RGS Tree Services
5 South View, Glanton
0800 955 6911.
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.
R V Architectural Services
40 Front Street
11 Mount View, Glanton
01665 578695 or 07407 402767
Ironing, spring cleaning, weekly and one-
Experienced, reliable and trustworthy
MOT Testing station
The Old Motor House,
1 West Turnpike
Gardening Services including Borders, Vegetables and Wildlife Gardening
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 -
Visit our website: www.healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk
or call: 03332 408468.
County Life Homes
6 Horton Park
Tel: 01670 785693.
Fax : 01670 785692.
Sales : 01670 785691.
Kitchen Design and Supply
Morpeth Kitchen Company
B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre
Tel 01670 789599
Fax 01670 789524
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
Alnorthumbria Vet Group
Wooler, Rothbury, Alnwick
Aln Valley Cottages.
Two charming, stone-
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
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: email@example.com
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-
Qualified Mountain Leaders and Single Pitch Instructor.
Contact Tel. 01665 574733, E-
For opportunities for organisations wishing to see change by bridging the gap between vision and belief through self-
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.
Above: Post card from Glanton, 1905.
THE GLANTON VAN TRADERS
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-
D R COLLIN FISH VAN
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 BREAD AND GROCERIES VAN
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’.
THE GOOD LIFE SHOP -
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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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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