Community Projects click here: 2019-06-Norham Development Trust update June 2019


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Booking of the village green should be done via the Clerk to the Parish Council, Victoria Craig,, 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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