Tuesday, 20 August 2019

The Falstone Show- this weekend!

This weekend the Falstone Border Shepherds’ Show is taking place. The Show has been an important event on the calendar since 1885, and the timetable for this year’s event is packed full of classes, competitions and more. A beer tent, children’s classes, an incredible range of competitions and classes, music and the chance to take an alpaca for a walk, the day looks set to be a busy and fun-filled event.

The Falstone Show takes place on Saturday 24th August- follow the signs to the show field to find free parking.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Betel House: an example of best practice in the care sector

It was great to visit the fantastic Rising Cafe which assists the excellent work of local charity Betel House. Betel House is based in Hexham and supports those battling drug and alcohol addiction. It was recently highlighted in the Parliamentary Review as an example of best practice in the care sector. It is great that Betel UK is being given this platform to showcase the incredible work it does. Betel House Hexham, with its residential centre, furniture restoration shop, gardening business and cafe, is a beacon of hope and care in the Tyne Valley.

Thank you to everyone at the Rising Cafe on Beaumont Street, Hexham, for making me so welcome!



Friday, 16 August 2019

The 181st Allendale Show

It’s back for another year! This weekend the 181st Allendale Show is taking place, with entries in an amazing 42 different agricultural classes. Competitions include show jumping, the dog show, photography, art, flowers and so much more. 

The Allendale Show is always a great family day out and a fantastic showcase of our local area. There is sure to be something for everyone in the family at this year’s show- terrier racing, stalls and stands, a stunt bike show and circus workshops for children taking place throughout the day. It promises to be a day to remember!

The Allendale Show takes place on Saturday 17th August at The Showfield, Riding Haughs.