A seven-year-old girl has brought her community closer together by creating beautiful messages of hope.
Olivia Walker, from Bedlington, started by drawing a large poster to put on the fence for her next-door neighbours to see, because she "didn't want them to be sad when they were walking the dog".
She then began to make more personalised posters, to display on fences or in her windows, aimed at cheering up other neighbours.
The rainbow has become a popular symbol of hope within the pandemic over the two weeks, with many households displaying rainbows in their windows as a sign that this 'storm' will pass.
But Olivia has taken it a step further with her personalised messages, drawing more for strangers online after her designs were shared on a local Facebook group and brought delight to many who saw them.
The St Bede's R C Primary School pupil said: "I wanted to do it because people are along, and I wanted to make them happy. It makes me happy to see how much people like them."
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Live music at the Market Tavern in Bedlington every Tuesday evening from 8pm
* Guest hosts each week
* Pie pea and a pint supper only £5 - Pies supplied from D.J Lynn & Son Buchers
* Vinyl swap shop - bring along your records and swap and sell with others
* Guitar accessories on sale from Fretmarks music (was Dennis Todds music)
The book reprinted by Rev Osgathorp in 1949,gives slightly more information to later editions.
The books are of Bedlington Church by the Rev A Campbell Fraser, MA
Sketches by Mrs A E MacLeod
I grew up in the knowledge that the monks fled from Lindisfarne and the Vikings first and then again from the Normans.
The date Saturday the 12th Dec 1069 is mentioned.
I am attempting to reproduce the page but it is only a hand held.
Can anyone shed some light on the work going on at the old elliots garage site? Someone told me that there is going to be a old folks home built there, then someone else told me that the planning permission for that fell through.
I have searched the council websites for info but they havent come up with much as yet.
If it is going to be a residential home, which company is it for? I can find the name of the building contractors but not the actual company who they are building it for ( if they are building anything at all!)
Any info would be very much appriciated.
Do you think we could recreate Bedlington Front Street from years ago by using old pics ?
I think it would be worth doing.
Malcolm , i reckon it would be good for your project. What do you think.
here's two pics , we could add on to these and re-create the street if we could get enough pics from that time