The annual programme for the Lowick Heritage Group for 2018-19 has been announced, and the events will be published in the Lowick Live Calendar. To give you a taste of what’s to come – here is the programme, as published by Secretary Paul Langdale
|10th September 2018||“One perfytt Book”: the 1562 Survey of Berwick-upon-Tweed *||Dr Catherine Kent|
|8th October 2018||Where was Lowick? : The Hidden Evidence Beneath Our Feet||Paul Langdale|
|12th November 2018||‘Our River – Stories of the Tweed’ – History, Culture and Traditions of the Tweed Catchment.||Castle Productions|
|10th December 2018||John Elliott (1862-1956) : The Life and Times of a Lowick GP||Eileen Langdale|
|14th January 2019||The Personal Memories of a Farm Manager||Peter Calder|
|11th February 2019||Holy Island Life Boats||Linda Bankier|
|11th March 2019||Deserted Medieval Villages of North Northumberland||Allan Colman|
|8th April 2019||Lowick Races (Horses, Bikes and Athletics) and the Lowick Feast 19th – 20th Centuries||Julie Gibbs and Cast|
The decline of services in rural areas in the face of competition from the online world continues with the announced closure the Barclays branch in Wooler. When this happens, in November, the community will have no banking facilities, except through the Post Office which will continue to take cash and cheque deposits for bank accounts.
Thankfully, the Wooler post office has a cashpoint which is open 24/7.
Mobile banking from Barclays will continue to be available of course, and the Berwick, Alnwick and Seahouses branches remain open.
Bids for the Lowick EDF Windfarm Fund is once again available from the Community Benefit Foundation. The Foundation is inviting applications from local organisations benefiting people within the 5km radius of the wind turbines at South Moor. Groups and facilities withing our area have already recieved substantial contributions over the past few years.
Applications need to be with the Community Foundation by Friday 20th August for consideration in October. More information is available by ringing them on 0191 222 0945 or emailing email@example.com.
See here for details of the last round of awards, when all bidders were successful!