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Jerusalem Artichoke Bread

Ingredients 300g Self raising flour 300g Jerusalem Artichokes 100g Feta 60g butter 60ml Single/Sour Cream or Creme Fraiche 50ml Buttermilk Pinch of salt 2 Sprigs of Rosemary Method Peel and boil the Jerusalem artichokes till tender and then drain. Mash … Continue reading

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Greenfields to go and Greenbelt under threat. Act Now!

Hexham Civic Society are sad to report that the 122 Craneshaugh ‘executive homes’ proposal for Craneshaugh, east end of Hexham, was approved unanimously and with little debate by the West Area Planning Committee on Wednesday. HCS Secretary Paul Wharrier spoke … Continue reading

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Greenfield or Brownfield for Hexham? Workhouse housing exhibition 3rd-11th Sept

As with many towns, Hexham is faced with pressure to develop its greenfield and greenbelt land while brownfield sites within the build up area stand idle. As TT members will no doubt be aware, two large housing schemes are now … Continue reading

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Rail in Hexham and The Tyne Valley – Free Talk 24th June, Queen’s Hall, Hexham

Please excuse this final reminder of our free talk on the history of rail in Hexham and the Tyne Valley by Dr W Fawcett, taking place on Monday evening at 19:30 at the Queen’s Hall. This is a free event … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture on BBC i player (Radio 4)

Radio 4 Documentary on Urban Agriculture on the ‘Costing the Earth’ programme in the light of planned TT trip to Todmorden 18th May. The Urban Farmers http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rl8n4 Duration: 30 minutes First broadcast: Tuesday 02 April 2013 Alice Roberts revisits the … Continue reading

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Plans submitted to NCC for Hexham Station Goods Yard – Verdict: Underwhelming

Three planning applications have just been lodged with Northumberland County Council for works associated with the Goods Yard redevelopment, (as initially reported in the Hexham Civic Society Summer Newsletter). These are: 12/02918/CON; 12/02917/FUL  and 12/02903/LBC. They are described as “Hybrid … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus)

THE JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE After a global cataclysmic natural or manmade disaster,  it is well documented that the earth will have three main surviving species – the rat, the cockroach, and the Jerusalem Artichoke. As a vegetarian, I am unwilling to … Continue reading

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