Saturday, 28 December 2019

Funding boost to record Vindolanda's Roman past

Northumberland is home to some historical treasures, and there are few more remarkable than Vindolanda. The Roman fort is still an important site for excavation today, and thanks to this work we are able to learn more and more about Vindolanda‘s past. The Vindolanda Trust has recently received the brilliant news that it is to receive £83,000 in funding by the Arts Council England for its Digitising Vindolanda’s Wooden Collection project. This funding has been awarded as part of the Arts Council’s £200,000 investment in North East museums and libraries. Vindolanda will be able to record and catalogue its Roman wooden collection thanks to this funding. Great news for one of our region’s most important historical sites.

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Last Hexham Farmers' Market before Christmas!

Hexham is the place to be this morning; it's Farmers' Market day, and farmers and producers will be coming from all over Northumberland to sell locally grown and produced products. The Market takes place from 9am-1.30pm at Hexham Market Place, and with an incredible variety of local products for sale, it is the perfect opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping!

The Hexham Farmers' Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturday of the month and is a fantastic way to show your support for our producers and the local economy. It's also a great chance to talk to the producers about how they farm and make their products- a chance not to be missed!