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USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS

We have put together a list of some local, useful and interesting websites.

Whether you want to contact your MP, see what's on at the Playhouse, receive help from the local Citizens Advice Bureau, view job vacancies, or simply browse some good sites, a couple of clicks may get you there.

 

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY
To access Northumberland County Council's Public Right of Way Map, which shows the rights of way in our parish and in our county, please click on the map below.


 
A VERY SPECIAL TREE


Did you know this tree (situated in the NE corner of the playing field at Acklington First School) is very special? Not only is it a rare Black Poplar, believed to be the most northerly in the British Isles, but it is more than likely the oldest thing living in our parish.

Black Poplars can grow up to one hundred feet tall and appear in many of Constable's paintings, including the Hay Wain.

The Black Poplar is one of Britain's rarest native trees and it is also one of the most endangered. Without active conservation the Black Poplars could soon become extinct in this country.
 
A PROUD BASE INDEED!

Did you know the RAF Station at Acklington played a major part in the history of our parish and indeed the history of the country?



The first enemy aircraft to crash on English soil was shot down in 1940 by pilots from RAF Acklington.



For more information press the RECENT HISTORY link button below.

 

RECENT HISTORY

 

VERY FASHIONABLE
Did you know Acklington is obviously a very prestigious name in the fashion world?

Acklington has given its name to a style of men's trousers.  They are produced by the outfitters Jack Wills and cost the pricely sum of £119.00



Well... they often say you "pay for the name"
Fancy a pair?

...and just so the ladies don't feel left out, you can purchase an Acklington handbag from Radley.

Radley is one of Britain's highly recognised designer brands in leather bags.  Its flagship store is based in London at 92 Kings Road and their latest new line in handbags is called
"The Acklington Family"



Obviously the name "Acklington" suggests high quality... as do the prices!

Medium Across Body Bag - £99
Large Across Body Bag - £179
Bucket Shoulder Bag - £229

(Not kidding, honestly!)
 
ST OSWALD'S WAY




St. Oswald’s Way is a long-distance walking route, exploring some of the finest landscapes and fascinating history of Northumberland.  The route runs through the centre of our parish.

To find out more, please click on the button below.


 

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CRIBS IN CHURCH 2014



On 13th and 14th December there was an exhibition
of nativity cribs in St John's Church, Acklington.

 
 


 

   


To see more pictures from
the "Cribs in Church" event,
please click on the figure of
Joseph opposite.
 
 

MULTI-MILLION POUND TAKEOVER BY GUYZANCE HALL GROUP

The following article was published by in-cumbria.com on 3rd February 2015

A four-star country house hotel has been sold for almost £5m.


  The Wordsworth Hotel at Grasmere

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa, in Grasmere, has been sold to Shropshire-based Guyzance Hall Ltd.

Eric Kortenbach, operations director of Guyzance Hall has seen the holding company add the four-star country house hotel to a growing portfolio of such exclusive properties including three hotels in Northumberland and others in Edinburgh and Kelso in the Scottish Borders.


        

INSIDE THE "POWDER KEG" PRISON

The following article by Robert Cooper was published by BBC News online on 27th January 2015



A report into HMP Northumberland has found safety at the prison has deteriorated in the past two years. BBC News was allowed to visit the prison, described by some as a "powder keg", to assess how bad things were.

A "very tough three years" was how outgoing director Matt Spencer describes his time at HMP Northumberland.
The category C prison has seen some major changes in his time at the helm and has come in for some serious criticism.

Following privatisation to French firm Sodexo just over a year ago - and losing more than a third of its staff - there have been a series of assaults and disturbances at the jail.

        

NEW MAN AT THE HELM

The following article was published by the Northumberland Gazette on 27th January 2015



One of Northumberland’s most exclusive venues has a new general manager.

Mike Chambers (pictured above) has been appointed as general manager of Guyzance Hall.

He will lead a team of staff to ensure that every event is run to specific requirements.

Duties can include arranging a personal chef to cook fish caught after a day’s sport with the local gillie, arranging a helicopter to pick up delegates from Newcastle Airport or organising the perfect country wedding.

       

MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE "GUYZANCE 10"

The following article was published by the Northumberland Gazette on 17th January 2015

A moving tribute was paid today to 10 teenage soldiers killed in a wartime training exercise.

The Army recruits died on the River Coquet, near Guyzance, when their boat was swept over a weir and capsized on 17th January 1945.



The bodies of the young men, eight of whom were serving with the Durham Light Infantry and two with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, were found downriver in the following days and months. The last was not recovered until May 28.



Veterans and villagers gathered today to commemorate the tragedy on its 70th anniversary.

Among them were Corporal Bernard Crewther, who lives in Rothbury, and Sergeant Burnett Seyburn, who were stationed at Felton with the group.



Mr Crewther said at the service: “We were called out at night to go down the rive looking for bodies. It’s something I won’t forget. They were all lads that I knew.”

At the time, the troops were ordered not to talk about the tragedy.

Mr Seyburn said: “We were sworn under oath never to mention this under threat of court martial.”

Local historian Vera Vaggs (pictured below) discovered that the deaths had been reported in a newspapaer at the time. She helped to arrange the placing of a memorial at the site in 1995.



She said today: “It’s nice to think that they are not forgotten and we now have what is a very moving and very appropriate stone memorial here.”

Sandra Bell, whose uncle Alfred Yates was one of the men who died, and her daughter Charlotte were also at the service.



The Rev Kenneth Crawford, chaplain to the Durham Light Infantry, led the proceedings.
Wreaths were laid by the DLI Association, parish councillors and members of the community.

The above pictures were taken by press photographer Jane Coltman.  To see the video, please click on the button below.

 
PARISH NEWS IN 2014

 

From a road closure to a weddings exhibition to a prison riot.... see what parish stories made the news in 2014.

 

 



 

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