We are delighted that the Berwick Classic and Targa Rally, an annual event which this year takes place on 4th and 5th May, will utilise parts of Ford & Etal Estates. This will be the 22nd year of this event, which runs an event for pre-1986 cars (The Classic) and a separate class for slightly more modern cars (The Targa).
The Lady Waterford Hall also serves as a village hall and is sometimes hired for private events. One such event takes place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May, when the Hall will be closed to the public.
On Saturday 6th April the formal installation of Northumberland’s latest High Sheriff, Lady (Harriet) Joicey, of Etal, near Berwick-upon-Tweed took place in St Mary’s Church, Etal. Lady Joicey has taken on the role from her predecessor, Michael Orde. During the ceremony she appointed Alexander Dickinson as her Under-Sheriff and Reverend John Vilaseca as her Chaplain for her year in office.
We are looking to recruit a self-driven, motivated individual with a proven track record in hands on management of people, production and efficient working methods. The position involves a good knowledge of working machinery (forklift, tractor, Hiab crane, band saws); knowledge within the timber and sawmilling sector is desirable, however applicants with relevant experience from other sectors will be considered.
During the last few days of February and the first two days of March our little village of Ford will be under the influence of the Italian Riviera! This is no weather forecast but the promise of a delicious Italian week courtesy of Giuliano Piscina, chef and restaurant manager, who is returning to the Old Dairy following the success of last year's visit.
There will be three individual cookery classes on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th culminating in an Italian dinner on Friday 1st March and Saturday 2nd March. Saturday is already booked but there are still places on Friday.
An opportunity has arisen to lease this Grade II Listed 19th Century walled garden within beautiful historic location.
Built in the mid-19th Century for the Marchioness of Waterford, the Walled Garden remains a beautiful example of craftsmanship within 100 yards of Ford Castle. Run as a plant nursery for many years, there are a wide range of other possibilities for the garden. Large areas of the site have been cleared and the garden, a seculded and secure space, offers a blank canvas for new ventures.
Some new works of art - a splendid array of hand-crafted quilts, cushions, purses, scarves, and home textiles - can be found on display in the Lady Waterford Hall until the end of September. The creator of these beautiful pieces is the very talented Judith Bellamy of Old Lace & Roses, who lives near Wooler where she has her own studio. Much of Judith’s work incorporates upcycled, vintage and quirky fabrics which she sources online and from antiques outlets, so that each of her designs is completely individual and unique.