The Ambler

Amble's Community Newspaper: News & events from Amble in Northumberland – The Kindliest Port.

What’s on — July/June 2013

Armed Forces Day at Alnwick Castle

On Sunday, 30 June, from 12 noon there will be an Armed Forces Day at Alnwick Castle. This will be a huge event, organised by the Royal British Legion and RAF Boulmer in the grounds of the Castle, with RAF Boulmer celebrating its 60th anniversary.  A parade through Alnwick, fly past, open air concert, tattoo at Bowburn Park and many other activities.

Take the family for a fabulous day out.


Acklington Toddler Group

Renamed Acklington 3-2-1-zeros. First meeting: 1pm – 2.30pm Tuesday, 11 June, in Acklington Village Hall back room. For toddlers between 0 and 4 years. £1.50 includes refreshments for children and adults.


Hauxley Chapel services

Sunday, 16 June — Rev. Lynda Coulthard.
Sunday, 23 June — Rev. Diane Westmoreland. Holy Communion.
Sunday, 30 June — Rev. Paul Cleever-Thorpe.
Sunday, 7 July — NO SERVICE HERE.
(Area service at Newbiggin Methodist church).
Sunday 14 July — Mrs Maureen Baker.
Sunday 21 July — Mr John Bedigan.
Sunday 28 July — NO SERVICE HERE.
(Section service at 3pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Amble).

We are a small ecumenical congregation who worship in Low Hauxley on Sundays at 4pm unless otherwise stated, followed by a cup of tea. All are welcome. If you would like to get in touch with one of us, please contact:
Rev. Lynda Coulthard, Trinity Methodist Church, Amble on 01665 713251,
Rev. Diane Westmoreland, St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Amble on 01665 714560   (9am – 8pm), or
Tim and Rachel Jones on 01665 712467.


Writers needed for Warkworth Show

The 142nd Warkworth Show takes place at the Castle on Saturday 17th August this year. As ever, your turnips, performing dogs, runny honey, hand knitted socks, beetroots, photographs, knitted shawls, garlic, swiss rolls, macaroons, chutney, dahlias and sunflowers will be welcome.

But for budding and blooming writers, there are several chances to show off your literary skills as well. There is one topic for adult poetry, of no more than 20 lines; the subject is ‘Travelling’, and you can choose any form you like.  So whether you have sledged to the Antarctic or taken a bus no further than Broomhill, do please put pen to paper and delight us with your journeyings.

There’s also a chance for adults to submit a review of not more than 200 words of your favourite book. For children (Year 9 and above) we also want reviews of your favourite book, again in not more than 200 words. Entry forms are included in the Show’s Schedule, and entries are to be with the Secretary Julie Mohon, 4 Albion Close, Warkworth (email: julie.mohon@tiscali.co.uk) by Saturday 10th August. There is no entry fee for any of the categories.


Have your say on local policing

Amble Neighbourhood Policing Team, Constables Andy Welsh and Mick O’Keefe, and Community Support Officer Darin Fawcett will be holding a Drop In Surgery at Fourways2, 6 Dilston Terrace, Amble on Thursday, 20 June 9am-12noon.


2013 Art Tour

Way back in 1995 a small rural group called the Tynedale Artists Network hit upon the idea to open their studios and invite fellow artists to sneak a peek into their creative processes.

Each year new artists join in, with fresh ideas and artwork to surprise and delight. 2013 is no exception.
The Art Tour runs until 30th June. The fully illustrated, free guide to the artists and their studios is available from all tourism outlets and libraries. It can also be downloaded from www.networkartists.org.uk.

This year it runs alongside the Festival of The North East.This has over 200 events throughout June to visit alongside your own Art Tour itinerary. More at www.festivalne.com.


Drama group’s theatre workshops

Saturday, 13 July. Children 8-16 years (parental consent required).
Saturday, 10 August. Adults 16+.
Both are FREE OF CHARGE.
Where: Warkworth Memorial Hall.
When: 2pm till 4-4.30pm with a break for light refreshments.
Please contact: Antonia Hoskins and Gary Brown via e-mail at antoniahoskins@hotmail.co.uk & garybrown122@yahoo.co.uk, or ring 07853 068 195/07884 358 441 to book your spot as places will be limited!


Guided Walks with AONB

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is once more offering the chance to walk the Northumberland Coast Path  with the path originator, Iain Robson.

Each Wednesday between 17 July and 21 August, Iain will lead a walk along a section of the path in the company of a coastal expert, maybe a botanist, geologist, ranger or birdwatcher. You can choose to do one section or them all, it’s up to you.
The start time for each section coincides with the arrival of a bus and we will return to our starting point by bus. With fantastic ticket deals available, why not leave the car at home and use the bus to join us?

Details of each of the stages can be found below, the walks are all free, but you will need your bus fare. We have given brief public transport information, but you can plan your journey at www.travelinenortheast.info.

Booking is essential. You can book by phone on 01670 622660 or by email to coastaonb@northumberland.gov.uk.  Further details for each walk can be found at www.ourcoastoursea.org.uk.

Stage 1 — 17 July, Cresswell to Warkworth 10.5 miles (five hours).
Start: 09.20 Cresswell Ices to coincide with the arrival of the Arriva No.1 from Ashington.
Return on the 14.52 472/1 to Ellington and Ashington or direct to Newcastle on the 15.26 X18 services.

Stage 2 — 24 July, Warkworth to Craster 13 miles (six and a half hours).
Start 09.35 Warkworth Market Cross to coincide with the arrival of the X18 from Alnwick and Newcastle.
Return on the 16.27 Travelsure 418 to Alnwick. Change here for Arriva services to Warkworth and Newcastle.

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