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Arboricultural Consultants  

Robert Yates
RGS Tree Services                             
5 South View, Glanton    
0800 955 6911.
07801 183677.


Ninette Edwards Architect MA(Hons) DipArch RIBA
Architect in Whittingham, specialising in historic buildings, including listed buildings and churches, as well as new houses and conversions.
Contact Ninette to discuss the feasibility of your project, to produce drawings for planning applications and submissions for Building Regulation Approval.
01665 574733.
E-mail  ninette@alnsideassociates.co.uk

Architectural Services

R V Architectural Services
40 Front Street
NE66 4AJ
Email: verrill1@aol.com

Cleaning Services

Kim Gooden
11 Mount View, Glanton
01665 578695 or
07407 402767

roning, spring cleaning, weekly and one-off cleans
Experienced, reliable and trustworthy
References available

Chimney Sweep

MOT Testing station

The Old Motor House,      
01669 620817.   

Gardening Services

Pru Redman

Health Watch
Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for people in Northumberland who use health and social care services. As a statutory function (there’s a Healthwatch in each council area of England), we listen to your experiences of GPs, hospitals, dentists, mental health services, care homes and home care - any care service you may have used - and influence change and improvements in these services. We also offer a signposting service where we can help find you a new dental practice or GP for example, help you make complaints, register a concern or give praise, and we can put you in touch with local support groups and services. Our website has a range of health advice and information, the latest on local health issues and lists local events and ways of getting your voice heard by care providers and commissioners.
Visit our website: www.healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk

or call: 03332 408468.


County Life Homes
6 Horton Park
Seaton Burn                            
NE13 6BU
Tel: 01670 785693.
Fax : 01670 785692.
Sales : 01670 785691.            

Kitchen Design and Supply

Morpeth Kitchen Company
B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre
NE61 6AW   
Tel 01670 789599
Fax 01670 789524
Email info@morpethkitchens.net


AngelPeak Photography

Public Relations & Marketing

Admiral PR & Marketing          
Milburn House, Dean Street,
Newcastle NE1 1LE
0191 222 0722.


Rehab 4 Alcoholism is a free and impartial helpline for people troubled with drug and alcohol issues.  
Rehab 4 Alcoholism aims to save lives by stopping addiction before it becomes too late.
Tel: 0800 111 4108
Web: www.rehab4alcoholism.com

Veterinary Surgeons

Alnorthumbria Vet Group    
Wooler, Rothbury, Alnwick
& others   
01668 281323.


Aln Valley Cottages.

Self-catering accommodation:
Two charming, stone-built cottages set in a rural location, on the edge of the Cheviots.
Granary Cottage – king size four poster bedroom with ensuite, and twin bedroom
Groom’s Cottage – king size four poster bedroom with ensuite.
The Grange, Whittingham NE66 4BE
Tel. 01665 574733

Bluebell Cottage.

Located in the beautiful countryside of the Vale of Whittingham at the foot of the Cheviot Hills. Bluebell provides excellent appointed self catering accommodation in a quiet and peaceful setting. Sleeps 4
Contact: Marian Charleton, The Grange, Whittingham, Alnwick. NE66 4BE
Tel: 01665 574380   Email: mariancharleton@btconnect.com

Web: www.bluebellcottage.org

Maguires Country Parks

Riverside Leisure Park.

We are a woodland holiday park just a 20 minute drive away from Glanton


Rock Climbing and Walking:
Clive and Ninette Gray offer rock climbing on the many local crags, and hill-walking in the Cheviots.
Qualified Mountain Leaders and Single Pitch Instructor.
Contact Tel. 01665 574733, E-mail clive@alnsideassociates.co.uk
For opportunities for organisations wishing to see change by bridging the gap between vision and belief through self-discovery in the outdoors, see www.alnsideassociates.com
Ninette Gray
12 Alnside . Whittingham . NE66 4SJ
Tel. 01665 574733

Glanton Post Office and Village Shop.

Post Office opening times: 9.00am to 12.30pm.
Monday to Friday.
Shop opening times: 8.00am to 1.00pm
Monday to Saturday.
Milk, bread, eggs etc.
Newspapers, stationary, cards, sweets etc.
01665 578200

glanton post card

Above: Post card from Glanton, 1905.


Local residents need no introduction to Turnbull’s, Alnwick’s award winning butcher and more.  On Thursdays between about 1.30 and 2.30 Alan Hall brings his liveried van into Glanton, which contains almost everything the shop carries.  There is a fresh meat counter with various joints and chops, whole chickens and chicken pieces, bacon and sausages.  Cooked meats are also here and a range of prepared salads and homemade pies.  There is a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, including where possible local produce, and a wide selection of homemade cakes, scones and fruit pies.  Alan is happy to bring special orders – particular cuts of meat or perhaps some of the popular ready meals prepared by Turnbull’s in-house chefs each day.  If you ring the shop on 01665 602186 on Wednesday these can be on the van for you on Thursday, and all at the same prices as in the shop.  To contact Alan in the van, ring 07976 565 835 (bearing in mind the dodgy mobile reception on his extensive round!)

