Archive of April 2010 Articles

Hexham Book Festival

24th April 2010 | Events, places to go & things to do., Food | No Comments

Worth a look if you enjoy a book. Now in it’s 4th year and growing, lots going on all week  for everyone. I’m particularly looking forward to Friday when there are some food and horticulture events. http://www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk/home/ Read the full post

Hooray…The Chickens are back!

14th April 2010 | Dee's Diary, Food, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

Thanks to Mr “B—-y” Fox we have been without chickens since Christmas, but I promised myself I would wait till spring and brave it and get some more. My aim had been to adopt some battery hens. Sadly due to the change in rules of housing battery hens (Well done Compassion in World Farming Read the full post

Slaley Show

14th April 2010 | Events, places to go & things to do. | No Comments

Slaley is just 10 minutes South of Hexham, so not a big trek, last year was the 150th and they made a big do of it, so this year should be good. www.slaleyshow.org.uk Read the full post

Upper Redesdale Show

14th April 2010 | Events, places to go & things to do. | No Comments

Held at the Rochester Showground this is another traditional Northumbrian agricultural show, full of local flavour and character. Read the full post

Roman Wall Show

14th April 2010 | Events, places to go & things to do. | No Comments

“This is the biggest sheep show in England, and a very important venue for the breeders of Blackface Sheep. All will be more than welcome to join the farmers and locals at this traditional shepherds show.”  You could have a look at Vindolanda while you are there. Read the full post

Allendale Agricultural Show

13th April 2010 | Events, places to go & things to do. | No Comments

A great show, always a good day out. A traditional upland farmers show with lots of character. The third weekend in August. Read the full post

South Tyne Traction Engine Society Steam Rally

12th April 2010 | Events, places to go & things to do. | No Comments

Nostalgia, romance, steam engines, organs, rides, boiled sweets and candyfloss. it’s all here, a great show, 2nd weekend in June. See you there! Read the full post

Kirkheaton Show

12th April 2010 | Events, places to go & things to do. | No Comments

Terrier racing, Lawnmower racing and a beer tent, what more could you want from a proper Northumbrian village show? We have been many times, a greeat day oot, not to be missed. Don’t be in a hurry as it’s single track roads around Kirkheaton which can lead to minor gridlock on the show d Read the full post

Bellingham Show

12th April 2010 | Events, places to go & things to do. | No Comments

Last year was cancelled due to  the weather, so this year should be a belter. this is a proper farmers show with loads of character. Expected attractions are: Giant Bale Stacking, Inter Hunt Challenge, A Giant Rocket, Sledge Slalom, Pony Club Games, Vintage Buses – As seen on Heartbeat, trave Read the full post

Northumberland County Show

12th April 2010 | Events, places to go & things to do. | No Comments

Late May Bank Holiday Monday, this is a great show. It’s big enough to spend all day at, and bearing in mind that it is early in the season, stockmen have to work hard to get their  animals looking as good as they do.  they are expecting 25,000 to turn up so get there early. ... Read the full post

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