Turnbull & Son
D R Collin

D R Collin fish van calls at various places in Glanton on Thursdays, normally between 3pm and 4pm.  The driver is Tommy Dougal, who can be contacted on 07763 198 596.  D R Collin is based in Eyemouth, and has a fleet of boats fishing in both Scottish and English waters.  The van calling here is very well stocked, carrying a range of fresh and smoked fish as well as shellfish and items such as fishcakes, fish pie mix (usually fresh cod, smoked haddock and salmon, ready cubed), batter mix, eggs and pickled herrings.  About half the stock is locally caught, with other items such as scallops, tuna, shell on prawns and langoustines being bought in.  Fish is normally filleted or in cutlets and ready for the pan, and is sold in any quantities, from a single fillet to a full dinner party’s provision.  Tommy is happy to do any extra preparation you might like such as cutting into portions, and with a little notice will bring whole fish (or for keen cooks, fish frames for stock making), and also frozen whitebait.  Among the most popular lines he carries are salmon, both farmed and when in season, wild.  Also available in season are sea trout, fresh herrings and mackerel, and samphire.  Tommy calls regularly at several houses in the village, or for holidaymakers or people who would only like an occasional fish supper, do ring his mobile and he will be happy to call by.


John McCann is in Glanton on Thursdays, normally between 12 & 1 pm.  He describes his van as a ‘Tardis’ and it’s easy to see why!   The shelves lining the inside of the plain white van are lined with shelves which are crammed with all manner of produce.  John started out some 34 years ago selling bread, then began to stock things that his customers asked for, and now has items ranging from general groceries (bread of course, cakes biscuits and pies, cereals, juices, fruit and vegetables), to household necessities such as kitchen roll, soap powder, loo rolls, firelighters etc.  There are eggs and milk, honey from Chain Bridge Farm, and the cakes and bread come from Trotters bakers and Ford.  John is happy to add other items to his range as customers request, and can be contacted on 01289 308166.  He prides himself on being thoroughly reliable – ‘I always let people know if I’m off on holiday, and short of a last minute problem with the van – or dire weather! – I’ll always be there’.  

John McCann


Handily located at the northern end of Wooler High Street, the Good Life Shop has been owned & run by Glanton resident David Girdwood since 2000.  It is an absolute treasure trove for foodies, cheese enthusiasts, anyone keen on local produce and anyone with special food needs eg coeliacs.  David has around 45 different cheeses on offer at any time, many from producers in Northumberland as well as a good range of international standards, and all are cut to your requirement.  The chilled counter also has smoked ham (again cut fresh to your order on an old fashioned slicer), pancetta, pâtés and marinated herrings, stuffed olives and stuffed peppers.  The shelves groan with local jams and pickles etc, and almost every unusual ingredient any TV chef mentions lurks somewhere about the shop – pickled lemons; harissa paste; Sumac; Umeboshi plums; Wasabi paste; Pickled ginger; Tamarind paste; Tofu.  Basic groceries are all here, 9 different kinds of sugar, almost every kind of flour you can think of, dried fruits and pulses, tinned goods and Northumbrian rape seed oil – fantastic for golden roast potatoes.  Many dried goods are measured out to order, so you can have just sufficient bread flour for a one-off baking day, or enough to cope with a family invasion.  The shelves at the back of the shop are lined with old fashioned sweet jars containing all manner of snacks and sweets – Rice Crackers and shredded coconut to crystallised ginger and chocolate Brazils.  Nuts, herbs and spices of all sorts are sold by weight – or eye – ‘about a handful’ or ‘two teaspoons please’!  And on top of all this there are unusual cafetieres and mugs, jokey tea towels and aprons, gift boxed chocolates and Borders biscuits.  All told David thinks he has about 500 different lines of stock crammed into the store.
The shop is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm, Saturdays 8.30am to 4 pm and David is happy to take orders in advance by telephone on 01668 281 700, or by email at goodlifeshop@btconnect.com .  Glanton residents can have the luxury of home deliveries but why would you want to deprive yourself of a real treat – go and visit, find something you haven’t seen for years (remember Force wheat flakes?  Tiger nuts?) or a tasty bit of local cheese for supper, a present for a hostess who has everything (she doesn’t have enough white chocolate raspberries…) or a gluten free pasta for your vegetarian/wheat free niece….

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